For months I have been practicing baby signs with Bella and at 11 months old Bella made the “milk” sign. We made a big deal about it and she got real excited. 🙂 CLICK HERE for a video of her signing .
For almost her entire 11th month Bella was very attached to her Papa. Sometimes he was the only one that could get her to sleep at night. It was very sweet to see them so lovey with each other. I love my husband!
Favorite songs: Twinkle, Twinkle and Itsy Bitsy Spider.
Her fine motor skills are coming along. She clapped for the first time and can direct a ball into a circle hole. CLICK HERE to see video.
A friend is letting us borrow the first DVD of Your Baby Can Read and Bella has started repeating what they are doing on the show. Clap, Arms Up, Wave. It’s awesome to see her understanding what she’s hearing.
On 12/5 Bella got her first tooth! Woohoo!
On 12/14 Bella made the connection with waving as a form of communication. I was in the kitchen and she was in the living room and we waved back and forth to each other for 2-3 minutes. It was so cute!!
Bella and I go to the park as much as possible and when I let her walk around she LOVES to pick up leaves. She walks around with one leaf in each hand, only dropping one to pick up another. My little outdoorsy girl. 🙂
I wanted to share Bella’s highlights from her nineth month, November. It was a big month! A few days after Bella turned 9 months old she had her first “falling walk”. Meaning I let go of her hands while I was waling her and she took a couple of steps on her own before loosing balance and falling down.
On 11/11 Bella would be holding on to me one minute then next thing I know she has let go and she is still standing, all by herself. Our big strong girl.
Random side note: Bella and I have such great laughs over breakfast. I love her so much!
On 11/25 Thanksgiving Day, Bella took her first steps!!! Letting go of what she’s holding on to and taking steps all by herself! Way to go Bella!
On 11/26 I saw her first teeth “buds”. Two little teeth just below the surface of her gums. Soon we will have our first tooth. 🙂
Muuuuuhhhahahahaha! I did it! I did it! I haven’t crocheted in nine years but I guess it’s like riding a bike. This was so much fun!!! (mostly because it was a challenge and everyone knows I LOVE a challenge!) It took three tries on the hat to get it the right size and the flower took FOREVER because I had to keep counting stitches because I lost my concentration. That’s what you get when you try to crochet while watching t.v. 🙂 SO FUN!
[this was an old post I had saved in drafts. Since this draft, I have made several hats and actually sell them. You can see my work on http://www.andiesworldofwonderment.wordpress.com]
It happens every spring with the the bluebonnets and every fall with the pumpkins, parents take their precious little ones outside, dressed in their cutest clothes, and take photos. Then they post those photos for all their friends and family to ogle over. This fall, we joined in and I can’t figure out if we did it to keep up with the Jones’ or because the Jones’ had a darn good idea. 🙂 Either way, here are our pumpkin photos for your ogling enjoyment. 🙂
Today we had 4 generations of women in our family all go to the park together. Grandpa had to work but he’ll be with us next time! It was a blast and the weather could not have been more perfect! Bella had fun in the swing and we all took a nice stroll around the park lake. What a lovely day!
More pictures on Picasa. (link on the right)