16 months old!

Filed under: baby's progress — by Lauren on February 19th, 2008 @ 11:19 pm

Anya turned 16 months old today.  She still hasn’t grown very much recently, despite having an enormous appetite of late.   She weighed 21 lbs, 8 oz with a diaper when we took her to the doctor on Monday to get a rash checked.  I tried to measure her height and got about 31 inches, but she was rolling around so I’m not sure that I was accurate.

Aside from her now fading rash, Anya is doing quite well.  She’s been down to one nap for a few weeks and as of last Friday only nurses first thing in the morning.  Since we cut out the bedtime nursing session, she started drinking a lot more milk.  She loves going to “school” (day care).  When we get there she starts calling out the names of her friends and her teachers, and she’s in no rush to leave when I pick her up.

As always, Anya is talking up a storm, though she definitely gets quieter around people she doesn’t know well or in large group settings.  We’re hearing a lot more word combinations from her, often with “see” or “touch.”  One of my favorite new phrases she says is “Hear it?”  She kept asking me that when we were in the supermarket this weekend – she wanted to make sure I heard the music they were playing over the loudspeakers.

The tantrums have reached a more tolerable level, but Anya definitely has an ornery, independent streak!  When she wants to make her displeasure known, she makes this great face – pursed lips and diabolical eyes.  I’ll have to try to get it on camera.  I try to be firm, since she usually makes the face when she doesn’t want to cooperate with something I’ve asked her to do (like give up her cup of Cheerios so I can get her into the carseat), but it’s SO hard not to laugh at her!

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