So in the last two months these are some of the things we have had the joyful pleasure of being a part of with our little cricket...
She has four teeth up top with her two 15 month molars coming in and four itty bitty teeth on the bottom.
At her last well baby check up she weighed in at 19.15 pounds and is a hair under 30 inches long! Yeah she's on the charts!
Reading is a favorite and she'd rather do it herself than have us do it. When it's really quite in the house I often find her like this...
She's a crawling machine still! Once on the ground she is gone in a blink of an eye and of course always goes straight for the stairs! On Sunday (8/15/10) she took two unassisted steps and was SO proud of herself as were her daddy and mommy. The results of her hip x-rays came back with no dysplasia but she is still dragging her leg a bit and her left foot is still pointed out a bit. The doc was not too worried but it is something we are watching closely and will re-evaluate if she is not walking by 18 months. I think walking will be something she will be a pro at by then though!
Her vocabulary is still growing and her little voice is becoming clearer and clearer. She's now added....daddy, get (which is what she tells Ella when she's trying to steal her food), hot, mmmmm (yum) and here. Whining has also started when she is not getting what she wants...oye!
We have been doing lots of sign language with her and she, like all kids, picks it up fast! Her favorites are...dog, milk, water, flower, please, all done, more, book and bird.
In the last two months her personality is just starting to really bloom. She's now got the look down when she doesn't want something (above pic)...she'll shake her head no and give you a look that could crack up a Royal Guard. She will burst into laughter and put her head on her forehead while doing it. She'll hold our faces while giving us a kiss and gives kisses whenever we do something she likes. If she's on my back in the Ergo she'll try to reach around to kiss me while we're out walking...cracks me up! She dances and sings allllllllll the time. She is rarely grumpy and will let you know if she's done by signing it. She is ALL girl and wants anything pink and is eager to pick out her clothes and a hair bow to match.
Computers and anything electronic are better than any toy imaginable so we pulled out my old eMac and set it up in the playroom for her to "have at it" and let me tell you she'll be teaching us stuff before she's in kindergarden!
The last two months she's tried lots of new food and isn't scared to try anything and loves pretty much everything. Some new foods have been...brussels sprouts, kiwi, grapes, mayan squash, garlic mash potatoes, rice pilaf, and In-n-Out Burgers!
She's a huge helper now and wants to do everything that mommy does! :) And she is just as loud and wild as her mommy is and that is a great thing! :)
We are so excited to see what the next month holds and what kinds of accomplishments our sweet daughter makes. We will be right there for every single thing! We still stare at her in utter amazement that God put this little life in our hands. There is not a day that goes by that is not precious and or taken for granted...God is amazing!