Saturday, January 12, 2008

and the Fun Continues!

As I sit down to write this, Daddy and Maya are playing an endless game of "chase" and "hide and seek". I just wanted to write a few things before our day really gets started. Last night I made eggplant soup and when it cooled off, I put some in the blender and pureed some for Maya! She loved it. So this morning I took a large portion of it and blended more. She's been able to eat feed herself crackers, cereal, and certain fruits with ease, but this is the first time she's eaten a whole meal made of what I've made instead of her bland baby-food- which I think is totally groovy.

I am getting side tracked by the game Daddy and Maya are playing, Maya is getting pretty worn out. . . she just lays on the floor to take breaks and catch her breath. Once she catches her breath, she's back off! Cute!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Changing Daily

Well, it's been a few months since I've written my first post on here. I partially blame that on our trip to Tennessee and Texas as well as on our not having a computer for a while. It's January 10th, six days until Maya is nine months old! She has certainly been evolving more and more into a kid, her personality is developing, her motor skills are extraordinary. . . she's definitely got her own sense of humor.

Adam and I are getting to know Maya better. We can usually recognize what she wants within a few seconds of her crying or trying to get our attention. On the flip side, she is figuring us out too. She knows when she's going to get fed, when we are going to hold her, when it's time for a nap, bath-time, time for play, time for quiet play, time for diaper changing, when we're going for a car ride, etc. We always tell her what's going to happen before it does and she reacts differently to what we say. She is beginning to grasp the concept of "NO!" also. Why and how does she manage to find little pieces of plastic, or pennies? I have no clue.
The last time I wrote, Maya was just starting to fit in her blow-up ducky. . . well, now, she still fits, but when she takes a bath now, I think we both get soaked. She just loves bathing so much, she splashes almost all the water out of her duck before bath-time is over. Also, since the last time I wrote, I think Maya had just started scooting around. She is crawling now, and fast. She lifts up on every piece of furniture, and cruises. Some times she will let go, stand there and wobble. I am almost certain she will be walking within the next 2 weeks.

Two days ago Maya said "all done" after finishing her dinner. At first I thought it was a figment of my imagination, but then Marisa (one of my roommates) looked at me and asked me if I heard that, and I said "sure did". Immediately, I went and wrote it on the calendar. She also says "mmm", and "yum", while she is eating if it's something she really likes. She says"mamamama" and "dadadada", as well as "bah-bah" (bottle).
Christmas was a lot of fun, Maya was a hoot while opening her gifts. She was so much more interested in the wrapping paper and the packaging of her gifts than the actual gifts themselves. Adam and I were kind of expecting that from the warnings we got, but it was still hilarious watching her try to swim in the sea of wrapping paper! We didn't put a tree up this year. . . we figured she would try with all her might to knock it over!

Well, I think I am done blogging for the day. I will try to write more often.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Maya!

This is my first post on here. I got the idea from my cousin, Amy, who has an adorable baby girl named Ayla.
It's hard to believe Maya is already almost six months old. Father time seems to run a little faster when you have a baby.
Maya has certainly been a joy these past five and a half months. She's a happy baby, therefore, makes daddy and I happy. Sure, she has her tantrums, but so do I! Maya cut her first two teeth at only three months old. I keep thinking she's going to cut more anyday, but they are taking their dear time.
Maya loves to look at people. Especially at mommy and daddy. She will look into our eyes and smile and coo forever. Nothing could be better. She loves taking a bath, she has two of her own infant bathtubs, she now fits in her big, yellow, plastic ducky who quacks when you press his bill. Unlike many babies though, Maya usually objects to going for car rides. She gets bored in the car and she makes sure everbody knows it. Night time is the worst! But. . . if she has a cell phone to play with, she calms down. I'm interested to see how she deals with the car trip from TN to TX we are taking with my Dad at the end of the month.
I must warn you now. Miss Maya Lee should come with a warning label; she absolutely loves to pull hair, necklaces, and anything else that dangles. Don't say I didn't warn you!
We started her on her rice cereal at the end of September. It's hilarious trying to feed it to her. Messy too. She tries the grab the spoon, puts her fingers in her mouth once she gets a spoonful, and then if she's in a goofy mood she will smile and then blow the cereal at whoever is feeding her. It's a mess, but it's a lot of fun. I don't even have to say it's all over her when she's done!