Monday, July 5, 2010

22 months old!

Holy moly! Our *little* baby girl is getting bigger by the minute. She's all over the place now and has her preferences when it comes to foods, people, books, toys. She's learning the alphabet and numbers and whenever she sees a letter or a number, she screams "a", "b", sometimes "c", very often "dava" - her own version of dva (2), or "pat'" - her version of five. She loves "singing" the alphabet song. She loves playing with her dolls, kissing them, cuddling with them, and putting them down for a nap. She has recently started pretend-feeding them (and us of course). She is practically a pro at drinking out of a regular (child-sized of course) cup and eating with a spoon and a fork. She now says about 70 words. And the most exciting part: she started putting two-word sentences together; just today when we put her down for her nap, she said "mama... pat'" (mama sleep) and then "papa... pat'" (papa sleep). She points to objects and names who they belong to. And just loves helping out around the house. She is also a jumping machine these days, all she wants to do is turn on some music (usually one of her toys) and jump, jump, jump. Then giggle very loudly!
She is of course approaching two, which means countless tantrums every day about the smallest and most unimportant things (like me taking a bottle of lotion away or not letting her play with remote controls, you know, the things that are vital for toddlers!) I'm still figuring out how to deal with them effectively. We have not tried time-outs yet, and frankly, I don't know how well they'd work for Sasha at this point. We are (slowly) nearing potty-training stage, but that's for a whole separate post (I am completely terrified and trying to read up on this and research different methods): she's wearing underwear a couple of hours a day to get used to the idea and she sits on the toilet (usually without any results), but I'm thinking we'll go in full-mode potty-training sometime in August.
Even with all the hurdles of having an almost-two-year-old, I so often look at my little girl and am just amazed at the little person she's become, how quickly she's picking things up and how much she's changing. I love this new stage of her life.

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