|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, September 15, 2001
I fed Mia twice today.
Friday, September 14, 2001
Jenn weighed Mia today. Seventeen pounds.
In the wake of the carnage at the World Trade Center, Mia is simply going about her business. Jenn and I have saturated ourselves with coverage of the tragedy. Mia remains unaware of the great shift her country is experiencing.
Mia was quite loud tonight, screeching and yelling while she bounced in her bouncy seat. Whenever we'd acknowledge her, she'd zero in on our faces, and break out into a smile.
Wednesday, September 12, 2001
The closest Mia ever got to the World Trade Center was when Jenn was pregnant with her.
Jenn has stopped breast feeding/nursing Mia a few weeks ago. I can't remember when she actually stopped. I do know that Mia has only mildly complained. Today, she drinks from the bottle without hesitation or problem.
On a somewhat embarassing note, I was talking with one of my neighbors, and he told me he hears Mia all the time, presumably whenever she's cries (or wails). He lives behind and below me (he's at the bottom of slope that starts up at my deck). This isn't the first time we heard comments to this effect. Jenn and I are always surprised that Mia's crying carries so far, but my neighbor said she's got a good set of lungs. Even my parents say that Mia cries quite loudly.
Monday, September 10, 2001
When we put Mia on her tummy, she now is very vigorous about getting her legs underneath her belly. She can 'rotate' in place, and will often latch on with her teeth to the closest toy. We think she's starting to formulate thoughts about crawling.
Mia napped for almost an hour today, which is a rarity with her.
Sunday, September 09, 2001
My parents left this afternoon. Mia always seems to sleep well after their visits!