One Little Bean
Friday, May 25, 2007
Visiting Gran & Grampa: day 4
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Visiting Gran & Grampa: day 3
You would crawl around for hours with the letter O stuck on your thumbs. I think you liked having them there.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Visiting Gran & Grampa: day 2
Then we went for a nice walk and you had a looong nap in front of the screen door: fresh air, no bugs!
We went out with Gran in the afternoon and bought you some magnetic letters for the fridge. You have a lot of fun dropping them all over the floor. Your favourite letter is definitely the O. You've been crawling around all day with it firmly stuck on your thumb.
Gran thought this outfit was really pretty on you, and I agree. :) It's great because it looks like a skirt, but you can still crawl around in it without getting your knees caught in it.
We had a bath around 9:30, then you had a bottle and fell asleep soon after. I was in bed by 10:30, it was great!!
Labels: Gran + Grampa
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Visiting Gran & Grampa: day 1
You recognized both Gran and Grampa pretty much right away this time--last time we visited, it took you until our last day to really warm up to Grampa. This time you remembered them and the house and have been busy exploring it all, including the screw holes under Gran's dining room table!
Gran and I went grocery shopping early in the afternoon, and you joined us, but you slept almost the whole time. I was envious! When we got back, you had your lunch and then we went for a walk to check out the street Gran and Gramp live on, and hten we played for HOURS.... we spent quite a bit of time with Gran playing on the upper back porch, and then you decided to have another nap. I napped with you, and then while Gran prepared dinner, you and I went outside to check out what Grampa was doing. He was busy pruning the bushes in the front yard, so you took me for a walk. You held my fingers and walked almost ALL the way around Gran and Grampa's house, including up their steep driveway!! I thought you would get tired, but you just kept on going. I guess there is a lot to explore here!
At dinner, we had pasta, and Gran gave you a few bits to eat, too. Normally I give you a little something to munch on while Tatus and I eat dinner, that way you are happy and included and we can eat our dinner in peace! :) Usually I have to feed you little bits of whatever I give you, although a few weeks ago you did figure out how to hold on to a cookie or rice cake and bite off a piece. Tonight however, you did something new: you picked up the little bits of noodle and put them in your mouth!! I was amazed that you started doing that, but then nowadays it seems like every day you become more and more able.
You have also started waving at people when they wave at you. It's a limp-wristed wave,but still very cute.
You started playing a game with Grampa, he nods his head yes, and you shake your head No. And you two go back and forth like this--you did it all throughout dinner.
After dinner we went back outside and Gran showed you how to boing the picky trees. :)
Monday, May 21, 2007
Letter to Lily
It's been so long since I've written to you, and so much has changed that I hardly know where to begin.
I suppose the biggest change came 2 weeks ago when I got my wisdom teeth removed. Because I was sick for a week, I couldn't nurse you, and Tatus and I decided it might be better to just wean you off breast-feeding altogether. It's not recommended to stop nursing suddenly, but that's the way it went for us. And you were AMAZING about it. Really incredible. I thought you'd be cranky and fussy having your entire routine go upside-down since instead of spending your days with me and being nursed, you were spending your days with your Tatus and getting a bottle. But you adjusted to it all with no problem--in fact, you are less fussy and more "grown up" now since I no longer nurse you. You sleep through the night, often from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m., and you even have a set nap time now--between 12:30 and 1 p.m., after we go for a nice walk and play at the park we will come home and you usually fall asleep right on your own.
During your awake time, however, you are into EVERYTHING. And since you've discovered how to grab onto almost anything and pull it down onto the floor, that is what you do. Books, clothes, paper, anything you can reach. I don't pick up after you as soon as you pull things down, because I don't want you thinking it's a game. I've seen the concentration on your face when you empty a shelf of books, and I think right now you are just discovering more of your own motor skills and the control you can have over objects. So for now I'm okay with having books on the floor and folding the laundry after it's landed on the carpet and been thoroughly investigated by you.
The days are definitely getting easier now. I have much more energy now that I'm getting an uninterrupted nights' sleep, and I think that has attributed a lot to your good moods as well.
You have SIX teeth now, and you can eat a rice cake like a pro, putting it up to your mouth, taking a nice crunchy bite, letting it get soft in your mouth, chewing and swallowing. I can't wait till you can eat what we eat at the table. We gave you some spaghetti the other night, but it just stuck to your face and hands, so it was more of a tactile experience for you rather than something you ate.
I think you are beginning to understand "yes" and "no" now, too. Almost anytime someone says "no", you'll shake your head vigorously back and forth. If you are finished eating or don't like it, you will clamp your mouth shut and shake your head. You also say "ya" a lot, particularly when we go for a car ride and Tatus or I open the door to get you out. We are almost always met with an excited "ya!" from you.
You will probably be walking very soon, too. You love to walk when you have two fingers to hold onto and someone following along behind you. And you creep along furniture very well, too. When we go to the park we will often walk with you after a nice swing, and you are so excited to follow other kids around and watch them. We can tell you are itching to get out there and run around and play with them.
When we are winding down in the evenings, a sure sign you are getting ready to sleep is when you stick your thumb in your mouth and snuggle up against any bit of our bare skin that you can find--arms, legs, tummy. You are so comforted by the feel of our skin. Normally you aren't too into cuddles. You squirm away to start your next great adventure, into the kitchen or under the dining room table. But last night I rocked you in my arms, a last-ditch attempt to get you to fall asleep short of going for a walk. You were tired, but so restless. I rocked you, and you quieted right down and sailed off to sleep. It was such a sweet moment.
I love you, little bumbelina.
Labels: monthly letter
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Helping Tatus fix your crib
But Tatus was watching, and he snatched it up before you could get it. Whew. So you went back to observing.
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Friday, May 18, 2007
Hanging out with Uncle Montoyo
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Today was a fun smiley day
Gran's big beautiful blue eyes, and Uncle Shane's floppy ear. :)We are getting into a very nice schedule. We go to the park about 2 hours after you wake up in the mornings, and when we get home, you crash out on your own. Today it was on the bean bag chair that I sat you in while I opened the balcony window.Two beautiful smiley girls. :) Mama and her boogie.
Well you are not posting this on my blog.