Monday, July 21, 2008

Even more of my favorite things

(This is a onesie that my friend Dena made for Maya. It's her "There Will Be Blood" onesie.

"I drink your milkshake" being the best line from the movie. This is her best Daniel Day Lewis face. She just needs a mustache and a hat to complete the look.)

Here are three more of my favorite things. These are my spots. I like to lay on the changing table and try and touch my spots. I can lay here for ten minutes. Mommy likes my spots because they help with my cognitive learning. (This is part of an ad that came with some free samples of Enfamil that the hospital makes you sign up for. So I keep getting formula that I don't need..but we do appreciate the high contrast spots because she gets so excited when we pull them out while changing her.)

My Grandma Jo got me this glow worm and I love him. He comes and plays songs for me and I just love to look at his glowing face. He's my buddy.

My bouncy chair has these animals that attach to it and I sometimes like to try and touch them. Although they aren't as bright and high contrast as my spots or my glow worm, they are still nice to try and grab...I keep trying to grab my toes, but I just can't reach them yet. So, maybe my animals will help me get there eventually.

I really look like mommy when she was a baby in this picture...

Lately I've been waking up in the morning and smiling at mommy for a long time. I love having my feet tickled and played with. This week I also successfully went in the car seat without crying! I even went out with mommy for a long time without becoming upset! Target has so many things to look at so I forgot I was in the car seat!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My Favorite Things

One of my favorite things is my bouncy chair. I spend a lot of time in it so that Mommy and Daddy aren't always holding me. I like to be held and bounced, so it's only natural that I like to be in the bouncy chair.

It makes me smile.

It also makes me sleepy.

My other favorite thing is my pacie.

It makes me sleepy too! Especially when combined with my bouncy chair.


Monday, July 7, 2008

Home Again

Maya had a busy weekend. We went to Grandma Jo's house for the Fourth of July and threw a small "meet the baby" meet and greet on Saturday. As usual on the way to Ames Maya cried in the car for twenty minutes before falling asleep for the rest of the trip. Everyone says, "Well, baby's love car rides..." Not this baby. Although, she did do a lot better on the way home.

Maya's puppy cousin K'nute was staying at Grandma's too. So she got a lot of little puppy kisses from her as well as many snuggles and hugs from family and friends. In the picture below, Maya and K'nute are all tuckered out taking their baby naps together. Maya from a long cry in the morning, K'nute from playing with the kitties all morning. (And yes, we know it plainly says on the Boppy "not to sleep on" but we thought we'd try it because she loves sleeping on her side and if she didn't sleep on it, K'nute would sleep in it. And of course she was watched the whole time.)

Maya's milestones for the week were smiling, finding her hand to chew on (just a little), and watching her surroundings more. Everyone comments on how she follows mommy's voice around. (And daddy's too!) She's crying less and less which helps mommy and daddy out a lot. And she's still an amazingly good nighttime sleeper which really really helps mommy and daddy out a lot.