Saturday, October 11, 2008

Maddie is growing up...


Last week, Madelyn became the proud owner of two more teeth. She now has a total of 6 teeth. Yes, she is a late bloomer with getting teeth~ being she is now 19 months old! She is 19 months old, and 19 pounds. She is not small developmentally, though, rather she is advanced. I can say that because the Dr. confirms it, PLUS I am the Mom! :) She did her first, amazing, and perfect somersault on Thursday night! She has been trying for a few months now. She would bend over, touch her head to the floor and either (a) wait for a pull of gravity, or (b) roll over to the side. So, on Thursday night, she did the prep of bending over and putting her head to the floor. I was sitting behind her on the couch, and I reached my toes for her bum to encourage her to roll forward. She was ahead of the game though, because in a split second she had perfectly nailed a beautiful somersault! I was so excited that I screamed, laughed, and clapped all at once. Nathaniel came running in the room and asked what was wrong. I told him it was excited because Madelyn did her first somersault! Then, Madelyn started showing off (Grandma was here) ~ she was playing around all over the floor, and running. I asked her to do another somersault, and she sat down, fell backwards, and tried to roll backwards. I told her she isn't quite ready for that yet.

4 comments:

Gretchen said...

That's super!!! Gymnastics is a wonderful sport. My daughter competed in high school last year, but had a horrid coach, so she won't be on the team this year.

Love the hippie look. :)

jpandtheboys said...

I love the picture! That is so adorable!! How fun that she did a somersault! I can't imagine Brodes doing that any time soon! I am just trying to teach him to reach up with his arms and bend down with his toes and he looks at me like I am crazy!! Hahahaha....

Alicia said...

I love this picture too!!! So cute that she learned to somersault!! Maybe she will be a gymnast?!

Movers4life said...

I love it when they hit different milestones!! She is getting so big, what a sweetheart!:0)