|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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Thursday, May 10, 2001
Whenever Mia's hand happens to be near her mouth, she'll now start sucking on it. She keeps it up for a few moments, then her hand and arm flail away from her mouth, and she's lost it.
Tuesday, May 08, 2001
I shouldn't neglect to mention how powerfully Mia has affected our marriage. Most of the time, the affect is wonderfully positive. At other times, Mia has placed a definite strain, as Jenn and I sort out how to live with her, care for her, and raise her. Mia's presence has raised our communication levels (and to date, I always felt we communicated well). We have argued over who is doing what household chore, and who should hold the baby. Our tempers are shortened, often in the wake of Mia's crying.
In all of this, I should mention that Jenn and I felt Mia was 'getting better'. Mia continues to cry her eyes out, but she calms down a little faster (fifteen minutes, versus crying for forty minutes). We've never timed how long she cries (now there's an idea), but it feels that she's crying less.
Monday, May 07, 2001
We made our first call to the pediatrician a few days ago. Mia had some mucous-like discharge coming out of one of her eyes. We feared the worst: Conjunctivitis. The pediatrician advised that it's too early for Mia to be developing conjunctivitis (aka "pink eye"); it was most likely a blocked tear duct. Wiping the eyes with a damp cloth using a gentle, circular motion over the next few days should clear it up.