Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Developmental Milestones

Okay, so these are probably not the milestones that your pediatrician is looking for, but they sure are cute ones. Goody has learned to 1)walk, 2)kiss, and 3)follow commands. The walking part she's been working on for a while now. She got a walker from her Mama and Papa at Christmas, and she loves to push it around the house. But last Wednesday, I was picking her up from the baby sitter, and while I gathered her things I put her down and she was standing there dancing (she loves music, by the way) and then just decided to go. She took about 10 steps before she fell down. SO CUTE!! I don't have a picture of her walking yet (and Daddy has the camera--he's in Haines, Alaska which I will post about next week) but here's a shot of her at her bookshelf. You can see she has no need to hold on to anything but the books!

For milestone number 2, last week she learned to give me a kiss. Daddy kisses took another couple of days. They are typically sort of open-mouth as we are still working on how to make kissy lips. Here she is kissing Spike (Snoopy's brother, part of the collection I had as a child).

And #3, following commands, is equally fun. I only just realized that she does for sure have language comprehension. You can tell her: give me a kiss, where's Rupert (she looks for him), come here, stand up, arms up, where's my nose (she touches it, sometimes not so gently), where's my lips, say bye or hi (comes with a wave and sometimes she says hi or bye), or throw it (either the ball or a toy for Rupert). She's learning so fast! Here she is waving Hi to Daddy while he was out trying to speed along spring in the back yard.

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