maarmie's musings

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Update (finally)

We've been so busy the past month, setting up a new home and spending a lot of money in the process. But we now have a house full of furniture and kitchen appliances and we are all comfortable and relatively happy.

The four of us spent a week in Great Malvern, England, last month visiting the in-laws. They all met Elliot for the first time, and, of course, were entranced by her. Who wouldn't be?

While we were there, we asked C*'s brother and sister-in-law to be Elliot's godparents, and they wholeheartedly accepted. That's a huge weight off my shoulders, because I've been thinking more and more about my own death since Elliot came into this world and I've been obsessing ever since about who would care for her if something happened to the both of us.

On the Elliot front: She can roll from her back to her front but not the other way around, so I've been spending a lot of time rolling her back over when she's had enough tummytime. She's eating lots of solid foods now (mostly veggies; she doesn't seem to like apples or bananas too much) and scaling back on the formula. Soon to come are dairy foods and meat. I'm always super excited when she finds a new food she loves and sits there with her maw gaping open like a baby bird for more, more, more!

She is able to put more weight on her legs for longer, but standing is still a long way off. Sitting will come within a couple of months, I'm sure, and noone will be happier than me when that happens.

I've taken her swimming two Saturdays in a row now. The first time, she just sat there, suspended in the water by me, unmoving. This last time, she was kicking her feet like mad. I think she's a waterbaby for sure.