Natalie has been doing all sorts of new and exiciting things over the last week. I thought I would make a quick run down for the sake of posterity and my memory.
Late last week after bathtime we were looking in the mirror and talking to the baby in the mirror and she suddenly said ‘bay bee’ so cute! Im not sure if it was just part of her babble or not, she hasnt done it since, but I am choosing to believe that she said baby 🙂
On Friday, I was discussing her development with Ms. Shay and Ms. Janet, two of her daycare teachers, and they were telling me that I should force her to hold onto exersaucer or the coffee table or something to make her use those little leg muscles. Its not that she cant stand or pull up…she just doesnt want to (I think I have one of the most stubborn babies in the entire world). When they try to make her do that at daycare she screams and throws a fit.
When I got her home and decided to have her practice, she had a great time! She pounded on the coffee table with two of her rattles for awhile but she did get knocked down twice by Bella which made her hit her poor little head and make her cry…thats where mommy comes in.
On Sunday and this morning she pulled up by herself in her crib! Her mattress is still set high enough that if she wants to she can pull up and look out of the top of the railings from her knees, and that is exactly what she was doing! We will soon have to set the crib lower but she’s getting so big.
Also on Sunday she was bouncing in her jumperoo and she said ‘bye bye’ to herself while waving to herself! I think she has done this a couple of times but only when she is babbling to herself, never when we try to get her to say it.
Finally, her new favorite words are a very run together sounding ‘tickletickletickletickle’ so cute.