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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Big Girl

Hannah is turning into such a big girl. Last night she had her first meal of solid food, very watered down baby rice cereal. She sat in her highchair at the table for the first time and opened her mouth up for the spoon like a pro! All things considered, it was a relatively clean and uneventful process. I knew she would be interested in food, but I had no idea that she would just know to open up her mouth for the spoon!

OK, I'm back several days later. Hannah interrupted the post and then life just happened! Just got done feeding Hannah another meal of cereal and she loved it! She ate alot and is really getting the hang of swallowing it too. Much less messy than the first time for sure! Hannah's been doing lots of big girl things lately. She's riding in her new car seats like a pro although it sure is a pain to get her in and out of them! I miss being able to just pick up the seat and take it out of the car with her still asleep! Ah, those were the days :) She's also riding in the big girl part of the stroller and really likes it. Today we took her to Walmart and we had to take the stroller in with us b/c I didn't want to carry her the whole time and I don't think I quite trust her in the front of the cart. Speaking of sitting in a cart, she did sit in a restaurant highchair on Friday and did quite well. We padded it up a bit with blankets to make her fit a bit better, but really I was surprised she could keep herself up with so little support for the entire meal. She's getting much stronger

Lately Hannah has been working VERY hard to roll over from her tummy to her back. She's like a machine. Every time we lay her on the floor on her back she immediately rolls onto her tummy and then tries and tries to roll back over onto her back. She's so close, but just can't quite do it. She doesn't like to be helped either. It's no good if Mom or Dad rolls her over. She MUST do it by herself. She's a bit obsessed with this I think. Friday night when we put her down to bed I heard her making weird noises so I went in to check on her and she had rolled onto her stomach in her crib! Each time I put her back on her back she would roll right back over. UGH! This scares me that she's able to roll on her mattress now b/c she since she can't get herself off of her belly I'm afraid she might suffocate in bed and we won't hear her. Very scarey.

Today we bought her a bunting suit to wear for her trip to PA. The trip is coming up soon and I still have to get her some more long sleeved onesies, a winter hat, and mittens. I'm also looking for some more Sassy toys to keep her busy in the car for the drive. Here is a video of Hannah petting our cat, Penny. She really does love her kitty cats.

I'm back again after a several day hiatus. Hannah really doesn't want me to finish this entry! Here's another video. This one is of Hannah's first meal of solids in her highchair.
This is a video of Hannah attempting to roll over from her belly to her back. The poor thing just can't seem to get the hang of it and it really frustrates her.
This final picture is of Hannah sitting in a pile of leaves from our yard. I got this crazy idea that I wanted to take a picture of her every fall in the leaves. She wasn't so happy about the photo shoot, but at least it was memorable.

We eliminated Hanna's 5:00 am feeding because the doctor told her she was too big of a girl to be getting up so early for a bottle. At first she didn't take to the idea very well. She was just so used to getting up at 5:00 and having her Daddy time, but now she's getting the hang of it and has been letting me sleep until 8:00 in the mornings! YEAH for that! Now that we are slowly moving Hannah to 4 hours between bottles we've upped her amount each bottle to 6 ounces. We seem to be getting a bit more spit up than usual, but nothing like before the formula with rice starch! Really, there's not much we can do about the bigger meals because the doctor said she needs to be moving towards going 4 hours between bottles during the day, but he also said not to let her total formula intake decrease now that she's on solids and he also said to get rid of that early morning feeding. So, we really have no choice, but to up her ounces per bottle. She's really not super fond of extending the time between feedings, but it's hard for me to tell if she's really still hungry every 3 hours or if she's just used to eating that often like she was with her 5:00 feeding.
Well, we leave tomorrow for our trip to PA. Wish us luck that we can manage a crazy long drive with a 4 month old!

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