Sunday, October 7, 2007

Events of note

Jenna had her first solid food last week. We tried rice cereal a couple of times, but she hated it, so we moved on to sweet potatoes, and she seriously can't get enough of it!! She grabs for the spoon and shoves it into her mouth, and then won't give you the spoon back while she licks it clean. :) Yum yum. Braden tried a little, but I declined, since I don't like real sweet potatoes and I could smell it from a few rooms away.

I finished my two weeks up north doing Spanish QA. Jenna was passed around to many in-laws, but she did remarkably well considering the chaos she must have endured, what with all the different people and environments. And chaos is good for her once in a while...she doesn't get much at home, since it's just the three of us. That will change for our next child, I'm sure, and that's just the way it is! :) I missed my little babe sooooo much while I was away; thank goodness Braden and Jenna came up twice while I was out of town. I am very grateful to be able to stay home with Jenna. It is truly a blessing, and one that I try not to take for granted, since I know that there are a lot of moms out there who want to stay home but aren't able to for whatever reason. And of course there are some moms who choose to work FT, but I sure couldn't do it. I really, really missed Jenna. And Braden, too, of course!!

Jenna is now holding her bottle by herself and sitting up. Here's a picture of me distracting her with the camera while she's feeding.

The visiting nurse came by on Friday, and Jenna weighs 17 lbs 2.5 oz. She didn't gain too much from a few weeks ago when she was weighed, but I think her growth spurt is over for now, and she's kind of settled, plus she's getting more active.

Here's a pic of the cutest pants! I love them.

Jenna was up on her haunches while sleeping the other day, and it was so funny, I had to back up out of the room quickly b/c I laughed out loud. I knew the dangers of taking a picture and did it anyway, so I fully deserved her waking up because of the flash. But it was worth it, baby!

Here's Jenna playing with Baby Kermit, who was with me when I was in labor. Come to think of it, so was Jenna! :)

Jenna has this thing she does now (sometimes) when she's on her blanket rolling around. She'll grab the end or corner of the blanket and roll again and again and again, until she's all wrapped up in it. She LOVES it, and even if she's previously been fussy, she'll quiet down if she gets wrapped up. She loves to play peekaboo, too.


Carolyn said...

Cute pictures of Jenna! Since she loves sweet potatoes so much have you tried mixing those into her rice cereal? She might tolerate it better that way. :-)

annahannah said...

she's HUGE

annahannah said...

she is so darned cute.

Vicki said...


That next-to-last pic, where she's almost completely hidden in blankets, is maybe the cutest baby-girl picture I have *ever* seen.

(See, I can say that, because I have boys...)


braden and kerry said...

Thanks, Vicki! It's one of my favorites! Carolyn, we haven't tried it in rice cereal...I think we'll just move on. She did really well with the sweet potatoes, and today was the first day of squash, which was a big hit!

Carolyn said...

I've read that sometimes it can take several tries (10 or more!) of a new food before a baby will accept it. Some tastes are just acquired tastes. :-) I'm having this problem with Kennedy. She does not like whole cow's milk. I keep giving it to her, she keeps hating it. But I'm going to keep trying.

braden and kerry said...

Yeah, I can see that sometimes it will take a bunch of tries, and we may try again, but for now, we're just doing vegetables. I didn't want to her to associate all solid foods with something she really that's why we've moved on to other things for now.