Health & New Skills
Since the illness, she’s picked up a couple of new skills –
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!