You are fourteen months old now and a full-blown toddler. While you can walk well, running is still hard for you, but you try, oh you try, your pudgy toddler legs pumping while you waddle your fastest after whatever it is you want, or to get away from me.
There are a few words you say that I am sure about, "mama" and "kankoo" (thank you, said as you hand us things, or when we hand you things.) There are other words I think you say- like "good girl" to the dog, and "Rhayn" and "dada" but there isn't enough consistency yet for me to 100% say you are using them. Not like "thank you" which was your very first recognizable word. You sign please enthusiastically to be up in our laps and to have nursies which you call "nuh nuh".
Last night you were so tired from a busy weekend you fell asleep at 6:15. I was worried that you would have a short nap and decide to be up until midnight or so. Fortunately you stayed asleep until 7, but around 9 when I went to bed, you sort of woke up and kept rubbing your chest sleepily. You would nurse for a moment then doze off. You seemed content to snuggle with me.
|Chasing after Bella.|
|It was a rough hike.|
|Fast asleep after nursing at the river.|
|I love the little pouting mouth when you sleep.|
Currently you have 8 teeth, the 4 top and 4 bottom front ones. I can see some molars starting to swell. You love food, especially when someone else is eating it. We were at a family party the other day and Grandpa was eating a chili dog, you kept going back for his chili beans.
My little sweet girl, I can not believe how big you are already. And it seems like every day you change just a little, and soon you'll be a big kid, headed off to school, ready for life, and then, before I know it, you'll be gone.
But for now, I will snuggle with you in the chair, hold you closely while you sleep, and try to hold each moment in my heart and try to remember you, like you are today.