Monday, November 23, 2009

Doctor Visit

Cecilia had her six month checkup on Friday and got some shots. Everything checked out fine and Dr. Kerbel even remarked that she seems like a very happy baby! I don't know if he was being sincere but I still liked hearing it.

She weighs 17 pounds and 2 ounces and is 26.5 inches tall. That's pretty amazing when you consider she was only six pounds, six ounces when she was born.

As usual I forgot something. This time it was my wallet for the co-pay and any diapers. It's a good thing she didn't have a big poop!

One thing he said about her sleeping pattern was that she should be able to start sleeping through the night. He said if she really cries to feed her, but to start pushing her to be able sleep for about ten hours without eating. We did it last night and it worked pretty well. Instead of responding and feeding her as soon as she started making noise we left her alone and she would fall back asleep. Eventually she woke up and was really hungry, but the difference between her wanting to eat and needing to eat was pretty obvious. Dr. Kerbel is really good - we are lucky to have him.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Can't resist it

Naked baby picture! Otherwise known as "Why I'm going to hate mommy in 12 years." That's okay. It had to be done. :)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

My Daughter is a Genius

She is in the 99th percentile for page-turning in her age group. She is a real champ at it! Sometimes she wants to turn the page right away, but I swear she will do it when I say "turn the page" in a certain tone too. Of course after reveling in this phenomenon over two books the other night I gave her one of those little rubber books to hold herself, expecting she would know to open it and look at the pictures. She tried to eat it.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Funny Video

Not sure what to say about this video. She is pretty much past the activity mat now, and this video is actually about a week old.

I can play piano!

But my piano only has five keys :(

Lazy Sunday Pictures in Cecilia's Room


I took some pictures of Cecilia in her room this weekend. I like this one in the laundry basket, and also this one sitting on the rocking chair with Michael the Monkey (that's Mary Anne the Monkey's Monkey-Boyfriend). She really doesn't like to be in the bouncy seat any more - I guess it restricts her movement too much. She can't quite sit up by herself yet but if you prop her, like in the rocking chair, she does pretty well.

Here is a funny video Joanne took earlier this week, trying to show how well she sits up now. It didn't work out too well!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Making the Best of It

Cecilia still wakes up every night for a snack sometime between 2 and 4 am. She usually falls back asleep pretty quickly afterward so that is not generally a problem. The problem is that whichever one of use gets up to feed her can't fall back asleep when she's done!

I have spent too many nights tossing and turning for hours so tonight I decided to do some work, which is what Joanne usually does (although she does have this odd habit of emptying the dishwasher in the middle of the night too...). Anyway, we might as well make the best use of the time.

To confess though we are both realllly looking forward to her sleeping through the night. Some "experts" feel it's ok to start forcing your kid to do it at this age but neither of us are comfortable with that approach.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Drinking Water from a Cup

The simplest things seem so amazing.

Hi Everybody!

Haven't posted in a while and really liked this picture. That's all.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009