Audrey snippets

She’s 13 1/2 months old. OMGYOUGUYS.

Her first words, we think: “cup” and “quack”. She also pointed to Dan’s picture on my phone today and said, very excitedly, “Da!”

She says “quack” in response to “What does a duck say?” She’ll also start quacking when we sing Old MacDonald.

She doesn’t walk. SHE RUNS. Like a drunken sailor. She struts around the house like she owns the place, like she’s been walking for years. It’s only been about a month.

She’s working on tooth #9. I’m pretty sure I saw it today while she was screaming after she fell off the little plastic blue chair we are constantly turning on its side so she can’t climb on it. Apparently someone forgot to turn it on its side.

She’s down to two bottles a day- one at naptime (also down to one nap a day, usually 2 to 2.5 hours. I’m only slightly upset about losing the morning nap. It actually works better with our schedule this way.) and one at bedtime. She’s getting really good with the sippy and only sometimes spits the milk out and down her shirt. So, end of bottle washing is in sight!

If you ask her where her belly is, she lifts up her shirt and grins. (If she’s wearing a onesie, this proves to be a challenge and she gets kind of frustrated.) She also will point to her nose and her toes on command. And she combs her hair if you hand her one.

She also gives wet, slimy, open-mouth kisses, sometimes without even being asked.

I started her in a baby/Mommy gymnastics class a few weeks ago that just so happens to be at the same time as Maggie’s class. It is WAY more fun to chase her around in the gym than in the waiting area. Worth the extra $9/class. Plus, she loves it.

First 'gynapstix' class!

She has a TEMPER. Like whoa. I don’t remember Maggie having tantrums until around 18 months. Audrey is advanced! OH, GOODY! She’s very hard to distract from things she isn’t supposed to do or have. She will cry and fling herself on the floor for 10 minutes after I close the gate because I’m a very mean mommy who won’t let her play on the stairs.

It’s actually kind of entertaining. For now.

She LOVES Maggie. Usually Audrey is up first in the mornings, so I’ll get her changed and dressed. As we walk past Maggie’s room, she starts squealing and kicking her feet in anticipation of seeing her big sister.

And THAT is what makes having a second human being to take care of worth all the craziness.



  1. Tracy

    October 27, 2011 8:52 pm

    13.5 months. No way. I do not believe it.

    Cute stories. I love watching Logan have tantrums still. It cracks me up.

    She is such a cutie!

  2. tehamy

    October 28, 2011 8:34 am

    You can’t see her face, but you can tell how determined she is in that picture at gymnastics class. I love it!

  3. K

    October 31, 2011 10:00 am

    The belly/onesie snippet made me snort laugh.

    “WHERE IS MAH BELLEH?!” grapplegrapplewithonesie

  4. Hillary

    October 31, 2011 3:23 pm

    So, here’s what I want to know: Are second children wilder because we as parents are more relaxed? Are they wilder because they’re chasing after an older sibling? Am I making up this ridiculous generalization?


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