Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Haven's First Word!!!

Last night (10/18/10 - Haven 10 months), Haven said her first word.
Drum roll please:
She was sitting at the dinner table with her sippy cup on her high chair. She looked at me and the pushed her cup right off the tray and onto the floor. She looked down at it, then back at me, and said "UH! ohhhh."
It was so purposeful. I put it back onto her tray to see if she'd do it again. Of course she pushed it off again immediately. Then she just looked at me.
I said, "Uh oh?"
She said "UH! ooooh."
First steps at 8.5 mo, first words at 10 mo.
Will wonders never cease? I LOVE being a mommy!!

Video of First Word

Friday, October 15, 2010

Strong Willed

What did I say just yesterday about Haven being strong willed? She knows what she wants and figures out how to get it. Here is a picture in which she has moved her walker to the table and stood in the bin of the walker to be taller. This is so she can reach the fun things Mommy tries to keep out of her reach.

At least she's resourceful. Smart girl.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Haven has realized what it means to communicate. She is constantly pointing at things and say "Da!" Everything is da. "Da!" That's Charlie! "Da!" That's Daddy! "Da!" That's the fan!
She is also using inflection in her babble. It's the cutest! "daDAbabadada"
We went to an apple farm in Ellijay two weeks ago. This Saturday we're going to pick pumpkins!
Fall is so fun. She is at a great age. Yesterday we sat on the porch for twenty minute while she picked up leaves and crumpled them in her fingers. Blessedly, not EVERYTHING goes into her mouth anymore. She did try to eat a leaf, but when I told her it was "No Mouth," she seemed content to crinkle with her fingers instead.
Her personality is coming through more and more. She seems to be very strong willed and passionate. She is easy to please and easy to upset. And she lets you know when you've made her mad! This mostly occurs when you take away whatever she was playing with (and not supposed to have). On the other hand, a hug from mommy will make her stop crying.
Another incredibly cute advancement is her new pat. I picked her up and patted her on the back. Wonder of wonders, she patted my back.
Excuse me while I melt.
Pictures from the pumpkin patch soon!