Where shall I start?
Madeleine is 15.5 months old now, she understands so much, both in French and in Chinese (though probably a little more in Chinese for now since she's with me almost all the time). She says, or attempts to say a lot of words in both languages, however, it's one word - one language. She babbles tons.
She's getting the hang of potty training, these days she hardly poops in her nappies anymore. The best part is, she has the word for potty (popo) so she says it when she wants to go half the time. And when she's on the potty she wants her story! Sometimes she won't get off for it, and sometimes she'll get on it just for a story. At one point a few weeks ago I felt like all my potty effort was for nothing, then these past few days being at her grandma's with her older cousins, she has made tremendous progress!
She is saying it first thing in the morning after having nursed and we'll whizz off to pee in the potty.
Yes, still breastfeeding. R. and I talked about setting limits during the day. We did that and it just backfired on us at night. So we stopped that. I mean I stopped that since I'm the one who gets up at night. Nursing is for comfort now, and whenever she needs reassurance she comes groping at my shirt saying "Nehneh nehneh." Sometimes, when people tell me she's too old now for that, when I make her cry because I won't give her nehneh just because others are judging me; I wonder when she'll ever wean...and then I think to myself, she'll wean when she's ready....but that sure as hell isn't anytime soon!
Sleep is...a sensation I have long forgotten. I've taken her to see countless doctors, osteopaths, chinese acupuncturists, etc for her sleep issues to no avail...Madeleine doesn't sleep longer than 4 hour stretches, and generally wakes up after 2-3 hours of sleep. She has some eczema on her left wrist and wakes up scratching...maybe it's that? Some tell me she won't sleep through the night until I wean. She's also at that age where separation anxiety is at its max...some nights I cry when she cries...but most nights I cuddle her up real tight in her snuggly blankie and take her in to our bed.
One night not so long ago, must have been back in March, R. and I were up late watching House of Cards and instead of the usual ear-piercing cry when she wakes up, we heard "Mama!" We both thought it was the neighbor's kid or something. Couldn't believe it was our little monster calling for me. I went in her room and saw her sat up in her bed waiting for me...I mean for my nehneh.
Besides nehneh, she also loves to go to the park, to swim, to watch Petit Ours Brun. She loves animals, doggies, kitties, duckies, horsies, insects.