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, February 16, 2002

I fed Mia Premium Unsalted Crackers after lunch. A good break from the Ritz.
posted by Rick Umali 11:35 PM

This morning, while trying to place Mia on my shoulders, I hit her head on the low entries-way to our living room. Mia of course started crying.

Later in the day, Mia, while standing next to a toy, started to shake her head, as if she was trying to shake away a sleepy yawn. It looked funny, and I couldn't help but tie it to my mishap this morning. I brought it up with Jenn, and she said she's seen this before. It's a funny shake of the head, but it troubled me the first few times I've seen it. Something to watch for now.
posted by Rick Umali 11:33 PM

Friday, February 15, 2002

During dinner, we give Mia up to five Ritz crackers, otherwise, she cries and cries in her high-chair. I guess we could just "let her loose" on the floor. Lately, we've been giving her teething biscuits, long, somewhat hard cookies that she could munch on. A few times, she would drop the biscuit, and I would then invoke the 5-second rule (it's not that dirty if I pick it up off the floor within 5 seconds).
posted by Rick Umali 9:59 PM

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

I bought some Valentine's gifts for Mom from Mia. Again, the least I could do.
posted by Rick Umali 10:05 PM

Tuesday, February 12, 2002

With all the finger foods Mia's been eating (she had cut up bananas and baby 'pancakes' (a store bought item, each pancake was the size of a small coaster)), I've been cleaning her high-chair every evening. There are lots of little bits stuck in the crevices of the seat cushion. It's a relaxing post-baby-bedtime ritual for me.
posted by Rick Umali 10:13 PM

Mia suffered yet another accident in my presence. After I got home, while playing with her on the floor, she tried to crawl from within my lap. She got caught (on my leg, maybe), and she feel straight on her face. When I picked her up, her lip was bloody.

The sight of blood is always disturbing. At first, I thought maybe her tooth was broken, that she had fallen directly on her teeth. Jenn, exasperated with me, managed to calm Mia down, and after a few moments, was able to probe her mouth. "Her teeth are fine."

The bleeding did stop (it wasn't a lot, it turned out), but her upper lip is slightly swollen, and the beginnings of a healing cut has started. Mia had stopped crying well before I fully calmed down to the event. She was back to her normal self before bed time.
posted by Rick Umali 10:08 PM

Monday, February 11, 2002

Pictures from my parents' last visit (185-188).
posted by Rick Umali 9:53 PM

Mia's first day back with Mom all day, and it went well. Mia didn't nap extensively, but she wasn't terribly cranky either. I'm always happy to hear news like this. Jenn called me at work a few times, and I could her Mia in the background, coughing, or crying, or making her usual sounds.
posted by Rick Umali 9:33 PM

Sunday, February 10, 2002

Jenn has been serving Mia finger foods the past week now, with good success. Tonight, Mia ate cut up beans, turkey sandwich meat, and cheese. Mia eats these quite well. For a post-dinner treat, she'll work on a whole Ritz cracker. She seems quite good at eating with her hands for now.
posted by Rick Umali 11:02 PM

Mia's grand parents (i.e. my parents) came over this weekend. It was a fun weekend, with Grand Mom playing and holding Mia most of the weekend. I'll have pictures up soon. Mia's pretty worn out!
posted by Rick Umali 10:55 PM

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