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Friday, May 16, 2008

I'm walkin', yes siree

Here we are, in Zoe's last month of her first year post-womb. What a crazy 11 months it's been!

I know it's been a while since we've posted. What can we say? Life got in the way.

So what have you accomplished since our last post on March 28th? Well whatever you've done, I think that Zoe takes the cake for accomplishments! I guess she should since there's so much she has to learn! Case in point: this is the start of an entry I wrote 2 weeks ago:

Zoe has accomplished so much since the last post:
  • she is about to stand on her own,
  • she "cruises" between objects (walks while holding onto objects),
  • she can walk a bit while holding onto Mommy or Daddy's hands, and
  • she eats like a champ - real food too. She doesn't really eat baby food anymore. If she can't hold it and shove it into her mouth, she doesn't want it! Here's the funny part though: no teeth. Not a one. The doc said they were in there somewhere!
Well all that is still true, but now she walks on her own! I started counting her steps and last Friday I counted two independent steps. Two days ago I counted twelve, then eighteen! Now there's no need to count since she's a walker! How fancy is that?! (Still no teeth.)

We are also off formula and onto whole milk - in a sippy cup no less! Yup, no more bottles either (well, we do give her one right before bedtime for snuggling).

She is also climbing onto everything now and walking or crawling all over the place. She loves going from the living room to her room to our room. And she laughs. About nothing. At least I can't figure out why she's laughing most of the time. And she talks. And talks. And talks. (I'm sure that doesn't surprise any of you that my and Everett's child likes to talk!) Although we think she's saying "momma" and "dadda" purposefully sometimes, there are no real words yet. But boy do all sorts of noises come out of her - it sounds as though she's having a real conversation!

When she gets into her giggly/talking fits, I just stare at her and try to etch those moments in my mind. Pictures and video are great for capturing those moments to show others and to remind yourself later, but there's nothing comparable to being completely immersed in your child's world, just taking it all in, and wishing you could forever be in that moment.


At 3:54 PM, Blogger fay said...

wow! so many accomplishments! Zoe is going to be running by her first birthday! How exciting. We know exactly how you feel, these moments are so amazing -Cole is running, and playing, like a kid now. Eating everything too. Our big news is that Cole is talking now! It is great to be able to communicate with him. Hope you have a wonderful summer! Love Fay et al.,


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