|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, January 26, 2002
Mia was her usual self on this Saturday. We had to take her out in my car twice to take and pick up Jenn's car from the shop. Jenn remarked that my child seat needed to be adjusted. When Mia fell asleep, she bent forward precariously.
Friday, January 25, 2002
Up and down the upstairs hallway, Mia laughs heartily whenever I kick the soccer ball towards her. Sometimes, in her effort to crawl towards me after the ball has reached her, she'll "dribble" with the ball, using her arms and chest. It's funny to see. Most of the time she will crawl around the ball, but sometimes it gets stuck between her arms, and she'll do this dribble, which makes me think she's sports-minded. (I should know better, but it's fun to project.)
Mia will get the babysitter again next weekend, which is Jenn's birthday.
Someone at the office suggested that if Mia goes to bed by 7PM, it's possible she'll simply sleep in a car-seat while watching a movie. In a theater.
Wednesday, January 23, 2002
This evening, I saw Mia let herself down using only her legs. She was standing by my ottoman, and she just lowered herself down, without holding onto anything. It happened very quickly. Once she got to the floor, she burst forward towards who knows where.
Monday, January 21, 2002
I composed the following lullaby a few months back, when I was able to rock Mia without her trying to squirm out of my arms. I don't get to sing this for her nowadays, which is testimony to how quickly they do grow up. If I knew how to write music, I'd set the music for this thing, but as it is, I'll always remember the words.
One two three, it's sleeping time for baby.
Sunday, January 20, 2002
Mia somehow cut her finger. The cut runs along her left ring finger in a narrow strip. Jenn had to pull some skin. It bled, but not profusely. We'll be keeping an eye on this. We decided not putting on a bandage (thinking it would just be pulled off repeatedly).
OK. On Saturday, Mia walked up all the stairs. She seemed quite determined to do this, and I was surprised when she did it.