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Ava is learning all about objects this week.  She understands that her hands are objects and she chews them all the time.  She’s also having fun with toys.  It all started with a rainbow caterpillar that my friend gave us at a baby shower.  Ava used to be scared of it and now it will stop her from crying because it’s so exciting!  So we bought her an attachment for her carseat and an activity gym.  The carseat attachment has a sphere with tiny balls on it that spins.  When I first made it spin, her eyes widened in delight (it’s the one on the right in the picture).

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The play gym is even more exciting.  It plays music, has flashing lights, a mirror, a rattle, and other toys.  It will keep her occupied for a solid ten minutes.  The best thing is that she knows to wave her arms to make the rattles move.

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A few more tidbits:

  • Ava’s is sounding less like a newborn and more like a baby everyday.  It used to be that if she didn’t get food fast enough she would wimper.  Now she shrieks.  
  • She also babbles a lot more now, especial in the morning. If Jon and I are talking she tries to participate.
  • She also knows how to do more things with her mouth.  First she would mirror my tongue movements by sticking hers out too.  Now she’s been making a snapping noise with her gums.  The first time she ever did it was in the middle of the night when I was positioning her for nursing.  It was such a loud noise I thought I was hearing a bone snap.
  • She smiles all the time.

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2 Responses to “Ava Learns about Objects”

  1. Tiffany says:

    :-) She has a beautiful smile – and big blue eyes!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    She is quite the looker. :-)