Thursday, September 30, 2004

We move to a new home

...with my very own room and lots of fun new play areas!

Nonetheless, clinging to my Mommy is still my favorite place to be.

Sunday, September 26, 2004

Monterey: My first overnight trip

My first overnight trip was to Monterey. I had such a great time! I loved watching the colorful fish, sharks and jellyfish at the Aquarium. Later, I got such a kick staying at the hotel that I was absolutely giddy all night!
(you can see my bottom two front teeth popping out)
Click here to see more pictures from the trip.

Saturday, September 25, 2004

I can do a sit up

My abdominal muscles are getting stronger! I now like to sit up from a lying position and watch my Mom change my diaper. She always tries to get me to lie back down, but then I just roll over and try to crawl away.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

I just want to cling to my Mommy

I am happy as a lark whenever I'm with my Mommy. I just want to cling to her all the time. I've learned all these skills like crawling, standing and rolling over which effectively take me away from her. But I don't like to be separated, so I don't venture very far and usually keep at least one hand on her.

And I admit it. Strangers freak me out. Many of them often come up to my face all at once, start squealing, and want to hold me. Who are these people and why are they so excited over me? If my Mommy isn't holding me to assure me that these people are OK, this is the expression you're likely to see from me.

I do like people, but I just need to get to know you first. So the next time you see me, please let me warm up to you in my own time!

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

I eat a whole jar of baby food

Tell you the truth, I haven't been too into this solid food thing. I like green beans, peas, and carrots. But peaches, avocado, banana, papaya, rice & oatmeal cereal just don't compare to Mommy's milk. I eat at most five baby teaspoons before I arch my back, wanting out of the high chair. But today I couldn't eat enough sweet potatoes and I had the entire 2.5 ounce jar in one sitting! I probably could have had even more, but my Mommy ran out. Perhaps a growth spurt is spurring my appetite?

Saturday, September 04, 2004

I'm 8 months old!

The major milestone that I'm working on now is standing and cruising. I'm so determined to figure it out! I really want to walk!

Thursday, September 02, 2004

I'm cutting teeth

My nice soft gums have been feeling different recently. It's as if two sharp points are sticking out and it HURTS! This morning I woke up at 3:30 inconsolably cranky! My Mom kept trying to calm me down, but being in her arms didn't help me. Finally she put some Oral Teething Gel on my gums. There must be Prozac or something in that gel because within a minute, I stopped crying and then dozed off soon after! I hope these teeth come out soon!

In the meantime, I bite everything flat that I can find, including Daddy's Hilton HHonors membership card.

BTW, I got weighed today and only measured 13 pounds 12.4 ounces! I've been so active that I didn't gain any weight in the last month. I just keep getting longer. I'm 2 days shy of my 8 months birthday, and I'm still only slightly over my doubled birth weight.