I didn’t intend to carry on the month-to-month updates, but Bea just started doing the cutest thing. She is now saying, “hi” complete with a twisted-arm wave whenever she see us (or is excited about something…horses! “hi!”, food “Hi!”, fan “HI!”)
(sorry for the poor video quality, it has been compressed a few times and is from instagram)
Her balance is excellent and her walking seems to be looking more and more “human” every day.
She has almost weaned herself and has really made up for it by wanting to eat all of the time. One child we have to bribe to eat, this one we can’t keep her full!
Bea is still taking two naps a day but mostly because she wakes up around 7am (hungry!). She is also doing better by responding to our requests and demands but still can be sneaky if she wants :).
I forgot how exhausting this stage is…all they want to do is walk/run everywhere, get into everything, sit for only 10-15 minutes to eat and then they want down. It’s going to be interesting to see how she handles being a lap baby on the plane in a few weeks…Thankfully she still takes to the stroller as she doesn’t like to be carried, be in the Beco anymore, or walk while holding hands (working on that one).
Bea, it comes as no surprise that your second real word is “hi”. You seem to be our blossoming extrovert, always making the old ladies at the grocery store’s day with your mouthy smile. Being bold and confident isn’t something I pretend to understand but something I will fiercely protect and nurture in you.
You are also all-consuming. You want to see/do/touch/TASTE everything. Starting with the safety of our house, and then gradually our yard, and finally everything beyond; there are many things I can’t wait to explore with you and watch you learn. You will take me on many adventures, this I am sure.
“You keep me wild, I’ll keep you safe.”