I haven't updated much this week because the three of us have all been sick, which means Mony and I have been going to bed early but getting no sleep because she wakes up every 30-60 minutes. It's just colds and sore throats, but it has been pretty miserable for all of us. Joe had it first (and probably the worst) but we're all starting to recover.
This has been a pretty cool week. Sometimes Ramona grows and learns so gradually that I can't even notice, but sometimes it's almost like someone turned a dial up on her IQ all the sudden. Such was the case this week. All the sudden she became much more interested in books. She will sit and watch me read her stories over and over again. She also has started trying to give me kisses. (At least I hope that's what she's doing.) She gets right in my face and kind of sucks on my cheek for a couple seconds and then smiles at me. It's very endearing and disgusting. But as sloppy as the kisses are, I love getting them.
She also has been saying bye bye better. She still doesn't say it consistently, but she says it at some point when one of us is leaving for work most days. It's also changed from her saying "Da da" for bye bye to "Dye dye" which is closer.
I also feel that I should point out that Joe has been saying no and it has been working. I also want everyone to know that Joe and I talked about his lax discipline technique prior to me posting about it, so it's not like I'm passive aggressively shaming Joe on the internet instead of talking to him or anything. I posted about it because it was something that was going on in our lives. But I am glad that he's been making an effort at it and I've definitely noticed a difference.