Monday, September 29, 2014

Hadassah is 11 Months!

At 11 months, Hadassah loves to feed herself. She's quite adept with her hands and is learning with a spoon, although that often makes a mess. ;)

Animal sounds are clicking in her head, which is the cutest thing ever! She LOVES dogs best of all, and will say "ff" (for "woof") whenever she sees one live or in pictures. "Teet teet" (bird), "grr" (bear), "blub blub" (fish) and a version of "flutter flutter" (butterfly) also come out on occasion. She babbles a lot, says our names and hers, and says "key" and "see" while pointing at what she wants. I think she's saying "again" when she wants to read a book again, but it's hard to tell if it's a word or just a sound. ;)

See also LOVES games! A "sharing" game was a fun way to teach her to sign "thank you" and she still enjoys ring-around-the-rosy with us, "this little piggy," me hiding toys for her to find, and the ever new and different peek-a-boo.

She loves doing it herself too:

She's quite expressive, and oh so active! She moves all the time, crawling, pulling up, still trying to push herself up to stand alone but can't quite yet. She can walk 5-8 steps between us, but still hasn't ventured out on her own yet. She prefers to sign "please" for mommy to help her walk. ;) 

As she gets more mobile, she's also showing her human nature - wanting to do what she wants when she wants it. So, we're striving to teach obedience and praying for wisdom in how to guide her with loving discipline.

All-in-all, we love life with our little one! The months fly by... It's crazy to think she'll soon be one!