I am embarrassed that so much time has passed since my last post here. And so much has been happening – it’s not like I had nothing to add!
So since Harri’s birthday, we’ve had Christmas – a lovely quiet affair. Harri spent a good portion of the day being pushed around the house on her new trike, and we spent a good chunk of the day in our jim-jams ☺
Just before Christmas, Harri also started to ‘sign’, which was incredibly exciting for us all. We’d started Sing and Sign classes in September, and just before our last official class she started signing ‘Milk’ and ‘No’!
In January we started our 2nd term of Sing and Sign and since then the signing has completely taken off. It helped that Harri’s Godmother sent her the first stage DVD for Christmas. She has been addicted to it since the first viewing, and still demands it about 5 times a week!
So, in the signing portfolio (as of today, 19th March) are:
Puffs (Organix Tomato, Cheese and Herb – her favourites!)
Harri has also started using more and more words. She got the hang of Mama and Dada at about 8 months old, but since then has added quite a few!
Again, as of today:
Mama, Dada, Dada work, Bits (the name of one of our cats!), Paula (a friend’s name), no, bed, bag, door, book, spoon, yogurt (or Dodo as she calls it!) fishcake (bizarre, but true!), nana (as in banana), bye bye, la la la (i.e. pretending to sing), Twinkle Twinkle, Up above (as in ‘Up above the world so high’ – it’s how she asks for the song, whereas Twinkle Twinkle is used when she talks about twinkling lights!), uh-oh, spider.
This month we also had ‘first steps’. She is still very wobbly on her feet when free-styling but is quite good when holding hands or with her walker now. We are desperately hoping that she will be walking properly by the time we go on holiday in the summer, as there is a baby club at the resort and we think she’ll enjoy it a lot more if she’s properly mobile.
For the last couple of weeks the teething has started again. At the weekend two bottom molars came through (just the sharp top section at this point), but it’s weird because otherwise on the bottom she only has the two teeth at the very front!
Anyway, more posts to follow – need to get back into the swing of blogging – but this is where we are today!!