Saturday, April 28, 2007

A new invention

Cora loves to play with her rubber duckies, fish, and other toys during her bath. Tonight was no exception.
As I started her bath, I walked into her room to get her other ducky. I could see her head the whole time I was away from the tub, so I wasn't concerned about leaving her for just a few seconds. When I went back into the bathroom, I noticed her green rubber ducky was missing. I looked around her small tub and still didn't see it. She was playing so quietly with her other toys and didn't seem to care that her green ducky was now missing in action. I asked "Where's your green duck, Cora?" She continued playing, not paying me a bit of attention. I asked again "Cora, where's your green duck?" This time, she looked up at me. In place of her sweet little rose bud mouth was a big green duck bottom. The whole head was inside her mouth. She looked as if she were wanting to say "I like this paci, Mommy".
Its a quackifier.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Good Morning, Mommy

Cora is finally sleeping through the night!!! The last few nights she's made it all the way through the night, meaning from 10:30 to 7:00.  I don't know about you other baby mommies out there, but for me this amount of time is really good. 
 
Part of the credit of her sleeping is due to Zyrtec, I'm sure.  Cora has had crud off and on throughout her young life, leading to ear infection after ear infection, it seems.  This week, we hit ear infection number 4.  And as in the past, it was not obvious to us what was going on.  No ear-pulling from this little chic.  No, instead, on Wednesday night she drank her bedtime bottle and then projectiled it across the loveseat and rug.  I put her to bed and she slept through most of the night, no vomitting.  Thursday morning she ate breakfast and then projectiled it across the dining room.  At that point, we decided to pay a visit to our friend, Doctor Ben, a pediatrician who attended the same elementary school as me in Frankfort.  Anyhoo, Doctor Ben diagnosed Cora with an ear infection and said the vomitting may have been due to the middle ear issue.  She started Amoxycillin right away.  We also started her on Zyrtec since this crud had been going on for quite a while.  Since then she has slept through the night every night and it is a beautiful thing. 
 
So, to get to the "Good Morning, Mommy" title--this morning Geron and I were up before Cora.  Geron up before Cora is saying a LOT! HA!  I peeked in her room on the way to the restroom to see if any little feet or arms would kick or wave over the bumper of her crib.  Nothing.  I continued on to the restroom.  When I came out, I checked her room again.  A beautiful little face was peeking at me over the rail of the crib as if to say "Good morning, Mommy!"  I told Geron to come quick and look.  We stood in awe at her door, thinking our baby girl had pulled herself up into a sitting position on her own for the first time.  I walked over to the crib.  She was laying on her belly, holding herself up with her hands.  Either way, its the cutest thing I've seen in a long time, possibly ever, and it made for a very good morning.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Our daughter, the flirt

Cora has started something out way too early--flirting, that is.  We attended my cousin's wedding and reception this weekend.  At said wedding, there were several baby boys, older boys, men of all ages, and not all single.  This did not stop Cora from her "pursuit of happiness".  Whether he'll admit it or not, Geron has a daddy's girl on his hands who is BOY CRAZY!  She loved on her grandpa and her uncles, Everett and Daniel.  She loved on my cousins, David and Virgil.  She loved on the bridesmaids' husbands and the groom.  She flirted at the rehearsal with a little boy about twice her age (not old, considering she's only 8 months.).  But the kicker came on Saturday at the reception.  Mom (Granny) was holding Cora and standing next to a lady holding her what appeared to be 1 or 2 year old little boy.  Cora grabbed his face, pulled him close and planted a big wet one on him.  She did it several times! He appeared to enjoy it and I KNOW she did!  I'm afraid she's starting VERY early and I'm worried that I'm going to get paid back for a lot of trouble I caused my parents...Anyone have a muzzle for babies?

Monday, April 9, 2007

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Easter Bunny

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Fish Out of Water

Cora really really wants to crawl.  At her sitter's house, she is surrounded by excited kids on the move and it is killing her that she can't join them yet.  The best she can do is roll to wherever she wants to go.  I'm sure this won't be much longer, though, as she is showing the signs of one ready to take off and crawl.  Lying on her pudgy round belly she pushes her chest up off the ground and kicks her legs froggy style.  I call this her fish out of water pose.  If only her little feet could get a grip on something....
 
In the meantime, we have been practicing standing a LOT lately.  Cora may be one of the few who walks before crawling.  I've heard many say that this effects learning later in life, but have read research saying this is only a myth. As far as reading goes, it is proven that kids who are read to regularly from the time they are infants are earlier and better readers--whether this has to do with crawling or not, I have yet to discover.  Anyhoo, Cora loves standing and bouncing and is also a fan of reading.  And we love watching her participate in all three.  
 
Some days I really want to rush her into crawling, walking, talking...other days I just want to watch her be a baby because I know she won't be one for long.   

Friday, April 6, 2007

Spring Has Sprung