Sadie, Sadie, Sadie. You are one fast-moving little babe! Yesterday, when I got home from work (you had been home all day with your Dad), you nursed and then turned the turbo-speed on your crawling and led me all over the house. You are interested in everything: you crawl into Willow’s crate, you recently discovered the computer printer (pretty lights and beeps when you push the button), you’ve tried to eat dog food, you want to know what to do with the Roomba, you LOVE our backyard chickens. Your palate has expanded, and though you’ll try anything we put in front of you—several times before giving up on it (sorry, baby, that jambalya really was too spicy)—you’ have your favorites. Right now you’re into pita chips with hummus, yogurt, mandarin oranges and graham cracker sticks. I suspect you’ve been on a big growth spurt, because your appetite has been kind of insane. On Monday, you fussed and fussed until I put you in your seat and put some food in front of you. You ate the hummus like you’d never been fed before. You’re becoming such a big girl. It’s exciting and sad all at the same time.
Getting tubes put in your ears was our big event for the past month. Now that that’s over, though, you’re sprouting teeth left and right. No rest for the weary, eh?
You are super talkative lately. And your chatter is starting to take on new characteristics. I can hear your little inflections—it’s like you are asking a question—and you probably are. We’re still working on signing with you, but we’ve not seen much happening there. You are a major finger-pointer! You point to the dogs and cats, you point to what you want (everything) and you point to the pictures in your books (You’re finally interested in books! I was kind of worried, honestly). You seem to be particularly into faces. Anytime you see one, even the magazines in the check-out line at the grocery store, you point and chatter.
You have been honing your cruising skills, and you are standing on your own for brief moments more and more often. You’ve even started opting to cruise on furniture as a mode of transportation rather than crawling.
Unfortunately, we were rushed this morning, and you fell asleep in your car seat on the way home from daycare, so I don’t have any pictures of you today. So we’ll all just have to make due with some throughout the month.