Monday, June 13, 2005

Kira at 17 months

Wow, my baby is growing up fast.  It's not that 17 months is so big.
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As my friend recently said, "children don't reach developmental milestones in a gentle daily progression, but in a lurching, daredevil approach filled with moments of sparkling brilliance."  That's Kira.  I think because I was sick for a few weeks, I didn't notice, but suddenly she's speaking in mumbled sentences, jumping, running, cleaning up, bossing Puck around, "reading" books, saying "ABCD", preferring to get in and out of her carseat by herself. She's a independent dynamo.

Her eating behaviour has drastically changed.  My "baby" now refuses to drink from baby cups, but needs to use a big glass with no lid.  She does really well and doesn't spill much at all.  She is amazing at using her cutlery too.  See her eating cake at Grandma's:
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She just doesn't seem like a 17 month old, but more like a 2 1/2 year old.  Or at least her tantrums seem that way.

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I feel sort of sad, like we missed out on her "toddlerhood" and went straight to pre-schooler.  I guess we'd better start thinking about whether we will be having a fifth baby, and hopefully that one won't be in such a hurry to grow up.