Friday, 20 August 2010

ToothGate: The Final Frontier

Yes our 16 month old Baby Belle has a tooth coming through! 16 months of wondering when this day will come; it is finally upon us, a little poke of white coming through that cute gummy smile of hers, finally.

It is her top right ‘front tooth’ to be precise. Everyone told me not to worry (big thanks to all my fab twitter buddies) but I did worry a little and now the worrying is over, BB does have teeth in there!

This last month she seems to have turned into a proper little girl. Here are some of this month's updates:

Dizzy - She loves to spin and spin around to make herself dizzy

Walking & Running - BB is starting to run now, especially when chased by daddy or grandpa! Although this video is a month or so old I had to share it as I loved it when she was all wobbly on her feet when she first started walking. She just suddenly starting walking at 15 months and I know this isn't early but it wasn't one or two steps, she was off...the cheeky little monkey just wanted us to wait I think :-)

The Library - This is BB's new love!  She has her own card now which she is very proud of and as soon as we get into the library she is off! She will spend ages looks through the books and I always end up with a pile of about 30 which she has brought me, which I then have to sift through to see which to take home. We are also building her a little library at home with bookcases etc.

Hide and Seek - This is her favourite game at the moment. However she hasn't quite mastered 'keeping quiet' when hiding yet.

Music - BB adores music and dancing still. She is getting very loud on the harmonica now and still loves the piano too; she amazes me how delicate she is with the keys!

Muscles - Daddy and BB came downstairs the other day after bath and pyjama time and he had taught her to 'show me your muscles', where she puts her arms in a muscle man pose!  It really does look so cute with her little chubby arms. Trust daddy!

Arty - She loves drawing, painting and play doh at the moment. Oh and stickers, you can find them everywhere, grams even found one in her bath last week!

Food - BB continues her obsession with food, she is still yet to refuse anything!  This last month's favourites are still Olives (standard!), Gherkins, tomatoes and sweetcorn (yes a whole cob and bear in mind that is only with gums!). She is also using her fork a lot more now which is good (sorry picture quality is not my usual standard as these were done on my iphone)

The 'Par' (Park) - She still refuses to go on the swings (loved them at 6 months old but now won't go near them) but LOVES the slide; she could spend hours at the Park and never wants to leave! But her favourite pastime is finding things on the ground, luckily the parks near us are very clean and tidy!


  1. Lovely photo's and I hope now that first tooth is cut the others come through soon without too much trauma. My little one loves the park and the garden too. I have to bribe her with a McD's to get her away from the park and hot chocolate to get her out of the garden!

  2. So sweet to see how your lil one is growing up! My youngest was the same with walking... kept me waiting till he was almost 18 months and then he was off - now we're hard pushed to catch him! LOL

  3. The Moiderer - I hope so too :-) I think she has another 2 coming through at the same time.

    Marylin - haha they learn too quickly don't they!

  4. BB is so cute, she looks older than 16 months, and sounds very clever for her age.

    My 17 month old youngling is a lot fussier with his food, though he has pretty much all of his teeth. I think I should try to corn on the cob for a change. He did enjoy a bit of a homemade chicken Korma last night!

  5. Kate - I'm sure BB will get fussy with food sooner or later too, i think it happens to them all at some point. Corn on the cob is a great one to try, BB loved it!!