|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, July 07, 2001
Mia visited Jenn's hairdresser today. Jenn had an appointment, and wanted to bring Mia down to say hello. Mia's hair has been coming and going in spurts, but I trust it'll be fine when she gets older.
Friday, July 06, 2001
Mia made a new noise today. It's sort of like a low growl, different sounding than her "I'm hungry" squeal.
This morning, I went with Jenn and Mia to the daycare again. I think I'll be making this a habit. I also met Melinda, the regular teacher in the infant room.
Thursday, July 05, 2001
Mia is starting to teethe.
Today, Mia went to daycare.
Mia's middle name is Magdalena, which partially honors my aunt. We call her Tita Deling (which somehow must be short for Magdalena; Tita is a Filipino word that is a catch-all for 'Aunt'). She is the mother of my favorite cousin, Rassi, who will turn 25 in September.
I finally posted pictures from the baptism. Check out pictures 16-22. As I get more, I'm sure I'll drop them in. I have terrific memories of that day!
Wednesday, July 04, 2001
Tomorrow, Mia will start day-care. This will mark the first time Mia will be out of both our hands during the day.
Today, due to the holiday, I was home with Mia on a weekday. Jenn got some well-deserved nap time. And once again, I renewed my own understanding of how demanding being a 'stay at home parent' really is. All total, Mia napped an hour and a half. The rest of the time, she was up, and 70% out of that time she wanted our attention.
Yesterday, Jenn took Mia's rectal temperature using a thermometer. We thought she might have had a fever. Turns out her rectal temperature was 99.8, which is the equivalent of 98.8. (Apparently, rectal temperature readings are one degree higher than a temperature reading taken orally.)
Sunday, July 01, 2001
After some funny sounds on my part, and tickling/brusing Mia near her neck, I was able to get Mia to laugh. And I'm delighted! Jenn watched me do this demonstration, and when she heard Mia, she pointed and said "Yes, that's it! Heh-heh."