June 19th, 2013


Not Yet Eleven Months Update

It's early for a monthly update, but Morgan has hit one of those sudden phase changes and is a completely different creature than she was at ten months.

She's walking almost exclusively now; she still crawls occasionally, but it's rare. She climbs up stairs with confidence and speed. While visiting my parents recently, she got a lot of practice with stairs, and developed the ability to very carefully climb down exactly one stair (then climb back up and call for help).

Her new hobby is putting things in other things. Any object stored below waist level may now be found in any drawer or shelf or bit of floor in the entire rest of the house. She's figured out nesting, and can spend ages putting various cups and buckets inside slightly larger cups and buckets.

She now points at things she wants, and babbles in ways that sound, in terms of inflection although not in terms of specific syllables, very much like "What's that?" or short observational sentences. She can very clearly indicate whether the thing you have or are pointing at is in fact the thing she wants. Also she may be attempting to say "boom" when she falls down.

Because she's walking now, we tried putting shoes on her at the park. But she won't stand up in them. "You broke my feet!" seems to be her general opinion.

Her 19-month-old cousin visited this weekend. He's very sweet. Morgan liked being around him, but he was not very enthusiastic about this small vicious creature stealing his stuff and grabbing his hair. (What happened to parallel play? I thought there was supposed to be a stage where they didn't pound on each other first.)

So! Tiny little kid. Very adorable, very social, very active. Learns new things every day. Amazing!