Archive for November, 2004

Talking

Saturday, November 27th, 2004

Lauren’s making heaps more noises these days. Mostly a cat-like sound. Not quite a caterwaul, but much more like a cat than a human. She’s so cute! She’s still grasping for things, particularly things that we’re eating.

Ready for food

Friday, November 26th, 2004

I think Lauren’s all ready for food. She’s looking very interested when we put food/drink up to our mouths, and she grabs whatever is in reach for her. She’s almost 5 months, so that would be around the right time. She still doesn’t have any teeth, but her sleeping’s become inconsistent again, so there might be something coming in.

Medicine

Wednesday, November 24th, 2004

We had some medicine for Lauren, since she had an infected throat, and it was interesting to see how she realised it was medicine and refused to take it. We’ve got a little plastic syringe-type thing, and we’d stick it into her mouth and squirt the medicine in. Pretty soon, she figured out if she closed her mouth tightly, we couldn’t get the syringe in! She’s so clever!

Jolly Jumper

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

We put Lauren into the jolly jumper for the first time yesterday. She did amazingly well! Here’s the video of it:

Lauren in the jolly jumper

Reaching for food

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Lauren seems to be wanting food. She looks eagerly at us when we put food into our mouths, and she tries to grab things from us, like drink bottles, glasses, forks etc. Might be a first sign of wanting food other than breast milk!

Trying to roll over

Monday, November 1st, 2004

Lauren’s working hard on turning over. She’ll push her bum up in the air in an attempt to roll over. She’s able to roll over when on the bed, but it’s probably more because the bed is leaning towards her, than her pushing herself over. The first time she pushed herself over, she was a bit shocked – she probably wasn’t expecting it.

Reaching for things

Monday, November 1st, 2004

Lauren’s really into picking things up and putting them into her mouth. She sees something that she likes and she goes for it. She’s still putting lots of things into her mouth, but that’s ok – that’s how babies get to know the objects around them.