You have definitely gotten more active and rambunctious this past month! Your personality is coming out and it is so different than your sister!
Major Milestones for 17 Months:
-Walking and Running Everywhere
-Talk over 30 words and adding new words on a daily basis – in fact we’ve lost count
-Climbing everywhere, including the stairs (you’ve climbs entire flight of stairs in a blink of an eye)
-You attempt to climb down stairs with minimal support from a wall or a stair post
-Eat a lot more
-Share a whole lot
-Growing your 9th teeth on upper right side
Notable events this month:
-Fourth of July Party (7/4/13)
-Started your first mommy-and-me gym class (7/23/13)
-Many Friends coming over to our place
-Too many to count – you are learning on a consistent basis. You have said all the words last month including……-Mermaid, Good night, Me? (or Na?), Dora
-We think that your sister Audrey is definitely playing a role in your verbal advancement – in fact Audrey eggs you on
-Still feeding from the bottle – about 3-4 times daily, about 3-8 ozs each
-Also eating a lot more meals (actual food)
-Can feed yourself, but it often tends to be messy.
-You still have two naps, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon. Exact timing varies. Each nap is about 1 hour long.
-Engaging in whatever Audrey is doing
-Walking under the table
-Grabbing clothes out from the dresser and strewing it all over the place
-Interestingly, you do not LOVE the iphone as your sister does. Cannot really do ENDLESS ABC and haven’t gotten the hang of it.
-Have been crawling up tables – we have been scolding you, so you don’t do it as much.
-Still getting carsick, vomiting in the car about once every 1-2 weeks. We have extra stash of plastic bags, paper towels, and always pack a change of clothes in the car whenever we go on car rides now.
-More aggressive and social than Audrey
-Signing time – you can sign some things
-Started Mommy-and-me gym class and you LOVE IT!!! Maybe that’s why you are crawling all over the place
-Identifying words and imaging now – favorite book is “My First Words” which is just a board book with a word and picture (Eg. Girl, Boy, Apple, etc)
We Love you!
-Mommy and Daddy