Monday, August 17, 2009
Emma is truly growing into her own person. She has a feisty personality who will throw down when you dont give her what she wants. She has learned the word "no" and truly hates it. If anyone so much as says anything resembling she sound of no, such as not or nothing...she will break down in tears. It is a slow motion process where your eyes meet, there is silence, she gives the look of a deer caught in a headlight and you see her face start to contort. The countdown starts for the wailing to begin. Tears start streaming down her little chubby cheeks. She aint no fool. She plays the martyred baby well. If you were to hear her from outside you would swear she was being tortured. She is smart too, she will place her hand over what she knows she cannot touch and will just let if hover while you both make eye contact. She waits for the dreaded NO. But she will test you to see who can hold out the longest. LIl' punk.
She has also learned how to point at things. Things she wants or things that just call her attention. This little person, 10 months old knows what she wants. She has also learned to do certain parlor tricks on cue. She does this cute things with her arm where she flaps it over her mouth while singing. When you just put your hand on your mouth she will perform her musical talents for you. She will also motor boat her lips on cue. We aer working on blowing kisses. So here is a snippet of her musical talents.
um, I said I wanted the REAL thing!
i guess he is ok.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I am so proud of my little girl. After weeks of trying to get her to feed herself...to master the pincer grasp...she did it. I just was overcome with joy. She was so proud as she shoveled the puffs into her mouth, at times looking like an ant eater or a hoover vacuum cleaner. She will use the back of her hand to push it in. I realized that we are on the road to becoming self sufficient. I am happy to gain some extra minutes to do other things now, like eat. I don't have to do things for her, instead I can do things with her. This fills me with so much joy. To just be able to share breakfast with her. I couldn't have asked for more than to witness her steps towards independence. She is too cute.