I really think this has been the quickest month yet! 17 months means only 1 more month until our little Indiana is a year and a half... slow down time?! I have no idea about weight or any measurements anymore but I do know she's been going through a major growth spurt recently. When I first put her in 12-18 month clothes they swamped her but now they don't seem so long. Even Jack's dad commented on it (even though he'd only seen her a few weeks previously!).She's really showing her cheeky character now and is only ever quiet if she's up to something. She babbles away constantly and picks up words and phrases like a little sponge. Sometimes she comes out with a new words and I have to do a double take to wonder what she's actually said! Her newest word is 'spoon' - which she proudly shouts while waving it in your face haha.
She can ask for what she wants by speaking now instead of just crying. If she's thirsty she'll demand her juice, if she wants to go out she'll ask for her shoes, for example. The second my top is lifted she shouts 'baby' and runs over to kiss my bump (or blow raspberries on it haha). Her animal noises are really coming along - with the help from a selection of pop-up books - she knows woof, meow, moo, cheep and even tries to say cock-a-doodle-do haha!
Her moods have been a lot better recently with a lot less tantrums. They're still there but not quite as often thankfully. I really think her being able to communicate and understand more is helping. The sharing is still an issue and is the only thing she majorly flips out about - oh or taking her food away, that's a big no no! She's very loving though and will willingly come over to give you a cuddle or a kiss (which are almost closed mouth.. yay!).
I've loved dressing her more summery this month and her hairs now long enough for individual clips (it's probably too long for the bands now). She is like me though and doesn't really cope with the heat though so lots of inside play for us this summer!
My favourite thing she's done this month is her cheeky smiles (or the face where she sticks out her tongue haha). She shows off to everyone she sees with her massive grin, and I just know it's the start of her getting away with absolutely everything haha!