A Stationary Odyssey

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Belly time. Emma is now happy to lay on her tummy, and she's making progress getting toward crawling. She will roll around to get places, though she sometimes finds things like the couch that get in her way. At her check-up on Tuesday, she was 14 lbs 3 oz and was 27" long. In a development that does not necessarily bode well, she realized in advance that she was going to get her shots. But she only cried out when they were actually injected, and then settled down pretty quickly afterward, so it seems all may be well.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Half-birthday. We decided to have a little party for Emma for her half-year birthday party. Of course, this required a half cake.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Six month smile! Here's Emma on her six-month birthday. My dad had been away visiting family, and Emma was very happy to see him when he came back. With a little encouragement from Laurie and I, she got very smilely, and I caught this one on camera.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Six months old. Emma is six months old today. But, rather than posting pictures form today, here are some images from the summer that I just got from my dad.

Emma and her grandfather.

Emma, her cousin (my niece) Maria, and me.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Breakfast! Emma is getting more solid food there days. She started on baby rice a while ago, and now is eating avocado, applesauce, pears, carrots, peas, and sweet potatoes, plus some other things in the cupboard. She loves applesauce and avocado! She also, for the first time, drank from a cup, though not very much. She's been playing with a cup for a while, mostly treating it like any other toy -- pick up, stick in mouth. But she's been watching us eat and drink, and when I offered it to her, she took it as you'd drink from it. I put in a little water, and with plenty of help from me, she drank probably a teaspoon of water. Now, its not much, but a remarkable advance in my opinion. Then she went on to play with it, as you can see in the picture.

If you don't recognize the seat, it is called a Bumbo. Anyone with a baby should get one, since they are invaluable. I can feed her by myself with no trouble, rather than trying to get her to eat while holding her on my lap which is exteremely difficult. We bought ours at Babies-R-Us (in Syracuse, near Carousel Center and the Terminal Market). She can't sit up on her own, but the Bumbo holds her up and helps her figure out this whole sitting thing, and she can keep using it till she's over a year old. She loves being up and able to see, and we can do things like mix up her rice cereal while she's sitting in it, which is a huge improvment over holding a wriggling baby in one hand and trying to measure anything with the other.

Monday, October 08, 2007

October. The fall is beginning in a remarkably mild fashion. Its been in the 80s during the day, and in the 50s at night. One evening it was a little cooler, so we brought out the footies. This picture was from the next morning.

Emma is finally paying attention to the cat. Today, she almost twisted out of her seat to get a good look at Sienna. We'll need to keep an eye on that.

I harvested the one and only Macoun apple from our tree over at the farm. It will probably do better when it is actually in the ground.