Is 2008 really over? Um, where did it go? It seems like yesterday I was just getting use to being on bed rest & now we are a whole year down the road! WOW! Along w/ a new year comes many new milestones for the kids. I'm just in awe at how rapidly things are happening. It seems like yesterday I was putting them under the playmat for the 1st time. Now, we have a baby gate up to keep them in the playroom w/o having to close the door! Let's share a little of the fun!
On the December 31st, I was happily caring for my children & had to go to the nursery to change a poopy diaper. Not thinking anything of the situation, I left the other 2 in the playroom which is right next to the nursery. No biggie, right? WRONG! So there I am changing the diaper when I look towards the door & who is coming through it? IAN! Yeah, he decided it was VERY IMPORTANT that he be WITH me & not in the playroom. HUH! How did that happen? Well, his army crawl has been perfected & he is super fast. That's how. I went downstairs & got the baby gate sitting in the garage. I put it up immediately. Poor kids, now it looks like they are sitting in jail.
We don't use the exersaucer much anymore but Ian has been having fun hanging out below it. You can also see his 2 bottom teeth!
Ok, so all the while, Sofi has been working really hard at sitting on her own. On Christmas Day she did it all by herself. Since then, she has been diligently working on how to get from laying to sitting to being on all fours to sitting & back to being on all fours. She has also been working on coordinating her legs/arms & crawling just a bit here & there. She can only go for a couple of "steps" but it is better than nothing. She has also discovered how to army crawl but is no where near at the proficiency level as Ian.
Sofi loves ribbons. She especially loved Nikki's ribbon on her jacket. She played for it for well over an hour!
Finally we have sweet Gabi. She doesn't like to be the most active although when she has the floor to herself, she is quite mobile. She just isn't as physically agressive as her siblings which is fine b/c not only does she sign milk, but she can also sign EAT! Yep, you read right. She now has 2 words in her signing vocabulary! She is very difficult to catch on video being that I am alone during the day w/ them & am normally feeding all 3 at the same time but I am working on it, I promise!
Here is Gabi sitting up like a big girl. She will sit for ever!
Speaking of signing, the other 2 are catching on. They have both randomly signed either milk or eat but not enough to make it a regular thing like Gabi. Either way, it is motivation to keep signing w/ them. I have heard that the Baby Einstein signing DVDs & Signing Times DVDs are great for the kids. Is there anyone out there willing to share their copy, especially if it isn't being used? We would really appreciate it!
Oh, I have to share this video. It is of the kids practicing their "pincher grasp" which is what they need to get down in order to self feed. You can see that Ian & Gabi have it down really well & love to eat their puffs but Sofi is quite the innovative thinker. Pay close attention & drop me a comment!