Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
BobIn honor of Bronwynn's first birthday, I thought I'd offer a little stat update. Our precious baby isn't such a baby anymore! She's cruisin'. And talking! She's tipping the scales at 18 pounds and pushing 29 inches tall. She just graduated to her toddler carseat (still rear-facing). And, knock on wood, has been sleeping 12 hours in a row every night for the past couple weeks!
We're also logging all her latest words. She's adding new ones all the time. So far, we have:
Now, "Bob" is a new one. Kris found it really troubling at first, and constantly questioned B, "Who is Bob?! Tell Daddy who Bob is!!" B would laugh, which only fueled Kris' suspicions that another man had entered her life.
But alas, this past weekend I noticed that Bronwynn said "Bob" whenever she crawled toward me. "Bob, Bob, Bob, Bob." Then she reached for me.... It hit me. Could it be? Bob is me?!
I had Kris observe the scene and he agreed. Bob=Mom.
Happy Birthday, Baby Bronwynn!!! Thanks for making us laugh every day.
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sign Language?You have probably heard that babies can learn sign language before they are able to talk. By gesturing for "more" or "drink" or "help" (among other words) the kiddo can communicate her needs, feel less frustrated, and avoid tantrums (yes!).
With that in mind, we've been exposing B to as much sign language as possible. During meals, baths, while playing. We use the signs whenever we say key words we want her to learn.
We even have this huge box of flashcards with literally dozens of words and their coordinating signs. Bronwynn loves to empty out the box and look at each card. I've never used the flashcards in the traditional sense--she seems a little young for me to be holding up cards and quizzing her. But I find it interesting that out of the whole stack of cards, she tends to gravitate to the same images over and over again....
Does it count as sign language when your baby literally holds up signs for "more milk"?