When I was in NYC, my brother-in-law and I were talking. I was telling him about something baby-related, and he just kinda looked at me and said, “Yeah that’s something I’ve never thought about.” I told him, “That’s all I’m thinking about these days.”
I realize that this has very much turned into a mom blog, and that makes me a little sad. But, right now my days are consumed with thinking about everything related to Baby. I honestly am not sure of what else to say. The non-mom-related stuff I have been processing lately is mostly things I would rather not or can’t share in a public arena. So, I apologize!
Savannah has reached that age where she’s imitating us a lot and sometimes it takes me by surprise! She has a toy cell phone that makes noises when you push the buttons. I always put it to my ear as if I’m talking, and then hand it to Savannah and say “It’s for you!” After months of doing that, she has finally started putting the phone to her ear too! It’s so cute.
We were in a store the other day, and Savannah found a pair of toddler sunglasses. I looked down and realized that she had unfolded them and put them on her face – all by herself! I never put sunglasses on her, so she figured that out completely by herself. (I wear sunglasses a lot.) She looked so cute with them on.
She’s also (finally!) getting the idea of how to pet the cats. She loves to pet them, but I couldn’t seem to convince her to be “suave” (gentle) and use an open hand to rub their backs.
We got her some Duplos at the Lego store a month or so ago. Duplos are the big bricks they make for toddlers and preschoolers – our family had them growing up and they’re pretty awesome. At first Savannah didn’t know what to do with them, but she’s gotten pretty good now! She can put them together and take them apart. She and I can play for a long time on the floor, just building things and then dismantling them.
We haven’t gotten the weekly physical therapy set up yet, because they don’t really have space in their schedule for regular visits. So we’re going to take it one week at a time, and hopefully soon space will open up. The first session is next Tuesday.
She is communicating pretty well these days. She doesn’t say words, but she gestures quite clearly and says things like “da!”. I keep repeating words hoping she’ll catch on. Sometimes I swear she’s saying “Mommy” or “kitty”, but it’s not consistent so I can’t declare her first word yet. She’s quite talkative, though, with her babbling. She speaks so clearly I swear she’s just using another language that I can’t understand. And she looks at me knowingly and nods her head. Actually, she has figured out the nodding and shaking of her head – most of the time it’s consistent with what she seems to want. It’s been fun to communicate with her.