Whew it’s been over a week since I posted. We’ve been busy busy busy. Went to visit my family in Indiana and just returned home Sunday. We had a three hour delay going out of Boston and an hour delay coming back home. Thankfully I have one awesome traveling companion and Marijka did great despite all the set backs.
Once we arrived in Indiana we had an amazing week. I started out trying to keep M’s home routine but that lasted a whole day or two and then I threw it all out the window. Her vacation bedtime was around 9-10pm and she ended up napping in the car and Grandma’s arms a lot. On vacation you just have to go with the flow and hope for the best. Now this week we are working on getting back to falling asleep in a crib and on our own but we’ll get there over time.
Aside from recovering from vacation M is trying to grasp all she’s learned the last week. She can now sit up (mostly unassisted). She’s been playing with toys while sitting for the last few days. Each day she lasts longer and longer before tipping over. She’s even got the cognitive awareness to reach out one hand when she starts to tip. She looks so big sitting up all by herself. If makes me think, “Where has my baby gone?”
Paul and I think she even reached out her hands Monday night for me. It was hard to tell if it was just coincidence or not and she was getting upset so we didn’t wait to see if she did it again.
Marijka also tried some food on vacation. We let her suck on a melon and she seemed to like it! Today I gave her some of my peach and I could tell she wanted more! When I try to give her small pieces she usually spits them back out. That’s because she’s not really ready for that yet but I figured I’d give it a try. Later this week I’m going to offer her some purée fruits and veggies. Man, our grocery bill is going to increase when this girl starts eating consistently. I picked up some green beans at the farmers market today and some peaches, plums, and bananas at the store yesterday. I also have some avocado purée frozen waiting for her to try.
We’ve been enjoying some reading since returning home. My cousin wrote a book and gave us a copy while we were home. She also gave Marijka a storybook bible which we have been reading together. She’s already gotten ahold of the page about God creating the water, sky, and land. It’s a bit wrinkled now but I figure it’s her bible and it should look well loved.
I know this is just the beginning of many more first but hopefully she’ll slow down a bit. Paul and I were just talking about how quickly time is going. It was just yesterday she was was coming home from the hospital. Monday we visited the same friends who visited us 5 months ago, as they welcomed there 3rd baby (first son) into the world.