This post is a month overdue but here it is anyway....
Taryn weighs in at 22 .15 pounds. She lost about 1.5 pounds in March from a 5-day stomach bug and hasn't regained much since she's started walking. Speaking of walking, she began taking a few steps in March (at 16-mos old) but didn't walk independently until mid-April. Since that time, she has begun to walk fast (but still not running) and can walk down 1 small step without having to sit down. She is trying to jump with both feet off the ground but so far can only get one up.
As far as her speech development goes, she has made huge gains in even the past week! She correctly (as in at the right times/with correct intonation) says (this list is not exhaustive):
- Nannie (Annie)
- Grace (Tristin-Grace)
- love you
- bye bye
- Uh oh!
- Rainbow (our cat)
- Na na (Jenna and Kiana, our dogs)
- wipe (as in wipe me & get me out of my chair now!)
- Yes (although she doesn't say it very often)
- ba ba (bottle)
- bird (can mean "bird" or "airplane")
- car (can mean "car" or "truck")
- down (can mean "down" or "up")
The biggest news is that she is finally sleeping through the night! She only started that about a month ago (after we got back from Ohio for my sister's graduation). She used to wake at least once each night, but sometimes twice. I'm not sure why she started sleeping better, but it was definitely an answer to many prayers!
Taryn is a very happy, animated little girl. She rarely cries and is usually smiling. She enjoys playing babies with her sisters and it makes me smile when I watch her care for her baby dolls. She will put them in a stroller or high chair and know just what to do with them. It amazes me the innate ability to nurture that God gave to girls. I remember thinking the same thing with my boys as they played with their cars, making car sounds that they had never heard before.
I am so thankful for Taryn as she brings joy to all of us!