Saturday, March 28, 2009

16 Months Old

Yet another month gone...I was just thinking about the fact that at this time last year, we had a four month old who could roll from tummy to back, smile, and coo but that was pretty much it. Now we have a full on 16 month old toddler who is getting the tantrum thing down pat. Emma is starting to pick up new words almost daily although she uses them a few times and then you are lucky to hear them again. Some words from the last few days include cracker, diaper, and cookie. She has learned how to successfully use a straw and is getting better with her fork and spoon although the utensils still have a ways to go. Emma has 15 teeth but it seems like she might be working on those second molars. All the rest have been early so why not?

She absolutely loves getting to play with the big kids at daycare and even got to nap with them on a cot yesterday. She did great and slept for two hours but it could just be that she was exhausted from playing so hard all morning. Emma continues to be a leader for the nursery kids and is so caring for the other little ones. They had one new baby and a little boy one month younger than Emma start last week. The older one was having a little trouble adjusting so Emma went over and patted him on the shoulder as if to say, "It's okay!". Emma also knows exactly where to find the pacifiers at daycare and when the mood strikes, she walks over, opens the drawer, and helps herself. I guess we won't work on breaking that habit until after she moves up to the freshman class in August. As much as I loved all those little baby moments, the toddler stage, tantrums and all, is just so much fun. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us this month.