Rowan seems to be putting all of her effort into her fine motor skills. She loves to feed herself with a spoon and fork and drinks from a cup. Rowan's favorite foods, in no particular order: kale, peas, green beans, blueberries, pickled asparagus, applesauce, and garlic hummus. I have been trying to wean Rowan for a few months, but if she has it her way, she would nurse several times a day. I'm just ready to be done. But it is nice having a few quiet moments with Rowan here and there. I'm sure I'll miss that when she's no longer breastfeeding.
Rowan is very talkative. We still don't understand most of what she says, but occasionally we are surprised to hear a few real words if the context is right :) Mostly, she just says Mama, Dada, Ella, this, these (for nursing) and boo (also for nursing.) She also signs for "more" and "all done." But she's starting to get frustrated that we don't understand more of what she's trying to say. The screeching sound she makes to get our attention is bloodcurdling.
Brady and I are headed to DC in a few weeks for work. I'm looking forward to some time away from Idaho Falls. It still doesn't feel quite like home to me, so it's wonderful to get an opportunity to experience the things I miss the most--good food, culture, diversity... I'm sure I'll have more to report when we return.