The past 2 months (because I never did a 14-month post!) have been very busy for Miss Jade. About a week after she started walking, she decided that she wasn't going to crawl anymore and walks all the time now. The transition was so fast that sometimes it's still weird to see her racing around the house.
She went down to one nap for a while, but is now back at two and seems to really need both of those naps. Frankly, I would rather her take one but she didn't ask me :)
Playing at the park
I joined the gym during this time and she (surprisingly) loves going to the childcare there. She generally cries when I leave, but two seconds later she's fine and she plays really well the whole time. She's also had a lot of babysitters the past 2 months- Chuck and I have gone out a couple times and I've left her with people for my midwife appointments. She always does really well, which is so nice.
About 2 weeks ago she decided that she wanted to do that sign language thing after all. When she was around 12 months, I stopped signing to her because it honestly was starting to worry me that she had no interest in signing back. I figured that was that and sign language just wasn't our thing. But one day at the dinner table she started signing more (as in "I want more blueberries NOW") and has signed relatively consistently since then. She does "more", "eat", "bath", and attempts to do "water". It's been fun practicing with her and I'm glad she finally took an interest in that.
Such a sweet face
She is now officially weaned. She went from a couple sessions a day, to just one before bedtime around 14 months. There were a couple times where she wouldn't nurse for days and then would ask to nurse again. But a few days ago, I just decided to put her down without nursing and she went to sleep with no fuss and I have continued to do that. It's a bittersweet time. Breastfeeding was such a special thing to me and I'm sad that chapter has come to a close.
One of our last times nursing
Her language skills still leave a bit something to be desired, but she's over the minimum expected words so I know there's no reason to worry. She's saying "dog", "duck", "dada", "uh-oh", and "fish". Dog and duck sound exactly alike. But she is babbling all the time and I know it's only a matter of time before she starts actually talking :)
I'm also happy to say that she has outgrown her dairy intolerance! I gave her whole milk for the first time this morning, and she has now had yogurt, cheese, etc with no issues. However, she really doesn't seem to like cheese which I find interesting. What kind of kid doesn't like mac n cheese? She also wasn't impressed by the whole milk... it might be a bit of a transition, we'll just have to see.
She has gotten unbelievably picky with her eating, but I suppose that's all just part of living with a toddler. She's still growing so I try not to worry about it.
Feeling cuddly on our roadtrip
At her 15-month appointment yesterday, she weighed 18 pounds, was 28 inches long and is in the 50th percentile for head measurement. Her height and weight are still slightly below the charts, but she's following a nice curve so the doctor isn't at all concerned. She still fits in her 6-9 month clothes without a problem, but I have moved her to 9-12 month in most things. I have a feeling she'll be in that size for a while as most of the stuff is still a little big on her. She's definitely quite the peanut.
It's been a great 2 months!