|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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Thursday, March 28, 2002
Exactly one year ago, Jenn was thirteen hours into labor, striving to bring Mia into the world. I was there, weary, tired, anxious. Exactly one year ago.
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
We have one of those toys that "crawls", after you pull on its cord. My new favorite thing to do is to pull on it, and let it chase after Mia. She delights in running away from it. After the toy stops, she reaches for it, then puts it in my hand. And the game starts over.
While Mia was crawling, she tripped over Jenn's feet, and conked herself in the head. Ow! (She's OK, but she did have a few seconds of hard crying.)
Monday, March 25, 2002
When I rock Mia before her bedtime, I'm now standing up, gently swaying from hips, as Mia's head rests on my shoulder. She'll stay like this until I gently lay her down. More often than not, however, Mia will push herself away from me, and reach for the crib. I think my days of rocking her to bed are dwindling.
I just put together one of Mia's birth day toys. Is it me, or is there really no way to disassemble some of these toys?
Sunday, March 24, 2002
In our bedroom, we have a ceiling fan, which Mia really likes to watch. I turn the fan, and turn the fan off. The fan's speed mesmerizes her to almost complete stillness, as if she were watching each blade rotate. I wonder if she gets dizzy?
Mia can dance. Sort of. When she hears any of the bouncy tunes from one of her toys, she will bounce up and down, in what can only be "moving to the rhythm". Her face is bright with delight, and sometimes she'll even raise her arms. It's funny to see.
Mia had white rice, peas, and deli ham (all bite sized pieces) for dinner tonight.