Gosh, how is my girl 20 months old? I cannot believe she’s going to be a two-year-old in 4 months time!
Let’s get cracking with her update, shall we?!
This month’s biggest change has come in the form of Jasmine’s vocabulary – it has exploded, almost overnight! She’s gone from using very few words (she mostly used baby sign to communicate) to using several new words every day. I was never particularly worried about her lack of vocabulary in the past because I knew she understood an awful lot and was still able to communicate to us by other means. I was sure it would all come in good time and it has – I’m blown away by how talkative she’s suddenly become.
Jasmine is a proper Daddy’s girl which has it’s pros and cons. It means she has a meltdown every time he leaves the house which makes our mornings super fun. It also makes me feel a bit pants because I think “Hey, am I that bad?!” On the other hand, it means when Stephen is around, I can go out or get other stuff done around the house and she’s quite happy to be with Daddy!
I’m pleased to report that the biting incident from last month seems to be a one-off and she hasn’t done it since. Phew! She has quite a few little friends at nursery now and they wait for her to get there in the morning. It’s so sweet!
Jasmine had a habit of being asked to be picked up whenever we were out walking somewhere. It usually meant I’d be carrying her and trying to navigate her empty pushchair (which she refused to go in). The other day I had a moment of clarity and realised how ridiculous it was that I was carrying her everywhere. The last week or so I’ve been really strict with her and when she’s asked to be picked up I’ve told her that she needs to walk or go back in her buggy. OK so, it’s resulted in a fair few tantrums (the crying-facedown-on-the-pavement type) but she’s finally starting to get the message. She still asks to be picked up but usually just the once and after being told no, she’ll usually carry on walking. It’s a working progress.
Thankfully, Jasmine seems to be over the 18/19 month sleep regression she was going through and is now back to sleeping relatively well at night. She goes to bed at 7pm and sleeps until around 7am. The naps are back also – I put her down after lunch at 1pm and she sleeps until 3pm.
Aside from the usual nursery/playgroup colds (sigh) – Jasmine had an awful stomach bug this month. In fact, we all had it. It was grim! If anybody knows how to get sick stains out of carpet then let me know!
This month Jasmine:
- learned to say lots of words and sounds including: Baby, Tree, Up, Down, Bike, No (joy!), Roar, Meow, Snack.
- had her first ride on the teacups.
- had a tummy bug.
- started poking her tongue out, constantly!
- got an early Christmas present – her very first baby doll.
- enjoyed visiting the garden centre and christmas fayre to see all the lovely festive things they had on display.
Likes: going down slides, Bunny, dancing to the Peter Rabbit theme tune, animals, playing with dolls and pushchairs, riding on the teacups, her Smart Trike, drawing, playing with playdoh, poking her tongue out, raisins.
Dislikes: having her teeth brushed, nappy changes, green vegetables!