Thursday, October 8, 2009

7 month skills showcase

She reaches forward and lifts her bum a little, she frantically waves her arms, she vocalizes with several consonants and lots of "eeeeee!", she razzes (especially when I'm trying to feed her), she claps, she folds her hands "in prayer", and she is even starting to wave a little.

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Didn't it sound like she said "Hi!" back to me? :)

PS Teresa loves to watch herself in this video.

Teresa picked a good melon

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Teresa's cute purple cool-weather outfit was a gift from her Aunt Ellen. :)

In the background you can see her BeechNut cereals (rice and oatmeal) - it's the only brand I've found that doesn't contain soy. Every morning she eats a couple tablespoons of one or the other mixed with expressed breastmilk.

You can also see my NatureMade Prenatal Multivitamins - one bottle almost empty and two new bottles for the future (not yet put away since I needed to enter the reward codes from the boxes online). When I was buying them at the grocery store recently ("buy one get one free" sale plus two $1 off coupons meant they were a GREAT deal!) the cashier asked me if I was expecting again. Her question surprised me but I quickly explained that I continue to take them because I am nursing but I could become pregnant again any time. What surprised me even more than her question itself was the joyful, hopeful tone in which she asked it. She would have been delighted to hear if I was pregnant again, even with Teresa less than 8 months old (we had been chatting about babies, including her grandchild). How refreshing!

Teresa sitting on her papa's shoulders

Let's ease back into posting on the blog with a few videos, shall we?

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