Tessa continues to grow by leaps and bounds, and I can't believe she's only 1 month shy of her first birthday. New this month is her ability to clap (sometimes), wave (sometimes) and sign "more" (sometimes). She also enjoys playing "So Big" and "Peekaboo".
She's definitely learning to express/assert herself. She yells when Calder tries to snag something out of her hands. She's always trying to get her hands on Calder's toy cars, the remote, camera or phone. And, she's NOT happy when she's forced to give it up. She has a tight grip!
New words this month are: "hi" or "hiya", "dog" (kind of), "uh-oh" (kind of) and..."MINE!" That last one is a definite. When Dave first told me that he thought she was saying it, I really didn't believe it. Then, I heard it for myself when she crawled across the bed, grabbed the remote control and held it close to her chest as she yelled "MA!" So, although she doesn't have the pronunciation quite right...the intent is definitely there. And, it's pretty easy to guess where she picked it up from!! You can hear her say "Hiya" in the beginning of this next video during which she also demonstrates her stair-climbing abilities!