Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Monthly updates: 13 months


Alaska has picked up some new words this month including ball, ta, tickle and boo!
She is still obsessed with dogs and won't stop talking about them! She will wander around the house pulling her doggy toys saying 'doggy!' repeatedly. 

She has learnt lots of new skills including blowing her nose into a tissue, using a spoon to eat, blowing on her food to cool it down, patting animals gently instead of pulling their hair and blowing kisses. 

She loves to bounce on things and say shriek 'wee, wee, wee!'

She has started to wave 'goodnight' when she wants to let us know that she wants to have milkies and go to bed and is still using her 'milkies' sign in sign language. 

This month she has loved pulling and pushing things and taking things out and putting them back in. She also loves bags with handles and will carry them around the house. 

She has shown a sudden interest in books this month, much to our delight. She can turn the pages and has certain favourites. Any book with a doggy in it or animals is a big hit. 


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Monthly updates: 12 months

So it has been 12 whole months since I started Alaska's monthly updates. So glad I have kept record of her development. I will continue this year, but I definitely cannot get her to lie down next to Louie the Lion anymore! But we will still use him for scale.

Here is all the photos together:



So here is the 12 month update. Alaska is saying 'mama,' 'daddy,'doggy,' 'teddy' and 'bath.'
She is still obsessed with music and dancing. She has starting giving us kisses. At first they were open mouthed ones, but towards the end of the month she has started actually pursing her lips and making a kissing sound. 

She has such a sweet heart and is very affectionate. She will often give kisses without being asked to. We share a bed and I love our cuddles. She voluntarily cuddles me in the morning and gives me kisses all over my face. It is unbelievably cute!




Alaska loves the park near our house and loves to meet and play with other kids there. She is walking full time now, which has given her even more confidence. She has picked up some new quirks, such as fake laughing, imitating a doggy panting, drinking water from the bath tap, tickling people's toes while saying "tickletickletickle" and taking lids off and on. 

She has started sleeping a little better, which is a huge relief. Some nights we will get 4 straight hours which is amazing. Because of this, I have started being able to stay up a little later and watch TV which makes me feel very refreshed.

Alaska has started to call me Mama which melts my heart. It is her favourite word this month. 

This month I returned to work 2 days a week and Alaska stayed home with her Papa. She loves days with him but is very excited when I come home and does the sign for 'milkies' immediately.

Frozen blueberries are Alaska's favourite food this month probably because she is teething and they numb her little gums. Some days when she is feeling especially sick they are the only food she will eat (along with milkies.)

We are really starting to see some toddler behaviour with Alaska now and she will have meltdowns when she feels frustrated. But usually she is a pretty happy little lady.



Saturday, March 28, 2015

8/52


Alaska: You are one. So big yet still so small. You are definitely not a little baby anymore....but I still call you my 'little baby.'

7/52


Alaska: You were grumpy, so I had to play peekaboo to get you to smile. This is your 'expectant' face, the face you put on when your waiting for me to do something funny and I never want to forget it.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

6/52


Alaska: I chose this photo this week not because of it's beauty, but for the reality factor. This is our reality most days; a messy kitchen and you waddling around in the nude. I want to remember everything about your babyhood...even the mess!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Monthly updates: 11 months


Your last month of being a baby! It was very tricky to take this shot because you are not very keen on lying still any more! 

At the start of this month you started standing unassisted for long periods, by the end of the month you took your first steps. You like to carry things around with you, anything you can find. Your favourite thing to carry around is shoes. You have figured out that when I say 'ta' I want you to give me what you have and this is a very fun game for you. 

You have developed a real love for dogs this month. You have also developed a love for climbing things, especially the couch. Your attitude has really started to come out and you make a hilarious frowning face. You teethed a lot this month and subsequently bit me and your Papa A LOT! We constantly told you 'no biting' while frowning and shaking our heads and you began to copy us. 

One of your biggest loves is music and dancing. You love to hold our phones while a song is playing and bop up and down while waving your arms to the beat. If the song we put on isn't dance-worthy you will frown and give the phone back so we can change it!

Your favourite foods this month are pomegranate, watermelon and banana. 

5/52


Alaska: This week we moved into our new house! It was sad to say goodbye to our old house, especially seeing as that was where you grew in my tummy and spent almost your first year of life. But we will make new memories in our new place. You love the park nearby and having a dishwasher means less time washing dishes and more time to do funner things!