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13-Months of Little L

So I decided to do a monthly meme for the year, to help me remember Little Loquacious's antics at this very fun stage of her life.

I don't remember where this was inspired from, but I'm pretty sure I read something similar on a mommy blog somewhere so feel free to point this out to me if you know where it hails from.

Reading: Favourites are Christmas in the Manger, Mr. Brown Can Moo, and both recorded Christmas books from her Nana & YeYe.  Oh, plus every single Karen Katz flip-up book that we own, and the Toddler Bible, and the Muppets Night-Light book.

Eating: Still loving sausage and egg at breakfast time.  Strawberries, oranges, banana, cheese, yogurt, rice pudding, macaroni & beef, raisins, steamed broccoli, peas and yogurt melts top the list of favourites.

Saying:  toes, teeth, hair, hi, bye, ball, balloon, please (said as "peas"), dog, baby, spoon, Daddy, Mama, mum-mum (for eating), done!, go!, deet deet ("fall down" in Canto), Ye-Ye, Gong-Gong, Nana, Pau Pau, vroom, bad, aw yeah!, apple, yay!, dat (that in kidspeak), cheese, wish and a few other words I'm sure I've forgotten.  No sentences yet, but she can definitely get her point across, and she babbles and makes up her own "words" all the time, especially when she's frustrated and complaining.  She is also super loud.  No idea where she gets that from ;)

Moving: Starting to walk a few steps on her own, but not yet confident or steady on her feet for very long; definitely a crawling pro, and can get herself up to standing from a seated position using a wall or any surface, really.  Can climb up stairs and knows how to scoot down on her butt, but I'm always hovering to ensure there are no falls.

Playing: Balls.  Any size, texture - Little L loves balls.  She also likes her shape-sorter, although she hasn't quite got the hang of it yet.  And searching through my purse is a big highlight in her day; she loves going through my wallet the most.  She also likes to ride in the Smart Trike, although she hasn't figured out pedaling yet.  Her new Little People farm has been a new "love" for her, and she also likes playing with the little boy and car from her MegaBlocks collection.

Sleeping: Averaging 10-12 hours/night, with 3-6 feeds.  Co-sleeping and bed-sharing.

Wearing: Anything from 12-18 months to 2T.  Shoes are a 6.5/12-18 month, although her Pedipeds are an 18-24 and she loves them.

Reading "Christmas in the Manger"


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