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Monday, November 16, 2009

Nine and a Half Months: The Lea Update

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Lea continues to amaze us. She is a very interactive little girl who likes to get into all things, and especially all things Hallie. This has added to the drama in our home, and the frequency with which the words, "No, Lea! NO!" are uttered around these here parts.

At 9.5 months, Lea has a bunch of emergent words:
  1. Uh-Oh
  2. Yay!
  3. Hi!
  4. Teddy
  5. Bye!
  6. and perhaps "Mommy!" (she certainly whines 'ma-ma-ma-mee' when she wants one of us--usually Sharon--when we've left the room or have failed to attend to her quickly enough).
Lea is also babbling a lot and chasing after toys (a wiffle ball, a drumstick, and a teddy bear being among her favorite, but cars are also a big draw for her). She can let go and remain standing until she remembers that she has let go of whatever surface, at which point she falls on her bum.

Lea also has at least six teeth, and we'd venture to say that four more are emerging. Hence, she has spent many sleepless nights awake (I guess that's a redundancy; in any event she is often up at some subset of 1am - 5am, which makes the rest of us quite cranky).

Anyway, we're thoroughly enjoying Lea, who is thoroughly cute, despite our sleeplessness.

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