Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesday's Thoughts

It's been a wild and crazy past few weeks and I have slacking here on my blog. But during the past few weeks I have seen some amazing changes in my little girl. She is incredibly independent, verbal and almost potty trained. She finally says "MOMMY" (instead of MAA, like blah), and has become so much more interactive with other children. I love to hear her giggles and babbling and bought a camera to capture these tender moments. When ever I figure out how to upload a clip I will be sure to post it.
She always amazes me with something new. For example, I was driving home from the store and instead of humming some country ballad to myself, I burst out with the ABC song. With the radio still on, I heard Kira say "L M N O P" AND ALMOST hit the brakes! At first I thought I was hearing things and turned off the radio, started over and she repeated it again. Oh my goodness, where have I been when she started learning the alphabet song? It was a very cute moment and she now still sings it with missing letters and her interpretation of the song (which somehow includes elmo). She also does the Itsy Bitsy Spider in her car seat and I just crack up, especially since I've not really acted out that song with her in a long time. But some how she remembers and sings outloud!

Okay, so I am THRILLED and yes bragging a bit! But isn't that the innate right of a Mom. Guess it's more special since clefting was assumed to affect her speech. But with words like tropical bird, giraffe, lion, baby and so many others, clearly she's determined to speak and hasn't displayed any speech issues for her age. I am so glad because some of her sleep issues and tantrums have also resolved with her ability to communicate more effectively. I now look back and think, you know, I would be pulling my hair, scratching and hitting myself too if no one could understand me.

So for the next few weeks I'll be paying more attention to my precious daughter so I don't miss her discovering new words or songs. I know she has an affinity for music and can even tap out a beat on her little legs, too funny!


a Tonggu Momma said...

Brag away, Ivy, brag away. That's what Mommas DO.

Yoli said...

Oh Ivy that is so precious!!! I am so happy for you and Kira. It is a tremendous milestone. How are Dani and you doing? I miss you so much.

Jboo said...

Wonderful!! You have every right to brag -- love to hear about your sweet girl!


Natalie said...

What a beautiful daughter you have. She is growing up so fast.

Hugs to the both of you and tell Dani to book those tickets he was looking at!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Yes, Little Kira has definitely made some great progress these past few weeks!! I love hearing her talk to you while we are on the phone....such a sweet little voice!! As for the potty training.....I saw first hand just how far she has come....LOL!!! Goodbye diapers.....hello big girl panties:)

Hope you are having a great day!


Steffie B. said...

She is darling....it is so fun to watch them grow.... ;)

Jewels of My Heart said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet. All of the firsts are so precious. enjoy!

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