She's not a baby anymore.
She's talking up a storm. When she can't tell me what she wants me to know, she will show me, using her hands or mine. When she wanted me to buckle her bear into the car seat yesterday, she grabbed my hands and pantomimed what I should do. She still sticks close by and calls "Mama, Mama!" if I get too far away, but is getting much more independent, telling me "No" when I offer help with the steps or her clothes. This morning I came into the living room to find her dancing by herself to a CD that I had put on. I am so excited to be able to communicate more with her. I can't wait for her to tell me what she's thinking.