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There haven’t been many pictures lately…

Beacause most of them turn out like this. When I grab the camera, Jess starts crawling over to me to try to grab it or chew on the wristcord.

Tonight while Jess and I were brushing her teeth (which mostly involves letting her play around with the toothbrush) I told her she was funny and she got a big smile on her face and laughed. I asked her if she knew what funny meant and she laughed again. After testing it a few more times, I really think she knows what the word means. She can say Mama and she usually says it all day long. Sometimes she’s just babbling, sometimes she’s using it to get my attention and sometimes she’s using it when she wants to nurse. She is getting better at Ba- sounds and sometimes I think she’s close to ball or ba-bye. I’m so intrigued by language development. I know at this point she can understand more than she can say but I was really surprised that she could understand an obscure word like “funny” at least enough to associate it with laughing. She’s a kick this girl.

In other news, she fell down the stairs for the first time this week. That was pretty traumatic for all of us. She is FAST and by the time she’d made it up the 3 stairs to the landing, the music had barely stopped on the toy she’d been playing with. I thought she was playing until I heard her thudding down the stairs. Poor kid. This was also the day I didn’t notice 2 of her 4 dirty diapers so she had a monster diaper rash. I’m afraid I’m out of the running for mother of the year.

She continues to be a snuggly little thing and we think she’s just as cute as can be. Man, we’re lucky.

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