Thursday, October 12, 2006

Mobility and Another Journal Entry

It's been a few days... Little Chub has reached a few milestones since I last wrote. First being that she enjoys eating solids now. At 7 1/2 months, that's not too surprising, but it seemed kind of sudden. Now, whenever we eat anything, she starts banging her hands around and getting wild, trying to communicate to us that she would like some food too. So, two days ago I bought her her first highchair, the Fisher Price Space Saver Highchair. We love it. She can sit there with us at the table while we eat, playing with her food, and getting a few bites of it down her throat. Right now, she is breastfeeding enough that she doesn't need to eat any solids, but she sure loves to eat with us!

Second, all of a sudden two days ago, Little Chub decided that she wanted to be a little bit more mobile, and now she turns and rolls and squirms all over the place. She still doesn't crawl, and she still doesn't entirely control where she goes, but it seems to have eased at least a little bit of her frustration with being immobile. And for the first time yesterday, as she was struggling to crawl, I saw her push with her legs and pull with her arm simultaneously, which moved her forward about 4 inches! That was the first time she had ever used an arm in an attempt to move herself forward. So, anyway, maybe one of these weeks she'll start crawling. Everybody tells me that I should be enjoying the non-crawling days as much as I can because soon she'll be into everything, but as a first time mom, I can't help but be excited for her to crawl very very soon. It doesn't help that her main source of fussiness is related to not being able to go where she wants and reach the things she wants.

Little Chub also seems to be looking a little less Chubby these days, at least in her legs. While her legs have always had these beautiful fat rolls on the them, they've never been quite at the level of her pudgy little face and belly. I think she'll have chicken legs when she's older...

Today's new journal entry:

"Sunday March 14, 1993

Marie gave me her phone number on Thursday. It's ###-####. It is very easy to memorize. I just put it in the phone book. Yesterday we went on the Romero Canyon Trail. We didn't go all the way up because it was boring. After that went swimming and mom said Charlene, Sarah, and Lisa could come with us. I ate dinner at Charlene's house last night. I had a mashed potato, two pieces of chicken, and Charlene had my peas. I had half of a grapefruit, and some salted peanuts. We played cards. They were round ones. We played Knock-Knock and War. We had fun. When Charlene's dad was driving me home Charlene gave me about 15 crackers. I finished all seven books of the Chronicles of Narnia. They were very good. They were also very long. We have a lot of oranges and apples. It is getting warmer that's why we can go swimming. After I write in my journal I am going to read Mandie and The Abandoned Mine. It is a mystery. Laura made her pillow into a punching bag. It will be really cool to use."

Thursday, October 05, 2006

An Old Journal Entry

Today's journal entry:

"Sunday March 7, 1993

Yesterday we went to the pancake breakfast. We played house in the church classrooms. My bedroom was the Junior Primary room. Laura's room was the nursing mothers room. She was lucky because it had a recliner chair and a rocking chair. It had a wooden table, 3 wooden chairs, and one metal chair. Chickies room was the nursury rooms. It was very very big. After we got back Mom and Laura went to go get the Girl Scout Cookies. While they did that everyone else watched Beethoven here. It is a very funny movie. When Mom got back Stacey came to get her order of cookies. After that the Girl Scouts went to Fry's to sell more cookies. Charlene bought a box of Thin Mints. She shared them with me. The girl scout troop shared one box together. We got 6 cookies each. We sold 3 hundred ninety five dollars worth of cookies. When we got home I did my chore and Charlene came over to get the rest of her cookies. Her mom drove over and got the cookies Charlene sold. She needed a whole box of Thin Mints. I had tacos for dinner. Charlene called. After that I sorted out the cookies."


When a baby first starts learning to crawl is such a painful process to watch, not because it actually hurts the baby, but because they are SO CLOSE to reaching something, and your body just aches to nudge them the last two inches to reach their toy. Little Chub has been doing this for about a month now. We know that crawling is just around the corner, but until then...

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

My New Blog

This is my first attempt at a blog--we'll see what
happens. But, it just so happens that the other day I told Peter that we should start our own blog, since we send so many stories and pictures of Little Chub. I told him that for all we know, both of our families are sick and tired of hearing stupid little stories about how Little Chub loves hummus but has no desire to eat strawberry yogurt. Anyway...

Here we are, me and Little Chub in this picture, on Hawk Hill just north of the Golden Gate Bridge. We've gone up there twice now to see migrating raptors, which fly over that point by the hundreds each hour (not around the clock, of course) at this time of year, and wouldn't you know it--both times it was so foggy and windy and sun-less that there was nary a raptor to be seen. OK, that's not true--we saw 4 or 5 the first time. But, we've started to realize that this is all too common. Oh well. We've gotten nice pictures of me with Little Chub both times, not to mention the exercise of climbing up the steep hill, so it wasn't entirely wasted effort.

Anyway, this picture was actually taken a week and a half ago, but I decided to put a random picture up of Little Chub, and this is the one I clicked on. :o) Mostly I think this blogging thing will be a really cool way of keeping a journal, which I have neglected doing for many years. I actually am still not finished filling up the journal I started when I was 11. Motivated by Chris' recent journal entries sent in to the Lewfamzoo, here's my first entry of that journal:

"Dec. 27, 1992

Two days ago was Christmas. I got this journal for Christmas. I got a lot of presents for Christmas. On Christmas Eve we did something about Baby Jesus being born. Dad read the Christmas story out of the Bible. After that we had angel food cake with whipped cream and cherries. After that we watched a Christmas carol. It was a good movie. On New Year's Eve the Dewey's and the Jamison's are going to come over to our house. They are planning to stay up all night. Maybe I can stay up too. Debbie got to give out the presents. I wanted to do it but dad and mom would not let me. I got KODAK crayons for Christmas. I got nail polish remover, candy, two pairs of socks, and hair rubberbands in my stocking. I also got a punchball, a necklace and bracelet, and two brushes. Kenny is lucky because he got a bike for Christmas. Kenny also got a NERF bow and arrow set. Pookie got a tennis ball thing that is velcro. Chickie and Laura mostly got the same as I did."

So, there you have it. Maybe I'll put more journal entries in later. It's pretty fun to re-read them all. :o)