Sunday, September 19, 2010

A week for firsts...

It's absolutely amazing how fast Beatrice Kate is learning new things. This week alone brought several firsts for her.

For example- a few weeks ago, I bought Bea a doorway jumper. With power thighs like hers, she was born to jump. The first few times we put her in it, she didn't quite know what to do. Last weekend, we stepped out of the room only to hear her shrieking with laughter and when we came to investigate, we found her bouncing like crazy!

Also this week, she's started to reach and grab for things. Her most favorite item seems to be a bright yellow toothbrush. I mean, there's a 50/50 shot she's inherited my teeth, and if so, she'll be thankful for that early intervention in a few years (as will our checking account).
Keepin' those pearly whites minty fresh

She also learned to sit upright in her Bumbo chair and select items off of a tray in front of her:
I'll take this, and this, and this, and...
On Monday, I bought an Exersaucer at a consignment sale. At first she wasn't so keen on it but by the end of the week, she started tolerating about 20 minutes in it and LOVES the piano we've rigged up to it. I went to get groceries out of the car on Wednesday while she was watching House in it and from in the garage, I could hear the distinctive "tink, tink, tink" sounds from her baby Baby Grand. Here's a short video of her in action (notice the baby toothbrush in her left hand. The kid won't put it down!):

There is a video above here. If you don't see it, click here.

Each day, she's been getting better at it. In fact, just today I caught her practicing on her own.
Singer/Song Writer

She also wore her first pair of jeans this week:
Blue Jean Baby
All this commotion was cause for relaxation... no practice needed for this. It's 100% genetic:
She'll need all the rest she can get because in less than one week, she'll have 30 of her closest friends and family in town (and at our house) to celebrate her baptism at Raleigh Moravian. More on that, and pictures from the event next week.

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