Baby

Nadia’s first words

As of age two (plus a month) Nadia can say and distinguish the following words:

hello (ello)
pretty (pret)
one
two
ball
baby
choo choo
purse
bear
boo
elmo
spongebob (sponbob)
santa
snowman
tree
belly button
hair
ear
eyes
head
mouth
nose
toes
ashes ashes (song ring around the rosies)
spoon
fork
plate
chair
milk
water
toast
cracker
toast
banana
bagel
treat
color
paper
box
swing
slide
light
diaper
wipe
thank you
please
your welcome
i love you
pillow
blanket
book
baby
puzzle
snow
mommy
daddy
grandma
grandpa
car
key
boots
coat
jacket
shirt
pants
socks
shoes
hat
mittons
belt
dog- ruff
kitty- meow
sheep- baa
horsie- neigh
cow- moo
fish
duck- quack
sounds- bear (grrr)
lion (roar)
rooster (rrr rrrr errr)
elephant(?)
pick it up
there you go
(ready) set go
pink
she says purple, yellow, green, red, white, gold, orange, blue but doesn’t always get them with the right colored object. She is right most of the time.

There you go!

Today Nadia was playing with her doll in a plastic stroller. This particular one has a tray in front. She tried to force her doll into the seat part of the stroller so I helped put the doll’s legs in the leg holes. Then she said, ‘There you go’ like I say to her after I hand Nadia something that she wants. If that wasn’t cute enough. She then places a small tupperware in the shape of a shot glass on the tray in front of the baby. Nadia then pretends to feed the baby the water I have placed in the glass.

Look Mommy, this one is pretty

Today I decided to change the picture on computer screen. I like color and change. Nadia was on my lap today pressing the keyboard, of course randomly. I had the screen changer page popped up. I was looking on one that was kind of cool. All of sudden it switched to a beautiful pink home with flowers and a blue window. I loved it. So I am keeping it as my latest shot.

Oh no, I broke it.

Today Nadia came to me with a worried look almost like she was going to cry or cry out. Which is an expression that she has quite often at this age. (1) She had one of our remote controls and the back was off the back. I put it back together and she went on her way. Her face as she came to me with the broken control was so cute and I of course wish I would have had a camara.

I found it!

At my parent’s house they have a stereo in the living room and an extra set of speakers set up on the other side of the wall, in the family room. My mother turned on some Christmas music and Nadia went up to the TV to listen. The TV was not on so there was no noise coming from the speakers. She pounded the TV with her palm but realized that was not where the music was coming from. Nadia walked around a little and followed the music to the speaker to pat it. She has learned how to stop the music on a portable DVD player that is kept near the kitchen. It was so interesting watching her figure out where the music was coming from. Her inquisitive face is so fascinating to watch.

It’s Bedtime

Tonight as I was rocking Nadia to sleep she was being so cute. My glider up in Nadia’s room broke on me yesterday, so I had to nurse and rock her to sleep downstairs in the recliner. She is not ready to fall asleep so I start to sing to her as I rock. She is holding her blanket in her hands and then kept moving the blanket up to cover her face. She would wait a while to see if I would say ‘peek a boo’ like I usually do, but I kept singing and smiling at her. She kept doing this for a while and I just wanted to squeeze her because I love her so much. These are the best moments.

Kick…, kick…, kick

Last night I could not sleep. I was lying in my bed while my husband was asleep and I started to feel movement in my belly. For a while I thought it was just gas, but it came about every 5 minutes and didn’t stop. It was constant for hours and always in the same spot. After a while I decided it was my little baby girl kicking. I am 5 months pregnant and have heard my baby kick at the doctor’s office when my doctor checked for my baby’s pulse, but this was the first time I felt her. I stayed up most of the night trying to feel a kick on the outside of my stomach, but I can only feel them on the inside. It is the most amazing feeling to be kicked from the inside and to realize in a new way that I have a little being inside me. I told my husband this morning about the kicks and I can not wait till it gets to a point when he can feel the kicks too.