Entered 9:59 PM by Brian
First Post of the Year
Good grief I have gotten lazy!
Let's see here. Elizabeth has passed several
- She has two bottom teeth
- She has started crawling
- She can grasp and eat (but just barely) a small object
(Banana Fruit Puff)
Since she has started crawling, I've put caps
in all of the most exposed electrical outlets and locks on
some of the cabinets. The last measure has especially frustated
Jodi - I'll have to get another set for my candy stash!
We don't really have a lot of unstable furniture
or sharp objects lying about. Lately though, she likes crawling
over to the TV and opening the glass doors underneath it.
Of course this contains the heart of the Howell entertainment
system - no place for babies!
Well, to make up for the lack of words in this
space for the last couple of months, I am tripling the word
output for this post. Enjoy.
Must Invest in Turtlenecks
Now that the little one is moving about, she
is also pulling up on things to get to higher ground. That
sometimes is me. She seems to take particular delight in pulling
my chest hair.
Yes, I am a freak of nature, I have hair that
pokes out of the top of my shirt - like small ropes for climbing
I read somewhere that young puppies learn what
is called bite inhibition. Basically they know when their
playful nips turn to painful bites when their play partner
starts yelping loudly. Thus, they learn not to bite to deeply.
"YOOOOUCH!" I have yelled and cried,
but Elizabeth has NOT learned hair pulling inhibition. In
fact, she thinks it's funny. Now that there is no more hair
at the top of my shirt, she has moved on to my legs.
Breakfast is a Battleground
Lately, mornings have been an excercise in frustration.
Most of the rice cereal or oatmeal goes uneaten. Elizabeth
just doesn't seem interested.
I have mixed applesauce with the oatmeal, and
the rice cereal already comes with apple flakes, but it doesn't
seem to matter.
I have tried waking her up earlier and letting
her play, but that has backfired too, because then she wants
to continue to play instead of eat.
Sometimes, the only way to get her to eat anything
of significance is to give her a spoon or other object. When
she attempts to put this in her mouth, I move with a spoonful
of food. Sneaky, I know. I learned this from Jodi. I don't
have any sneaky genes myself.
Thanks to All Who Sent Christmas Gifts
I apologize for not sending out thank you cards
to those who sent Elizabeth Christmas gifts. I am a fat, lazy
I resolve to do better this Christmas. I will
have cards done earlier and have thank you cards mailed promptly.
Again, THANK YOU KINDLY to all who gave! Your
gifts were thoughtful and well received!