Last Saturday Indie turnt 17 months old. It’s crazy to think that in just one months’ time she will be a year and half old!
In the past few weeks Indie has grown up so much. There is definitely a huge difference in her knowledge and understanding of the world around her. Her vocabulary is really expanding and she has started to put words together into short sentences. She has also really grasped some of the things we tell her to do. If I ask her if she wants her nappy changed she will run and lay down for me to do so. If I tell her someone is at the door she will run to it, and if I tell her to get the biscuits out of the cupboard for her Grandad then she runs to get them (infact now she doesn’t need to be asked, when my Dad comes in she runs to get the biscuits anyway).
A few new words she has said this month include; Gentle, Scooby (my brothers dog), Orange, In There, Grapes, Biscuit, Sausage, Shut Up (totally my fault for telling Pink to shut up when she barks at the postman), Don’t touch and so many more.
She now has sixteen teeth through and they have been giving her hassle this month. The back molars are coming through very slowly so she is chewing everything in sight and we have noticed she has had a little temperature aswell as rosy cheeks and her appetite has gone a little. She really understands when it is time to brush her teeth now and she has started to get more involved with it. We have had to buy her a new little toothbrush because hers was looking a little worse for wear.
I got her feet measured again recently and she is now on the borderline of a 5. Her size 4 shoes still have a lot of room left so she is still wearing them at the moment but we bought her some gorgeous Tie Died Vans from Schuh Kids that will be perfect for when she outgrows her others.
One thing that has been a little testing is her moods. She has definitely developed a bit of defiance and will now throw a proper little tantrum (tears and all) if she doesn’t get her own way. She is prone to meltdowns at the moment if you tell her not to do something she will carry on and give a cheeky look, as if to play with us. It’s been a little hard but we are trying to be firm so she learns wrong from right sooner rather than later.
As I said before her appetite has reduced a little due to the amount of teeth that she’s been cutting. She is still very much a fruit fiend and luckily she still hasn’t been fussy in what she eats, just the amount at the moment. She still only drinks water during the day, something I’d like to keep up for as long as possible. I don’t see the point in giving her juice that will weaken her brand new teeth. She uses a Nuby cup with a straw for her water and at bedtime she still drinks a 7oz bottle of warm milk. I know a lot of people recommend weaning them off bottles by now (which we have tried) but for now I am happy to let her keep this bottle as I don’t think that one bottle a day will cause a problem. It’s a great part of her bedtime routine and it really helps her settle down.
A huge thing that has changed this month is that we decided to move into a junior bed. I've recently wrote about the transition from a cot to a toddler bed. It took 6 days for her to be fully comfortable and happy with the change and now she will run to bed at bed and naptime happily and jump right in. She has been sleeping through and not falling out!
Why must children grow so fast? It seems I’ve blinked and now she’s all grown up.