Great news today! The dietitian came to check up on Naomi and she gained 10 ounces in a month. This puts her at 16 pounds, 15 ounces. Her goal is supposed to be 11-14 ounces, but the dietitian didn't seem overly concerned because she gained almost 2 inches in length in 2 months. Gaining length is good. Also, Naomi's activity level has picked up quite a bit in the past month. If any of you have seen her lately, you know she is rolling around everywhere. And she's very fast, too. This could be the reason her weight gain wasn't more. The dietitian was very happy to hear about all of the new table foods Naomi is eating. She was ecstatic that Naomi is self feeding most of her meals, except the occasional jar of baby food. So, overall good news for us and for Naomi. Lord knows we've been working hard this month!
Naomi is still not quite crawling yet, but we've seen her up on all fours rocking back and forth. She's almost there!!! Seriously it will be any day now! In one of the pics below, she is on all fours...trying so hard. She's so close, yet so far away!
In Maria news...she's doing pretty good. She is still going to pre-school every Tuesday and we're even thinking about sending her another day during the week. She loves it there and does really well. She's been coming home every week this month with a new craft having something to do with snowmen, or snow flakes. She tells me how she played with the rings in the gym (since it's been too cold to go outside on the playground)and how she drank chocolate milk at lunch time. She tells me about playing with her friends Libby and Head (his name is Ed, but that's what she calls him) and how they got to play in the shaving cream. She smells so good on the days they play with shaving cream...he he! She also loves to have "Jesus Time" and play Ring Around The Snowman.
The past couple of weeks her teachers have mentioned that Maria has been sitting on the potty. She likes to sit there, but doesn't actually go. She sees a lot of her friends going on the potty, so I think that's helping her interest in it.
Maria got her second hair cut last week. She sat in the chair all by herself and LOVED wearing the polka dot cape. My stylist, Ginny, only took about 2 inches off, but it looks really cute! Maria was so good, Ginny gave her a sucker when she was finished!
Cloth Diaper Update:
So, we've been using the cloth diapers exclusively for the past few weeks and it's going well. Maria has only leaked a few times and the new Hemp liners work great. Why they didn't just make them with the Hemp liners to begin with, I'll never know. But that would've been the smart thing to do.
We still aren't using the cloth diapers when we go out. The diaper bag just isn't big enough to fit all the diapers we need plus everything else we take. Besides that, I don't want to worry about Maria leaking when we're out in public and I can't find a good place to change her clothes, or worry about it getting on the stroller or car seat. It's just too much for us right now. So, we'll just stick with using them when we're at home.
Other Random Stuff:
I don't think I've mentioned it yet, but Gerry's brother, Bobb, and his wife Laura, found out they are having a boy! Little Dominic will be here in June. We are so excited that we're going to have a baby boy around. And I think Gerry's sister Karen is even more excited to have a little ring bearer in her wedding.
Gerry began taking another Yoga class at work. He does it on Tuesdays or Thursdays during his lunch hour. He loves it and I am jealous that I can't do it, too. I am happy for him though. He comes home and shows me all of the cool moves that he learned that day.
Although the snow is nice, we can't wait for it to warm up! I am really excited to take the girls to the park this spring. I have been craving the warm sun so much that I even decided to purchase a few jackets that are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, from a place called Coolibar. They have an SPF of 50 in the material and they are pretty cute.
Check back soon for pics or video of Naomi crawling....