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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Naomi Up-date


Height: 29 3/4" (>97%)
Weight: 23 lbs. 14 oz. (>97%)
Head: 45.8 cm. (92%)

For comparison sake, check out G's stats.

Naomi continues to be a joy. She loves her brother (and he loves her, which is nice.) Every day a little more of her personality comes out. Determination and strength are already parts of her character. Joy in seeing people is another.

She is quick and smart.

Occasionally she will sign for "more" while eating. I don't think she's connected the sign with what it really means, but she has a sign for "more" that she doesn't use in any other context.

She babbles and sings all day long. Which gets tricky at church. She won't let me leave her in the nursery (separation anxiety), but she feels like she needs to comment on everything happening in the service.

Cruising and clapping are still at the top of her "Favorite Past-times" list. She hasn't repeated walking on her own yet. I didn't think full-fledged walking would happen soon since she didn't realize she was walking unassisted the other day. But she cruises so fast, that she barely touches the objects she's using to stabilize her.

Eating continues to be an area of concern for me. She isn't really interested in drinking her bottles anymore. She would rather play than eat. But she isn't really eating enough "regular" food to start getting rid of the bottle. Now that she has a tooth (and another about to come through her gums), we are working on introducing her to some soft foods to chew. After months of not being able to keep down the baby food we were giving her, she's getting much better. The only thing I've noticed that she consistently has problems with are sweet potatoes. We just keep introducing new things to her. Her hemoglobin tests came back fine yesterday, so our Dr. isn't worried. :)

Naomi loves to play with Gideon. And Gideon calls her to play with him more often than not. Or he will come over to her and try to pick her up and carry her to where he is playing. But since she weighs about 4 lbs. less than he does... he just ends up dragging her. :)

If the laptop is anywhere near our baby girl, she is after it. Maybe she'll stay facinated with computers and go into something where she invents the next great technology. Who knows... But the only reason I'm able to type this post without her reaching over and turning off the computer is that she is trapped in her high chair.

I realized, after looking for the development post about Gideon, that I am not doing a good job about getting video of Naomi up on the blog. I appologize for this and can only offer this meager excuse: Our computer that has the video editing equipment has no sound. So, it's hard for me to get geared up to edit anything, cuz, it may look good, but I have no idea what it sounds like.

I can't imagine our family without Naomi. She is my baby girl.


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