Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Daddy's home ...
I've been home with Mia the last 7 days (I took last Thurs and Friday off to spend with the family and Alli went back to work this Monday). We went to our friends house Sunday for Easter dinner (more on that later) but during the week I've just been sitting around all day with her playing Mr. Mom. Mia's been a lot of fun -- she's much more interactive these days. Smiling, playing, talking ... well, baby talk at least. On top of her getting more aware and her vision getting better (see Butterfly post) she's now started trying to grab things. On purpose. While she's been grabbing mom and dad's clothes for a while, she started trying to grab toys and stuff with what seems to be conscious intention over the past week. Her play mat has toys that hang above her that she's been trying to grab and her swing has hanging bears and other toys that she was repeatedly going after today.
Yeah, boooooooooring if you don't have kids or aren't related to Mia ... but my guess is everyone reading this is -- which makes it very exciting for all of us.
Friday, April 07, 2006
Mia had her two-month check-up yesterday at Dr. Mason's. She is now 12 lbs and 23 1/2 inches (although when I measured her, I swear she was 2 feet tall!). Her head has grown alot too (must be that big brain). She had 4 shots and she cried (Mommy almost did too), but she was back to her happy self soon afterwards. Dr. Mason was impressed with her development so far. He said she looked like she was 6 months old the way she was sitting up on my lap. She's definitely an overachiever!
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Mia is becoming more and more like a little person. She's smiling a lot and she's becoming more independent (as much as a baby can be). A few days ago she discovered the butterfly hanging over her changing table. Now she loves to stare at it overhead. She even "talks" to it on occasion. Can't wait to see what she discovers next!