Annie started out the month with a week-long bought of the yuckies. What we initially thought was a reaction to her 15-month shots ended up being roseola - a virus that causes a sudden high fever, irritability, vomiting, and then, as the last symptom, a red, non-itchy rash. After three visits to our pediatrician and a phone call or two to my brother, it was the rash that finally signified what we were dealing with. And by that point, it was pretty much over. It was really, in the grand scheme of things, no big deal, but it gave me the chance to get in a few uncharacteristic cuddles while our girl was (unfortunately) feeling less than her best.
|As much as I hated seeing Annie sick, I very much enjoyed being able to have moments like this.|
The rest of the month was much better, though. And as usual, Annie learned some new things in October. I think the biggest advances for Annie this past month have been in the area of vocabulary. She has added short phrases (I guess you would call them that) like "all done" (which she pronouces as "ah-doh") and "night night" to her repetoire. She also does a lot of repeating these days - both words and sounds. And if she hears you singing, she is pretty likely to join in with her own version of a melody.
|Our little Raven. Go AU!|
|Trying on Mommy's shoes is, apparently, hilarious.|
|Being silly with Mommy.|
|She exerts her independence every day now by insisting on carrying her own lunch box from the kitchen to the front door before leaving for school.|
|Just in case it takes me a while to get to a Halloween recap - here's a shot of our little pumpkin.|