We finally got to the doctor's for Suchitra's 18 month checkup. She's grown SO much! 80 percentile for height and 20th percentile for weight...even though her appetite has decreased considerably since leaving daycare, good to know we're still managing to stuff some calories into her.
As for Suchitra's development, there are a few big changes I've noticed recently. For one, her language acquisition is skyrocketing! Everyday it seems like she picks up another word or two. Today, she suddenly starting point to every tree during our walk and exclaiming "leaves". And of course she learned "doctor" during our 1.5 hour visit :)
She's also becoming more and more feminine, if that's possible! Every baby we meet is pointed out and fawned over, and babies' cries bother her to no end. Her growing menagerie of stuffed animals lack for no attention. She loves to kiss new acquaintances, whether they be bugs, flowers or reflections in the mirror. If anything, she'll be OVERprepared for #2's arrival :)
On a more challenging note for mama, she's also showing increasing signs of independence and defiance. We haven't had a full-blown tantrum yet, but I'm bracing myself. We're in for a wild ride these next few months!