Friday, June 14, 2013

Sophia Watch: Ten Months

Wee Fifi is ten months old!  Without a doubt, the time is flying by even faster for her than it did for Joshua... I can't believe she's so close to a year old already!  (And, um, I may have already started actively planning her birthday party...)

Sophia sprouted two more teeth this month, and she's been working on at least two more, so in most of her official bunny-comparison shots, she's either chewing on her fingers or sucking furiously at her lips... But it's a faithful capture of what she looks like these days.  :)  And she really is the cutest wee teether in the world!

The biggest and most exciting milestone we reached this month was Sophia's first word!  She was sitting in her high chair eating her dinner, and Joshua was playing nearby.  He came up to the chair with a large white blanket over his head, and started playing peekaboo with her.  He would throw the blanket over his face, wait for me to ask who was under the blanket, and then fling the blanket gleefully off his head, shouting "it's Joshua!!"  Sophia was startled at first, and then started giggling at each reveal.  And then after about the 15th time, Sophia's babbling started resolving into "Aht-jah!  Jah-tah jah-tah jah-tah!"  And she continues to say something similar these days, every once in a while, but always while looking at and/or trying to grab Joshua.  So it's clear to us that our little girl's first word is her beloved big brother's name.  *melt*

Sophia also continues to grow more and more interactive every day.  She's still not much for moving, but she's begun to lunge and reeeeeach for toys that are just outside her grasp.  So while she's placid and content as a baseline, it's becoming clear that she's also a very determined wee girlie.  So far, she'll reach and reach until her arm gets tired and then squawk until I give her the toy she wants... But I do think mobility is on the horizon!  I just need to stop being such a softie and spoiling her...  ;)

But I'm going to try to take advantage of her immobility while it lasts to get some pretty pictures of her!

Happy ten months, sweet little girl!