Sunday, November 4, 2007

When I Say Jump...

With Ada's new head-holding-up power and her general activeness, I decided to expand her horizons... or at last her positions. All of her "places" -- car seat, bassinet, swing, bouncy chair, etc, etc -- are fairly passive. She mostly reclines majestically. Now that she can sit up a bit more I got her a little bouncy swing thing:

Yes, that's a duck in there with her. She's just barely tall enough but not nearly round enough to fit in it. Her little co-pilot helps keep her from slumping uncomfortably.

So fine, she is a little small for it but we wanted to give her something that let her feel a little more in control. She can move, bounce, stand and play with the little keyboard thingy. It's got lots of annoying sounds but it's cool to see Ada actually realize she can cause something to happen, even if it's a creepy little voice that says, "1-2-3-BOUNCE!"

Amazingly she's almost 5 months old. I can hardly believe that much time has passed. She's still very small for her age (in the 5th percentile) but growing steadily none-the-less. For those of you who really want details, she's had a little cold for a while and has been honking with a stuffy nose. Luckily she's just not that fussy about it. Weirdly, the only thing that really makes her fussy is sleepiness...just like me.