Perfecting her fake cough. She, like most kids, thinks it's so funny to "cough".
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
She has learned how to feed herself and loves it. She can pick things up and almost always makes it to her mouth. She starts to get excited, though, and tries to pick things up with both hands and goes for her mouth with both of them. One hand always makes it before the other and then she is stuck with one hand full of food and forgets about it. At that point, it goes to her lap. I can't help but laugh about it. A mess is guaranteed, but so worth it.
I don't know why she was doing this, but it was funny.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Today, she said "da da" for the first time. She has been doing a lot of babbling for a while now, but usually it's just "ha" type sounds. She finally said da da to the great excitement of her daddy. He is very proud of her and himself. He has been trying to teach her to say it since she was born. I'm incredibly proud too though. It's so amazing to hear. I know the "ma ma" will come soon enough and then I may wish for it to stop. I'm in no hurry. She still wants me to hold her all the time, so that's enough for me. I also was finally able to feel her first teeth today. The two bottom ones have finally broken through. She has been trying to cut them for a while now and finally after 8 months, they are here.
Here she is saying "da da" to her Humpty Dumpty book. Needless to say, I don't think she quite understands what she is saying yet.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
It's like she's saying "What? Am I not supposed to be doing this?"
Last week, Haley and I started going to swim classes at the YMCA. She absolutely loves the water and gets so excited when she even sees the pool. We are learning a lot and she certainly feels comfortable in the water. Scott came with us this week to watch her and take some pics/videos.
Playing catch with the instructor.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I do want to give a quick update of what she is doing. In the three weeks, she has gone from barely getting up on her knees and barely sitting by herself to full on crawling and totally sitting unassisted. Once she mastered these things, she has taken off! She crawls all over the house now. She can easily go from crawling to sitting and back. She is pulling up on everything (mostly to her knees) and bumping her head a lot in the process. She is really finding her balance on her knees. Just today, she pulled herself up to standing without any assistance and stayed that way for probably two minutes before getting tired. She has really come so fast in the last few weeks. I just hope it doesn't mean that she is going to be walking soon. I'm really not ready for that.
She is eating everything I put in front of her. She loves food now. I just needed to be patient (which as most of you know, is very hard for me). She loves carrots, bananas and yogurt the best. She even loves her oatmeal now. I'm still making most of her food myself which is a ton of fun. I like "cooking" for her. I wish I could like cooking for Scott and myself just as much :).
She is sleeping well. She doesn't really like to nap because she is so busy practicing all of her new tricks. She does go to sleep pretty easily at night, though and sleeps most of the night if not all night.
She is WONDERFUL and I could not ask for a better, happier baby. I love her so much and so far, this is my favorite age. I can imagine that it will only get better.
We went to pick out pumpkins for Halloween.
Her first bath in the big tub.
November 5, 2009 - Crawling and sitting
November 11, 2009 - Standing unassisted