Saturday, September 29, 2007
Friday, September 28, 2007
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
In case you were wondering, she can't actually sit up on her own. Here is the 'just before' pic.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
A week ago, on Rosh Hashana, we named Tovina during services. It was a very special event to share with our Jewish community here in China. With much effort, Michael and I managed to stay dry-eyed. We were told afterwards that we were the only ones.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Just to give you a sense of perspective - Sophia and Tovina had all the same dimensions when born. That means it is sort of like looking at a before and after shot.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
As a side note, Tovina decided to change her opinion concerning bottle feeding about 2 weeks ago. When she was 2 weeks old, she took the Advent bottle with no problem and she took it right out of the fridge. Then, 2 weeks ago Tovina started fighting that bottle and made it sound like we were torturing her when we put the cold liquid in her mouth. She also spit it right out of course.
Hoping for the best, we went and bought a few other bottle types and crossed our fingers. Luckily that 1-month-old, who apparently thought she was allowed to have her own opinions, liked the Nuk! She does still want it warmed up though.
I bet that when she is older she is going to want her food cooked too. Sheesh!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
When we took Tovina out during her first week of life and Chinese people saw us, they were quite startled and one 23 year old was so nervous about having such a young baby out of the house that she didn't even want to come closer. Shocking as it may be, there are still plenty of Chinese who are thrilled to see a baby and give us great smiles.
Even last week when we went shopping, one Chinese grandmother came over to us and was incensed that not only was Tovina too small to be outside, I shouldn't be out either. And to top the whole thing off, what were we thinking having Michael carry the baby instead of me, her mother? Michael didn't mind being taken to task too much though since, even though he was carrying Tovina, this nice grandmother yelled at me.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
And as impressive as that is, just check out the hickey Tovina left on Cara's shoulder as we got the little pee meister washed up! It turns out that although she was content enough soiling herself, the offense of diluting it down with warm water and a little baby soap was simply more than Tovina could take. Poor kid! All that hard work down the drain. We have confidence that she'll figure out a way to trump this performance, though.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Tovina prepped for dinner by taking a series of naps in the afternoon. We appreciated her effort.