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Saturday, May 29, 2010

SEVENTEEN MONTHS OLD!


Teddy actually looks bigger in this shot - Kayla must be getting smaller! hehe!

Current Weight: 17000g
Current Length: 88cm
Current Size: 3-4

Well as usual each and every Month just gets better and better! So many more milestones and exciting new memories!

It never seems to slow down, I often wonder if there will ever come a month when I'll have nothing to talk about - because one month fly's by so quickly - but yet she still seems to grow so much every Month! For that reason I am SO glad that I do have this blog to be able to share these memories before I forget them! And it's great to be able to look back at them all too.

Her 17th Month has been very enjoyable actually - because she has begun to use her words to let us know her needs - rather than actions and frustration because she can't explain. Just the basic things like when she is hungry she will say "Num Nums?" either that or "Cheese" or "Biccie" because they are her favourite foods! Haha! She also says "More?" if she is still hungry - which helps a lot because I often worried whether she had eaten enough or not - and when she's had enough she shakes her head and says "No" when I offer her more.

It has been quite cold lately and she is able to tell me now if she is feeling cold which is great! One night she woke in the middle of the night crying, and when I turned on the light - I asked her what was wrong and she looked at me sadly and said "Collld" - it was so cute but heartbreaking at the same time! hehe. Poor thing had kicked her blankets off and obviously wasn't warm enough in her jammies. So I put an extra jumper on her and rugged her back up in her blanket and she went back to sleep happily. I just love that I can understand her needs more!

She also lets us know when she has a pain too by saying "Owww" and pointing to where it hurts. And just in general when it comes to all other things - she does well at understanding just about everything we say to her now and she will respond with either a simple "No" or "Ok" which helps us to know whether she's interested in something or not. Also since being able to understand her - she has far less tantrums too because she no longer gets frustrated from having trouble explaining what she wants. It's fantastic and a total relief! The only downside to it is she likes to say "No" to a lot of things which can get a little annoying! haha!

She has great manners now too lately - learning to say please and Thank-you. Though she can be a little bossy boots sometimes and likes to test our patience! But that's only normal right? One big thing she continues to challenge us on is keeping her bottle! She is addicted to the bloody thing - so much that she cradles her bottle like a baby, kisses and cuddles it and even pushes it around in her toy pram! LOL!! We're really trying to get her to let go of it because she really doesn't need it anymore and she's old enough to have a balanced diet and get her vitamins from foods rather than formula all the time. But she just wont give it up with out a fight! On the up side - she is in an excellent routine at the moment and has definitely cut back on her bottle a lot. We've been slowly increasing her food intake so that she will be satisfied enough to hopefully be too full for the bottle. It's mainly during the night she wants it - she has to sleep with her bottle because it's a comfort thing - but she wont be fooled by water - it has to be formula!! But since she's been eating more (because I've refused to give her the bottle during the day) she hasn't been wanting it as much. In the meantime we give her watered down formula to fix her craving through the night - but not over load her on calories. But we hope to get her off the bottle completely very soon!

Having a routine has been great - she knows what to expect and willingly goes with the flow of our schedule now. She'll even go one step ahead of me and be ready for what's coming next. Such as - when her morning kiddy shows are over and she's had her breakfast - it's her bath time. So as soon as her kiddy show ends - she'll lead ME to the bathroom and lifts her arms for me to undress her to get ready for her bath! hehe! She also willingly lets us dress her - and cooperates to help us do it - she'll even try to dress herself! (But mostly in Mummy's clothing!)

She LOVES to dress up! Aunty JMay bought her a gorgeous purple pettiskirt in NZ which you probably saw photos of in last months post. Well she absolutely ADORES it and always wants to wear it. There is this children's program that comes on in the afternoons that has fairy's all dressed up in tutus - when ever it comes on - she races to her bedroom to search for this skirt and races back to me to put it on her. Then she'll shake her booty and dance along with the fairy's on TV. It's so cute! I must get a video of it for her next post. She loves to twirl too - when ever I put a pretty dress or costume on her she loves it and will twirl around like a princess.

Another show she loves (besides Yo Gabba Gabba) is The Wiggles!! We have a Wiggles Dvd and she constantly asks me to put it on! "Wuggles?" she'll say. She's also getting better at her ABC's and 123's and she can now count to 4 - but she did count to 6 once after hearing a counting song on Yo Gabba Gabba - clever little cookie! And she is really loving drawing at the moment - I've been teaching her to draw a lot lately and she has really impressed me by learning to draw a circle! She'll scribble away but as soon as I say "draw a circle" she concentrates hard and then puts her crayon into a circular motion - it's very impressive!

She also now knows where her nose, eyes, mouth, chin, ears and belly button are - pointing to them when she is asked where they are. hehe

I could go on and on really - but I'd better save some for the next post!! haha

Oh - and we're slowly starting her on potty training now - we know it will take a while and a lot of patience but I was quite impressed that she at least learnt to now say "WEEEEEEEEEEEE" while she squats and wees in her nappy! It's a start I guess. *giggles*

OK Photo Time...

Breakfast at Sizzlers on Mummy's Day!...























Bath Time...

Bubbles...



She caught one!...



Playdates at Granma's...





Kayla spots a chirping bird and joins in...

CHIRRRP...

That Damn Bottle!!...



That thing around her neck is the shot glass necklace from my hens night
and one of her favourite toys!! lol...

Bottoms up!...

















Awww Bubba...

MWAH...






Reading...










Kayla meets a new friend...


Bubye...

Num Nums...

Bikini Babe...


Come back soon for the next post! =)
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5 Comments for Kayla - Click here to comment too!:

Mr Farty said...

Aw, she's gorgeous! Not sure if teaching her to talk is such a great idea, we tried that with Little Miss Farty when she was wee and now we can't get a word in edgeways!

Toot toot!

Kayla's Mum said...

haha Hello Mr Farty - good to hear from you! I know what you mean - there's a time when you can't wait for them to talk - but then when they do sometimes you just want them to hush!! *giggles* xx

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