Time continues marching forward and Matilda turned thirteen months Friday. If this past week is any indication, I think I am going to really like thirteen months. We are all having so much fun together. Matilda is surprising us daily with new things she has figured out and learned to do. To continue with the online baby book theme of these monthly posts here's a recap of recent changes:
- Matilda now is walking 99% of the time. I have a feeling it is soon going to be much slower to get anywhere as we stop to inspect each threshold, corner and bit of trash that we pass.
- We have been half-heartedly teaching her a few bits of sign language that we thought would be useful. She is now consistently using her first sign: more. More bouncing to the pony song, more water, more singing, more peas.
- She is quite the little parrot lately and seems to be trying to imitate many words. Gigi and cheese are two new words that she enunciates really well. Duck and ball are also pretty clear. For many other newer ones she only says parts of the word to get her point across: bath, bubbles, moon, button. She has also added another animal sound to her repertoire: "Bawk, bawk."
- Not only gives kisses now, but will give them more readily and sometimes blow them.
- Gives five and high fives! High five for that.
- Matilda got her fifth tooth this month, with another soon to arrive. Quite a mouthful. She has gotten very good at taking real bites and devoured two pieces of pizza we made Friday night. At this point, she continues to enjoy brushing her chompers.
- Matilda is getting a bit more sensitive about where exactly her parents are at any given moment. Especially Tim it seems. Although not usually a problem as he leaves for work, if he makes any move toward the door in the evening or weekends she quickly melts down. Stepping out onto the patio, into the bathroom for a moment of privacy, or sometimes just into the other room can all be grave offenses for either of us.
- Matilda is following her Dad's footsteps in developing quite the music appreciation. More on that soon in another post.