Savanna has been growing like a weed.  She can say “dada”, and just this week, she learned to say “up”.

Why does the monkey girl not say “mama”?  I think she’s trying to irk me.  She would say “dada”, and turn around and look at me with a smirk.

Damned baby.

She can now stand on her own for a few seconds at a time.  Today she was showing off to me how she was freestanding, and she did it for a good solid 10 seconds.  She was so happy with herself, she clapped and giggled.

I can’t believe she’ll be ONE in a few more weeks.  Where did my little baby go?



Alright, I did promise some exciting blog posts after the long weekend.  I know this topic is probably only exciting for my little family, but I’m going to make a big deal of it anyway.  Just over a week ago, Savanna started crawling.  Now she’s pulling herself up to stand!  I really wasn’t ready for this.  I thought she’d spend more time just crawling around, but she seems to be in a hurry to grow.

She’s been trying for a couple of days to pull herself up, but her legs weren’t strong enough to support her body.  But this all changed today.  She crawled up to me, hung onto my knees, and pulled herself up to a standing position.

I am so proud!

I remember that before I had kids, some of my mommy friends would tell me little milestones in their kids’ lives, and I would always wonder why they make a big deal of nothing.  Aren’t kids supposed to grow?  Aren’t they supposed to crawl and walk and poop in the potty?  Now I am totally one of those mommies.