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I like to eat

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Table full of food

Chicken pot pie

Gherkin!

Watermelon. Must have a piece in each hand...

Pear - I prefer the cores.

Apple!

Cheese

My foot

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January 4, 2011 at 10:19 pm

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Friday the 13th

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It’s Friday the 13th and Kai is 9 months old today!  We saw the doctor today and everything is still fine.  She’s now 28″ long and 16lb 2oz.  She’s a tall and skinny baby!

Alot has happened since I last posted…or seems to have happened.  Lack of sleep has made time whiz by.

Food

She’s eating many more things now.  We were in SF and she loved the fresh peaches, red pepper and avocado from the farmers market.  She has had toasted Os, baby corn and lots of other fruits and veggies.  We try to offer her something from our plates when we eat dinner together.  She loves trying new things and has also learned to clamp her mouth shut and shake her head in a very emphatic NO when she doesn’t want anything to eat.

Teeth

Tooth #2 has made its appearance!  All the better to scrape yummy bits off of pear slices!

Mobility

Oh boy.  She can crawl pretty quickly now and loves to pull things off shelves.  She’s on the verge of mastering standing…hopefully she won’t be walking too soon!  Mrs Bean also caught her climbing up a step the other day.   She has become a master of crawling over obstacles (stuffed toys, mommies) and likes to head to the window if she can so she can peek outside.

Traveling to meet family (and to mimic them)

We went to SF for a long weekend, and Kai really enjoyed hanging out with her aunties and her mimi.  Little Auntie F (she’s 13) got her to start mimicking her saying “AH-choo!” – Kai’s comes out more like “ah-foo!”.   Crazy Aunt Momo (the circus aunt) had her sticking out her tongue.  So cute!

I can stick out my tongue, can you?

We went to the Golden Gate Park, to the Conservatory of Flowers and to the very cool Koret childrens quarter – Kai really enjoyed looking at all the flowers and being amongst little kids.  It’s pretty ‘cold’ there this summer, so we packed her winter hat – she doesn’t quite fit in it yet.

Maybe this hat will fit me in December...

Music

Kai loves music.  When a song comes on with a good beat or a certain class of guitar riff, she’ll start bopping away.  We took her to a kids concert at a local coffeehouse, and she loved being there with all the jumping kids and the music.  It’s free and happens every week with different artists so we’ll probably be going fairly regularly.

And…ukelele!  I ordered a ukelele and Kai loves watching me play (I only know ‘row row row your boat’ so far) and likes to whack it and pluck at the strings.  This is exciting for me because I get to learn to play an instrument while entertaining the baby.

Wow.  It’s wonderful watching Kai learn about the world and the different ways of interacting with things in the world.  I’m constantly surprised at all how things can come together in a baby’s mind.  Humans are pretty amazing!

Written by geeky bean

August 13, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Eating leaves

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There isn't any soil here. I'll eat the leaves.

In addition to leaves, Kai had a potato, played with (but did not eat) some black beans and gnawed on water spinach in the past couple days.  She’s also loving shoelaces and board books!

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July 30, 2010 at 11:37 pm

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Roll roll roll

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Kai still doesn’t have teeth!  I wonder how long those bumps will be there…the suspense!  🙂

These days, Kai’s thing is to roll back and forth.  Sometimes she’ll perform a slight rotation, so she can cover additional parts of the floor or bed.  She’s meandered under sofas, to the edge of the bed and can manage to roll over in both directions pretty well now.  She hasn’t figured out how to sit up, or pull up but she loves being on her feet, too, and can stand/balance upright for a few moments before grasping our hands.

Ahh…I suppose we should savor these last few days or weeks of having a relatively immobile child.   At the same time, she is so incredibly frustrated – she wants to crawl and move around so badly, but hasn’t gotten the hang of it just yet.  Today, I walked into the bedroom after hearing her cry out in the bedroom – she was on all fours, trying to figure out what to do!

In other news, she’s really liking solid foods.  She’s ingested avocado, grapes, sweet potato and bananas.  She’s chomped on red and yellow pepper and asparagus.  When she sits in her high chair, she’ll bounce up and down when we give her food – it’s incredibly cute.

Avocado moustache

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June 25, 2010 at 10:25 pm

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