|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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Friday, February 08, 2002
Tonight, and last night for dinner, Jenn fed Mia chopped up American cheese and chopped up turkey sandwich meat.
Someone posted an encouraging response to my wife's message. I took some time to look at some of the items in that bulletin board (titled Parenting High-Needs Children,). A lot of the posts were of the vein "things will get better", "be patient", and "get the husband to be more involved."
Mia slept fine last night.
Thursday, February 07, 2002
Last night, Mia woke up crying loudly around 3:00AM. Because of all the past days' activity, I rushed in, and picked her up, then rocked her back to sleep. Satisfied with myself, and with her, I went back to sleep. 3:15AM, and the crying begins anew. This time Jenn goes in, and hugs her, and lulls her to sleep in the rocker. I went in there, and suggested that this isn't right. The next time Mia cried, we didn't go in. We just let her cry, nearly ten minutes. It does feel like she's learning to sleep all over again, but Brazelton suggests that this is normal. We'll 'ignore' her again tonight.
My wife posted a message to a BabyCenter bulletin board. I hope she gets some responses. Mia had a good time at day care. Then she turned into a bit of screamer when Jenn got her home. Both seemed fine when I made back from work (around 5:30PM). We'll see.
Wednesday, February 06, 2002
An exhuasting day. I'm very ready to go to bed right now.
Tuesday, February 05, 2002
Jenn had a hard day today. Mia apparently cried throughout the entire day. With Jenn still trying to recover from a cold, Mia was quite overbearing. Jenn called me at work at 4:25PM, asking me to come home now. I could hear the crying in her voice.
Monday, February 04, 2002
I haven't reported on this in some time: Mia has plenty of teeth now. A few are at the top, and few more are on the bottom. It's amazing seeing these come in. She hasn't been as cranky about these new ones coming in.
Mia was all better today. Her schedule was still a little off (she didn't have an afternoon nap, and she was quite cranky by 5PM). Now Jenn and I feel under the weather. I remarked to Fr. Daley at church today that I didn't think I could get sick from a baby's germs. "That's wishful thinking on your part," he said. "After all, you're just a big baby." He chuckled, and I marvelled at this wisdom.