End of January

January 31, 2008

Can you believe that Kirsten is now 8 months old.  We weighed her last night just before she went to bed and she is 18 lbs 6.5 oz (8.35 kilos).  Although she’s been teething on and off for a couple of months you can see the whites through her gums when she smiles, but still nothing actually there.  Kirsten has also decided she’s not going to crawl.  We go to storytime at the library on Wednesday mornings and with numerous babies around her crawling and walking she is more than happy to sit and watch.  Admittedly at home she will use her lungs if she can’t get what she wants but otherwise she moves around by rolling and sliding backwards on the wood furniture.  I even found her in the office the other day.  Last week we bought her a walker so she is starting to get to grips with that.

I have to admit that we’re enjoying some quiet time at home.  Last Saturday evening we participated in the Black Mountain Elementary School Lumineria Run.  John did the timed 4 mile run and I did the 2 mile walk.  Please be aware that this course goes up and down steep hills.  Kirsten and I managed the 2 miles in 30 minutes so we were really pleased with our effort.

Mohawk and Charlotte are getting to grips with Kirsten.  Mohawk is intrigued by Kirsten and goes to check her out regularly – as yet he’s not overly concerned by the pulling of hair.  Charlotte on the other hand tends to steer clear – personally I don’t blame her.

 No photos this time.  I’m trying to work out some technical issues so hopefully they will all come soon.

Happy New Year

January 3, 2008

Happy New Year to you all.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that 2008 is kind to you all.  So have you all set your New Year’s Resolutions?  Mine is to lose the baby weight so at least 20 lbs, but if possible closer to 30 lbs.  We’ll see how I go.

 John’s parents spent Christmas with us and this was their first time of meeting their Granddaughter.  I’m not sure who was spoilt the most.  The grandparents with all their cuddles or Kirsten with the fact that she was never put down.  She certainly didn’t do badly for Christmas presents either  Kirsten with Grandma Ann and Grandpa Bill

Kirsten has reached 7 months and has started teething so is suffering somewhat, but I think all in all is coping really well.  The dogs continue to keep an eye on the goings on.  Mohawk has realised very quickly that scraps are starting to appear under Kirsten’s seat at meal times as she comes to grips with using her hands to eat Farley’s rusks.  It’s slightly messy, but as we said we have a hairy hoover.

I’ll have to update again in a couple of days, but for now this is it as Kirsten has woken up.