Monday, January 12, 2009

Update Time

I haven't been very good about keeping up with Bennett's milestones lately. It's funny. When she was 2 months old and not doing anything I blogged every day about her achievements. Now she is 10 1/2 months old and learning new things every day, but I can't find the time to write it down. But, as I am thinking about her tonight and praying for her, I thought I would jot down a few of her new things. Maybe this will inspire me to actually write them down in her baby book.

She can walk! Not by herself, but holding on to furniture and if you hold her hands up she can walk across a room. She eats whatever we are eating. Her days of baby food are very close to being over. She absolutely loved it the other night when I made a roast, potatoes, and carrots. She was in gravy heaven. She can say 4 words- Mama, Dada, bye-bye, and duck. She waves and calls out "bye bye" constantly and she loves her bath time duck and will call out for him (or her.)

The funniest thing about Bennett is that she is so curious. She is not a snuggly child at all. If you try to hold her she pushes your arm away and tries to crawl. In fact she pushes you away if she doesn't want her bottle, if she doesn't like you touching her place mat, and pretty much anytime she wants to be independent which is constantly. We laugh all the time at her pushing our hands away. She would crawl and explore all day if you would let her. And she doesn't care a thing about her toys. She wants to explore anything in the house- an outlet, a vent, a knob... We could have saved a fortune and not bought her one toy. She is perfectly content with an RCA cable.

And today, she saw her FIRST SNOW!! It was just flurries, but we were all pretty excited. Of course she just waved at it and said, "Bye-Bye." Smart girl. And of course I have no pictures because, well I just don't. Bad Mommy.


Courtney said...

Grady was just like Bennett. VERY verbal and curious. To this day I usually have to chase him to steal a hug. Fin is my cuddle bug. He would happily stay rocking in the recliner with me all day if I would let him. Are you going to find out what kind of baby is baking in there soon?

Carmen Andres said...

you had flurries?! how wonderful - i'm so jealous. we've had next to nothing this year, arg.

oh, and bennett sounds wonderful, too :P