Someone asked me if Salem is talking yet. WHAT?! Is she supposed to be talking yet? She's 13 months old. COME ON people!!
I guess she can "say":
She can communicate alot better with signs:
Fan (her favorite - she signs this to identify it and to tell me she wants it on - smart kid!)
Signs we're working on:
I love that she can communicate with me through signs. She is a quick learner and is figuring out that words and things have signs associated with them. I'm excited to see how much more and how quickly she picks up in the next few months.
On another note, I am still nursing her and we're both happy about it. But since when did everyone else decide that it's weird to nurse a baby after 12 months? I do have support from some people, but others just keep asking me how long I'm planning on nursing her. The thing is, I don't have a plan. Yes, I am the queen of plans, but I am trying to not be so controlling (since I can't control anything anyway), and am just going with the flow. I'm happy, she's happy, it's good for her, it's free. How many times do I have to say "The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding AT LEAST 2 years" before people realize it's completely normal in the rest of the world to do what people in the US term "extended nursing." For now, I'm trying not to let it get to me and I'm doing what's best for us both. I'm glad I had such great support at the beginning that has allowed me to make it this far, since I know that's not the case for many other people.
Anyone else have insight or stories to share about "extended nursing"?
16 hours ago