Eden Faye, 14 Months

Hi, friends! I'm 14 months old today!

Here's what I'm up to lately:

-I weigh 19.5 pounds and am over 30 inches tall!

-I started saying a lot of new words this month! A few new regulars are:

 "baw" (ball) 

"Puh Puh" (Penny)

 "boo" (book)

"whoa!"

"dog"

"cat"

"cup"

"nana" (banana)

"more"

"dipe" (diaper)

"ahhh-kle" (apple)

"go!" (usually directed at Penny)

"uh oh!"

"shhh!" (at Penny)

"sssssss" (sit, also directed at Penny as I point my finger at her. HA)

-I also know sounds if you ask me what a monkey, dog, or cat says! My cat noise is a high-pitched shriek. 

-And much to Mama's dismay, I LOVE cats.

-I started shaking my head no. A lot.

-I know where my head, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, tummy, knees and feet are and I cover them with my hand if you ask me!

-I'm getting all of the teeth and none of the sleep.

-I am incredibly coordinated! I dribble a soccer ball all around the house and kick it hard if Mama asks me to.

-I love walking my puppy (a toy dog on a string) and will do so if you tell me to!

-If I poop and Mama is busy doing something like dishes or laundry, I take off my diaper and hand it to her. (!!!!)

-I eat all the things. Seriously. I LOVE FOOD. Some new favorites this month are blueberries, carrots with hummus, and pumpkin soup. And I loved turkey on Thanksgiving!

-I know my books by title. If Mama asks me to go get "Red Truck," I get up and dig through them until I find it!

-My favorite books this month were "Red Truck," "Little Owl Lost," and "The Christmas Story."

-If Mama asks, "How big is Edie?" I lift my hands above my head as she says, "SO BIG!"

-I give very wet kisses. If Mama asks for a kiss, there's only about a 10% chance I'll give her one. I usually get all smiley and flirty and bury my face in her shoulder. But if she tells me to give Penny or my baby a kiss, I do it right away!

-I rock my babies and kiss them on the head.

-I push my baby doll stroller everywhere.

-If I'm playing and Mama says she needs to check my diaper, I look at her and run away. No time for that!

-I love being chased and tickled.

-I play games right back! I look at Mama and when she looks at me I look away real quick with a big grin on my face and then look at her and if she's looking at me I look away real quick again. I'm a big girl!

-I am a social butterfly in big groups! I love everyone!

-I wave at people on the TV when Mama watches the news.

-I'm no longer afraid of my rocking horse!

-I still nurse all day and night :)

-I don't like to hold Mama's hand in public--I want to explore on my own!

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Oh, Edie. You are SO spunky and crazy and hilarious. I just love your fearless personality--you wear Mama out every day in the best way! You're becoming so independent and getting into everything, and I can't believe how quickly you pick up on new words and concepts. We worked on one body part a day this month and you got them down by bedtime! The huge grin you get on your face when I read the first line of a book is the best thing I've seen in all my life. And the whole dribbling your soccer ball around the house thing just BLOWS MY MIND. You are just a year old! I don't even understand. I love watching you play with Penny--you are an animal lover, for sure. And your little mama instincts with your baby dolls--OH MY GOODNESS. You are so sweet, love. I love you with all of me.

Mama