Posted on March 19, 2007
Chloe became obsessed with this hot pink maraca at Gymboree. If you look at the recent pictures, she has it in her hand in EVERY picture. She wouldn’t let it go and she’d scream when we tried to take it away from her when it was time to leave. They sell maraca’s like these, but they’re blue, and Chloe only likes the hot pink one. So, the sweet lady at Gymboree gave the maraca to Chloe. Chloe played with it halfway home in the car, and then I heard her toss it out of the car seat. At home, she refused to play with it. When I gave it to her, she would toss it on the floor. I think, in her mind, it was a Gymboree toy, and that was the only place where you could play with it. So, I brought it back to the next class, and she only played with it for half of the class, then she dropped it and it was forgotten. It was if she was saying, “I’m over it!” She’s sooooo particular!
Posted on March 10, 2007
This morning when I got Chloe from a nap, I walked in and she was lying on her stomach in her crib. She looked up at me, smiled, and then commando crawled from one side of the crib to the other and grabbed a pacifier that was lying in there. She held it up to me like, “look what I did, Mom!” I just couldn’t believe it! This whole time she has been REFUSING to have anything to do with her stomach and will cry and roll over when we put her on it, and here she is, VOLUNTARILY crawling across her crib. Now, granted, she doesn’t like to do it for very long. Later in the day we practiced and she would crawl toward mommy or towards daddy’s laptop, but then she was start to cry when she got to her goal. But, we have independent mobility! She may crawl after all! Here is a clip of her crawling…
Chloe has also made some additional dramatic developments in the last couple of weeks. She now plays peek-a-boo intentionally (She hides her eyes and then peeks out while I say, “peek-a-boo!”). She waves, “hi” opening and closing her hand. She is getting braver with her “cruising” and goes around corners as well as uses the wall to support herself. She consistently signs, “more,” when prompted, and she can feed herself bananas as well as dry goods such as crackers and toast.
Unfortunately, she has also decided she’s a picky eater. She doesn’t seem to like meat at all (that’s my girl!) and will eat something one day and then refuse it the next. We’re still working on that.
We will try to get some video of her doing the rest of these adorable things and post it within the next couple of weeks.
Posted on March 1, 2007
Chloe was chewing on my finger today when I noticed that her gums were a little rough. Upon further investigation, I discovered Chloe is getting two teeth on the bottom of her mouth! Maybe she won’t have to gum her cheerios forever!