Monday, July 7, 2008
Happy 14 Months!
Today Luca turned 14 months old. The past month has been a whirlwind of activity and new words from her. She's getting so tall and active. It seems like she went from being a monster-crawler to running around the house full speed in the blink of an eye.
Her biggest developments in the past month were in...well...her mouth! Not only has she sprouted several teeth (some premolars, starting on canines....) but she's also getting very verbal, which is amazing to watch happen! Her vocabulary went from probably a handful of words to being really pretty impressive. Her MOST favorite word (and object) right now is ball, which is said in a high pitch voice as 'Bah.' It's very matter-of-fact when she says it, which is too cute for words. And, on top of it, if you say to her, "Luca, where is the ball?" she shrugs up her little shoulders and goes on a mad search for a ball, calling out, "Bah. Bah. Bah." until she finds one. And then....she chucks it at your head. Ahhh...that's our kid!!!
In addition to 'bah', her other new words are 'nana' (banana), 'hi', 'wow', and 'gah'. Gah, of course, being 'God'...not because we're holy like that, but because she once tipped over in the kitchen, smacking into the wall, and SOMEONE (ok...it was me) exclaimed, "Oh God!". Which, of course, she promtly picked up on and now exclaims herself whenever she falls. Nice. Blasphemy at the tender age of 14 months. Maybe we should have listened to my Mother in law and gotten her baptised after all.
I mentioned before her increased mobility, but it doesn't come without a price. She is fast and pretty agile, but she's still sort of unstable on her feet. The air trips her sometimes (and she yells out, "GAH!"), which is why her latest nickname has become Tippy Tumbles. She tips. She tumbles. She yells out blasphemouos phrases. She's Tippy Tumbles.
The only other exciting (for us) news in Luca's world is that she has started sleeping in a bit in the mornings. Up until about 3 weeks ago, her normal wake-up time was between 5:30 and 6. Just recently, she's taken to sleeping in until 6:30 - 8, which is like a little slice of heaven for us. Nothing like not waking at 5:30 on a Saturday anymore.
Anyhow, I'm sharing some recent pictures here because, well, I think my kid's just THAT cute. Enjoy! And Happy 14 months to us!!!