I thought I was done with the monthly updates! I’m certainly done with the monthly photoshoots; those things were getting stressful. Meredith isn’t developing as fast physically anymore, but everything else is changing so rapidly that I can hardly keep up. I think she learned at least three new skills over the weekend alone. So here’s the highlights of what’s up with her now.
Not only is she walking, but she practically runs. And most of the time it’s with her hands straight up in the air like a victory V. Perhaps she was inspired by the Olympic gymnasts.
She can finally stack the blocks on her own instead of just throwing them. Of course her favorite thing is still to knock them over, but I have seen her get up to four high. (Proud mom here, clearly.) She also initiates peekaboo now which is pretty much the cutest thing.
One thing she loves to do is hand people things. She’s a great little helper with the laundry, especially with her diapers. She hands me each piece out of the dryer one by one while I fold and stuff. (This is also a fantastic quality because if she gets ahold of something she shouldn’t have, most of the time I can just hold out my hand for it and she’s happy to hand it over.)
She can clap now! And say “uh oh”! And she’s laughing waaaay more than she used to, especially if you act like you’re chasing her.
The best thing, though, is that she gives kisses. Slimy, wet, open-mouthed, beautiful kisses.
She also doesn’t nap on the weekends. And the other day she took her diaper off and ate her own poop, so I guess nobody’s perfect. :)