Not a baby!

Filed under: baby's progress,photos,the day-to-day stuff — by Lauren on November 3rd, 2008 @ 11:22 pm

Both Lex and I made separate, innocent comments to Anya today (like “Let’s go, baby!”) and we were told very indignantly that she is not a baby, she is a big girl!

She’s right.

We turned Anya’s car seat at last this weekend.  She thinks it’s pretty neat and keeps telling me about how she’s sitting the “funny” way now.  I think it’s helped her completely get the whole red light/green light concept.  I can understand how it had been a little confusing before without being able to see them.

We gave Anya her first taste of peanut butter this weekend, too.  So far, no reaction, much to Lex’s glee.  I had been nervous about letting her have any because of her skin sensitivity issues and their likely relationship to food.  She also switched to big girl chewable vitamins today, and we now give her skim milk instead of whole milk.

Inspired by The Talking Words Factory, Anya has started trying to sound out words.  She doesn’t really understand how the individual sounds can make a whole word yet, but she likes to mimic what the characters from the video do, so she’ll run around going “Cuh-cuh-ah-ah-ah-tuh!”  and stuff like that.  It’s very cute.  You can give her a word and she’ll sound the letters out correctly, but then she’ll tell you it says “Anya.”

Something else she’s been doing lately that I find amusing is asking, “Can you tell me?” if you ask her a question and she doesn’t know the answer.  She says it in the sweetest little voice.  Even though she’s been on a growing “I want to do it myself!” streak over the last few months, she’s still able to recognize when she actually needs help with something and will often ask for assistance (while saying please, too!).

Oh, and two times in the last few days, Anya has woken up in the morning with a completely dry diaper.  I never thought I’d see the day when that would happen!   AND (forgot to put this in the post when I wrote it yesterday)…Anya has been working very hard on taking naps like a “big girl” – that means going to sleep by herself, without Mommy or Daddy shaking her tush or staying in the room.  She’s getting better at it and has done it a few times successfully.  At least she stopped crying when we leave the room now; instead she’ll just play and talk to herself, sometimes for more than an hour.

2 Responses to “Not a baby!”

  1. Erica Says:

    Good for you keeping Anya rear facing that long!! I lasted until just after their first birthday. Its official they are not toddlers or babies anymore, they are BIG KIDS :o) I think its the age, nap time has been going very smoothly for me too. Norah declared to Christopher the other night that it was time to “brish teeth, jammies on and rub backs.”

    I love her pink poodle costume!

  2. Lauren Says:

    We didn’t have a choice, really. Her car seat has a minimum forward facing height of 34 inches! I wish nap time would go well consistently – today, not so good. How cute that Norah says that!