Okay, my morning musings..
Mari is pronounced Mah-ree, rhymes with sari. It's from her middle name -- Marisol so has the Spanish sound to it.
Heather, yes we did get the waist extender on the Ergo! lol
We normally have solid, roll into the potty poops here, but the other day she had one that must be what everyone refers to as "peanut butter poops". It was quite the surprise and made me really appreciate the solid ones. LOL
Mari will eat anything we offer her. She was actually exposed to a lot of things in Guatemala so I admit we may be more risky than others. But, she loves hummus and black beans too even. Actually, the hummus is quite possibly her favorite food ever. We've moved more into the 9-10 month food suggestions now because she really is liking chunkier textures now. She's not so good with feeding chunks on her own yet.
There is a chance she may crawl too. LOL I guess she has been reading the comments here.
She's spending more time on her tummy and getting up on all fours. But, she still loves to "walk" too. We did get her this little wagon, and she is getting better and better with it. It moves a little too fast for her, but she cracks up the whole time she is using it. So far we are right next to her while she uses it:http://www.radioflyer.com/specialty/specialty_12.html
Samantha, I love Austin but I do not miss the weather! Summer in NC is nothing in comparison. It's actually been kind of on the cool side here, and we have a baby pool itching to get a trial! Of course, whenever I think of tornadoes I think of our life in TX.
That is so cool that the Sept. NC mamas are getting together. I don't think I could do it on a weekday unfortunately. I try to keep regular work hours b/c I work for a big corporation. We'll have a cloth diapering gathering sometime soon I hope!
So now we are thinking about getting a frame-style backpack infant carrier. Liam took a 2-hour walk with Mari yesterday and had her in the stroller but she gets bored and he can't walk that long with her in the Ergo or other carriers. He seriously walks the entire time. He's crazy! The weight is too much on the shoulders and back as opposed to the hips of the frame-style. It's Liam's birthday today so maybe we can find one for them!
I had her in my Kozy on my back the other day and that cracked her up, but man it's hard to get used to 19 lbs of squirmy baby! We haven't had much luck with pouches or slings. Liam had some success with her in the hip carry in the Maya sling.
Oh! She learned how to clap! She loves it when we sing and clap with her and she figured it out. She doesn't quite make any sound when her hands hit but she has finally figured out how to repeatedly get them to smack into each other. She is so proud!
We had our first post-adoption visit from our social worker on Sunday. I thought Mari would just stare at her, which she tends to do in new situations. But, I think having her at our house made Mari comfortable because she was all smiles and laughs, babbling, etc. It was a riot.
Are babies this age supposed to know how to use straws? It's kind of weird to try to figure out what she knows how to do but she can drink from her sippy cup, regular cup, and apparently a straw too. We had no idea!