Today, our dearest little 9 month old Zienne took her 1st step! Perze and I were in the living room when she was standing up. Being in front of us, we had a good view of her taking a brave step forward and successfully remaining her balance. Knowing she had accomplished a new trick, she turned back to us and gave a very proud smile, then clapped her hands. Hhahahah. So proud of you, Zi. Soon you’ll be walking everywhere.
Yay, she stood up by herself! Milestone for our beloved Zienne at 8 months. She was sitting near our bed trying to reach for something to help her stand, but she did it on her own. For only a short while, she stood, then went back down into sitting position. This only signals the beginning. Congrats baby girl.
Zi’s 6th month. About that time again, a little before she turns another month, I want to archive her accomplishments, idiosyncratic behaviors, etc. Motor Since her 5th month was devoted to independently sitting, her 6th month went directly to crawling. The first week of her 6th month, she learned to push her legs into crawling position, and now, she can crawl from one end of a room to the other pretty quickly. She’s gone mobile, now preying on unsuspecting objects, and inevitably obtaining them after a successful crawl! Yay! This pretty much means we can’t have wires and small objects lounging around like tourists. We’re so proud of her. Also, in her 6th month, she’s started to use objects to independently pull herself up to stand, so we can already foreshadow what month 7 is going to be like. Feeding Zienne is still nursing, as well as using the bottle. She’s continuing her solids, yet no teeth! But it’s good for me since, I’m not looking forward to nursing a baby with teeth. I remember Emma and it wasn’t a fun time. Games Zi learned to play several games. She’s mastered all the toys on her exersaucer, reaching even the […]
Mobility So, as Zi’s 5th month was devoted to independently sitting, her 6th month was an obvious project to kick start her crawling. The week she turned six months, she started getting on all fours, lifting her tummy off the floor, and trying to rock back and forth. She tries so hard to reach objects this way, but ends up inching little by little somehow until she obtains her desired destination. Sometimes, she falls then gets back up again, and sometimes she can lift one arm and pivot/turn. But her first two weeks of 6 months, she’s ditched sitting activity so she can try to crawl. With huge smiles of achievement and fascination of her newest feat, she’ll look at us with pride. Here’s footage, the 1st week she turned 6 months: Solids We started feeding her solids at five months, so we’re continuing with that. The doctor says to delay giving her too much food too soon because when they grow up, they end up more constipated. I want to hold off from giving her juice, like we did with emma because it might be full of sugar and they don’t really need it yet. Also, drinking juice deters […]
you stare at me like you’re trying to learn i stare at you like i’m in unbelief you’re starting to know who i am and i’m starting to know how to teach you by loving you and by loving you you become more and more each day who you are meant to be without agenda just response to every day and every day, you learn while every day, I’m in unbelief that every day, you are learning to love me
Solids Last Sunday, Zi had her first taste of solids. Her Lolo Bio lovingly made her some lugaw (porridge), very very bland watered down rice. Recently, she’s been so curious about foods, staring intently at what people are eating and reproducing similar mandibular movements. Yay, another milestone. The picture on the left is Zienne, after she was fed the lugaw, with some leftover pieces of rice still in her mouth. It was taken right before church that morning. What a great way to start a Sunday! It’s funny because on Sundays, I’m so busy with choir, playing piano, or praise & worship…so I tend to leave Zi with her Lola or Perze, the youth who adore her, or the older moms who miss carrying an infant. They end up sometimes playing with food and giving her a little taste of fruit…I think she’s ready. Sitting She’s getting so much better with sitting independently. I make sure play time is mostly sitting up, although sometimes it’s on her tummy, so she can learn how to crawl. Even now, she tucks her legs in to get into crawling position but it’s still way too early for her muscles to support the rest […]
Zi is turning five months soon, so I’ll update you on her 4th month. Babble: She says so many sounds. Her favorite in ng-geh. She has a lot of kitty-like sounds, hence the given name to her, “hello kitty.” She sometimes says, ma-mam, although I know it’s not until much later on when they’ll be able to fully understand what it means. But she does voice out when she doesn’t like something or when she’s frustrated at a toy. She’s very garrulous, and loves to chat. Sitting: When left sitting without any help or pillows, she can stay sitting for a very small period of time, but she’ll eventually fall over. But I can tell she’s getting stronger, and hopefully by next month, she’ll be able to fully sit up on her own. We’ll see. Food: Nope, not eating yet. But she is SO interested with food. She stares at us when she sees us chewing on something. She intently is curious when we eat, and even tries to copy the act of chewing when she sees us eat. Reaching: She reaches for objects now, bats at things in front of her, and grabs on to things with the propensity […]