Chilkat still loves her owls. She also loves Sue (she likes to hug and kiss her). She’ll occasionally tolerate Apple Bear. Her third favorite thing (behind Mom and milk) appears to be ‘flying’.
She’s been ‘talking’ a lot more lately. She’s moan and coo and squeal without actually crying, which is pretty cool. KrisDi thinks she’s trying to say “owl.” She’s starting to grab things. She continues to try to stand, and seems to be getting better at balancing (as in, wobbling less dramatically), although she still can’t reliably roll over. She still tries to crawl by pushing her face across the carpet.
She still won’t take a pacifier, but she will suck endlessly on a parent’s finger. We haven’t tried giving her a strangers finger. We’ve considered buying a mannequin hand, and we’ve considered having a silicone cast of a finger made, but we haven’t gone that far yet.
Easter happened. It was relatively quiet and relaxing, very tasty. P Dubs baked the whole day so I could take a couple loaves of Poppyseed Cake to work for our “International Potluck”. I also made Les fly in six dozen pierogi, which I buttered and fried up on a griddle at work right before the pot luck started. That makes a good entry for the company recipe book:
- Buy some pierogi in Chicago
- Fly it home
- Butter it and put it on a griddle
Chilkat got her two month immunizations yesterday, so she was a little crankier than normal, and a little tired, and her thighs looked a bit swollen. But overall, she seems like she’s in a pretty good mood. The bandaids on her thighs look ridiculous.
She weighed in at 11lb 2.5oz, 23 1/2 inches, 15 inch head circumference. Which I think makes her a little above average in height, a little below average in height (I think she’s in the 5th percentile for her weight to height ratio — she’s very tall and skinny, apparently). Her head circumference is something like the 10th percentile. I’m sure KrisDi will correct me, since I’m just pulling this up from memory.
Here’s the most exciting thing: Basically, she’s slept through the last four nights. Last Tuesday night (April 26) was the first time she ever slept a solid eight hours. I didn’t capitalize on it — I stayed up a little later watching the exciting but disappointing end of game 7 of the Canucks-Blackhawks series, and I woke up at four expecting her to be hungry, but she was just sleeping noisily.
Mom’s here now soaking up baby time with Chilkat. We just ate cheap tacos. She says “Hi” to all my readers out there (so she’s talking to herself).
And here are the pictures:
- Collection of pictures of Chilkat and her mom over a couple days.
- Chilkat chillin’ around the house, and some Easter Eggs. This one’s cute.
- Easter! Cute one.
- Us around the house with Chilkat.
- Chilkat flies. How can you not love this face?
- A few more pictures of Chilkat over the previous few days, including some of her after her shots. Chilkat with her friends, Sue and Apple Bear.