At 14 months, Noel:
*says: muh (more), muk (milk), duh (done), mama, dada, yayne (Lane), bobo (poopoo), poo (spoon), bye-bye, nite-nite, uh! (up), buh (book), minnie, bah (bath). It's so weird having a kid that's talking so early, compared to Lane who only really said three words until she was 21 months old.
*gives snuggles and kisses when asked.
*loves "The Itsy Bitsy Spider."
*loves to be outside.
*looks up at you, throws her arms up, and says "UH!" to be picked up.
*can stack blocks six high.
*has 12 teeth. She got her last molar this month, thank goodness.
*loves, loves, loves books. She often brings us a book and plops herself into our laps. She'd probably rather look at books than do anything else (except maybe go outside).
*can drink from a regular cup (although she still likes to overturn her cup a lot) and a straw.
*is completely weaned.
*is a good eater. She really likes food, and while there are definitely things she doesn't like, most of the time she'll try anything.
*plays peek-a-boo by putting her hands on her head (nowhere near her eyes) and saying, "buh!"
*likes to "color."
*is down to one nap a day most days. She probably still needs two, but usually won't sleep for a second nap.
*can identify her head, belly, tongue, and ears.
*says "moo, moo" when asked what a cow says.
*likes to haul her overnight diaper to the garbage in the morning. Actually, since she's cut so many teeth recently, she's been in disposables for a couple of months now. So she always likes to put her diaper in the garbage.
It's so fun watching Noel grow up with a sibling...I was watching her and Noel playing on our bed the other day and I thought, you know, it may be a lot more work and a lot more inconvenience to have more than one kid, but I think we really did give Lane the best gift we ever could have: someone to share her life with, a friend, a confidant. And while I think the first year really was probably the hardest adjustment, and I know that the fights and squabbles aren't over, I'm so excited to watch these two girls grow to love one another.