As usual, I start wondering why I'm not getting emails from MDC anymore, only to realize it's a week into the new month
Lets see what I can answer... Mikaela is in her own crib - has been since about 10 months - but still nurses on demand. I'm starting to have her wait when we're out and about until we can get someplace a little more private, but that's more because she's easily distracted and will leave me totally exposed if I'm not paying 100% attention to her. My son weaned on his 17th "monthaversary," so this is all new territory for me!
Words... she says a lot. I'm sure I'm not going to remember them all:
bah-bah (Bob-Bob, her brother)
at jee-see (Auntie Jessie)
dow (down - means up
ow (out - can also mean down)
mo (no or noes)
shoe (her favorite)
heh-woe (hello or telephone)
ni-ni (night night)
doggie (means dog, cat, squirrel... pretty much any animal)
yah (yeah - the answer to any question, including our favorite, "Do you want to go skydiving?")
ah-mee (amen - also means "the end" and "all done")
ah-do-tee (1, 2, 3 - any more is just repeating "do-tee-do-tee" over and over
baby (baby or doll/stuffed animal or any child)
wow-wow (for her brother's cartoon, "Wow Wow Wubsy"
hi Teve ("hi, Steve" on Blue's Clues)
If we ask her where ____ is, she can identify eye, noes, mouth, cheek, chin, hair, fingers, toes, ear and sometimes elbow.
She sings "uh uh" in pitch to twinkle twinkle/ABCs, some of the hymns/liturgy from church and tries really hard to sing along (a note behind) whenever someone else is singing. Last week she "conducted" the choir at church from our pew in the back. At home, whenever ANY music comes on, she has to stop what she's doing and dance (bounce, spin in circles, wave her arms like she's trying to fly and laugh). Even if there isn't any music, she'll usually start dancing if you just say "dance."
She has used the potty once (to poop - when I stopped her from pooping in the tub... her favorite), but otherwise she just likes to open and close the lid. Since her brother still isn't usually interested in the potty either, I'm planning some major naked time for both of them this summer as it continues to warm up a bit. We're renters of a house with light carpeting throughout - everywhere except the bathrooms and the kitchen. If I can figure out a way to fence off the back yard, we (meaning the kids) will most likely be running naked in the yard quite a bit. Maybe some time indoors in the kitchen, too (the main bathroom just is kinda tiny to spend too much time in there, and I just can't trust M not to poop on the carpet - pee I don't care about because it cleans up easily enough).
As for teeth, I'm not sure about molars, but she has everything else - the last 3 (both upper canines and her left lower canine) have broken through and pushed up within the last 2 weeks... so for baby book purposes, I'll say 4/28 for those three.