Size 4 1/2 F
10 months old and little M is so much fun. I think that our morning photos just show how much fun she is to be around.
Mersina just discovered my box of Lush bath fizzies and set about taking out each piece of popcorn one by one. Not eating any, though!
The main reason for this post is so that I can post these pictures which I love. Just two but very sweet. Happy birthday, Martin and a very happy personal new year.
With lots and lots of love from us.
- Likes to watch what is going on around them
- Sits without support
- Weight bears on feet and maybe pulls to standing
- Roll over
- Reach for objects, toys, food etc
- Puts objects to their mouth
- Started to use a pincer group
- Bangs two objects together or claps hands
- Babbles or vocalises
- Turns head when hearing a familiar voice
- Laughs and chuckles during play
She did all but one of these things and indeed she stood on her own for over 10 seconds yesterday while distracted by the television. However clapping is something we hadn’t tried and she hadn’t managed when I read the list a few days ago.
We couldn’t have this. Not that we’re competitive but who doesn’t like a challenge.
So here is the result of our efforts:
Oh and here is the proof of the laughing and chuckling during play:
And a high-five and sitting.
Good girl … you haven’t required my attention, you haven’t expressed any need so I haven’t had to attend to you
You have kept quiet
You have kept still so I could focus on something else
Your behavior has not encroached on my time
You have not reached out for anything
You have been content with doing nothing
You haven’t cried
You haven’t needed your nappy changed
It’s not always a selfish thought. Sometimes it’s about being grateful that she stays happy, content, unperturbed and generally safe and healthy. Despite that, I’m doing my best to avoid using it but sometimes it comes up unbidden.
Update: I would like to point out that I prefer to praise her for specific things such as ‘well done for such and such’ or ‘good girl for doing something or other’. When I spell out why I am praising her I usually understand whether it’s her behaviour or my relief that is receiving the plaudits.
I went over to the laptop but before I had a chance to sit down I noticed all the pieces of rice cake underneath the chair and I smiled. I had been giving Mersina some of my rice cake and she would hold it and then drop it. I then gave her more and she held that and dropped that as well.
Then there were her toys right by another chair and I had to take a picture. I took the memory card out of the camera and copied over the photo so I could post it and I ended up scrolling through hundreds of photos. They all made me happy so I thought I would post a few.
Where are you going? turns into Dave Matthews similar named tune (YouTube link).
‘Let’s go outside’ transforms into George Michael’s Outside (YouTube link)
And recently whenever I say daddy, I get the chorus of Nelly, Paul Wall, Ali & Gipp (just the chorus).
Smile For Me
She kept walking around but I wanted to be a little closer in case she fell so I stopped filming.