16 and 17 Months
April was busy so I kept putting off doing a post for Eva’s 16th month. Well, I waited too long and now she’s 17 months old. So, this is a combo post.
Eva makes me laugh so much every day. She is starting to try and make me laugh too, which is even cuter. Yesterday she was whining in the car and I said, “Eva, you’re starting to drive me nuts!” And then she said, “Thank you!” I’m sure she didn’t know what I said, but her response was so funny.
Eva is talking more and more. You can’t understand most of it, but it’s still darling. Evabug’s newest phrase is: Nigh nigh (night night)! She says it the sweetest voice. At night when she’s sleepy, she gets a blanket, spreads it out on the ground, and says nigh nigh over and over while rolling around on the blanket.
Other words/sounds she says on a regular basis are: Daddy (everything is daddy, including her Dad), nana (banana), hop hop (when she plays with the bunny), woof woof (when she sees or hears a dog), thank you, peeeeese (Please), up, that, hot, baba (bottle), baboo (ball), bubbles, papa (grandpa), no, hi, mama (rarely), Ssssssss (when she plays with the toy snake), tickle tickle, yeah, I did it, cah (clock), tada, and ow.
It is fun to watch Eva and her cousin Cohen interact and play together. Eva is not always nice, but she is learning. Yesterday Cohen would hide behind the corner and come back into site and Eva just thought it was hilarious. Their own version of peek-a-boo/hide-n-seek. They also tried hugging the other day. Eva loves trying to put clips in his hair or necklaces on his head but he isn’t a huge fan.
Everyday is quite a struggle to get Eva to eat. One day she will love applesauce, the next day she will hate it. So, we have tons of different, half-eaten food in our pantry/fridge. And she still loves her bottle. But I put weening on hold for now since we are in transition and it’s kind of like her binky. Next month, Mom, I promise I will get her off of it!
Eva loves playing outside. Bubbles, playing in dirt, riding her car, pulling dandelions… she could play outside for hours. She also is becoming quite the daredevil/stunts-man. We keep finding her climbing in/on things. She also loves running fast-we thought we lost her in the shoe store today because she ran away from us so quickly.
I love this age. Eva is such a joy to be around and is always making me smile. We are so grateful for our healthy and happy baby girl and love seeing her learn new things everyday.
I literally laughed out loud at her “thank you” response. You HAVE to get her saying that on video! You know I’m all about kids and speech 🙂