Tuesday, June 28, 2005

First trip to Fairyland

Thursday, June 23, 2005

I'm back on the chart

I am officially back on the chart! At my 18 month appointment, my doctor said that I am now on the 5th percentile for weight at 19 pounds, 12 ounces. I am 30 inches tall (still the same 25th percentile).

I also took a blood test and found out that not only am I super allergic to peanuts (class 5), but I am allergic to garlic too (class 4). I am also slightly allergic to egg whites and peas (class 3); mildly allergic to wheat, oat, soybean, and sesame seed (class 2). And a tinge allergic to milk and tuna (class 1). That sucks because I like eating all of these foods.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Happy Father's Day!

I gave Daddy the best present he could ask for... I started calling him Daddy!

Friday, June 10, 2005

Meet my new friends

My parents' friends have been very busy this year. They had babies all at once, so now I've got lots of new friends to play with! Here I am with Claire, Matthew, Mia, Kenzo, Daniel, Jason and Eliana.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

I'm communicating!

Something amazing happened in the last month and a half. I began to understand what people were saying to me! Now I am trying really hard to communicate back. I make all sorts of sounds from my mouth; these are the words that my parents have figured out I’m saying:

Spoken words and my meanings
Momma – Mommy, Daddy, Grandma, please hold me, where's my Mommy?!
up – I'm on the move going up/down, pick me up, I want to go outside/over there
da (downward intonation) – down (usually said with “up” i.e. “up-da”)
uh oh - something dropped!
mə - mail (checking mail is one of my favorite activities)
neh - no, i hate that, leave me alone, stop it, i want my way, @#$%& (usually "neh neh neh")
(panting) – dog
(1 pant) + grunt – hot
mmmmm – whale
(popping mouth by opening & closing) - fish
fsk – cat
(smack lips) – eat, breakfast/lunch/dinner
(loud grunt followed by exertion and red face) – I’m pooping
ah-um - open your mouth i want to feed you, feed me i have my mouth open


Baby signs and my meanings
index finger on palm – more, please give me some of that
open & close hand - milk
rub body up and down – please
rub body up and down – bath
slide palms - all done
2 hands to side of face – sleep
Queen Elizabeth hand wave - hello or bye
sway back and forth - great tune!
shake head - no, i don't want that, (if doing while looking at Mommy's feet): put your slippers on 'cuz i don't like your feet
clap hands together, open up hands and look at palms - there is a pesty fly around!

Monday, June 06, 2005

I'm sitting forward!

I am now sitting in the car facing forward! I am technically still supposed to sit backwards since at 19 pounds 5 ounces, I weigh a little shy of the 20 pound minimum. But Daddy knew how thrilled I would be to sit forward. Seeing by my expression, he was right!

Saturday, June 04, 2005

I'm 17 months old!

I am getting farther away from babyhood and entering toddlerdom. I am running now, and am so excited to explore anything and everything. My favorite activities these days are:

Playing with elements, like water and sand.

Feeding people - ah-um!

Exploring new toys

...even if it means I go backwards sometimes...

Being with Mommy (this hasn't changed!)

Friday, June 03, 2005

Playgroup friends

Now that it is summer, I love going to parks and playgrounds with my playgroup.

Hmm, what's my type? Blond, latino or tall dark & handsome??

Thursday, June 02, 2005


First pigtails and first slamdunk