Thursday, April 5, 2012

Watch Her Grow...

This Week's Foci: Language and Life Skills

As promised, here are her 12-month stats- 22.2lbs (60% for breastfed babies) and 29.5 inches long.  She's keeps moving up the 5th percentile from her little 5.9lbs at birth.

Interactions with Materials
  • Q-ball spent lots of time practicing with spoons, forks, and even a spatula this week.  It's amazing to watch little ones learn new skills- things we take for granted require so much skill and work! 
  • She's really enjoyed her new birthday gifts- her new table and chairs, baby doll, and stacking rings.
  • We've also gotten to play and find some Easter eggs this week!

Interactions with Others
  • She loves playing the "gotcha" game with people. She'll pretend she's going to hand you can item, and then quickly snatch it away and do a belly laugh.
Interactions with Space
  • She's still walking all over the place.  This week Daddy showed her how to jump, and she's been trying to figure it out.
  • She's also trying to figure out how to sit in her new chairs- they are still a little tall for her.  But, it is funny to watch because once we set her in a chair, she'll just sit and clearly savor it. Again, the joy of the little things in life!
  • We love playing outside in water!

Interactions with Life
  • Now that I have a little toddler, I'm trying to make some changes. For one thing, we've been focused on having her take responsibility for cleaning up her space. Obviously, it hasn't happened overnight, but it has been quicker than I thought. When she is finished using her materials (a blanket, books, cups, etc.), I tell her to "clean up, clean up, clean up", and she is now pretty good at return the items to their positions. 
    To see the rational and purpose for the Watch Her Grow series, please check out this post!

    1 comment:

    1. She's nearly as big as Annabelle! ;) Growing beautifully! That table looks like a great size, too. Wish I could join her for a round of the "gotcha" game!


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