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July 31, 2005

Put on your Game Face

Katy is practicing her "game" face. It will come in useful when she needs to intimidate the cats.

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July 25, 2005


We usually give her a piece of ice at the end of the meal. It helps to clean her hands and the tray. Katy likes to pick up the ice, but her delicate baby hands can't stand the cold and it is always slippery!

Other than that, Katy's parents have two consecutive traumatic Mondays. Last week, the garage door wouldn't open. Today we got into a minor accident. Very minor, nobody got injured, but the car got scraped. We were glad that Katy wasn't with us when these problems came up.

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July 24, 2005


It is pretty obvious what is on her mind.

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July 23, 2005


Katy has four new teeth sprouting out. Four! At the same time!! Her nose has been running; we'd like to think it is teething, but when will she stop dripping?

As for talking, it seems that she can say "ne-ne" (meaning her bottled formula) and knows what it means. Other than that, she babbles a lot (ba-ba, ma-ma, etc.). Just recently, since her top teeth are coming out, she likes to run her tongue across and makes "le-le-le-le-le" sounds.

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July 18, 2005

Have Toy, Will Travel

Katy likes to crawl with a toy in each hand.

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July 12, 2005

Look At Me

It has been "slow" at the O'Brien household. We haven't taken any new pictures of Katy, it has been hot, and we feel like taking a break.

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July 05, 2005

Still Awake

Katy's dad is pretending to be asleep so Katy would follow suit.

For a while, the way we coax Katy to sleep is to have her in bed with us, turn off all the lights, and lie still pretending we are asleep. She would crawl around for a while (she just loves the alarm clock; the red flashing digits call out to her), try to pull herself up (the headboard, our bodies, etc. you name it), or slap her daddy's head (because he is in the way to the clock). Eventually she would give up and fall asleep. It wasn't a long-term solution. Recently we just learned that if we take her out on a grocery shopping trip, it helps her fall asleep quickly, without a fuss, in her own crib! Probably looking at people and stuff used up all the extra energy.

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July 02, 2005

What's Wrong With This Picture?

As we mentioned before, Katy gets frustrated easily nowadays, so we introduced baby time-out. We simply put her in the crib when we can no longer deal with her fussing. At first, she cried for a few minutes. Later, she was quiet and then started "talking." Talking rather triumphantly, as in if she knew of any bad words, she would shout it repeatly. Her mom was so curious that she went in to check on her. She was greeted by Katy's smile, standing tall and proud in her crib. Her dad soon lowered the crib.

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