Here's some more video of Mira giggling away!
Friday, January 30, 2009
Mira found her feet!! This was the first time her feet caught her eye and it got her going pretty good. There were some great belly laughs! She has also found her hands, which was the big thing about a week and a half ago. She keeps on making great developmental leaps; it is amazing to watch! It's amazing how proud you get over just small stuff, i.e. her finding her feet. :) Enjoy the video!!
We are off to go take Mira to her first Mudbugs game. The Montgomerys will also be joining us (I think Mason is going to sport his crawfish costume; can we say Jumbo-tron!).
Friday, January 23, 2009
Mira weighed in at 12 pounds and measured 22 3/4 inches in length. We didn't ask for the percentile, but it's probaly the same as before...
Mira only had to get 2 shots rather than the 4 that we were anticipating. They recently switched to the vaccine that combines three of the shots in one. She also had one oral vaccine - a sweet substance that she seemed to enjoy! :) So, that's 5 vaccines in all!!
After worrying myself sick all week, I actually did very well when the actual shots took place. It went fairly quickly, and I was so relieved that we were getting only 2 instead of 4 that I didn't even cry! I just scooped Mira up as soon as that last band aid went on and focused on convincing her that it was over. ;) She really didn't even cry that much - not nearly as much as I was expecting. So, I got myself all worked up, and in the end, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
She goes back at 4 months (in March), and that's when we will talk about starting "real" food!!! I'm stoked!!!
Tonight is the big night - Mira's first babysitter while Kenny & I go out with Uncle Kenny & Aunt CoCo!! I'm super excited about the concert and having a little break from feedings and diaper changes. On the other hand, I am very anxious, and I know I will miss her terribly!! I'm pretty sure I'll have to fight myself not to want to leave the concert early! Katy will probably get a couple of texts throughout the evening... ;)
Well, I have a lot to do, so this entry will be a short one...
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I hope, after Monday morning, things will be much better - I just want to be able to chew again! Then, I go back on Friday, so the dentist can check that everything is healing okay (where they extracted my wisdom teeth). And, then, I go back three weeks later to get my permanent crowns put in place. That's when it should all be done for good!!!
Kenny has been amazing, of course - taking care of me and Mira both. I'm so glad he was able to stay home with us on Friday. I ended up getting nauseas yesterday and today - not sure what caused it, but it was a good thing Kenny was there to take Mira!
Mira continues to amaze us with all her new talents...she has found her hands. She stares real hard at one then puts it in her mouth, then takes it out and stares at it some more. She nearly goes cross-eyed when she does it, but it's pretty awesome still!
She has reached the stage where she wants to put everything in her mouth. Of course, she can't quite get them in there when she wants to everytime, but you can see she's trying and gnaws away when she's successful. I'm still convinced she's working on teeth...tons of drooling & she's gnawing rather than sucking on my fingers...
She has really fallen in love with her toys now. She cracks up when we make them kiss her or let her kick or rattle them.
She's also started enjoying "Peek A Boo"!! She likes it best when you cover and uncover her face, but she gets a kick out of you hiding/showing your face, too.
She's turned into quite the talker...she coos and gurgles a ton! We have lots of great conversations. ;)
We have our 2 month Well Baby visit this Wednesday. We are seeing a new doctor this time; hopefully, we will be happier with her than with the previous doctor. I don't think she could be worse! She comes highly recommended.
Mira gets 4 shots this time, so I'm sure to bawl my eyes out. Apparently, one of the shots is a real zinger, and the medicine really stings. My stomach gets upset just thinking about it... :( I have a lot of questions this round, and I'm anxious to see how much Mira has grown, so I'm looking forward to the visit (other than the shots). I think she will weigh in at over 12 pounds!
Well, Kenny and Mira are both in bed, so I think I better get there, too! She's been sleeping 6 1/2 to 7 hours the past few nights, so we've tried to get in bed as soon as she goes down, so we can make the most of it. Tonight, I'll get shorted, since I've stayed up blogging!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I'm a bit anxious about the procedures. Scared it will hurt, of course, but mostly worried about the recuperating period. I'm afraid my face will be swollen and sore for three days! Here's hoping for a speedy recovery!!
Next week, Kenny and I are going out to a concert with my brother, Kenny and sis-in-law Nicole. Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, and Darius Rucker are going to be in town; it should be a great show! I'm excited about getting out with the grown-ups and having Mira be taken care of for a few hours by a well-trusted friend. So, Katy will be Mira's first baby sitter!
Officially, Cousin Avi "baby sat" Mira first in the hospital when she was less than a day old! ;)
I'll do another update after the dental work!
Monday, January 5, 2009
She slept most of each leg of the trip (four flights total). The last flight from DFW back to Shreveport was the most dodgey, but I managed to change a dirty diaper super-fast and then nursed her until she fell asleep for the rest of the flight.