Thursday, December 14, 2006

at six months

5th of december 2006, alex was scheduled to get her 3rd shot of the hepa b vaccine. luckily, her pedia adviced to have it together with her pentaxim vaccine (so it's actually hexaxim now?!?). anyway, she was saved that day. what should have been a painful visit has just turned into a routine well-baby checkup. her stats were perfect:

weight : 8.2kg
length : 70cm
head c : 42.5cm
chest c : 43.5cm

she's very much ready for her solids. and we got plenty of instructions. for one week already, she's been eating carrots for lunch and rice cereal for dinner. and just yesterday, 13th of december 2006, she started having potatoes together with carrots. it's amazing how she has caught up with eating solids. at first she used to take small portions only, more like trying to take in the taste than really eating. but now, the portions are getting bigger... very much fit for her size i guess, hehehe :) but she's not really taking so much rice. but i'm suspecting it's just the timing, which we really have to work on.

during dinner, she's more tired and sleepy. so, i think she wants milk more than rice. but it's not so bad. at least she seems to be adjusting with solids quite well so far. no allergies or rejections. only thing is it is sometimes hard to feed her milk. she's been teeting for a long time now, but no sign of teeth yet. so frustrating...

anyway, aside from solids, she's also enjoying drinking water from the cup. it's funny really. i have to hold the cup for her of course, and she spills most of the water :)). but she's learning fast (at least for mommy's standards), and i'm very happy about everything she is doing and learning to do. she really is our little bundle of joy.

new things:
* babbles a lot (still! and more and more... and more... and a bit more)
* teething (without visible signs of teeth)
* sit without support (but after a few seconds falls to her side and smiles)
* plays in jumper (thanks for the hand me down, cousin bianca :))

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

fast forward

26 november 2006, sunday alex turned 6 months

2 december 2006, saturday alex got a high chair. she didn't like it at first, squirming here and there as we strapped her belts. but after a few minutes and several toys, she loved it :).

4 december 2006, monday she tried her very first solid food -- rice cereal. didn't eat much but she somehow liked the new taste. or at least we think that, since the following day she ate more. and by our calculations, she would be eating more and more, hehehe...

baby girl mraz

Alexandra Neri Mraz, born on 26th of May 2006, at 2:31 PM (GMT+0800) in SPC Medical Center, San Pablo City, Philippines, by caesarian section. She weighed 3.6 kg and was 52 cm long. Measured 34 cm head circumference, and 33 cm chest circumference.

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