Julianne is 16 months old now. She weighs a little over 25 pounds and is 31 inches tall. She says A LOT of words and she is even putting words together:
"Err's (Where's) mommy?"
"Err's (Where's) daddy?"
Julianne: "Ah mornin'!"
Me: "Good morning, baby."
Me: "Do you need me to change your diaper?"
Sure enough, she'd pooped. It seems unbelievable, I know. The girl just has a gift for language I guess.
Julianne loves reading books with us. She says, "Ah book? Reeeeed?" Then, depending on how much she liked the book, will proceed to sign and say "more" over and over again. She has a few books in which she's memorized many of the words and can complete the sentences for us. Some favorites right now include:
"Bear and Kite"
"The Foot Book"
In addition to talking and reading, Julianne has been standing for longer periods of time, stacking blocks and crawling...that's right CRAWLING!!!! Not like crawling all over the house or anything. The farthest she's crawled (not scooted or twirled) is about 3 - 4 feet. We are super excited about this new development! I am trying to get a video.
Another exciting development is that Julianne is drinking formula and water from a sippy cup!!! I know, I know...I can't believe it either. She's consistently taking about 20 ML (2/3 ounce) at each feeding. This is still no where near what she'd need to sustain herself (she gets 30 ounces of water & formula per day), but its a MAJOR improvement and more than we have EVER gotten her to drink at home. In fact, I think the most we EVER got her to drink while in the hospital a month or so after she was born was about 30 ML! So, it is great that she's consistent and even greater that she's asking for more...she says "formya?"(translation: formula).
Finally, as promised, Christmas pictures: