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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I also have plenty of pictures of Mia.

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Thursday, December 20, 2001

I saw Mia's first work of art: a hand painted styrofoam cup. It's blue paint on a white cup. Yes, it's beautiful.
posted by Rick Umali 11:03 PM

Jenn told me a funny story that the day care teachers told her about Mia. For some reason, the teachers forgot to give Mia a morning nap ("Mia was so happy to be here!"). The teachers soon began to bundle the babies up for the morning walk, and they started with Mia. They proceeded to the other kids, and when they turned their attention back to Mia, she had crawled into one of the cubby shelves on the floor, and was sleeping with her coat and mittens on!
posted by Rick Umali 11:02 PM

Wednesday, December 19, 2001

I now have a picture of Mia and her teeth. They are barely visible, but they are there: two on her lower gums. I'm seeing one coming out from her upper gums.
posted by Rick Umali 10:40 PM

Jenn told me that Mia tried to stand today. Actually, she didn't try to stand so much as she accidently discovered that if she let go her hands from whatever was holding her up, she could possibly stay upright. Of course, she wobbled for what must have been a perilous few seconds, and then she steadied herself by grabbing the table.
posted by Rick Umali 10:37 PM

Tuesday, December 18, 2001

Jenn said Mia can bang on one of her toys like a drum. OK!
posted by Rick Umali 11:30 PM

Of late, Mia's been very squirmy and cranky whenever her diaper is changed. I know on Sunday she was so active it took me almost five minutes to get her into her diapers. I was beginning to even get angry with her behavior. This is something to watch.
posted by Rick Umali 11:30 PM

Jenn's Dad put in safety-latches for our kitchen drawers and cabinets. While it's now safe for Mia, it's initially infuriating for the adults in the house. It's a good step towards making the house safer for her, so we'll just have to learn. My new worry: Mia can grab the backs of the dining room chairs, and I've seen them tip dangerously towards her. Must stay watchful!
posted by Rick Umali 12:12 AM

Mia can now play peek-a-boo with us. If she grabs a rag, she can hold it in front of her face, and pull it down quickly ("peek-a-boo!"). She's still working out the finer points of this game, but suffice to say, this delights her.
posted by Rick Umali 12:09 AM

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