Little One is nine months old! As we approach the end of this first year, she is becoming more and more a Little Person and less an baby.
Updates: Susanna has two teeth! I never realized how hard it was or how long it took to grow teeth: five months. Wow. The little pearls are pretty adorable, so I think they were worth the wait She is also “cruising” now, as they call it, and I think walking is not too far away. She is certainly a busy little bee; she has decided that the “barricades” I have set up to give her a safe play area are actually challenges to her ingenuity and oh the ways she has figured out to escape–including crawling commando style under our couch. She loves to pull out all her books and toys and play gleefully in the little nest of her treasures. And she talks now. ”Real” words, like dada, mama, and baba, plus plenty of babbling that she clearly intends as conversation. She is quite the chatter box, even practicing different voices and laughs. No matter what kind of day we are having, I still melt when she says one of our names. My favorite moment was during a string of snow days we had in February which blessed us with lots of extra time with Matthew; Susanna had just started talking, and she took to patting him and announcing “Da-da” repeatedly. Precious.
Favorite Things: Here are ten of Susanna’s favorite things, recorded for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
1. Playing with Daddy.
3. Reading Books
4. Chewing on EVERYTHING
5. Having Deep Conversations with Stuffed Animals
6. Watching the Great, Big World, Especially on Windy Days
7. Going for Walks in the Great, Big World
8. Looking Cute while Plotting Escape Plans
9. Making Funny Faces
10. Being Curious
Warning: This post is primarily pictures. Because, honestly, the Little One is just too adorable to resist photographing.
Updates: Finger-foods, which started as an experiment when I was bored one day, after turned out quite the success. In fact, this week they have instigated a surprising pickyness in food, as Little One is of the opinion the crackers are the best food ever and she really should be allowed to subsist on them alone. So, between that and her crawling escapades, we continue to have many “What? I can’t do whatever I want?” days Since Christmas, she has also figured out how to pull herself to standing and now attempts it wherever possible–holding on to chairs, bookshelves, her crib, etc. She is always so pleased when it works.
Events: In December, we traveled to South Carolina to spend Christmas with some of our extended family. It was a lovely time of fellowship and feasting! Unfortunately, Little One was bitten by the shy bug, so we don’t have many pictures of her with said family (of course, whenever she did decide she would like to be held by one of her many adoring relatives, I didn’t have my camera. . . ) Once home again, we celebrated our own little Christmas, unwrapping gifts between sips of eggnog. Since then it has been a rush into real life and busyness and training and suddenly we are nearly half-way through January. Oy.
I hope you are having a blessed New Year thus far! And, without further ado, the promised pictures: