|Mia's First Year|
Jenn and I have a baby girl! Her name is Mia Magdalena Umali, and she was born Wednesday, March 28, 2001. This is our first baby. And this blog will be a daily record of my thoughts during her first year growing up with us.
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Saturday, April 21, 2001
Mia slept through an entire soccer game tonight. She sat between Jenn and I on the couch, as we watched the New England Revolution lose to the Washington D.C. United. During the game, we watched Mia squirm, raise her arms, and clench her tiny hands. She made the occasional face. I wonder how she would have done if we actually took her to the stadium?
Thursday, April 19, 2001
Yesterday, Jenn and I weighed Mia using our bathroom scale. First we weighed ourselves, then we weighed ourselves holding Mia. Subtracting the lower number from the higher gives us Mia's weight. We each did it, and determined that Mia is eight pounds. And because she's at least eight pounds, we tried her in a BabyBjörn Baby Carrier. It's wonderful! I can now cart Mia around, and still use my two arms and hands. Mostly, this helps with computer work, but I did wash some pots with Mia seated in the baby carrier.
Wednesday, April 18, 2001
Yesterday, Jenn went to the dentist to deal with her tooth-ache (turned out Jenn needs a root canal). We brought along Mia (in a Graco car seat-slash-baby carrier).
Tuesday, April 17, 2001
Mia spent much the early, then late part of the evening crying inconsolably. I'm hesitant to say it's colic, but it sure sounded like it. I guess we'll see later today.
Mia received mail yesterday. She got her social security number, and she got a notice from Blue Cross Blue Shield (my health insurance), asking after her primary care physician. I filed and dealt with both of these items.
Sunday, April 15, 2001
Another bath today. Mia was much more cooperative, probably because we woke her from a nap, and she was groggy. We see her smiling at us, but we also know that she's not even three weeks old, so these smiles are involuntary. But they're lovely to behold. :-)