Monday, October 20, 2008


Madeline is 11 months old. I can't believe an entire year has almost gone by since my baby was born. I can't tell you how many times I have heard phrases such as "it'll go by so fast" and "don't blink, she'll be grown before you know it". Now that I'm living it I am realizing it's so so true.

My baby is turning into a little girl. She has a mind of her own, she's super smart, she gets attitude, she has developed a longer memory, she is always happy, she is the joy of my life.

Soon she'll be one year old.

Let me update you on what's been going on the past month!

Madeline is STILL not walking yet! She has been standing on her legs for a long time now, and she even dances. But she doesn't feel like taking a step. She can get from A to B faster by crawling.. and she crawls fast! Which is fine with me! She'll do plenty of walking I am sure. She likes to slap slap slap her hands on the ground when she crawls fast. It's just funny that she is talking before she is walking! It doesn't surprise me though.. she's always singing and chatting. I bet she'll be like her Daddy and need to always have noise coming out of her mouth. :)

It's so awesome to see Maddie's memory emerging. A few days ago it was full moon, and when she woke up at 6am the moon was still shining brightly into her window. I pointed to it and repeated Moon! to her a few times. She stared at it and pointed and worked her mouth into saying moon. The rest of the morning was spent looking at the moon every once in a while. The cool part is that the NEXT morning she woke up and was looking for the moon again! Little things like this happen that make me just swell with pride.

Sometimes when Madeline's concentration is elsewhere I just stare at her. I am so amazed by her. I am so in love with her. Anyway..

She's learned a whole slew of new words.

She knows:
Button = buthim-buthim-buthim
Pretty = Pitty
Mike = Mmmmmmite. A relative who is doing our house remodel.
Opa = Papa. Her grandfather, my dad.
Tante = This one has a variety of sounds still. It means aunt.
Boobie = Started as Bap-boo but is now Boooo-tee. As in, can I please nurse?
Dada = Dada. As in.. Dada.
Doggie = Dah-Dee
Thank you = Dee-Doo
Uh-Oh = Ah....... Ooooh.
Cheese = Theeth. As in when finding the camera on the floor and handing it to me and posing with a smile. What a ham.
Book = Boo.
EIEIO = As in Please read me my favorite book "Old McDonald Had a Farm"
Boo! = Bvv.
Moon = Mmm or Mmmun while pointing to the sky.
Wee Wee Wee = Vee-Vee-Vee-Vee.. and so on. As in, please play This Little Piggy with my toes.
Ouch = Owf. As in: Sorry I just (bit your boo-tee, pulled your hair) again Mama.

Does she say Mama yet? No. But when she sees me? She calls out BOO-TEE! I have a sneaking suspicion she has decided that is my name.


Queen B said...

this is so precious! I can't believe it has been almost a year since you became Bianka, the Blogging Laborer!

Robin said...

that is so funny B .. looking thru the words she says and remembering so many of those were the same ones Addie said first and in the same bizarre variations .. !! little Maddie is sooooo cute ..
she will be walking VERY soon and some days you will wish she was still just crawling !!

Jinjer said...

Can't believe how big she is getting! Love the new words!!! Too cute :)

Jenn Ann said...

Right after you teach her Mama, you need to work on teaching her Jenn. ;) I miss her and you and John too!

Paula said...

Awesome vocabulary!!! 11 months is still within normal "not walking yet" range. she'll get there, don't worry!

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

My oldest didnt walk until she was 17 months. That was fun :)

Thanks for the update, she is a cute kid!