Entertaining themselves while I clean the house...
Eating with her fingers while holding her fork... <3 br="">
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At 15 months, Karina has become hilarious. She says hi to LITERALLY every person we pass in grocery stores, parking lots, on the street. She will repeat anything you ask her, even saying thank you (which her 3 1/2 year-old sister still won't do because she is usually too shy). She spends most of her time bouncing and screaming with happiness and people still act impressed that she can walk- apparently she looks very tiny. She only wants Mommy to put her to bed (being dealt the daddy-card produces screams like she's being bludgeoned by her sister- not that we would ever know what that sounds like) and she says, "Hi Daddy" or "Hi Mommy" or "Hi Yeti" when she sees us, along with "Ho-mee" ('hold me') and roars like a monster with her claws in the air when you ask what a bear or a tiger says. She does monkey noises too. She also nods and shakes her head very purposefully when you ask her anything, though if she has no idea what you're talking about the answer is always yes. She is very imp-ish and runs away screaming and laughjing when you want her to come. She loves to take a bath ('bah!') and is very sad when Annalise gets out of the car and she is left behind. She is so funny and precious and sweet and cute it is insane. :)
Posted by Jessica at 12:28 AM
Little Karina is 14 months old, average in height, and 5th percentile in weight. She says the words Daddy, Yeti, ball, cup, doggy, poop, hi, and no-no-no while shaking her finger. If you ask her who my baby is she points to her chest and says Kar-Kar. She sings and dances to the Cat in the Hat show ("Go go go go!" and "Up up up up!") If you ask her for a diaper she will go get one and can point to her head and her hair on command. She is a little confused about the face- every time you ask where her nose is, she points to her mouth. :) She is obsessed with the cat, drools like nothing I've ever seen before, wakes up all night long, and gets the same reaction frequently: "She is too little to be walking!" Right now she has Hand-foot-and-mouth Disease. She and her sister play and laugh and scream together all day long.
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A week before she turned 10 months, the eczema on Karina's face magically disappeared. At her nine-month apointment (that happened the day she turned 10 months) the doctor said she was right on target for when it usually clears up. Her ankles and the backs of her knees are still red and scaly and itchy but she looks so much better now that you can really see her sweet face. :) If I feed her dairy products her face explodes into a frenzy again, but she seems to have no issues with wheat (the doc thinks she is allergic to nuts though) and she doesn't seem to have a problem eating things with small traces of dairy in them. Her head-size was 90th percentile, her height 31st percentile, and her weight was 18th percentile. She has not been an actual eater of any foods until last Thursday when out of the blue she ate about 20 freshly-picked raspberries! It was so exciting! She didn't spit them out or drool them away- she actually swallowed them! And then today she ate about 15 freshly-picked blueberries! Clearly berries are our friends. :)
She can walk behind a push-toy, clap, wave 'hi' and 'bye' and wiggle her tongue in and out of her mouth when prompted. She is madly in love with her sister and the cat and continues to allow herself to cheerfully be held by anyone that wants to. The doctor was frankly shocked at how happy and smiley and friendly she was at the appointment (quite the opposite of Annalise who did not stop screaming once at her own 9-month appointment) and told me, "You realize this age is the HEIGHT of stranger-danger, right? And she has none!" She and Annalise have had their first babysitter come twice now and both are happy as clams about it, to say NOTHING of how their mother feels. Tonight her fourth tooth (second on top) poked through. She is growing up!
Karina at 10 months:
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This morning, I turned around and Annalise was pounding on Karina's head while the baby sat there, stunned. "Stop it!" I exclaimed. "Don't do that- she hates that! She's just a baby!" To which Annalise replied, "She not a baby. She a drum."
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