So what's she been up to these past two months? Well, she's on the move 24/7. This girl is quite the walker now. She insists on walking everywhere and really is not a fan of being strapped down in a stroller or being held. It makes running errands a little challenging but, that's toddlerhood I think. She also asserts herself by pitching a fit and throwing herself to the ground in tears. It's actually pretty hilarious.
She continues to "talk" up a storm, but there's only a handful of words that I know she knows. Her first word was "bye" which sounds Southern when she says it and she typically will wave her hand at the same time. Adorable. I also think she knows "hi," "ya," and some version of "shoe" which mostly just comes out as "shhhh." She says "mama" and "dada" as well but I'm still not 100% certain that she correlates saying those words with Josh and I. Kids learning words is just so cute. Although I'm sure I might change my mind when she learns the word "no." Haha!
I officially weaned her the day before she turned 14 months. I started weaning just before her 1st birthday and so the entire process took about 2 months. I was in no rush and while she likely would have been fine stopping at a year, I wanted to make it as comfortable for me as possible. Breastfeeding was a very good experience with Ryan and while there will be aspects of it that I miss, I am very thrilled to finally have my body back to myself after 2 years!
Ryan had Hand Foot and Mouth at the tail end of July. So that was a good time. She handled it like a pro, but being house-bound for over a week wasn't particularly fun. We are glad to be past it and glad that it didn't seem to bother her much.