Friday, September 21, 2012

Our Happy Babe

We truly could not ask for a happier baby. She is full of energy, laughter, and smiles.

She learns things as fast as we can teach them to her, and never ceases to amaze me. She knows so many objects in the house. You can ask her to go pick out one thing out of her mess of toys and she gets it right every time. She is learning how to put her shapes into her shape house as well as building towers with wooden blocks.

Tim actually left her playing on the living room floor to go to the kitchen and when he came back she had (apparently) used a pillow to climb on the couch and grab the remote. He came back to find her sitting ON the couch holding the remote. My dad taught her how to "send a text". She has her own play phone and if you tell her to send a text...her thumbs start flying. Oh my!

She is not walking all over, but can take 4 steps or so and stand for a while independently. She can run through the kitchen in her walker and even knows what it means to "take a lap around the table" in order to get more cookies. :)

She also can feed her baby doll her bottle, pick her up and pat her back to burp her, and then give her a kiss. :)

She loves to be "so big!" and play pat-a-cake. Knocking over towers is another one of her specialties. :) Sesame street is always a must at 10am and she loves the price is right and wheel of fortune (and she claps for everybody).

She had another neurodevelopment appointment this past Wednesday and did ok. All of her motor skills were right on target. She was TERRIFIED of the physchiatrist who was a big man with a beard, and did not want to do her hearing test either. She is old enough I think to remember doctors and offices and is NOT a fan. There was no explanation as to why she had the seizure back on labor day.

The only poor thing is her weight....ugh. When she was weighed the end of July, she was 16 lbs 8 oz. After almost 2 months she is only 17 lbs. So a whopping 8 oz weight gain. We are waiting to hear from the dietician what they recommend. She eats like a cow, but does NOT sit still!! She burns her calories as fast as she can eat them. She is still in 9 month clothes... a few 12 month.

Even though she is small... she is strong and determined. She is also the happiest, fun loving baby around. I can come home after the worst day but she will run up to me and give me a hug and a kiss. Love her to pieces and wouldn't trade a thing in the world for her!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Smarter by the day...

Our big girl is a little sponge!! You can teach her anything and she will do it within a matter of days. She is so curious and loves to learn!! When you ask her where things are, she will crawl over to it and point. She knows which saying say what on her walls in her bedroom. I taught her to wave her hand in front of her nose when I ask her if she is stinky, and to do a funny mouth trick which you just have to see for yourself.

She continues to LOVE water!! We put away the monkey pool for the summer so now she wants to play in Tim's cup of water. The colder the better! She loves sticking her whole arm in, splash around, then pull her hand out and open and close it to "feel" the water. Her giggles are contagious!! She can clap on demand, loves pat-a-cake, this little piggy, and loves to brush her own hair (well kind of :) ).

She coninues to be a little book worm. Every morning and evening, she will sit on your lap for as long as you will read to her. This can be for hours!!

We are also teaching her shapes and how to take care of her baby doll (no there are no little ones on the way), but she loves to learn and play with both of them.

We still love to go for walks in the stroller as well. We cannot imagine our lives without our precious little girl!!

What kid doesn't love to play in the laundry basket!?

Our little book worm!

Feeling Dadda's water...she loves it!!