It seems like in the past week Abbie has been changing in leaps and bounds. I just can’t get over how much fun this little thing is. I was so worried about being a stay at home mom – I thought I’d be bored out of my mind, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. She definitely keeps me on my toes and she’s just so much fun to be around now. Her little personality is really emerging now and she’s always smiling or laughing at something.
For not being able to crawl, she sure moves around a LOT. If she’s on the tile floor, she can slide all over the place while sitting up. She’s incredibly good at basically folding herself in half while in the sitting position to reach things. She can hold herself up with one hand and reach as far as she can with her other hand, and if it’s out of reach, she’s smart enough to switch hands and hold herself up with her other hand and reach with the opposite hand. It’s really fun to watch. If she drops something, she’s already looking for it before it hits the ground and she’ll follow it if it rolls somewhere.
In the past week she’s learned to get food into her mouth by herself. Her favorites are the little cheese puffs, followed by the yogurt melts. And she has 2 bottom teeth now and when she grins you can see the bigger one. It’s too cute.
She’s getting pretty good at standing up now, and she’s moved her feet a couple of times while holding on to my hands. I stood her up yesterday and put her next to one of her taller toys, and she stood there by herself for about a minute, hanging on to the toy. That was a first.
We’re doing sign language with her and the main ones we work on are milk, eat, all done, more, daddy and dog . She hasn’t signed any yet, but she watches me do it and I try to be consistent in doing it, so hopefully she’ll catch on soon.
She’s such a happy little thing and it’s just the cutest thing ever when Mark gets home from work. She gets SO excited and starts waving her hands and doing her “excited snort” where she breathes funny out of her nose while grinning from ear to ear. Today I was laying on the bed with her sitting next to me and Sadie came and laid down next to me and in front of Abbie and the next thing I know Abbie is trying to suck on Sadie’s foot and then she managed to get the end of her tail in her mouth. She thinks it’s the greatest thing when Sadie lays next to her and gets a real kick out of Sadie’s wagging tail. (And Sadie’s tail is always wagging.) It’s fun to watch the 2 of them interact and I’m so glad Sadie seems to like Abbie as much as Abbie likes Sadie.
I really didn’t think it was possible to love someone you’ve only known for 7 and a half months this much. Mark and I get so much joy from this little thing and I don’t even remember with life was like before she came along.