I can’t believe that Ailsa is now 20 months old. She is growing up far too fast and she is really showing off her cheeky personality. She is talking loads now and although she’s not making sentences yet, you just can’t shut her up. It’s such a fantastic age for all the new skills that are coming out but I am not enjoying the tantrums. Especially the ones happening in public, but I think we all have to deal with it at some point or another. She is finally getting into 9-12 month clothing, at her last weigh in at 19 months she was still only a teensy 18lb 3oz and on the 2nd centile. I think she is just going to be small like me.
Ailsa has such a huge list of word that she can say now, Far too many to put in here but her favourites are definitely “No” and “Amals”(animals). She is so vocal and constantly trying out new words, copying James and I and sometimes Peppa Pig. She is really good at identifying different animals or foods especially fruits. I never imagined how much she would actually be able to say at this age but she seems to be determined to learn to speak. We still go to Sign class which is now a toddler class and she still signs quite a bit which is helpful when we can’t quiet make out the word she is trying to use.
She is such a confident walker and climber now, constantly trying to climb all over our chair or sofa and sometimes up onto her little chair and table. We are thinking she might benefit from a gymnastics type class so we are going to look into that in the new year. I am hoping it can be something for James and Ailsa to do together as their thing as I think it is really important for Ailsa to have a good amount of one on one time with her Dad too. She has become really attached recently to her doll, Baby has to come everywhere with us, she even came with us on Ailsa’s first trip to London!
Ailsa is really loving Animals at the moment. We took her to Bristol Zoo back in October and she was just in absolute awe of all the animals she came across especially the Lions and lately we have had to watch the 3 Madagascar movies on repeat for a good couple of weeks. She is just loving them loads and tries to copy Alex the Lions hand actions it is just far too cute. We also get some awesome dancing from her when ‘I like to move it move it’ comes on. We have sent so many videos of her dancing to the family they must be getting a bit sick of it now.
Her favourite food at the moment is raisins and she is finally starting to drink cow’s milk. I am still breastfeeding her but hoping to cut down to only 3ish feeds a day over Christmas whilst there are 4 of us to distract her throughout the day with the aim to cut down to 1-2 feeds a day by the time she is 2. As much as I love breastfeeding her and her getting a lot of comfort from it I feel it is time to start thinking about weaning but I would definitely like it to be a gradual decline over months if need be so it can be a gentle transition for her. I am sure I will blog or even vlog about it in the coming months.