Saturday, January 12, 2013

13 Months Old

My littlest lady turned 13 months old today. She's becoming quite the cutie-patootie.

At 13 months, Noel:

*says lots of words, although most of them aren't very clear. Mama, dada, nite-nite, yay (Lane), mom-eee, baa (ball), buh (book), muh (Milk. Or maybe "more." Hard to tell since usually she wants more milk).
*pats her belly when we ask where her belly is, and sometimes sticks out her tongue when we ask where her tongue is.
*loves green veggies. She's so hilarious...we actually have to not put any on anyone's plate (i.e. leave them on the stove in the pot) until she's eaten some of the rest of the food (pasta, rice, meat, whatever), because one she sees broccoli, or peas, or green beans, or cauliflower, it's over. It's all she'll eat after she sees it.

*is still nursing once a day, in the mornings. She likes regular milk a lot though. I'll probably wean after she's done teething.
*has 11 teeth. Eleven! That's six more than Lane did at five months old! She got three molars in the four days after Christmas. It was a rough couple of weeks.
*can put the rings on her stacker. One by one, using two hands. Totally cute.
*loves to wear the beaded necklaces that Lane got for Christmas. She can even put them on herself. She'll wear them, all of them, all day long if we let her.

*sleeps 7:30-6:30 or so. Or 8-6. Or 8-7. She sleeps consistently all night, but as for the exact times...well, it's been a rough few weeks of it. I think it's due to all the teeth, and all the nasty diapers that have been accompanying the teeth. We thought she was ready to drop to one nap a day, but then right as she started to get the hang of it, she started teething, and pooping 4-5 times a day, and that would wake her up early from her nap, which would throw the whole day off. Anyhow. I'm hoping that things return to normal soon!
*drinks from a regular cup, but can't do it by herself yet.
*can get a forkful of food to her mouth.
*is wearing a combo of 9, 12, and 18-month clothes.

*is totally a daddy's girl. Tonight Lane and Shannon were in the office with the door closed and Noel stood outside the door, banging on it and hollering. It was like she was saying, "I know you're in there! Come get me too!" She loves to (practically) run to Shannon and throw her arms up to be picked up.
*still has mostly blue eyes.
*loves to play "pat-a-cake" and "this little piggy." Mostly she loves the tickling.
*is obsessed with throwing things in the bathtub. And with hairbrushes and toothbrushes. And with cell phones. Goodness does that girl love a cell phone!

*has a little bit of a temper. She'll sit in her high chair and scream and hit the table if she wants some more food. She'll get mad at the cabinet doors that keep closing on her when she's digging in the cabinets, pushing them open, which only causes them to close on her faster, which causes her to get mad and push them's really funny.
*is sensitive. If you speak to her harshly, "NO, Noel!" she'll usually scrunch up her face and cry. And then she doesn't do "it" again. She's also pretty obedient. We didn't have many issues with her touching the Christmas tree, or standing up in the tub, or touching electrical outlets, or anything. Usually when we tell her "no," she obeys.

I'm sure there's more I'm forgetting, but hey, the cuteness makes up for it all. And the fact that I'm trying to live in the moment with my kids, instead of documenting every moment and missing it in real life. =)

1 comment:

  1. She has gotten so big! I find out the sex in 3 weeks and I CANNOT wait! Thanks for your comment on my blog. I will keep up with you and feel free to email me at katharine.kilpatrick @ gmail . com so we can stay in touch!


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