Naiya Sophia
solid food...

24 April 2007

Naiya has tried rice cereal, oat cereal, avocado and yams. Next is maybe peas or yogurt. What fun! It is still more an experiment for her than a nutritional experience. Today she gagged and threw up the yams. Maybe they were too thick or perhaps she was just not hungry. She's interested in the process but doesn't seem to connect it to eating (that is a mother's perception only, of course.) She has started drinking some water from a cup but mostly she puts some in her mouth and then it dribbles down her chin. Still... she does it over and over and that's something. She laughs when she does it so maybe it's a game?

She's not pulling herself up to a sitting position yet, but does lean on one hand while she plays with something in the other. A few weeks ago I had thought she would start crawling soon, but now I am not so sure. She seems quite content with her current repertoire of movement... as if she doesn't see the need to get anywhere she isn't already.

Anyhow, not much going on here. The weather is cold one day and a lovely sunny warm the next. We go from having the heat on to running the air conditioner in the car a few hours later. We're waiting for some consistency.

dionne nicole

You lookin' at me...
You better not be lookin' at me...

30 April

Brandi had a graduation party on Saturday and there Naiya and I met Arianna Brooklyn for the first time. She's the daughter of Susan, a girl I worked with at Trader Joe's. Arianna is about 3 months old and about 10 pounds. Our giant of a girl overwhelms her a bit I think.