Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas & milestones

Hannah's first Christmas went so well! We spent the Sunday before at Dave's mom's where Hannah got new clothes, bath toys, a bath tub, sippy cups, and so many generous presents! She loved eating the wrapping paper. We spent Christmas day with Dave's dad and with my family at my grandparent's. Hannah loves playing with her new toys. It was so nice to have Christmas morning with just the 3 of us too.

I can't believe it's nearly 2010. It will no longer be the year that Hannah was born. But I think we'll start trying again in 2010-and sometimes it takes every bit of control to wait until summer. Hannah is so easy to deal with; it really makes us want another baby...

Anyway, I don't think I've really recorded her milestones so here goes:

Smiled socially at 5 weeks
Rolled over at 4 months
Tripod sitting at 4 months
Sitting unassisted at 5 months
Sat herself up at 6 months
Crawled at 6.5 months

And she is trying to pull up on things so I'm sure that will come soon.

In other news, we are getting ready to feet with a mortgage officer to get going on buying our first home. We met with a financial adviser to figure out a down payment so now we just have to wait and see on the loan. We are very excited to get things going!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

It's nearly Christmas and I've barely begun my shopping

This happens every.single.year. I am not good at buying gifts for people. Sigh. Ah well, I suppose if it makes others happy, it's worth it then.

I am taking a class to continue my training as a licensed preschool teacher. It's on observing children. It's not hard, but a part of me is going "Homework??? But I already graduated last year! WAH!" I also took an in-person training on pretend play. I got lots of useful information, but laughed a bit at the teacher-coddling. Every 5 minutes, it was "oh us teachers work sooooo hard. What amazing things we do for children every day!" My job is actually really easy, and I in no way feel like superwoman but I know there are crappy teaching environments. And I totally understand why those people need encouragement.

My feel good moment of the week? When we brought Hannah up to the counter for check-in at the church nursery and one of the workers rushed over to get her. It is so nice knowing that people want to be around your kid haha. I'm so so glad she does well in there!

As for Hannah's skills, she is still working on crawling. She was getting up on all fours and rocking, but now she actually moves one arm and leg forward. Then she collapses. But she's definitely made progress! She also can get into the sitting position by herself. She'll be on her belly, then go to all fours, then sit up from there. In terms of gross motor development, she's definitely ahead. She's not babbling much, but I think her "focus" is on those large group muscles right now.