Saturday, October 07, 2006

Getting Her Ears Pierced - A Rite of Passage

Almost one year to the day from when we first caught a glimpse of our baby through the 4-D ultrasound, she goes through her first rite of passage...piercing.
I had been putting this off but the time has come to give her that little girl look. Gloria was the nice lady who performed this special rite. Ya no parece una bebe :( She no longer looks like a baby/infant.

Now she can bling bling on her birthday. We decided to record this momentous event so all her family could in a way be part of this moment.

Monday, October 02, 2006

The Countdown Begins!

Happy 11 Month Birthday N!

Today you have entered your 12th month. OH my gosh how fast. To think that its one down and only seventeen more of these years to go before you are a legal adult. Gosh thats too little of time for me as your guardian if they all go this fast!

Well, I need to start planning your first birthday so we have a location thus far. A cottage by the beach. Now its just putting everything together. The weather better be ok!


Play Dates:
Lately, we have been attending many play dates. Today we went to MLK jr park to meet up with about 20-30 moms and babies. You surprised me when you crawled up the steps of a large play set all the way to the top! No steps at home so it was amazing to see you knew how to go up up and up. You smarty!

Bloody Hands!
Last week you killed your first bug :( I was taking a shower and you were waiting for your turn outside of the tub. I then saw you smear a tiny moth on the floor. You reminded me of the cats when they catch bugs :).

Hurting Mami
The other day you caused me to hurt my pinky toe...hard. It was PAINFUL and you saw me moaning and in pain. You started to cry with feelings of guilt I think, then you looked at me and smiled with tears in your eyes as you tried talking to me to make me feel better and I guess saying in your own words "ok, better mama? your ok no more pain?". But my pain was so much all i could do is tell you it was ok and it wasnt your fault but kept moaning and you started to cry again. It was so touching. I carried you and comforted you.

Your walking more and more now. Still crawling too but you attempt to get up and walk a lot now. You fall then you try again. Or you crawl instead.

You do this a LOT. You point to everything and babble. Sometimes I think I know what you want and other times I just name things to you.

You do this more and more now. If i bang something so do you. I try to blow kisses and you slap your mouth but thats as far as you go. I tried patty cake the other day and you clapped each time I said patty cake. Still gotta work on that. And the other day you saw a man clean his hands and you started to do the same too!

Speak No Evil
That is the one thing you still have not done - no real words yet. I hope you say something by next month. Mama or Dada. Other than that, you have pretty much reached all your first year's accomplishments and are ahead by a few months according to "What to Expect the First Year" :) I can't believe that even a few months ago I was scared that by the time I reached the last chapter you would be behind. I'm glad my fear from last year is behind now. Don't really know when it happened. One day I just realized it was gone.

I love you,