Lila turned 14 Months old yesterday and is as active as ever. She is getting so much faster now that she is more comfortable on her feet. She has turned into such a kid, and I wonder where our baby went! She has the sweetest personality (although I am quite biased), and loves exploring new things and discovering ways to play with things.
*You weigh 21.2 pounds and are exactly 28 inches tall (I finally hung your growth chart so that I can know how tall you are.
*You are walking/running all over the place. You love to walk with something in your hand, mostly your milk cup.
*You drink four huge cups of whole milk a day in your sippy cups, and we go through a half a gallon in between 2-5 days!
*You still love blueberries and strawberries, bananas, anything sweet, waffles, bagels, oatmeal (can you tell that breakfast is your favorite meal?), turkey and cheese sandwiches, pb&js, mac and cheese, peas and carrots, ravioli, spaghetti...really you are a pretty good eater and eat almost anything we put in front of you, until just recently. This past week, you've become a bit more picky and don't want to sit still for big meals, but you love to snack.
*However, you aren't a huge fan of meat, and we're trying to work to get you to eat more protein. You do love the Gerber meat sticks though (yuck!).
*You still aren't a huge fan of juice or water, but drink enough milk that I think it's okay.
*You are still sleeping 12 hours a night, and we pushed your bedtime back until 8pm so that you sleep a little later in the morning!
*You still take 2 naps a day when we are home in the morning (rare), but if we aren't, you only get one long nap in at around 1-2 and sleep until between 3-5 depending on how tired you are.
*You LOVE to swim. You love to jump off the side of the pool and dunk your whole face underwater. We just got a baby pool for you to use at our house and you have already discovered how to climb in and out all by yourself.
*You still have 6 teeth, and you have two more working their way through on the top...your poor little gums are so black and blue! I just wonder when any more are going to pop through on the bottom, although I love the two you have!
*You are saying a lot these days, but most of it is jibberish (I SO wish that I knew what you were trying to say!!!). You can say "doggy", "night-night", "bye-bye", "hi", "mama", "dada"-still your favorite, "uh-oh", "good morning"-although it mainly sounds like "goo goo goo" right now :)
*You love to read, sing, and dance. You dance to any kind of music, but you especially love your Barney and Sesame Street songs (yes your Sesame Street DVD is by far still your favorite, although Barney is coming in a close second).
*We moved you to your big girl car seat this past month. You were about to exceed the weight limit (22 pounds). You don't seem to mind or notice the difference.
*This past month you got to see the Houston Rodeo for the first time, and had so much fun seeing the animals. The petting zoo scared you quite a bit, but once you got used to it, you had a good time petting the black sheep.
*We took you to pick strawberries, and you had so much fun picking them and shoving them into your mouth so fast! We also took you to the bluebonnet patch to let you walk around in the beautiful flowers. You had a great time touching the pretty flowers and feeling the breeze on your face. You love being outside!
*Even though you have a nice, big playroom, you carry your toys all over the house and drop them in random places. You think the whole house is your playroom, and I'm okay with that.
You have seemed to grow up a ton this past month, and I'm sure you will continue to grow even faster in the next few months/years! We love you, Lila!