a very full week

We are still at Grandma’s (our visit being extended by a few days due to the arrival of a new cousin!**), and it’s been one of those “milestone” weeks. She had one in February where all of a sudden she was crawling and climbing and so forth.

This week, it’s been about talking, and walking and everything in between–we’ve got ‘ba ba”, “woof woof”, “quack quack”, “da da”, “ma ma”, and “uh oh”. She’s fluent in Baby-ese–she reads along to books and narrates her activities with the cutest little sounds. Sometimes, she cracks herself up! She’s also starting doing the sign for “more”, which is handy in the high chair.

She’s also started going to sleep rather calmly–rather than letting me soothe her to almost sleeping, she wriggles of out my arms, reaching for the pack and play and lays down quietly with bunny and blanket (instead of trying to climb out). She’s also taking formula out of a sippy cup during meals instead of a ba. And REALLY leading games of peek-a-boo. And boogie-ing down the stairs (safely) like nobody’s business. The walking is also really coming along–5-10 steps at a time when she’s into it, and definitely cruising along with more determination and confidence than before.

Ok, I found my blog…..but now where is my baby????

**L’s sister gave birth to our new nephew, James Robert on July 5th. He’s a big boy (8lbs 15 oz, 21 inches long). Now M has 2 younger cousins on that side of the family, and 5 older…and it’s evenly split, 4 boys, 4 girls. We are going to Chicago to visit on Saturday, “on our way” home. They are so little and scrunchy for such a short time!!!

3 Replies to “a very full week”

  1. Congrats on the new cousin – let’s just call that 9 pounds (can you say OUCH?!? Once again, feeling blessed to have been able to adopt!) Is his mom D? I thought she was the one who was pg.

    OH MY WORD. I was just telling A’s Mamaw last night about woof woof. Now I’ll have to add in all these other things.

    Most of all, I find the going to sleep thing WONDERFUL and AMAZING!

    M is the most amazing baby girl! We have new photos for you from our last playdate……

  2. T said she’s doing all this wonderful stuff because those molars she’s working on must be her WISDOM teeth. Ha ha. That’s an L type of joke for you…..

  3. Just thought I would de-lurk to say that it was nice to see you and to finally meet Little Miss M this week. We’ll have to do it more often! 🙂

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