From February 2010 (Arabella about 3.5 months old) - Thank you Samantha Lowman for figuring out how to put this on Youtube.
The video is from when Arabella and I went to Herself Moms (www.herselfmoms.com) for postpartum sculpting class. Herself Moms is a great resource run by the fabulous Julie Hurst for prenatal and new moms for breastfeeding support, prenatal massage and yoga, and classes. We went to the location at Sierra College and Douglas right on the Roseville/Granite Bay border, but there's also another location in Downtown Sacramento at 1925 U Street. It was a great experience until Arabella was crawling age, and I met some cool moms and babies there - best of all Julie Magee and Arabella's BFF Allison!
Viewing Instructions: I highly recommend fast forwarding through the first 20 seconds, and then watch but with the sound off until 45 seconds in b/c the offsite reporters keep inanely interrupting Stephanie and inferring that the other offsite female anchor is pregnant - listen if you want, personally I think the way that it went down was possibly sexist and unquestioningly obnoxious. And I'm saying this as someone who is usually a big fan of Good Day Sacramento. (Also as a wannabe stage mom, I had to use a lot of self-control to keep myself from yelling "Shut up so she can talk about my baby!") - Stephanie had plopped down right next to us and asked Arabella's name right before the cameras rolled, so I was pretty sure we would get a shout-out!. They cut to Arabella at 24 seconds in and boy is she cute - and I'm saying that both as a average TV viewer and her doting mother. She literally gets about 15 seconds of fame and they say her name on TV. From 1:45 -1:50 in is a peek of Julie Magee and Allison in the back!
Speaking of Julie Magee, she now runs these awesome Signing Time classes at Herself Moms which I highly recommend if you want to sign with your baby and/or toddler! It is VERY hard to find baby signing instructors in the Roseville area (at least it was during Arabella's preverbal days in 2009/early 2010) and Julie is highly effective and very reasonably priced. Plus it's a great time to meet other caregivers and babies (I say caregiver instead of mom b/c I've also seen dads and grandparents at the classes - it's beneficial to everyone who cares for the baby to know what they are "saying" with their signs.)
I copied the following from http://www.herselfmoms.com/classes.html :
Signing Time Classes
Signing time is recommended for ages 2 months and up. Learn how to communicate by
signing with your child on a wide variety of subjects. Your little one has a lot to tell you
before they can speak! We will engage their 5 senses while making learning fun. With a little
hands-on practice you can become spontaneous and natural with your signs. You will learn
how to take advantage of key opportune moments throughout your child’s day and use them
as natural learning moments!