As the days go by it does get a little harder to write on the blog because Daniela is awake more often than not.
Last month we had a visit from Grandpa Tito Raul’s dad, and the interaction between her and Gramps was amazing. She sprouted at the same time her bottom ones. She also lived through her first hurricane named Irene. We didn’t get any damage but she was awaken by the thunder as we all were one morning.
This month we took her to the beach and stayed at a hotel where she was in the pool. She loved the water so much that she feel asleep for longer periods of time. Raul thinks we should take her to the pool more often.
We left our dog JuanGa at the vets for boarding and he did very well.
Sad news that happened was that our bird Nemo died. Raul’s grandma is very ill and every moment she is with us is precious to the family. Raul went to visit Great-Grandma America in CT to spend some quality time with her. We did do video chat with her and I had to stop the emotions from flooding through the screen.
Feed herself with the pincer grip and shoveling food like bananas, avocado, papaya, broccoli and basically anything I can put in her site. This month she is looking at our plates and wanting to eat what we have. Thank goodness we all eat the same thing and we can share with her.
She sits and turns around in a complete circle. She also rolls to wherever she wants to get too to grab toys.
She feeds JuanGa and so he enjoys that very much.
Says mom, dada, da for dog which is JuanGa and sometimes it sounds like she is saying Ga for JuanGa. While Raul was away in CT, we did video conferencing and everytime I opened the laptop she would say DaDa.
When she wants something and doesn’t get it she throws herself back and is as stiff as a plank.
Don Tito made her say mama and it was the funniest thing. She started doing hand motion when he sang “Linda Manito”
She does talk alot when she sees Uncle Irving aka Tio Tito. Yesterday he was going over the vowels with her and she was repeating sounds.
She loves sleeping with my blanket and pink robe.
She also loves playing with the iPad! She does have a little book our friends and adoptive Grandparents Nellie and Tomas gave her called Jenny’s house. If you ask her where is Jenny or Adonde esta Jenny, she will open up the little window on the book and point to her. This leads me to believe that she is listening and learning both English and Spanish. We just need our Indian friends to teach her some Hindi.
I am still breastfeeding her and don’t plan to stop anytime soon. She is drinking more water out of her sippy cup and we have discarded the bottles all together. I just bring sippy cups for her or she loves to drink out of our cups that are filled with water.
We are in the process of transitioning her to her crib. She is taking naps and playing in her crib. But when it comes to night time, she is waking up. So I find myself bringing her in the bed again. I know she needs to get used to it.
The other day when Raul was packing to go to CT, she was sitting on the bed and started climbing into the suitcase. I was amazed. She is standing up with assistance and I think with the crib she will start pulling up more. She has already begun.
She loves rocking back and forth as she listens to us hum or sing.
She loves giving open mouth kisses or besitos when she feels like it. Sometimes ill be breastfeeding her and she will stop open up her mouth towards me and give me a slobbery kiss.
Her eye color is settling to be a light brown almost like Raul’s. And you would think that all these months breastfeeding I would have noticed that she had a tiny birthmark on her left cheek. I thought it was a speck of dirt and it wasn’t.
The older she gets the more she looks like Raul’s mom when she was a baby. We saw a picture of Raul’s Grandfather Irving and his mom Sylvette. It was the weirdest thing to look at because it was like looking at our daughter.
Well that is it for now. Ill post pictures soon I promise.