Nov 4, 2013

Eliza Rose: Things to Remember, Month 14

Once again I’m a little late with this but it’s better than last month’s!
Just like her brother at 14 months, Eliza has made leaps and bounds both physically and verbally.  She’s gone from taking 5-6 steps to running around the house non-stop.   The only time she crawls anymore is if she falls over and needs to pull herself up on something.

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Also like her brother, she’s added several words to her vocabulary, including “no!” (her favorite word, which she always says quite emphatically), “woof-woof,”  “ba-ba” (bottle), "shoes," and “up.”

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She’s picked up a few baby sign language gestures such as “more” and “all done.”  She’s also started to walk over to the fridge and point at it when she’s hungry. 

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Eliza has started following simple directions and is able to “bring something to Mommy” or “give things to Daddy.”  She’s imitating our actions more and more, brushing her hair, putting things in the hamper, and throwing her dirty diapers (and the occasional toy) in the garbage.

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Never a very good napper, Eliza has pretty much dropped her morning nap (except on occasion) and naps for about an hour and a half, if we’re lucky, in the afternoon.   Fortunately she’s still sleeping a solid 12 hours at night so we’ll happily put up with the shorter naps.

Eliza is getting more and more mischievous and impish, as well as quite dramatic when she doesn’t get her way.  Sometimes she flings herself on the floor, sometimes the throws things, and sometimes she lays her head on the couch and cries while looking at you out of the corner of her eye…
Sneaky and sweet- that’s our little girl!  Just like the nursery rhyme:

There was a little girl who had a little curl
Right in the middle of her forehead;
When she was good, she was very, very good,
And when she was bad she was horrid.

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