|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, June 30, 2001
At the mall today, I changed Mia at the changing table in the men's room. Just as I was placing a new diaper on, Mia decided to 'diddle' (code for urinate). Thank goodness Jenn made me bring the whole diaper bag. (I could have sworn I saw a man waiting for the changing table with only one diaper in his hands.)
Mia was a little dehydrated today. In Arlington, it was above 90 degrees, and Mia was cranky all afternoon. She never got comfortable enough to take a good nap, and the fontanels on her head were slightly depressed. (Jenn got this symptom from our 'bible', What to Expect the First Year.)
We took Mia to the mall today. Jenn bought her some clothes, and a large toy: Mr. Buggity. Mr. Buggity is another one of those terrific toys from Hoopla by Andre. It's a big version of Baby Feelix. I have to take a picture!
Friday, June 29, 2001
One of Jenn's co-workers got Mia to laugh this morning. When I got home, Jenn spent a few minutes coaxing a brief laugh from Mia. Maybe because I didn't see her face, but it didn't sound like a laugh. It sounded like the normal gurgle Mia makes when she's trying to talk. Jenn assured me that this somewhat strange sound was indeed a laugh. I guess I'm still undecided.
Thursday, June 28, 2001
Jenn had a fun day with Mia. Jenn took Mia to daycare for a visit, then to Panera, a terrific local lunch spot. She also visited the doctor's (to fill out an form that daycare required). I think Jenn is getting more used to being with Mia all day, now that I'm at work.
Wednesday, June 27, 2001
Mia has been really talkative lately. While she's speaking in gibberish, a neighbor assures me that she's absorbing everything Jenn and I are saying, so we should keep talking to her.
Tuesday, June 26, 2001
Jenn read to Mia tonight. Mia actually looked interested in a few of the pages. The book was One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and I laughed at most of the rhymes. I can't wait until Mia can understand these for herself.
Sunday, June 24, 2001
Mia was baptized this morning at St. James Parish. Fr. Francis Daley presided. Mia had many delighted witnesses, including all of my brothers, my cousin, Jenn's cousins, and many happy Uncles and Aunts. Another baby was being baptized this morning also (Courtney was her name, I think).
Mia had quite the sensory overload this weekend. On Saturday, Jenn and I drove to the hotel where my parents were staying. There, Tita Deling (my aunt), Tito Boy (an uncle) and Mom took turns talking and walking with Mia. My uncle on my Dad's side, Tito Esting and his wife Tita Meling was in attendance too. My brothers, and my cousin and his girlfriend were there also. My Dad kept calling Mia "hey, kid."