October 7, 2006
I've come to the realization that my daughter is never going to learn to crawl. She learned to sit up and is great at it. She can also roll over from front to back and back to front, but at almost 8 1/2 months she has barely made an attempt at crawling. Now, I know that all kids learn to do things at differnt rates and that some kids skip crawling entirely and go straight to walking, so I'm not actually worried about our current situation. I find it entertaining that she is perfectly content to sit on the floor and have people bring her toys to her since she is so opinionated about what she does and doesn't want to play with.
Lexi has a friend who is three weeks younger than her and had to go to physical therapy for something with her neck muscles (she would only look in one direction when she was a newborn) Anyway, her friend is now crawling and pulling herself up into a sit. When the girls are together, Cosette is scooting all over and Lexi just sits and watches.
February 19, 2006
Lexi has realized that she has hands, they are very entertaining and they taste good. So far she has figured out how to stare at her fingers, how to cover her face with her hands, and how to shove a thumb and three fingers in her mouth.
February 15, 2006
What's a baby blog without at least one entry talking about bodily fluids?
Man, babies manage to ooze from both ends. It's like the flood.
One of the very first poopy diapers I had to change on my daughter wasn't so bad. Until she started peeing in the middle of the changing. Talk about a flood. And if that wasn't bad enough, then she started pooping again, adding to the already sizeable, um, pile. I guess baby diapers can't get much worse than that, can they? (more knowledgeable parents are nowshaking their heads)
And then there's the spit-up. Yesterday Lexi managed to spit up while taking a nap. Her sleeper, her shirt, her onsie, her blanket and the blanket's cover all ended up in the laundry pile. I even have a lovely video of her smiling and wide-eyed, looking so content and happy until she burped and white stuff started pouring out her mouth. There's one for grandma.
Update: Hardly an hour after I wrote this Lexi managed to ooze from both ends at the same time while I was changing her. I had heard of projectile vomitting, but nobody warned me about projectile pooping. Just call me the Poopsmith.
February 9, 2006
The alarm clock says 9:37 a.m. Madeleine has been sleeping since 4:30 a.m. and is just now starting to wake up. Who would have thought I would be excited about 5 hours of sleep?