13 May 2010
nine and 3/4ths...
that right, little e is 9 and 3/4 months old. i know, i know, i am 3/4ths of a month behind on the picture and the post. but things come up and i like to be flexible. if there is one attribute that i could have 100% percent of the time it would be..., well, it would probably be patience. but flexibility is a close second. as a wife, as a mother, as anything really i feel it is crucial to be flexible. i make a plan for sanity's sake, but also accept that my ideas are not set in stone. anything can change my day and the more flexible i am with my plan, the smoother the day runs.
hence the 9 and 3/4 post instead of just 9 months. we are just being flexible.
ele is AWESOME. as her mother, i realise that i will probably always have that opinion, but its true. she is awesome. it is strange how much a tiny little person can fill up your life, and your day. i seriously can not imagine a day with a little hand pulling at my leg, or a little giggle filling the house, or a little pouty mouth letting me know that that is not what she wanted to do. such personality.
this is a fun stage.
and she is probably the cutest baby ever.
as for milestones, i feel like she has just fine tuned what she learned last month. e claps and waves on command. which is great. also comforting to know that she has an understanding of what those things are. i like to see that she is learning. she is still walking around furniture, pulling up on everything and walking comfortably as long as she has hands to hold on to. nothing on her own yet, but we are getting close. she will stand alone (yea!!) and walk with just one hand, but i think she is a bit afraid to branch out on her own. but its ok, i can tell that she is growing stronger by the day. it wont be long now!
i often read other blogs and speak with other moms about babies and development. a common sentiment among them seems to be that they dont want their babies to grow up. they love the tiny stage and want it to last forever. i dont. dont get me wrong, i love every stage of eleri. i loved when she was so tiny she couldn't even lift her head and i love that she is so strong she can stand up. but i LOVE seeing her grow. i dont miss the stage we are leaving, i look forward to the stage we are entering. every day my little e becomes more and more of a person. i am so blessed that i get to be a part of her daily development. i wouldnt trade our time together for anything. seriously, anything.
she eats real food now; pretty much whatever rhys and i are having. unless its pizza or fish and chips. only healthy stuff for the babe.
she LOVES bubbles and puppets.
we practice counting and our alaphabets every day. we go through numbers in welsh (for rhys) japanese (for my mom) spanish (cause its a good language) and english. alphabets the same, minus the japanese because i only know my nubmers.
e loves to sing and dance as well. any music plays she is moving...and making noises right along with it.
e is awesome.
oh, and she has 5 teeth.