Okay. I wrote a big post, about something I was thinking about, and poof, it's gone. Late night publishing gone awry.
I wonder how it's done? Miss B is walking and talking and she is so young. This morning I asked her if she wanted that yogurt tube (frozen stonyfield yogurt pop, less sugar than most) and she said that and pointed. Wow. That.
What else does she say?
E - for Eli
I did it
AND she points and babbles, like no one's business. It is really hard to understand most of what she says, but she is saying it and she will not stop. And she is walking.
This last week she scared the pants off us. She stood around on one foot with her other knee held up in the air like she was marching. For about an hour. Any time she put weight on it she fell over. She was so happy as she stood around on one leg. A happy stander. I gave her a warm bath and a massage and she tried to climb out of the bath with the formerly bent leg. The teacher at baby school said that when infants have an injury, they block the pain and just stop using the limb. Great.
I am getting ready for a developmental pediatrician workup and an OT workup. She is a sensory seeker. Dont get me wrong, she is going GREAT. but, I cant get her muscles to release the last tension from her hyper tonic diagnosis and her movements are still a bit jerky.
And how old is she? Is she precocious or is she just the smallest 18 month old you have ever met?
We will never know, but it is so hard not knowing. She is right on target to ahead for her assigned birthday and right on target up to 18 months, so I think we are in the pocket, but she is so verbal. I guess reading all those books really does work.
Her current favorites:
Baby Goes Beep (O'Connell)
All Fall Down (all by Helen Oxenbury)
Goodnight Moon (Brown)
Mice Squeak, I Speak (Shapiro/dePaulo)
Baby Faces (DK PUBLISHING)
and all baby picture books)
And she has just added some more:
Baby High, Baby Low (Blackstone)
I Like It When ( Mary Murphy)
Pajama Time (Boynton)
Thump, Thump, Rat-a-Tat-Tat (Gene Baer)
Color Zoo (Lois Elhert)
And, finally, pictures of her first year on this planet.
In Daddy's hands; the first day we met
Aint they crazy?
WITH THE COUSINS
Tea Party at Home
I have no fear.
Tripping at the Zoo
& at the beach
She's a SAND EATER,
Dont you mess around with her
Sand Monsters, USA
First day of Kindergarten
THE FIRST BIRTHDAY
Loving the shades!
OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS TOGETHER
The First Day of the Year