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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

"Circle, Square, Triangle"

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.

She may be an early bloomer when it comes to vocalization but this little one was quite happy with just scooting around the past couple of months. Today however, she started crawling a lot more often! But if she is really excited about her destination she jumps on her belly and grunts and heaves her way over with her arms and feet. Just within the past couple of days she has also started standing up while holding various objects around the house and moving across the room holding on. This evening she stood up holding onto the TV stand and worked her way around the couch to the ottoman. Yesterday she also climbed up the 2 steps leading to the kitchen from the sunken living room. We are so proud of our little munchkin! She is learning new things every day.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

9 Month Stats

Hannah had her 9 month check up today. She is one healthy and happy little girl. Here are her stats:

Height: 30 inches 97th%

Weight: 20 lbs 15 oz 75-90th%

Head: 47 cm 97th%

And lastly, here are a couple of fun pictures we took while out to dinner with my mom and brother. Hannah was extremely excited when these pictures were taken, and it was all because of some water in a straw.

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.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

9 Months Old.....Really???

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".

She know's what the hand gesture waving means because I was on the phone with her uncle David and he said "Hi Baby Hannah" and without being prompted by me she looked at the phone and waved to it. She is also queen of mimicking: There have been times where she has repeated us when we have said "Hi". If a loved one says "Bye Bye Hannah" she has been known to say "Buuuuu-I" and wave at the same time. One time I had a big yawn right after waking up in the morning and she looked at me and repeated the same loud noise, she cracks me up. She also sometimes say's "Aww Dun (All Done)" when she is done eating.

Hannah has quickly become a daddy's girl. It started a couple of Sunday's ago when she didn't want to go to mommy, she just wanted to be with daddy. Jake would try to hand to her to me and she would start fussing until I handed her back over to daddy. Sometimes Hannah will ask for daddy when he is not home. This is how the conversation goes: Hannah will say "Dada??" And I respond with "Dada's at work." And she responds with "Ohhhhh". Usually she asks me a couple of times in a row and always responds with "Ohhh" when I tell her daddy's at work.

Favorite Toys
  • Balls
  • Playskool ball popper where she hits this button and the balls pop up like popcorn.
  • Her stuffed bear's
Favorite Activities
  • 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)
  • Mama
  • Dadda
  • Ball
  • Hi there ("Hi Der")
  • Thank you ("Dank oo")
  • Bye
  • Hi
  • Num Num (she say's this when she's hungry)
  • All done ("Awww Dun")

New Skills
  • Pointing
  • 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.
Favorite Food
  • Nursing
  • Turkey Rice
  • Rice Puffs
  • Baby Mum-mums
  • Fruits
  • Yogurt
Her 9 month check up is next week, so I will report on her stats then. As far as we can tell she is still just as tall as ever and weighs over 20lbs.

All smiles on her 9 month birthday.
Playing with her most recent favorite toy, the Playskool ball popper. Thanks Mimi!
I love that dress. Thanks Grandma Geri! :-)
Hannah's 1st Pigtails! She looks so grown up with them...so I'm thinking I won't be doing them too often :-)
The view from the back.
Wearing her Boise State cheerleading outfit that Aunt Aubrey got her last Christmas. It fits perfect! Thanks Aunt Aubrey!
Giving her bear some kisses.