Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy 15 month birthday!

Bailey imitating a monkey!
I can't believe Bailey is 15 months old today! I don't know where the time has gone!! Oddly enough, her 15 month check-up isn't until February 9th...which will make her 16 months then...oh-well, crazy doctor schedules! Here are some updates at 15 months: Favorite food: Still has to be biscuits and gravy. She is finally eating her vegetables good again! We just have to give her those about ten minutes before we put anything else on the table :) And she loves soup of any kind! Favorite drink: She loves her juice! She only gets it about once a day (and it's watered down of course), and she gets so excited. Favorite sign: Eat/Food. When she wakes up this is the first thing she does. I think she would eat all day if we let her! Favorite toy: This seems to change regularly, but lately it's been a little basketball. She can entertain herself for a long time bouncing the basketball in the kitchen. She picks it up, says "Ball", drops it and then chases it across the floor. And if you bounce it for her she gets excited and she'll just squeal! We call this, Baby Fetch :) Favorite cartoon: Sponge Bob...and I HATE Sponge Bob! Nick watched it even before Bailey was born and she started watching it with him. If she even sees a TV she asks for "Bob". She still loves music and dancing. It amazes me how much she picks up on without us even noticing. Now we can tell her "Go to your room", and she'll go right in there...very handy for diaper changes. And if you ask her if she wants to take a bath, she almost runs into the bathroom! This is definitely one of her favorite activities. She has recently started shaking her head now if she doesn't want to do something she'll just look at you and shake her head no. She loves to impersonate animals. If you ask her what a monkey does, she'll put her hands under her arms and make little noises, and if you ask her what a bird does she'll flap her arms like she's flying, and we're working on what a pig does...she'll push the tip of her nose up but won't make the pig noises yet :) Question for other mommies who use/used Baby Signing Time...have you noticed that your child likes to sign more than talk? Bailey's great with the words she uses all the time, but I feel like she will imitate us before she will try new words. Mommy's favorite things about 15 months: Her curiosity! Even if it leads her to getting into trouble occasionally, I love watching her try to figure new things out. Her little personality seems to grow everyday. Every month I think "This is the best age yet!", but the next seems to always get better!


Ashley said...

Wow 15 months! She is growing up so fast! And is too cute...I'm not sure about the sign...I have just started introducing it to Brayden

Brooke said...

About signing time... I was very careful about letting Ella watch too much of it for just that reason! It does hinder speech development in a lot of ways. She talks much more than she signs, but I think it's cool to learn both :)