So as I mentioned in last week's post, Audra started sitting up on Wednesday. On Thursday, she started standing. On Friday, we noticed her first two teeth just below her gums, and on Saturday, she cut her first tooth. She has had a busy week :)
Within a couple of days of starting to sit, Audra even stopped using her arms for support and sat straight up on her own. The problem with that is she then topples over, and our floor is not very forgiving :( Even when we try to catch her, she still slips by enough times that she has learned she definitely does not like conking her head on the floor, which invariably leads to full-on screaming now. And now she'll scream even when we catch her or she just falls over without hitting anything, since I guess just the sensation of falling reminds her how much she doesn't like it. Audra is SO LOUD when she's upset (ok, when she's happy too!), so this has been a very scream-y week for her, between the falling over and cutting teeth, Ryan went in to get her when she woke once last week when I was in the shower, and since she goes 0-60 very quickly, she was already worked up by time he got there... and he said when he opened the door, the volume and intensity of her screaming literally took his breath away. So yeah. That's fun.
I was supposed to have one of my biweekly Josie/Mommy days last Saturday too, which was an especially scream-y day, so I ended up sending Ryan out with Josie instead while I stayed home with Audra. She did just fine, and I started having the sneaking suspicion that I'd been played....
[Audra's Italian is showing through]
[Now I have two kids who are intrigued by my shoes]