Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Well baby check-up

We went to Juniper's new pediatrician in San Rafael today and all is
well. Juniper enjoyed playing with the table paper and I repeatedly
prevented her from eating the little pieces she ripped apart.

9 months and 3 weeks old
19.4 lbs, 25.5 inches long

She had a vaccine injection and only cried for a few seconds, then was
okay. She is getting super mobile, though still not technically
crawling. I saw her pull herself up from sitting to standing today,
which is new.

Cool privacy sign at the pediatrician's office

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Old fashion crazy talk

Daddy said "hopefully, Juni will get Mommy's hair."

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Saturday with friends

I surprised myself with how much I enjoyed holding a younger baby. I
was remembering fondly the early months with Juni.

Jen holds a 6-week-old baby boy

We met the newest addition to our friend Maria's family. It was so
nice to hold him!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Here she is, taking a break to pose for the camera while getting ready for bed. She's got her nightime diaper on, which for us means 2 cloth diapers plus the diaper cover, so her bottom is bulky. She moves around pretty well, though, even with the extra layer. She is very close to crawling. Every day she gets better at rocking herself forward from a sitting position and briefly holding herself up before flopping on her belly and waving her legs and arms as if she's swimming.

Her naps have decreased from 3 or 4 per day to about 2 per day. She has started showing us the sign for "milk" (American Sign Language). Although she did the milk sign on Monday when I waved good-bye to her, so at first we thought that was her wave. She opened and closed her hand toward herself near her mouth. Since then she seems to do that when she wants milk, so we are still figuring out how to interpret her signing and also still teaching her the distinctions. She is also still learning the different words and meanings. It is fun! We have been so excited about this new way to communicate. (We have a DVD and book by Garcia to give us basic tips for teaching baby to sign.) This week was the first time that she has clearly been signing back to us. Thanks to Aunt Squishy who has been a great teacher!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

First tme on the swings

Sunday in Golden Gate Park.