I'll begin with a few outdoor pics of my little one from this past weekend. Isn't that dress darling? Courtesy of Kaky!
It's only three days into the week and I am already exhausted. We have been busy, busy, busy.
I decided this week that we really needed to work on solids. Nothing too hard or advanced. Just some plain ole' rice cereal. We tried the rice cereal a few weeks back and Morgan Kate just wasn't ready for it. I have been meaning to try it again for sometime now. Saturday after the walk my parents took us to Olive Garden for lunch. It was so yummy! Anyway, the entire time we were eating Morgan Kate was watching us like a hawk. She literally followed my fork to my mouth each time. So Monday afternoon we tried some cereal, then again yesterday and again today. Today we even pulled out the highchair for the very first time and had her sit in that while she was "eating" her rice cereal. I must admit she's doing a really good job. As soon as the spoon is near her mouth she opens wide and she attempts to eat the rice cereal. I don't think she really likes it thought. After it's in her mouth she makes this awful face and kind of shudders her body. It's quite amusing! Of course after starting this I have a question. If she doesn't like the cereal can I try something else or do I need to wait until she is older? Oh, and how can I tell if she just doesn't really like the cereal or if she just isn't sure what to do with it?
Yesterday our EI, Julie, came and spent a good hour at our house. Last week when she came MK was really sleepy, so it was a complete disaster. Fussy baby plus exercises equals lots of crying. However, yesterday she was much more rested and worked really hard for Julie and I.
Today our PT, Terri, came and she too spent an hour with us. MK was up earlier than usual this morning so I wasn't sure how well the session would go. Leave it to MK to surprise me! She did awesome. Really, she did! She worked so hard and didn't cry one time. We worked on rolling to the right (she only prefers rolling to the left), we worked on sitting up, and we worked on reaching. Reaching proves to still be a struggle for MK. She will grab things instantly, but isn't quite sure yet how to reach for things. She has gotten much better in the past few weeks so I know it will come.
There are two things she has improved greatly on. One, bearing weight on her feet. Two weeks ago she wouldn't do it all. Literally, she wouldn't put her feet on the floor, much less bear weight. Now she is standing and wanting to stand for extended periods of time. I am so impressed! Secondly, she is tolerating her bumbo chair much better. Several weeks ago she really wanted nothing to do with the chair and would only last about two seconds. The bumbo chair is hard for her because it takes a lot of energy and a lot of work breathing wise. Today she sat and played in the bumbo chair for twelve minutes without getting upset. This girl is incredible! I was so proud of her and how hard she worked. So proud in fact that I had to take her shopping afterward. Hee, hee!
Next week I'll try to snap a few pictures during her PT session. It is so neat to see the things she does. She even has her own exercise ball. Watch out!