Sunday, 22 April 2012

Growing up

I am beginning to realise that as a parent, your child begins to teach you from a very early age about the concept of letting go.  



At just 16 months old, Ella is already more than capable of asserting both her determination and independence (and don't we know it!).  I have recently become aware of this little person beside me day by day, no longer a baby.  


Her understanding of the world around her has suddenly and perceptibly shifted up a gear.  She waves goodbye to people (and whenever we go anywhere near the front door), points at everything, seeks attention from strangers and has started using a few signs (both on demand and in context without prompt).  She has started using more 'words' and also has one or two words and signs that she uses consistently but I have yet to work out what they mean!...


Signing for more bubbles!

Pointing and shouting


 Popping bubbles

Book pointing (still loves her books)


For months she has been trying to crawl. Although she has mastered a very amusing and speedy backwards crawl, going forwards still remains a challenge.  She can roll, go round in circles and get what she wants by commando crawling but the four point crawl has yet to appear....


We are no longer having to do battle every day to get her to wear her shoes.  She is tolerating them much better now she is used to them. In the last week, she has started taking steps whilst holding onto our hands which is exciting stuff and very important in terms of her development...  

I know there will be a time, hopefully in the not so distant future when she will let go and take her first steps on her own.  But for now, I will treasure the moments where she still needs to hold on...








We are very proud of you Ella Bean xxx





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