Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Where has the time gone?

And I am not talking about being a bad blogger (which I am), I mean how can AnnaKate be 5 and a half years old? For so long I wanted her to grow, to meet milestones like crawling and walking and now I find myself wanting her to slow down. She is losing her “babyness” that she had for so long. Today we had some milestones that need reporting:

A loose tooth!

AnnaKate lost her first tooth about a year ago due to a trauma to the tooth. So this is her first “real” loose and wiggly tooth. It makes me sad that she is growing and her perfect baby teeth will be replaced with big silly oversized teeth.

We had a regular dentist appointment today so during the drama of the cleaning (and it is high drama with AK) I told the hygienist that it would be ok if it just”fell” out. After a little rocking it came out and the tooth fairy will pay AnnaKate a visit tonight. And by the way, there are 2 more loose ones….ugh!

“Show me your teeth AnnaKate”

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Potty Talk

AnnaKate has been making great potty progress since May. If you put her on the potty she will go but she rarely initiates. So I have stopped pushing so hard and she seems to be coming around on her own. She has only done her “big business” in the potty once until today. She got out her little potty, sat in front of her mirror with a few books and voila…! I was so happy and danced around…she seemed a little confused as to why that yuckiness would make me so happy. I do see a light at the end of the diaper tunnel!

Communication

AnnaKate speaks, signs and uses a communication book to get heard. Her signing has boomed lately and we continue to hear new sounds as well. She just got the t sound which opened her up to lots of new words like, teeth and “TT’ (her grandmother). She can say Beau, eat, hi, up, bye, A, B, C, D, E, go, home, juice, dada, mama, pop, lala, and a lot of approximations. We are really proud of her progress and love “hearing” what she has to say. 

5 comments:

Girlfrog said...

It's so hard to believe how big she has gotten! It's funny how there comes a time where you realize that they are getting big a little too fast!

Holly said...

Please stop AK!!! I mean we're proud of you and all your terrific milestones, but come on, a tooth? That's just too much

Anonymous said...

I love her "snaggletooth" grin for the camera!! Love u Cat

Cindy said...

I love her gaps! It definitely makes her look older. Natalie still doesn't have any loose teeth, but I know she will look a lot older when she does lose one.

Tarah Peacock said...

She is getting so big! I love her little smile with that missing tooth.