Clover is now Two!

Clover is now Two!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Splish Splash

It has been a busy and fun week.  Clover had her 9 month doctor's visit and weighs 18.1 pounds.  She has added a few words to her vocabulary, started swimming lessons, and developing so much that we are having a hard time documenting everything before she is on to something else.

This weekend, we went to Guntersville for her cousin Ace's 9th birthday party.  She really enjoyed seeing all of her cousins, aunts and uncles and MeMe and PaPa.  She had a great time getting to know everyone more.  We went swimming while we were there and she was very comfortable in the water. 

Sunday, the Fourth of July, we didn't do anything to celebrate.  We spent most of the day child proofing and playing with Clover at home.  Around 9 pm, Clover was startled by neighborhood fireworks.  I went outside to look and it seemed we had our own personal fireworks display.  Clover did not like the noise and was pretty upset.  We took her outside to watch the fireworks and she started to enjoy herself.  After we came back in, she was in her room cheering when she would hear another firework exploding. 

Monday, she had her first swimming lesson.  The main 3 things she is supposed to practice now is blowing bubbles in the water, going under and floating on her back.  I could not dunk her myself the first time.  I asked the instuctor to do it.  It just seemed too cruel, but on Tuesday's lesson, I dunked her about 6 times.  She is getting more comfortable with going under.  She loves the interaction with all the people where we go for the lessons.  She was completely exhausted after class today.

Johnny and I (mostly Johnny) made Clover a slide show of people and words.  The idea was to make flash cards that are useful to her at different stages in her development.  She see pictures of all of her aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and mommy and daddy.  We tell her who everyone is and she will sometimes repeat the names.  Also,  we have some animals, toys and other other items in the mix. She has learned dog and cat and said those yesterday.  We are also continuing to show her signs.  Johnny noticed in some videos that we have taken, that she has been signing to us and we didn't realize it at the time.  She was doing the sign for more when we were feeding her, but I thought she was just clapping.  She was asking for more. 

Also, this week, she was trying to stand up in her crib.  Johnny went in after her nap and she was on her knees, sitting up and her hands on the rails trying hard to pull herself completely upright.  Johnny immediately took out the bumper and positioned the mattress in the lowest position. She can stand completely upright on her feet and put all of her weight down.  I am sure she will be taking her first steps very soon.  She hasn't gotten her first tooth and she still mostly crawls with her stomach on the ground, but she'll be walking before you know it.

Our summer seems to be flying by so fast already.  I am going to do my best to help her learn as much as she can take in while she is having fun.  I am also in the beginning stages of planning her birthday party.  We would love for this to be a good opportunity for her to meet more relatives, especially Johnny's aunts, uncles and cousins that have not gotten to meet her yet because of the distance.  The party will be on Saturday, September 19 in Decatur.  Details and invitations will follow in the next month, but please let people know to save the date.

No comments:

Post a Comment