Monday, August 01, 2005

Happy 6 Months Maiya!

Wow. Trip out. Maiya, our little girl is 6 months old today. Actually, she's not that little. For her age, she's a big girl, tall and strong. She is 16 pounds, 2 ounces and 27 1/2 inches tall. So unbelievable to me that 6 months have passed since her delivery day, and also that in 6 months, I will have a one year old child. A toddler. Maybe walking. Saying a few words. I get a few glimpses of her personality, which is still forming.

Doing pushups

With mobility, has come a mischievousness that I find charming and disarming at the same time. She is turning over, rolling around, and flipping over with lightening quick speed. Turn your head for literally 3 seconds and she has moved several feet away. Today, she lodged her leg underneath the couch and I had to lift the couch to get her out. She just grinned at me. She will chow down on anything that comes in her path. Cell phone? Tasty. PotteryBarn catalog? Moist and chewy. The other day, I found some paper in her diaper (if you know what I mean). My pen on the couch? From her mouth to her hands and headed for her eyes. Ack! I am struggling to keep up with her. And it is only the beginning. The girl is 6 months and she scares me daily. I might be a nervous wreck for the next two years. Or my older friends will tell me the next 18 years.

Are you watching me now?

Today, was a big day at the Kuida-Osumi homestead. We started solid foods. If you can call it that. More like soupy, gooey rice gruel. I bought the organic brown rice from WholeFoods yesterday as well as a couple of organic green bananas for later this week. I had the typical plastic bowl, but Tony said she's J.A., let's use a chawan (rice bowl). Mixed it in with a few frozen breastmilk cubes that I made a few weeks ago. I took a little taste, and it was sweet. Tony explained to her how this was her first step towards eating burritos and all of his favorite foods.

Tony modeling good eating habits for Maiya

She took a few spoonfuls. Tugged at the plastic food bib, trying to take it off. She made some faces and then started getting a little fussy. Ok, enough for today.

Are we having fun yet?

Then I put her down, gave her the spoon and she repeatedly put it in her mouth and started licking it. So, I dipped the spoon in the rice cereal and gave it to her. What do you know, she seemed to really like it. We'll see how it goes tomorrow.


MitzieBitchie said...

she is indeed sweet!!..

Yuko said...

Happy 6 months, Maiya! Yummm... Did Chano's have a kid's meal?

Jenni said...

hi yuko. what's Chano's? jenni

Yuko said...

Chano's is (was?) a fast-food Mexican food place that some A3M staff used to jones for after a drive at USC! Oh, and if memory serves me correctly, the one and only time I saw a jalapeno kick Tony's booty...? Or was it someone else... shoot.