Hannnah surprised us yet again and for journal purposes I just have to write it down. She was playing with Grandma Geri and her new favorite toy (thanks to Mimi!) yesterday morning. This cool "Learn and Groove" table by Leap Frog has a section on it with a circle, triangle, and square that when pushed say which shape they are. Hannah pushed the circle and after it said circle she repeated "ciiirrcul". My mom immediately called me to come quick because Hannah just said circle. I didn't quite believe her and wanted to hear it for myself and sure enough, when she pushed the circle she said "ciiiirrcul". Soon after she shocked us with that she pushed the square and after hearing it she repeated "sqwaare". That took us back and little and we were quickly realizing what a miracle we were witnessing. But what finally knocked our socks off was when she pressed the triangle button, heard it, and immediately repeated "triiiii-ain-guul". How in the world does a 9 month old hear something with 3 syllables like triangle and repeat it without having a mouth to observe or any prodding or constant provocation? She is our little miracle, in every way possible. But she hasn't been a one hit wonder with her shapes. She frequently says circle and square while playing with the toy, although she only said triangle the once. Jake didn't quite believe us until he heard her say circle and square herself. We actually caught one of the times on video camera (which I will upload soon). In the video Grandma Geri actually points to the shapes without pushing the button and asks Hannah "What is this?" and without delay Hannah immediately responds "Ciircul sqwaare!" It is adorable. She is adorable.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Posted by Gretchen at 9:37 PM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Hannah had her 9 month check up today. She is one healthy and happy little girl. Here are her stats:
Posted by Gretchen at 3:50 PM
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Last night Jake took Hannah over to a picture of her on the wall. Hannah smiled, pointed her cute little finger straight to her picture and said "Hannah" as clear as day without any prompting. Jake, Mimi, and I heard it, and we were completely awestruck. She amazes us everyday.
Posted by Gretchen at 9:14 AM
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Hannah is just 3 months from 1 year. My baby is growing up so fast :-( Hannah continues to learn new things everyday and surprise us with her level of understanding and communication. She has such a sweet and caring personality. For the past month she has been giving out kisses either on her own, which is usually right when we need it, or upon our request. I will say "Can Mommy/daddy/her bear/the phone (if someone is on it) have a kiss?" And she then analyzes if she really wants to and usually leans forward and plants a juicy open mouth kiss on us/the object. Usually I say "thank you" when she kisses me and on a few different occasions she responds with "Dank oooo".
- Playskool ball popper where she hits this button and the balls pop up like popcorn.
- Her stuffed bear's
- Reading books (she can actually turn the pages and point to objects on the page)
- Standing up by herself with the support of the couch/ottoman
- Mommy and daddy helping her walk around
- Hide and Seek (Jake and I take turns running around the house while the other person helps Hannah to chase us down and find us, she laughs hysterically)
- Peek a boo (always a baby crowd pleaser)
- Hi there ("Hi Der")
- Thank you ("Dank oo")
- Num Num (she say's this when she's hungry)
- All done ("Awww Dun")
- Going from skooting on her belly to pushing herself back to sitting
- Standing up in her crib
- Rocks back and forth on her hand's and knees more frequently, she will be crawling any day now.
- Turkey Rice
- Rice Puffs
- Baby Mum-mums
Posted by Gretchen at 8:40 AM