And it's not just words she's been learning. Suddenly she is climbing up and down off the sofa, no longer has a fear of the stairs, and in general she is tackling her fine and gross motor skills. She is understanding so much of what say and often happily follows instructions. Yesterday she was watering plants in the garden, and I'd ask her to water particular pots and she would. When she ran out of water, she'd hold out her watering can and ask "Please? Please?".
With all this developing there are some downsides and this week came the first of the tantrums. She can unscrew lids now, and sometimes when I ask "Ivy, can you give it to me please?" she understands but doesn't want to. Cue meltdown.
Suddenly she seems like such a toddler, probably because she is. I really don't think I can get away with calling her a baby any more! And that's ok, because I'm really enjoying this age. It's amazing to see her taking so much in and learning so fast. She has clear likes and dislikes.