Thursday, August 28, 2008

Another one!

Myla sure isn't wasting any time! Two days before she turned 10 months old she had the first tooth and two days after she was 10 months old she popped up the second tooth. They are right next to each other on the bottom. She loves to run her tongue over them and to chew, chew, chew! Again, it didn't seem to bother her. I guess her nose turned red, but that was really the only outward sign.

We did an "un-official" weigh and measure for her 10 months. She's 25 inches now and somewhere around 16 pounds. Myla is loving this food stuff - or maybe its the spoon in her mouth to chew on - and she has moved on to some combined flavors and bigger containers. I even got her a little divided plate the other day. May have jumped the gun a little bit, but it was so cute!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

I spy with my little eye

A tooth! Its just barely cut through the gums, but there it is, sharp as all get out. We were just watching the Bronco game and Grandma kept saying, "I think you're teething" and I thought, nah, I just checked yesterday. But sure enough, I stuck my finger in and right there, lower front, a little tooth. She didn't show any classic signs - no excessive drooling, no runny nose, no high fever - just a few nights she wouldn't go to sleep so easy. Her dad thinks its kind of a bittersweet moment, yeah Myla has a tooth, but bummer our little girl is growing up. I told him that there were a lot of joys that came with the growing up too. Like corn on the cob and running around the park!

I think she is growing too - she's eating so well and sleeping a lot. But since when has she followed classic signs, right? Her eye appointment on Tuesday went really well, everything looked great and she shows no signs of near or far-sightedness. They don't want to see us for two years! The occupational therapist came on Wednesday and could not stop raving about how well she was progressing. Myla really showed off too, grabbing her toes and sitting up straight and talking! She showed us some things to do - as usual - that will help build her muscle strength as well.

On the completely other end of the spectrum, Myla's Great-Grandma Witulski passed away on Thursday. She hasn't been doing well and we know that she is in a better place and can finally give my Grandpa a ration about not visiting her, but its still a sad time. I'm sad that she didn't get to know more of Myla, and vice-versa, but I have some fond memories that maybe someday I'll tell her about.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Nice mohawk!

Well, school starts tomorrow (change of author) Not knowing what that has to do with anything, the narrator swings the pendulum of content in a completely different direction.... So, Myla's hair stands up in a mohawk pretty easy. It's fun. She's had a taste of so many vegetables, and fruits, even prunes.. yuck..but she likes it. Sometimes she just doesn't want to eat anything unless it's from a bottle, when that happens she usually waits for the spoonfull of cereal or fruit to gets to her mouth and then spits it all over us. It's so cute when you're the one taking video of it. heh, heh.

Lately, Myla is getting used to sleeping on her stomach. She still has a hard time rolling back but she doesn't wake us up crying anymore.

Kara has had two interviews and two second interviews set up so she is pretty happy about that and I'm pushing for the job that would give us free premium digital t.v. but my vote doesn't count. I'm really excited for her too. She deserves it. I've been busier than I have wanted this last week with work. Things happen all at once sometimes. Not sure what else to write....

We are very excited for our trip to North Carolina in a few weeks! It'll be good to see our best friends and get a break from work and all. We've never been to that part of the country, hope we don't stick out like a turd in a punchbowl.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The waning days of summer

I cannot believe that its the middle of August already! Where has our summer gone!? Well, we have not been wasting any time getting out and doing things. Last week, Myla made her first trip to the Children's Museum with her cousin TD for the first ever free day. She had a lot of fun watching the kids run around. She did do a few things for the little babies, but it will be more fun for her when she's crawling I think. Then this week, we went with a playgroup to the water park at Elitch's. I couldn't believe it when she was asleep after we claimed our chairs by the pool, but she did eventually wake up and we splashed and payed in the fountains and rode down the lazy river. She made new friends, rode the light rail and was really tired at the end of the day.

Myla has really discovered her voice lately and sometimes will play and then scream. Ba, ba, ba, SCREAM! She's also a crazy baby at rolling over. Except she things she is stuck once she does it. She just hasn't put the two together yet, but I think she's close. All those fruits and veggies making her smarter I think. She's so happy and smiles at us all the time. She even got a big girl car seat this week, which dwarfs her all over again.

John is still overwhelmed at the two store job, but he's getting the hang of it. Most of it is just scheduling, and once the construction is over at the Southglenn store it will be easier on him. I have an interview today and a second one next week, so hopefully something will pan out. I am sad at the thought of going back full time, but babies need food and diapers, you know!?

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Fun, fun, fun!

Well, Kara was going to blog today, but then she got sidetracked big time. Her job hunt may turn out to be good. So, yesterday, Myla's parents were at a movie when she allegedly rolled all the way over onto her tummy, says Grandma and GrandFather. Who knows, maybe she'll do it again for us tonight. Lately Myla's been doing a lot of little things, like talking more and more loudly, giggling, interacting with us... she is so much fun.

Two days this week Myla had woke up at 3am. I thought she was over that but no....she must need to eat more than she's letting on. She loves carrots! And sweet potatoes, but don't even try to feed her peas. Yuck! Today Myla will try some pears. Her mom likes pears, so maybe she will too, just like she hates peas like her dad.