Wow, been a while.
Em's another that said nothing until she was 2, and now just talks talks talks talks. She knows the alphabet, numbers, colors, shapes, etc., and can spell her name and Ozzy. The stuff she says is hilarious. I love this age. She's constantly acting out changing diapers with her dolls and stuffed animals. She'll lay them down telling them "time to change diaper", then lift up their legs and say "Phew, stinky! Stinky poop!" Then pretend to wipe them, then says "Okay, stand up. All done!" Sometimes she surprises me with her memory... I've been dealing with ANOTHER frickin plugged duct (from Ozzy-- Em weaned at 14 mo.s). Em was sitting beside me on the bed and kind of leaned against it, so I moved her and told her to be careful, mama has a boo boo there. She looked at my boob, then looked at me, and said "Mama need diaper?" [about three months ago, I had a plugged duct, and was doing hot compresses with disposable diapers-- take a (clean) one and fill it with really hot water, it stays warm forever and is great for plugged ducts. At the time she was really interested in me doing this, I can't believe she remembered it]
She will "read" books (not actual reading, just reciting from memory) and it is hysterical. Her reading of "goodnight moon" I really need to get on video, just the inflections she uses, it cracks me up. Also a big fan of Hungry Caterpillar (her favorite part being when she yells NOT HUNGRY ANYMORE!) and Where the Wild Things Are (I think I had to read that one about 20 times yesterday).
We're not potty training yet. I'm going to wait until she really wants to, just to make it easier. I'm dealing with diapers anyway because of her little bro, so we don't have any reason to rush.
Naps-- she hasn't napped regularly since she was about 21 months old. If she does nap, she's up all night, so I don't even try any more. She sleeps 7 pm - 7 am. Usually wakes up once or twice, but goes back down easy. She's in her own room in her own bed now, although often if she wakes up early in the morning she'll hop in the "big bed" with us.
She is definitely still a shy girl. She won't make a peep around anyone until she is comfortable with them. She's also very girly, which cracks me up because I was always a tomboy. She's very into being "pretty" and wants to wear "pretty dresses" and wants me to comb her hair and wants bracelets. I do not know where this comes from.
My beautiful girl--
At the playground:
Reading Goodnight Moon to Ozzy:
Jason says this one looks like she's flipping us the bird:
Trying on hats at the store
Yellow jacket, picking flowers in autumn-like morning weather the other day: