day-to-day pregnancy

[ Thursday, June 30, 2005 ]

Kate had her 6-month check-up and all is well (although I am sure she disagreed at the time... they gave her four more shots!). The hardest part was to see her reach for me crying when they held her for the shots. Next time, it will be Daddy's turn!

[ Tuesday, June 21, 2005 ]

More of Kate's favorite things:

11. Mashed pears
12. Zelda's tail (to grab)
13. Mommy's hair (to pull)
14. Mommy's keyboard
15. Daddy's laptop (to push)

[ Friday, June 17, 2005 ]

I've been taking pictures of Kate almost every day. I must have a couple of hundred photos taken since the day she was born. Of all those, however, there is one that warms my heart every time I see it. Here it is... taken on our bed, while David was kissing her belly.

[ Monday, June 13, 2005 ]

...and Kate has a new favorite toy: our cat, Zelda. She grabs the poor cat's whiskers, ears, tail, anything she can reach. Very often she ends up with a handful of grey fur in her tiny hand. Surprisingly enough, Zelda (who doesn't usually take abuse from anyone) takes it quietly and even comes back for more. Today I caught a sweet kitty kiss on camera.

Over the weekend, Kate started to show more and more interest in things that we are holding or touching. She reached out and grabbed a bag of cookies I was holding, and just a couple of minutes later reached for my bottle of water as well. When David held her next to his laptop, she squealed in excitement and pushed the laptop an inch or two. If I have her on my lap while I work, she will play with the keyboard and squeal when she causes anything on the screen to move.

[ Tuesday, June 07, 2005 ]

Kate is 6 months today. It might be wishful thinking, but when I was feeding her cereal for lunch, I could swear she said "ma-ma".

[ Monday, June 06, 2005 ]

Last week, the grandparents took Kate to a Memorial Day parade here in town. They decorated her stroller and she won 3rd place! We don't have photos of the event, but the little ribbon is hanging in her bedroom.

[ Wednesday, June 01, 2005 ]

Here is Kate "reading" one of her favorite books.

We are afraid we might have messed up Kate's eating habits. The pediatrician recommends offering rice cereal as her first solid food, and we tried that but she hated it. When we gave her carrots she enjoyed it a lot, so we went on to offer peaches (hated), sweet peas (tolerated), and sweet potatoes (liked). When she got laryngitis, we stopped giving her solids because she needed to be hydrated and had trouble swallowing. Now that we are going back to solids, she seems to have lost all interest. We decided to start all over again with rice cereal and see if that is an acquired (bad) taste.