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Rosalie’s update: The one with the rowing & the rocking (month 14)

14 months

It only seems five minutes ago that I was writing Rosalie’s 13 month update, I just can’t believe how fast the time is going. It’s bittersweet, because every day now she delights and surprises us with new things she has learnt, and her developing personality, but it is a little sad to see the baby-ness fading away.

She picks things up so quickly now – we only have to show her something a couple of times and she copies us! Dangerous territory! She blows a brilliant raspberry in response to ‘are you blowing off?’ and does her best to repeat words for which she has her own version:

yor-yor-yor = yogurt

t = coat

ha = hat

teh = teddy

dishus = delicious

sh = shoes

One of Rosalie’s most favourite songs is Row, Row, Row Your Boat, and she loves the action of rowing back and forth, and even tries to say the words. She’s better than me at recognising when the song is coming on from the intro music! She also has a little toy guitar which plays the same tune, and she’s worked out exactly which buttons to press to make it play and play again instead of going on to the next song!

She also loves her rocking horse and will happily rock away for several minutes at a time, and as she is able to climb on and off herself it keeps her amused and out of mischief!

This month has been the first time Rosalie has stood up on her own without holding on to anything. At first she would do it without realising; she would take her beaker off the coffee table and be drinking it stood up using both hands, but now she does it to reach things, and in the middle of the room if you encourage her. She’s quite confident now, and will clap and dance, but only takes the most teeny, tiny of steps if she isn’t quite close enough to where she wants to be. I don’t think walking will be too far off.

It’s been a wonderful month in terms of development; so in summary Rosalie now:

  • Stands without holding on
  • Talks using her own language
  • Tries to click her fingers
  • Rows her boat
  • Rocks out on her rocker
  • Knows the sound of the front door means ‘Dadda’, and gets so excited!
  • Takes tea with her toys
  • Climbs up on to the sofa and sits like a big girl to eat her morning snack.


Rosalie at 14 months rocking out on her rocking horse and giving me the most cheeky of grins.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Carie
    February 23, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    Aww she's just gorgeous – and I think you're right, walking is not far off!

  • Reply
    Jess Eliot
    February 23, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    Thanks Carie! She took a few wobbly steps towards me today, it's so exciting!!

  • Reply
    Aby Moore
    February 23, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Lovely update, such is such a cutie! xx

  • Reply
    Jess Eliot
    February 23, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks Aby, I don't know how we got such a cute one! x

  • Reply
    Vickie Rich
    February 24, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    I suspect that by your next update Rosalie will be walking. πŸ™‚

    I love your monthly updates Jess. They're reminders of the kinds of things Bubs was doing at the age and I've since forgotten in the haze of toddlerdom.

  • Reply
    Jess Eliot
    February 25, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    Eee, I hope so!! I'm pleased you enjoy reading my updates Vickie, it is so easy to forget the little things and I love to go back and reader the ones from those early months and see how far R has come πŸ™‚

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