So, while I was in the New York with my pal Morgan of the818.com, I noticed her daughter using a snack cup that seemed like an invention from the GODS. Of course, as soon as I got home and got to Target (which, let’s be honest was about 20 minutes after I got home) I bought one for Abby. How I got along without it for so long baffles the mind.
Munchkin’s Snack Catcher. It’s like, $4 for the greatest thing you’ll ever get your kid. It’s lid allows their tiny hands to reach in and get out their snacks, but also keeps all that shizz in there so it’s not all over your house. Granted, when your daughter has a love affair with Cheerios….little round cheerios…some are bound to escape. But it’s still SO EFFING WORTH IT.
Now, as a disclaimer I was not paid to say this or did I get any compensation. Just one mom gushing to whoever wants to listen that this thing is awesome.
Our little Abigail is 10 months old today. TEN MONTHS. That means in two measly months she’ll be 12 months, aka ONE YEAR OLD. I’ve actually begun planning her birthday party and it kinda makes me want to cry every time I start designing her invitations.
I’ve decided she will most likely be walking or trying really hard to walk by her birthday. She has already crawled around our entire house which is nothing short of mind blowing every time she does it. She gives kisses, high fives, claps like a champ and feeds herself like a pro.
Seeing her grow is just awesome.
When you’re planning on having a baby, one really focuses on just THE BABY part of it. I never really thought about how cool it would be to watch her grow into a toddler and eventually a teenager and then adult. Like, the thought crosses my mind, and then she’ll actually hit one of those little milestones and it hits me like a wrecking ball. SHE IS GROWING UP. ALREADY. YOU’D BETTA RECOGNIZE, MOMMA.
I haven’t been writing much lately. That has a lot to do with OMGIAMSOBUSY, but also that I’m just trying to spend as much time with Abbers as possible right now because she is learning so much every day that I can barely keep up.
Her list of new tricks, some new…and some refined.
She gives kisses when asked.
She waves bye-bye.
She says MMMmmmmmmum. Mostly when I ask her to say “Momma,” but is starting to say it more on her own.
She can drink out of a straw, but has troubles with drinking too much and thus spitting most of it out. On me.
She is a MASTER crawler.
She figured out a walker toy that my mom bought for her in about 15 minutes.
She holds her own bottle.
She can pull herself up on almost anything.
I just can’t get over what a little person she’s becoming. And we’ve already started planning for her first birthday. Someone pinch me.
That reminds me, Abby pinches and bites too. So, nevermind on the pinching. I’m sure she’ll pinch me in about 10 minutes.
Also, we plan on teaching her this, so we can submit it to AFV and make dollars. It will happen. Either that or I’ll teach her to ask for 4 beers, a la Pearl.