so, i am going to brag a little bit. don't get mad at me (but in my defense, there are no sappy letters here. this time). this is more for posterity than anything else. so this is what ms. b has been up to this month:
-started cutting her top tooth
-can sit back down from pulling up (she's been pulling up since 5 1/2 months)
-started to stand on her own for a few seconds at a time
-feeds herself with her fingers by pinching her food with her thumb and forefinger
-walks around the furniture while holding on
-can climb stairs (that was a fun one.....)
-has started eating the dogs food. that's not really a milestone. but she eats it. and what's worse, is i think she likes it. weirdo.
i'm sure there is more, but a lot of the things she is doing, it feels like she has been doing forever.
on another note, there have been more bumps, real bruises, crocodile tears and looooong nights. the top teeth are definitely worse than the bottom teeth were. but along with long nights, bella had a whole week where she put herself to sleep. as in, i sang her song, laid her down in her crib, gave her a goodnight kiss and walked out. no sound. and she was asleep. i don't know when the sleep fairy decided to leave, but those were some blissful nights.
she has also been trying some new foods this month.
-butternut squash puree
-a bug. or two
-and a small bite of italian ice. i almost killed joel. especially since, right after, she SCREAMED for another bite. grrr. he has a personal mission to feed her anything that i don't want her to have.
and she has done a bit of travelling, too!
-juliette, ga, to where they filmed fried green tomatoes
-camping in augusta
i can't believe how much she has grown in such a short time (broken record, anyone?).