Kajsa’s 11-month birthday has come AND gone by almost a week. (When you’re counting by weeks or months, it just goes by so much quicker! I mean, she’s already almost 11 and a HALF months old! In other words: a few weeks away from her one-year birthday!) She’s quite a long lady, no?
And about a couple days after I posted her 10-month post, saying she would probably never crawl “normally,” she was crawling completely normal. It’s still amazing to me how quickly and suddenly these little ones learn. Currently, she ardently insists on us assisting her walking around the house everywhere and back again. Just like her brother at this age, I think she wants independence and mobility…NOW!
She has very recently emerged from a Major Crybaby stage. She was on a hair trigger for a full-on wailing fit at any moment. She’s much more content recently, playing quite happily on her own, exploring. But she still has moments of flexing her…determination. I think she has a pretty strong personality, knows exactly what she wants and when she wants it.
That’s been one of the top surprises as we have gotten to know this little girl. Upon first blush (including when we first met her when she was born!), she appears to be so reserved and observant. The fact that she’s also opinionated and outspoken (so to speak) surprises many, and that includes us.
And this scene is so typical of these two. Thicker than thieves, Tobias always needs to be right in the middle of what we’re doing with Kajsa (be it taking pictures, or helping her walk, or telling her “no touch”). And Kajsa always seems to know where her big brother is; if not in eyesight, she will certainly crawl across the house to find him.