At 14 months old, Sophia is happy as ever. She’s getting into everything. She loves to play, clap, laugh, dance, kick her legs vigorously, and wave her arms with enthusiasm. She’s a mover and a shaker and doesn’t like to sit still! She has a little personality that is all her own. She cracks us up!
At 14 months old, Sophia has several words she’s saying regularly like, “mama,” “dada,” “ba”(ball), “baba”(bottle) “oh, oh, oh” (her way of saying hi to new people). She understands many words. I’ll ask her to give her baby a kiss and she kisses her baby. Or, “Can you bring me a block?,” and she brings me a block. “Let’s play ball,” and she brings me her ball. It amazes me how much she can comprehend at this age. She also communicates by handing me things like the remote (which means she wants to watch Yo Gaba Gaba)!
At 14 months old, Sophia enjoys taking the tops off of things and putting them back on. This includes caps to pens, the lid to the yogurt tub, or top of a lotion bottle. It doesn’t matter what it is, if it has a top, she wants to take it off and put it back on. If it needs to be screwed off, she hands it to me to unscrew and puts it back on. I don’t know if this is a 14 month old thing or just her thing. It’s cute to watch.
At 14 months old, Sophia loves water. She loves her baths and will stay in for an hour if I let her. She’s been in the pool and the ocean and has a blast in both.
At 14 months old, Sophia loves her bed. She goes to bed after we read books at about 7:30 and rarely lets out a peep. She typically sleeps through the night, sometimes wakes up once. She usually takes two 2 hour naps a day and is happy to do so which is nice for me. When she wakes up and I go to get her from her bed she always hands me her baby and gets super excited. It’s really cute.
At 14 months old, Sophia is understanding boundaries. The game she used to play of throwing food from her high chair and watching us pick it up is pretty much over. The last time she did that, dada shook his head and said, “no”. She looked at him with the most serious face (like, are you for real?), curled her lip and sobbed. Her little feelings were so hurt. Now, she will hold a piece of food and look at us and then put it back down.
The one thing she isn’t doing is walking. She pulls herself up, stands on her own, and has accidentally taken a step but she’s just not ready to walk yet. She crawls like crazy (with one leg out). Developmentally, she’s amazing. She has awesome fine motor skills. I know she will walk when she’s ready.
At 14 months old, Sophia continues to light up our lives and bring us more joy than words can express.