Weekends are especially good because the whole family spends time together.
Playing with Daddy!
How lucky am I? Surrounded by beautiful people…
Daddy reads the bedtime story. (Check out her expression: you’d think she’d never seen ‘Goodnight Moon’ before! We have read it every single night for the past month.)
Also check out the hairdo (‘The Horns’): this is how it naturally wants to stand up after a bath.
Aili got a new toy. She’s getting better at grabbing things, but these rings are light, easy to grab, and safe to chew on! (Hooray for dishwasher-safe baby toys.)
Then again, why go out and buy specially formulated brightly coloured dishwasher safe award winning baby toys when you can have just as much (more?) fun with a piece of paper towel???
A few other updates:
I mentioned Aili’s unusual height in a previous post. I had, in fact, measured wrong. She is not 26 inches tall, as I previously reported, but rather 24.5 inches, which places her right at a respectable 75th percentile. She was also just a shade under 15 lbs when I re-weighed her, which places her in the 81st percentile for weight.
The raspberry has become a new obsession. Not the fruit, the lip-noise. She’s spent the last few days making serious attempts to produce one (it sounds sort of like her lips tripped over each other) but in the past day or so is really starting to get the hang of it. Now the raspberry is part of her everyday vernacular, sort of like the ‘click’ in the !Kung language (which is really cool to listen to, if you ever have the opportunity). She coos to herself with the raspberry interspersed among the sounds. She cries and will stop to insert a little raspberry now and again. She does it when she’s tired, happy, bored, or chatty. It is a greeting, a punctuation mark, and a source of entertainment. Unfortunately, it comes with a lot of drool – and some occasional foaming at the mouth – resulting in a general overall sogginess.
My own recent obsession, SIDS, is starting to fade. I decided NOT to get the Hepatitis B vaccine for her the other day and feel enormously relieved at this decision. I know, I know, I’m being a paranoid mommy, but there ARE correlations between the two! We did get the other recommended innoculations, but I figure she’s not going to be having unprotected sex anytime soon so she can catch up on her Hep B shots later. I’ve just started to really like that kid, you know, and would kind of like her to stick around.