Aubrey's baby book is packed away so I thought I'd blog a few things so I have it written down where it can't be lost.
Aubrey has been talking up a storm lately, she seems more interested in saying words now then she ever has before. Some words she is saying are: Da da, Ma ma, Ba - bottle, fish, please, bye bye, ni-ni - night night, dog, ball, more, side - outside, wa wa - water, bubbles, diaper, and I'm sure some more I can't think of right now. She definately comprehends more then she can say as she can follow almost any instruction (except for no!). She can point out almost any animal in a book and knows most household objects. We haven't gotten to colours yet.
She does well at communicating without talking as she knows and points to things she wants or grabs our hand and puts in on things or directs it to do something.
This morning at 4:30 she woke up unhappy, probably teething. I pulled her into bed with us and she laid down between us. She looked at me and said ba? (bottle), and kept repeating it as she pushed me away from her as to say go and get it.
The other morning in bed she grabbed my hand and put it on Jared's hand and then said yay and clapped.
She likes accomplishing things and usually rewards herself with clapping. She likes taking on and off lids of things and putting objects in and out of boxes etc. I need to get her some more challenging toys or puzzles.
She is starting to tantrum but it doesn't last long, if she doesn't get her way she gets very frustrated and sprawls her body and flops it on the ground and then sits and pouts for a few seconds and then it's over. She usually on does it when she's physically restricted, she doesn't like to be held still.
She is pretty cautious about almost everything, new textures to stand on (she was getting better at grass, but now has gone back to not liking it a little), getting close to edges, always needing someone or thing to hold onto when stepping over an uneven surface. I don't think it's a bad thing as I don't have to worry quite so much about her getting hurt. She is getting better at playgrounds, but they are still a bit nerve-wracking. She can climb the stairs and slide down by herself and even likes to grab on bars, lift her feet off the ground and swing - found that out by surprise! It just means she is getting more confident in her abilities and her cautiousness keeps her safe.
She really likes dancing to music and can usually find a beat in anything, even non-musical.
Yesterday she found tennis really amusing as Jared watched it on TV. Every time they hit the ball with the racket she let out a laugh or a "ooooh". She is very expressive about everything she feels and thinks, she doesn't sit and take things in quietly or meditatively. I'm sure everything she is thinking she expresses in some form.
She just saw the photos of Owen eating watermelon (really cute) and called him Ojo.
She also calls her new nephew Roland - ro ro.