16 months is such a fun age. Ella is becoming more aware of her surroundings and interacting with people around her so much more:) She has always been sort of behind physically; she never sat up completely until about 7 months and never walked well until 13.5 months, but MAN can she talk! Here is a list of just SOME of the words she can say, most she has been saying for a couple of months now. She has started putting them together too!
Hi, Bye, Mumma, Daddy, Mommy, uh-oh, "Blues" (for Blues Clues), doggy, kitty, apple, orange, ball, balloon, pretty, gentle, OW OW OW OW (when we are in the middle of the grocery store no less:P), milk, more(and signs it), please (peeease), thank you (and signs it), think (and signs it), book, duck (and quacks), cheese, sock, shoe, nose, belly button, teeth, poop, pee, num num, and many more that I just can't remember.
Ella is also going to daycare now, (just part time) to get her out to socialize with kids her age. So far, it's going well, it has taken some getting used to (she cries when I leave), but at this point, she isn't crying the whole time she is there so thats a plus. She's been sick twice in 4 weeks, but I guess that comes with the territory. In addition to that, we are fighting two ear infections in a row. Hopefully she will feel better soon.
I'll leave you all with a pic of the cute babe who had fallen asleep in my arms at the doctors office.