17 Month Birthday!

It’s Eirinn’s 17 month birthday today.  In honour of her birthday, I am going to start a monthly update, so here we go:

Favourite Foods: cancakes (pancakes), eggies (scrambled eggs), ca-cahs (crackers or cookies, she doesn’t care which)

Favourite Toys:  the slide, bubbles, yogurt containers

New Words:  cancakes, Abbu (her cousin Amber), Bug-ba (her word for my mom), Key (her word for ‘blankie’)

Things That Make Her Laugh:  ‘eating babies’ (I pretend to ‘eat’ her neck and ribs by “arm, arm, arm”-ing and play-biting), tickles

Skills She’s Mastered:  blowing bubbles in the bathtub, hopping with both feet leaving the ground

Bedtime:  7:15-7:30pm, depending on her mood

Times Up During The Night:  usually none, but sometimes once, at about 3 or 5

Wake Up Time:  6:30-7am

Naps:  one, at around 1 or 2pm for 1 1/2 to 2 hours

Before I had Eirinn, I would have pictured 17 months way different than what she has become.  She hates being a baby and can’t wait until she’s a big girl.  She wants to feed herself with silverware, use a real cup on her own, walk not ride, play with the big kids.  She gets so very frustrated when she can’t, either because of her lack of ability or because we won’t let her.  She’s 17 months going on 17 years.  This makes me laugh and cry (on the inside) all at once.  While this stage is so unbelievably fun and heart-meltingly adorable, it has also been the most exhausting – physically, emotionally, and mentally.  But at the end of the day she is still our baby.  She still needs a snuggle with daddy before bed and she still needs mommy to tuck her in.

By the way, 17 month olds are experts in the field of Perfect Rock Hunting.  And this, my friends, is the perfect rock.

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