maeve is doing great at 15 months. her words are exploding. she’s fun and funny. she’s sleeping through the night. she’s no longer breastfeeding.
she loves being outside and playing in water. she grabs her watering can and puts it under the nozzle of the rain barrel. she can turn on the nozzle and fill the can. she splashes in water so it hits her face and then she giggles and giggles with her tongue hanging out.
she hugs everyone good bye and good night and she gives limitless kisses with the most perfectly puckered little lips.
she high fives.
she says – uh-oh, no, bubbles, ball, ba-ba (milk in her bottle), wa-wa (water in her bottle), duh (dog), mommy, mommys, mama, boobies, da-da, milk. she points at her mouth when she wants to eat. she understands pretty much everything i tell her – lets change your diaper, lets let the dog in, lets go out. she leads the way to get on her change table, open the doors, put on her shoes and hat.
she dances, stomps her feet, snaps her fingers. she’s starting to sing. laaaaaaaa haaaaaaa.
she loves to bounce. on the bed, the couch, her crib, the ground, your lap. bounce, bounce, jump, jump!
she loves cars. she loves to throw balls. ske loves taking a rest and sitting on her chair.
she’s starting to feel fear. the toys that make noise and move, which she once loved, are now scaring her. she is terrified of tickle me elmo and her dump truck that rattles and flashes lights.
she babbles long interesting stories to us and laughs after each sentence. whatever she is saying, she thinks it’s pretty funny. her babble is repetitive, the same phrases over and over, so she most definitely is trying to talk to us.
she loves going outside. going on walks.
she still waves at everyone she sees and flirts and giggles like crazy.
she’s learned “where eyes are” and is trying to poke the dog’s eyes out all the time. that’s not so fun.
she’s starting to do puzzles. the ones where you match shapes. we have a melissa and doug one that is all instruments and she dances when the music plays.
she loves her tooth brush and asks for it. it does double duty cleaning her teeth and relieving her teething pain.
she walks around the house with her toy broom and duster. she like to sweep the floor and tickle our heads with the duster.
when she hears a siren outside she stops playing and says “oh” the she makes a siren noise “woooOOOOooooo”.
if people are cheering on t.v. she claps and cheers too.
there isn’t much walking going on anymore. running is the way to get places. with running comes a lot more falling. she falls pretty hard but just gets back up. her feet have also grown a fair bit and part of me thinks she’s tripping over this new found length haha.
she talks on her toy phone to nana and dada. it’s hilarious she sits on her little chair and chats away.
she’s still not a great eater. although, her eating has gotten better since she started sleeping better through the night. also if she’s not teething she will eat fairly well. she still love pickles, turkey meat, cheerios, cereal bars, raisins, watermelon, grapes, yogurt but only if she can feed herself.
she’s just generally doing really great. we are so proud of her every time she learns something new or puts something together in her mind and then expresses this connection to us. she is our little genius 😉 haha