November 4, 2008

Developmental Update

Since my last post was so picture laden, I decided to update you all on some of the things Peanut's been accomplishing lately.

She's getting a lot better hand control. Things on the table in front of her are now fair game. This means that we have to be really careful when she's in our lap at the table. We experienced this on Sunday when we met some friends out for a bite. Riley simply couldn't resist trying to pull my plate into our laps. We finally had to clear a section of the table about a foot deep to keep her out of trouble. 

Not only is her grip getting better, but she's starting to pass things from hand to hand. The pediatrician tells us it's a milestone to watch for. Honestly, its not all that exciting.

Peanut is starting to like being on her tummy. It used to only last about 5 minutes before she'd get bored and mad. Lately, though, she's been happier. She's starting to push up on her arms and really reach out for her toys. I think being able to push up allows her to actually play with the toys rather than face-planting into them. And lo and behold! Riley rolled over from her stomach to her back today!

Many of you know that she's been rolling from her back to her stomach for about 6 weeks now. It shouldn't be a surprise for her to roll the other way. I mean, really. She did that move when she was almost 8 weeks old! Somehow, though, she'd forgotten. Seems that's all over. Now I'm just waiting for her to realize that she can be mobile with the rolling. Let's hope she's a little slow on figuring that out. For my sanity's sake!

Riley is eating like a champ these days. I've been making most of her food on my own and its been really easy. We've been doing plain vanilla yogurt, sweet potatoes, apples, pears, bananas, squash, green beans and peas. She loves graham crackers, but she only gets those on special occasions. We have to watch her closely because she still doesn't chew/gum the pieces very well and likes to swallow the cracker whole. 

She's taken a liking to anything that rattles or makes noise. Right now, one of her favorites is a plastic container I've filled with dried beans. At least she's easy to entertain! She's figuring out that it will make even more noise when she shakes it or throws it on the floor. 

All in all, things are going really well. We are moving along at the exactly right pace and this is keeping mom and dad happy! Every day is a new adventure and we are loving every minute of it!


Tracy said...

I love the update...What a great idea about the container with the beans in it. What type, does the lid screw on?

Anne-Marie said...

It just snaps on like tupperware. It's not really secure, but does fit snug and I always am close when she plays with it.