Thursday, January 31, 2008

Week of firsts

. . . first playdate - meetup with a group of 6 mothers with infants ranging in age from 4mo - 6mo. Ava was the youngest, but it was fun to see her watching all the other babies and fun to chat with other adults!

. . . first 9-hour sleep! Sadly this did not make it onto the "week of seconds" or "week of thirds" list as it was a one-time only event. And alas, the next night of sleep (eat sleep wake, eat sleep wake, eat sleep wake) foiled the second playdate as both Ava and I were so tired in the morning that we slept till 8am! (Playdate #2 with a different group of moms started at 9:30 and I knew there was no way I was going to make it on time for that one!)

. . . first infant massage. Met up with our doula, Robin, who also teaches infant massage. Ava loved it! She wriggled and coo'd through the whole thing (minus the back massage - she got fussy at the end of the rest of the body and missed out on the body massage. I keep telling her to learn to love the massage now and be sure to ask for it later in a life also - nothing beats a good back rub!)

Here are some pictures of other firsts!

first mass mailing - surrounded by "designed by mommy"
birth announcements - check your mail soon!

first time Indi voluntarily chilled with Ava
- after some obligatory kisses, of course!

first foray into the world of non-disposable diapers - I call this "pumpkin butt" but the jury is still out on whether its something I want to continue. It's more work than regular diapers and where do the used wipes go? Usually they go into the soiled diaper, but with these flushable liners, there's no place for non-flushable wipes.

first time learning that feet can kick and hit things that make noise

first enjoyable tummy time - it helps if there's a boppy under the tummy!

1 comment:

simzgirl said...

Wow! What a week! We got our announcement in the mail the other day. So cute! I opened it and Ana pointed and said, "baby!" We have it on our photo board and Ana likes to visit her birthday buddy every day. :)