I’m thinking back over the past month and trying to remember what things Rosalie is now doing that she wasn’t last month; in some ways it seems not much has changed but in reality she’s getting that much better at each and every thing she does.
Her understanding of words is growing rapidly, we had a wonderful moment just last week when she learnt her version of broccoli, which sounds quite Russian and more like “brock” with a heavy emphasis on the ck sound. Quite hilarious! (I guess you had to be there…)
The confidence to let go of our hands when walking still remains elusive, but toddling outside in her shoes holding just one of my hands has been a fun development this month. She looks so grown up when she’s standing tall, but also just too little to be walking around. In celebration of this development, Rosalie is now the proud owner of her very first pair of welly boots!
Books feature heavily in Rosalie’s life, as they have done since she was tiny, but now at bedtime, Daddy asks her what she would like to read and she goes over to the bookcase and chooses a book. It goes in phases as to which book is her favourite, and we’ve been stuck in the Stick Man phase for some time now… You can read more about Rosalie’s love of books in my post Grab a book and climb aboard.
A major heart wrenching development for me this month was when she decided she was done with breastfeeding; I couldn’t believe how sad I felt. It means no more sleepy cuddles for me, since Rosalie only really snuggles when she is feeding. It felt nice to be the only one who could provide something she needed, but it’s time to let go and I’ll admit it has been helpful this week that Jim has been able to put her to bed. She was really good and only cried a little the first night I wasn’t involved in her bedtime routine, but has been fine since.
So, month 15 has brought with it the following wonderful changes:
- New vocab
- A fondness for choosing her own book at bedtime
- Climbing on mummy’s lap to read with her
- Eating with a fork
- Drinking cows milk (and dropping her bedtime breastfeed *sob*)
- Stacking megabloks
- Standing on her little step to reach into the bath
- Exploring the garden and watching the birds
- Climbing onto the basket chair
- New teeth (she cut her 9th tooth at the weekend)
Rosalie at 15 months old, just touching the bottom of her height chart.