Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Health & New Skills

Thanks to everyone for wishing Squeak well. She had 25 breathing treatments over the course of a couple of days and was her old (young?) self in no time.

Since the illness, she’s picked up a couple of new skills –
  1. Pulling herself up on a number of things
    Pretty self-explanatory, but worthy of note is her favorite item to pull herself up by – the dog feeder (a large bone-shaped food holder with a removable food and water dish). I think this has as much to do with The Beej as it does with pulling herself up.
  2. The beginnings of a new word
    She’s got the Ma and Da down (of course, you could argue that they’re simply monosyllabic vocal exercises of someone learning a new language… but why hurt her parents’ feelings?) and that’s sort of a no brainer; and the new word is also a proper name, but I think it qualifies as a new word.
  3. Squeak will pick up The Beej’s chew rope, hold it over her head and say, “Beeeeeeeeeeee.” Beej will hop off of the couch/chair/bed, come over and grab the toy and return to his resting place. She’ll crawl over and try to take it back.
    The Squeaker and Beej are definite BFFs.
  4. If she cries hard enough, she might get what she wants
    Yeah, we’re nipping that one in the bud.

That’s just the tip of the iceberg; she’s getting so big, we’ve had to lower the crib to its lowest setting. She’s fast on all fours – so fast we can’t turn our backs for a minute. She’s feeding herself; so much so that it’s almost all she’ll eat.

Anyway, changes abound… stay tuned!


Blogger Adrienne said...

I love the toy in the last picture. My grand daughter is just past two and still loves playing with it.

Bravo on all the accomplishments. Relish them. Some will fly right past you.

2/13/2008 8:45 AM  
Anonymous Jason Ward said...

Aww. What a cutie!

Is this where we get to exchange cute baby pictures?

2/14/2008 5:54 PM  
Blogger b*babbler said...

Oh, the adorableness.

And words - I have deep envy. At 16 months (Peanut was a 32-weeker) we're still waiting for our first words.

To say I'm breathless with anticipation would be an understatement.

2/14/2008 7:24 PM  
Anonymous L.A. Daddy said...

Ahh, I remember those days. And I've got them coming up again, too. Enjoy it because you'll be too old and feeble to really remember it later :)

Unless you come back to your blog and read about it, of course. Which is what I have to do...

2/16/2008 10:48 AM  
Blogger Gidge said...

Look out, one day you'll be minding your own business and she'll say "I TELL YOU NO!"
or is that just at my house?

2/17/2008 10:09 AM  

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