Thursday, April 16, 2009

Mom me




This week I chose this photo to follow along with the theme Daughters, from We Picture {This}. She's not the biggest fan of the camera which is almost daily in her face, so it's hard to get smiles. However I did get catch light in those baby brown eyes! I just love my baby more than I can explain. This child's personality and sweetness just grows every day! SHE IS MY DAUGHTER, the child I dreamed of my entire life, the little girl who has captured my heart and for that I am thankful, every single day!

we picture {this}



OVER THE LAST WEEK I HAVE NOTICED AN INCREDIBLE INCREASE IN KIRA'S VOCABULARY, NOW USING 2 AND 3 WORD SENTENCES.  AFTER OUR SPEECH CONSULTATION I WAS GIVEN A LIST OF THINGS TO PRACTICE TO HELP KIRA'S SPEECH.   SO DOESN'T IT FIGURE I TRIED A FEW THINGS AND SHE'S PRACTICALLY GIVING SPEECHES!

HERE'S MY FAVORITE STORY OF WHAT THE TITLE "MOMMY" MEANS TO MY DAUGHTER.
ONE OF HER FIRST NEW WORDS IS "ME", WHICH IS GREAT BECAUSE SHE NOW REFERS TO HERSELF INSTEAD OF ELMO! 

SO WHEN SHE WANTS TO GET MY ATTENTION SHE YELLS "MOM" "ME".  I JUST LAUGH TO MYSELF THINKING HOW SMART SHE IS AND HOW STUPID I FEEL.  THE FIRST TIME I HEARD IT I THOUGHT, GREAT SHE'S NOW CALLING ME MOMMY, AND THINKING HOW DO THEY LEARN THAT IN JUST ONE DAY?  WELL, I WILL HAVE TO CHECK ON THE WEBSTERS VERSION, BUT I THINK KIDS CREATED "MOMMY" MEANING "MOM" "ME".

OTHER WORDS:

  • PURPLE BALLOON
  • COOKIE
  • BYE BYE BALLOON (WHEN I LET GO AND IT FLEW UP AND AWAY) OH DID I HAVE A LOT OF EXPLAINING TO DO)
  • PEN
  • NAH
  • OOPS
  • CAT BOOK
  • ELMO BALL
  • HI FISHIES
SHE KNOWS HER PRIMARY COLORS, SHAPES AND MOST OF THE ALPHABET, AND EVERY ANIMAL SOUND I COULD MAKE:)) SHE  OCCASSIONALLY BARKS AND NOW HAS LEARNED TO HOWL LIKE THE DOG.  SHE TWEETS LIKE A BIRD AND QUACKS FOR THE DUCKS.  I THINK THIS TIME IS JUST AMAZING AS I HEAR HER MAKING NOT JUST WORDS, BUT SENTENCES!  WHAT A LONG WAY SHE HAS COME, FROM NOT BEING ABLE TO SAY ANY WORDS BUT MAMA (WHICH MEANT FOOD) BEFORE THE PALATE REPAIR LAST YEAR, TO NOW REPEATING BACK ALMOST EVERY WORD SHE HEARS.  SHE HAS THE SWEETEST VOICE AND I SO LOVE TO WATCH HER PLAY AND "ACT" WITH HER LITTLE STUFFED ANIMAL FRIENDS.  

YES, EVERYONE HAS TOLD ME SHE WILL SPEAK AND IT HAS BEEN AN OVERNIGHT OCCURENCE.   SO FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO STILL HAVE BABIES, EMBRACE THEIR BABBLING!  I KNOW IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE MY DAUGHTER WILL LEAVE HER JARGON AND BABBLING BEHIND HER, AND IN SOME WAYS I'LL MISS IT.  HOWEVER, IT'S ANOTHER MILESTONE SHE HAS ACHIEVED!

NOW IF ONLY I COULD STOP BABBLING!


13 comments:

Natalie said...

LOL. I would like to listen to her animal sounds. Ha ha. You are such a good mommy!
I love you Ivy!

Wanda said...

How cute is she? I love the softness of the color and in her expression. It's a beautiful shot.

First time visitor to your site. So lovely to sense the love you have for your daughter.

Wanda
www.atlastmilanascominhome.blogspot.com

Wanda said...

Oh, I forgot to mention - we have a spicy girl too. From Zhuzhou, Hunan.

Wanda

Maia said...

What a darling post. We just let a balloon go today for the first time...and it was a hard lesson.
Your girl is so beautiful, as is your love for her. OOXX

Catherine said...

Oh what a darling photo! She is just precious. I love how soft and sweet it feels.

mommy24treasures said...

what a pretty photo!

Jessica said...

She is beautiful! Great Photo...I LOVE the texture:)

Yoli said...

Congratulations Ivy!!!! It is wonderful to hear her speak isn't it. For the longest of times I worried and am so happy with Mr.Man's improvement. Do you have video of her talking? Oh how I would love to hear her speak!

Amy said...

She is so cute. Great pic :)

Laura said...

Keep the babbling coming. I love reading what Kira is learning!!

Laura

Felicia said...

How sweet is she. That's what happened with Ava. One day she started talking non-stop. I bet your lovin' it and just soaking her up. Beautiful photo of your cutie!

Rebecca said...

Ivy! I'm so glad you linked up with us. :) This is a beautiful shot of your sweet Kira! Love it!!

Rebecca

day by day said...

That is an adorable picture, Ivy!!!

 
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