Friday, April 4, 2008

birthday bug

how time does fly. last weekend was bug's first birthday and it just amazes me that she is already so old.

  • she is not yet walking, although she loves to freestand.
  • it seems like she recently had a personality/developmental explosion. although she has babbled practically nonstop since she was born, it comes across more as communication now. she has a handful of recognizable phonemes:
    • uh-oh
    • ny-ny for bedtime
    • na-na when she's doing something she shouldn't
    • noooo when someone else is doing something she doesn't want
    • yay when she claps her hands
    • dat-doo when you give her something or she gives you something
    • and ma-ma has finally made it's resurgence! when she wants me to pick her up.
  • she waves more often, she tries to blow kisses, she opens and closes both hands when she wants to be picked up. a lot of these things just appeared in the last 2 weeks.
  • she now has 5 teeth: the usual front 2 on top and bottom, and then a seemingly random molar. the mirror image molar is now starting to cut through.
  • according to the checkup today, she is 17 pounds 14 ounces and 27.5 inches. she is such a pixie!