Well what is new with my little Ryan? ALOT!! I can't believe how much she is growing and developing into her own little person. I think that Daddy and I will definitely have our hands full and so far, we're loving every minute of it! I am sad to say the bouncy chair is no more - along with the bumbo. I realized last week that I hadn't put her in it for a couple of weeks. So, I popped her in to see how she fit and found that she was spilling out everywhere! Now she is spending her time in her exersaucer, jolly jumper, and playmat on the floor. In the morning, Ryan will sit on her playmat and take in the wonders of CBC Kids. She gets so inthralled that Jason nearly has to stand on his head to get her attention long enough to say good-bye. When Mommy and Daddy eat their supper little Ryan joins us at the table in her fancy new high chair. She is also spending lots of quality time in her highchair trying out lots of different foods. Her repetoire consists of about a dozen different fruits and veggies so far. We get lots of different facial expressions to tell us what she thinks and for the most part, she is OK with most. Ryan is still not rolling over. I was a little concerned for awhile but we've come to the conclusion that her distaste for tummy-time coupled with her love of sitting up on her own have stalled her in that area and she will most likely crawl before she rolls. We'll see!
So what does Ryan like to do? Watching Lucy is #1. When Lucy gets close enough (sometimes by accident, sometimes intentional I think) and Ryan is in full control of her hands, she will reach out and grab her and pull her in close. Sometimes she gets Lucy, sometimes she gets a mitful of fur. We almost always get to see smiles and giggles. And don't we love to hear her laugh?! I was watching Oprah a couple of weeks ago and she had a guest on with the last name, Lebouton. I looked at Ryan and said 'Lebouton' and she started to belly laugh. I tried lots of other words to no avail. Lebouton was the funny word of the day! You just never know eh? Ryan also loves to spend time with her little friends Ava and Juliana and gets very excited when she sees them. Almost as excited as she gets when she sees her Daddy coming home from work - now that is fun!
I can't wait to see what's new next month!