Adelie and Staley's World

Adelie and Staley's World

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Sitting, Moving, Speaking Out,...and Growing Hair

Adelie continues to grow and change on an almost daily basis.  She is more on the move than ever.  With a combination of rolling and scooting (bringing her knees under her and pushing herself forward with her face on the surface--doesn't look comfortable), Adelie does not stay put.  I'll leave her on her blanket or the floor for a few minutes while I take Staley potty or check on dinner, and will come back to find her turned 180 degrees or off her blanket or partially under Staley's bed or...

...checking out her pack and play.
And now that she has mastered rolling, Adelie is on the search for a new challenge.  And that challenge...sitting.  In the past few days, she has really taken off with her sitting skills.  She will prop sit for up to a minute at a time, and can sit without using her hands to support her for several seconds at a time before toppling over. 

Working on sitting skills

Motor skills aren't the only area where Adelie is changing.  She is also 'talking' more and more.  The newest sound that she has discovered she can make is a high pitched squealing sound.  She sounds like a pterodactyl (or what I'd imagine a pterodactyl sounds like).  I guess when you can't really form words yet, repeatedly squealing like a pterodactyl must seem like a good alternative.

Although all these new skills are exciting to behold, Adelie has also started to do something else exciting.  Grow hair!!  She has a nice, thin peach fuzz layer of hair covering her head now...along with her dark male-pattern-baldness ring around the bottom of her head and about a dozen longer hairs on top of her head that she never lost.  Still not the best look for a gal, but she's moving in the right direction.

And hair or not, I think she's pretty darn cute!!

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