Ayden Jane has been hilarious lately. The new language skills have stayed and the energy/coordination has returned. She talks constantly while she is playing and you can sort of even have conversations with her. Mostly, she loves to tease and can turn nearly anything into a game.
You can still see her have trouble when she gets tired. Especially with language. She will talk fairly clearly and in complete sentences when rested and then struggle to connect 2 words when tired. Also, when she is someplace where something is 'overwhelming' or just very new. She never gets scared, at least she never shows it on the outside. She does the opposite. She just 'shut's down'. She does not talk or really show any facial expression. She becomes very still.
I guess it is just one more way that Ayden Jane seems to have reactions that are not that out of the normal realm, just more dramatic and for a longer period. It may take most 2 yr. olds 5 minutes to warm up to a new place, but it can take Ayden Jane 20+.
I will say she has demonstrated an amazing memory for places and directions. Any time we even turn toward my parents neighborhood Ayden Jane starts with, "go to boppa house? Go swim Boppa pool?" We went to Mckenna's class at the elementary school. It has nearly 1000 students, so it is fairly large. After we went 2 times, Ayden Jane can take the right turns and goes directly to Mckenna's classroom. Finally, I told Ayden Jane to get her shoes on so we could go to McDonald's for breakfast the other day. (That means apples and slides for Ayden Jane) On the way there I turned to run the trash to the dump. As soon as I started to turn she started yelling, "no momma, go to McDonald's". I think she pays more attention to where I am going than the other kids!