|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.
This page only shows one week's entries. To see older entries, access the archives.
I also have plenty of pictures of Mia.
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Saturday, March 23, 2002
We took Mia to The Picture People, a portrait studio in our mall that can produce prints within two hours. Mia was wonderfully cooperative during her photo session. She laughed. She smiled. She cried furiously with the introduction of a heavy prop (a flower), but she was game when we brought out a stool for her to stand next to.
Thursday, March 21, 2002
In one week, Mia will be a one year old.
One thing I've noticed recently: she doesn't practice standing as much. Jenn glibly replied "she doesn't feel like it now."
Wednesday, March 20, 2002
When we put Mia in her crib, we usually place her on her back. In the past, Mia would lie in that position, while we shut off the light, and then leave her room. Now, however, after we put her in the crib, she quickly scampers to her sitting up position, and then watches me turn out the light. Of course, as soon as I leave the room, she cries.
Another full day with Mia. Jenn is feeling much better.
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Mia woke up at 6:45AM. Unfortunately, Jenn woke up earlier than that to tell me she wasn't feeling good. I stayed home today, and baby-sat Mia. I'll be doing the same tomorrow.
Monday, March 18, 2002
Mia went to bed tonight at 7:05PM.
Over the weekend, our baby-sitter suggested that if we wanted Mia to get up a little later, we should put her to sleep a little later. This advice is echoed in other books that we've read. Last night, we put Mia down at a little after 7PM, a full one hour after her normal time. We were lucky in that Mia wasn't crying for sleep. We put her on the sofa, and she gleefully crawled from one end to the other.