Wow, so much has changed in the last month!
Anna is officially walking… she has slowly been working up to full-on walking the last couple of weeks, but today I found myself noticing the times she crawled as opposed to the times she walked… and that was very little.
Words are still few, though she does say: uh oh, mama, shuss (shoes), and uh (up) now. Very cute! And she’s a chatterer! She chatters and jabbers and points and generally has learned how to get her point across when she really wants to. Obviously being a toddler we’re going to have tantrums for quite some time, however, it’s been a nice break that she attempts to tell us what she wants as opposed to throwing one all. the. time.
She wants to do what her sisters do, eat what her sisters eat, sit where her sisters sit. Even though she needs her own space, she very much wants to be one of them and isn’t really the “baby” anymore. Anna and Raven fight over who sits on mom’s lap, and Anna isn’t shy to fight for her spot.
She loves to giggle and laugh. She loves to be tickled. Combined, her laughter is a force to be reckoned with. So contagious! This weekend we both ended up in a fit of giggles when I grabbed her foot, pretended to tickle it, and she acted as though she was being tickled to death – to funny!
Shoes – girl LOVES LOVES LOVES her shoes. She tries hard to put them on by herself and will go and get them and bring them to you. Mama’s girl! Ha, I love that “shoes” is one of her first words.
Favorite books appear to be Waddle!, Twinkle Toes, and Baby Einstein’s First Words. Really, she loves to sit with any book in her lap and act like she’s reading. She’s still not a big fan of being read to, so usually I’ll read a book to the older girls and give her her own book to flip through; I think she’s listening to the story but thinks she has control over the book.
And teeth. My girl’s got teeth. I can’t say for sure how many are fully in, but as of a week ago, she was working on four new ones to bring her total up to 16. My goodness!
Love you Bubby Anna Banana!