Sunday, October 26, 2008

New Tricks

Every day we find out that Sara Beth has learned something new.  This week, she has started to really discover her hands.  She will now grab a hold of anything near her.  In some instances this means that she sweetly holds onto a finger, or cuddles a burp cloth, but other times, it results in her yanking on her mom's necklace while it is still attached around Heather's neck.  

  Sara Beth has a bounce seat that she will sometimes sit in while we get ready in the morning.   This bouncy seat has a flower with a ring on it hanging over the seat.  When you pull the ring, music starts to play.  We will occasionally pull the ring when we place Sara Beth in the seat as she seems to like the tune.  This morning, while Heather and I were getting ready for church, I look down and see that Sara Beth has the ring in her hand.  I call Heather out of the closet to see Sara Beth's new feat.  Then SaraB pulled, the ring and music started to play.  We were both so proud of her.  Then she pulled to ring again... and again... and again.  The song is rather catchy, but I think Sara Beth liked it much better than Heather and I did. 

She has gotten much better at holding herself upright.  Head control is not a problem at all for her now.  The days of floppy necks are over for her. She also has the core muscles to sit up by herself, but the more delicate act of keeping herself balanced is still a ways off.  I will sometimes place her on our bed, surround her with pillows, sit her upright, let go, and see what happens.  She falls over.  Some times she starts to tip to one side and then over-corrects and flops in the other direction.  Other times, she starts to tip, gets confused, and pulls herself over faster.  But we have a great time while we learn.

She also has grown tall and heavy enough that her feet touch the ground when we place her in her jumper.  Add to that her new found ability to use her hands, and she has a great time.  When Sara Beth was first born, she looked just like Heather.  As the days progress, I think she is beginning to look more and more like me.  I might have to dig up some of my childhood pictures, but the shot below definitely shows that Sara Beth has some of the Siewert genes in her.


Melissa said...

She has grown so much. What a beauty !

Jenn said...

She's such a sweet baby. I fought to hold her while she slept in the nursery this morning but i lost to Shirley. Everyone kept talking about how beautiful she is!!!

Melissa said...

Heather, I hope you have a wonderful birthday on Monday. You are a blessing to me and I am so thankful for you!

Love ya,

---jen said...

She's getting so big! And I was going to mention it if you didn't... In that last picture she really does resemble her Daddy. :)

Marla said...

She looks just like you Peter! Emma has the same bouncy seat and boppy overload.