Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fourteen month update!

I can't believe I forgot to post yesterday about Eloise's fourteenth month!

She's been a lot of fun this past month. She loves to dance and has started a spin, so if you say, "Eloise, spin!" she will spin around. So cute. She also is a very brave little girl on the playground. She figures out how to climb up the play structure to get over to the slide and then sits at the top of it, turns around and slides down on her belly, feet first. All with zero help from a grown up. In the past couple of weeks she has been using a spoon and fork, albeit messily, but is amazingly good at it. She eats cereal in the morning, noodles, chili, all kinds of things! It's very cute.

Eloise is also perfecting the movements of tantrum throwing. Tonight she laid down on the floor, banged her head against it, rolled over and started kicking her legs. Of course, she had a smile on her face the whole time, but it was so funny watching her go through the motions.

She's always so excited to follow Iris around and get in the middle of whatever her sister is working on, which irritates her sister to no end. Three year olds typically have very specific ideas about what they are doing and one year olds typically don't give a shit. Ah, the struggles!

I have posted in the past about a chronic cough Eloise has had and we're trying to get it under control. So far we've just started cutting out dairy. Eloise has been off dairy for just over a week but we've had a few slip-ups. I have been off dairy totally for three days now, having wanted to get through my birthday weekend without the hassle of it. So far the cough is a little better, but I have no idea if it's the dairy or what. There will likely be other things we'll have to try.

Eloise still doesn't have many words. Her newest word (or phrase) is "nah nah" which is "night night" and she likes to say it while resting her head on her blanket. The kitty is still a big favorite and she can say "kee kee" and points to pretty much any animal and say it's a kitty.

It's so much fun watching her grow and learn so much every day. I forgot how much this stage is full of constant change.

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