Wow, I feel like Jasmine has come such a long way in the last month or so – I’m blown away by it. Even though she only took her first tentative steps a month ago, having a crawling baby already seems like a it was a lifetime ago. In that baby’s place is a toddler with three different modes: “Asleep”, “Fast” or “Very fast”. She’s certainly keeping me active, that’s for sure…
This month she’s had more bumps, scratches, scrapes and bruises than she has in any other month in her life. It’s all the running around and climbing, she’s into everything! She’s becoming less clumsy and more agile by the day though, which is just as well because my nerves are already shot to pieces!
It suddenly occurred to me the other day that it would now be easy enough to use our own bathroom scales to weigh Jasmine. She loves stepping on them and making the numbers appear on the screen which certainly makes things easier. She currently weighs bang on 24lbs and is still wearing her 12-18 month clothes. Last week we finally bought her a Stage 1 car seat which makes her look so grown up!
She grew out of her first pair of Clarks shoes incredibly quickly and is now wearing size 4’s. She’s very cooperative when it comes to putting her shoes on, lifting up each foot as I put them on her. I think she knows that putting on footwear is usually followed by trip to the park!
This month started off with bout of early wake-ups which was a bit of a shock to the system as Jasmine has nearly always slept in until around 7.30am-8.00am. I wondered if she was ready to drop her afternoon nap so we tried that but it didn’t work out too well at all. It just meant she was incredibly grumpy in the afternoons and was STILL waking up early.
Since then she’s gone on to have a bit of mixed sleeping routine. Some days she will just have one long nap in the morning until around lunch time and then power through until bedtime. Other days she will have two shorter naps. She is, at least, waking up a little later now at around 7am. I suspect she will drop one of her naps completely in the next month or so.
Jasmine is always hungry, like, ALWAYS. She does her own version of the ‘eat’ sign, which involves putting her index finger in her mouth and biting on it. Whenever I ask her if she would like breakfast, lunch, dinner etc. she always does this sign very enthusiastically. Other ways of her letting us know that she’s hungry include pulling at the kitchen cupboard doors or, if that doesn’t work, she will just loot them of their contents and then eat them in front of you…
Despite her big appetite Jasmine has become an extremely fussy eater and some days will turn her nose up at (or more accurately, throw on the floor) anything we give her… and then ask for more! It’s very, very frustrating but we do try not to make too much of a big deal out of it, I am sure it’s just another one of these toddler phases that will pass eventually. Hopefully before our dog gets too fat!
Jasmine still has three bottles of cow’s milk a day most days. One after breakfast, another around 3pm and then one at bedtime.
Jasmine had two more teeth pop through this month and despite it being her bottom two molars, she’s seemed totally unfazed by it. That now brings her up to a total of 12 teeth!
Now that she’s got her head around that walking malarkey, it seems Jasmine has started to take more of an interest in talking and words. The last couple of weeks in particular, she has started saying words, or things that sound more like words, to communicate rather than just signing or babbling.
She spends 95% of her waking day pointing at things and shouting “Look!”. She also loves her ‘First Words’ picture book and often brings it over to me and sits on my lap. She’ll point at items on each page saying “That?” over and over, as I tell her what the things are. Although she cannot say the names of them herself yet she knows what a lot of them are. I will say “Where’s the orangutan?” and she’ll point at the picture of the orangutan. If I say “Where’s the horse?” she will point at the horse and make a clicking noise with her tongue. It’s the the noise we make when she’s riding on her rocking horse.
It’s not really a milestone but I wanted to include this anyway…
This morning when I was hugging Stephen before he left for work, Jasmine toddled over to us and put her arms around us both. It was so sweet and I love how affectionate she is becoming.
Likes: Bunny, spotting planes in the sky, animals, stacking rings, shape sorter, dancing, bath time, In the Night Garden, Sing and Sign DVD, cheerios, aggravating Heidi, her new car seat, our guinea pigs.
Dislikes: having her nappy changed, leaving the park, being put in her pushchair, having her hands and face wiped.
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