September 28, 2004

Recently, Emma has become a night baby! I could not remember since when. Three, four days ago?

At night, after 10:30, she is still extremely active, super active, super charming, total hyper. She smiles, laughs, crawls quickly away from me in case I am trying to catch. But I did catch her. I close our bedroom door, turn off light, turn on lifescape music and put her in bed. I feed her, lying down with her, while she eats, I drift into my thoughts, then 5 or 10 minutes later, after getting enough / or some milk, Emma curls up her little body, stand up, or sit up, look at me and smile brilliantly. I ignore her, she then looks around. Ignoring me too, she starts doing all her little learning practices, making signs, rambling all sorts of consonants, vowels, pulling my hair, every 30 seconds, she falls audibly down me ... I do not know what to do with her. The worst thing is that the whole thing is funny ...
Posted by Xun  |  No comments

Recently, Emma has become a night baby! I could not remember since when. Three, four days ago?

At night, after 10:30, she is still extremely active, super active, super charming, total hyper. She smiles, laughs, crawls quickly away from me in case I am trying to catch. But I did catch her. I close our bedroom door, turn off light, turn on lifescape music and put her in bed. I feed her, lying down with her, while she eats, I drift into my thoughts, then 5 or 10 minutes later, after getting enough / or some milk, Emma curls up her little body, stand up, or sit up, look at me and smile brilliantly. I ignore her, she then looks around. Ignoring me too, she starts doing all her little learning practices, making signs, rambling all sorts of consonants, vowels, pulling my hair, every 30 seconds, she falls audibly down me ... I do not know what to do with her. The worst thing is that the whole thing is funny ...

Tuesday, September 28, 2004
Read more

0 comments:

September 27, 2004

Suddenly she began signing with us. Suddenly she got quite some vocabularies: baby, dog, eat, birdie ... Emma is thrilled that she can actually let us understand what she is signing. She is signing babies 100 times a day. I am thrilled too. I tried to teach her more, signing water, raising my hand to my chin and pointing, she looked at me puzzled, then signing babies again, wrapping her arms around her swing from left to right then right to left. I signed kittie, Emma looked at me and signed her eternal baby again. ...
Posted by Xun  |  No comments

Suddenly she began signing with us. Suddenly she got quite some vocabularies: baby, dog, eat, birdie ... Emma is thrilled that she can actually let us understand what she is signing. She is signing babies 100 times a day. I am thrilled too. I tried to teach her more, signing water, raising my hand to my chin and pointing, she looked at me puzzled, then signing babies again, wrapping her arms around her swing from left to right then right to left. I signed kittie, Emma looked at me and signed her eternal baby again. ...

Monday, September 27, 2004
Read more

0 comments:

September 22, 2004

I borrowed a couple of audio recorded novels on tape, by a guy who once was a lawyer. Not really good books, all started with big complex very well woven plots and suspenses, but suddenly all ends turned loose, and ended with very incredible silly endings. Still I could not quite "put them down". Besides, watching Emma does not seem to need 100% focus. So I thought I could just multitask, watching her, half-heartedly playing with her while listening to my story. That turned out to be a mistake. She definitely has sensed that I was multitasking, so from time to time, she cried in frustration, she crawled away, out our bed roo, to our computer room on the far end. This is the first time she has ever left me on her own will!
Posted by Xun  |  No comments

I borrowed a couple of audio recorded novels on tape, by a guy who once was a lawyer. Not really good books, all started with big complex very well woven plots and suspenses, but suddenly all ends turned loose, and ended with very incredible silly endings. Still I could not quite "put them down". Besides, watching Emma does not seem to need 100% focus. So I thought I could just multitask, watching her, half-heartedly playing with her while listening to my story. That turned out to be a mistake. She definitely has sensed that I was multitasking, so from time to time, she cried in frustration, she crawled away, out our bed roo, to our computer room on the far end. This is the first time she has ever left me on her own will!

Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Read more

0 comments:

September 21, 2004

Emma can climb backwards now. She can go onto our bed, then turn around, slide down to the floor. She is quite pleased with the fact she is so capable and suddenly has this new freedom. So are we. Everytime she manages to get down the floor, we clap hands and wow at her. She looks at us, smiling broadly and clapping her hands too. Funny ...

Somehow, she cannot always remember to go backwards. This morning, she rolled herself down off the bed and landed on the floor with a big cry ... ah-oh ...

Posted by Xun  |  No comments

Emma can climb backwards now. She can go onto our bed, then turn around, slide down to the floor. She is quite pleased with the fact she is so capable and suddenly has this new freedom. So are we. Everytime she manages to get down the floor, we clap hands and wow at her. She looks at us, smiling broadly and clapping her hands too. Funny ...

Somehow, she cannot always remember to go backwards. This morning, she rolled herself down off the bed and landed on the floor with a big cry ... ah-oh ...

Tuesday, September 21, 2004
Read more

0 comments:

September 20, 2004

Monday, monday. Monday again. Again?

I am sure Emma would not have any idea of what Monday means. Or maybe she knows that I am home some days and then disappear many hours some other days. I cannot tell. She cannot talk, or draw or write yet.

Emma has been quite of a fashion model. Not out of vainity or beauty-seeking, just out of necessity. She spills her meals and water whenever she eats. She gets her cloths all soiled by crawling here and there. So I have the great job of changing her. I took great pleasuer. A staped simple blue sun T-shirt with a pair of long baggy jeans. A red overall on top of white baby undershirt. A pink light sun dress that bear her little chunky legs out and her big diapers visible. ... No shoes. 90% of time she will have no shoes. She does not like shoes. I am pretty bad remembering putting her shoes on.

...

Yesterday we went to the lincoln park zoo.
Posted by Xun  |  No comments

Monday, monday. Monday again. Again?

I am sure Emma would not have any idea of what Monday means. Or maybe she knows that I am home some days and then disappear many hours some other days. I cannot tell. She cannot talk, or draw or write yet.

Emma has been quite of a fashion model. Not out of vainity or beauty-seeking, just out of necessity. She spills her meals and water whenever she eats. She gets her cloths all soiled by crawling here and there. So I have the great job of changing her. I took great pleasuer. A staped simple blue sun T-shirt with a pair of long baggy jeans. A red overall on top of white baby undershirt. A pink light sun dress that bear her little chunky legs out and her big diapers visible. ... No shoes. 90% of time she will have no shoes. She does not like shoes. I am pretty bad remembering putting her shoes on.

...

Yesterday we went to the lincoln park zoo.

Monday, September 20, 2004
Read more

0 comments:

September 16, 2004

Today Leo took Emma to the baby museum again. In the museum, Emma met a little 15-month-old girl. Seemingly more and more interested in babies of her "generation", Emma graciously approached her and tried to play with her. She was pretty rudely rejected. That girl was totally uneasy with her. Emma still acted extremely civilized. She handed her toy to the girl's nanny, gesturing her to play. Wow! And when they left, she courtiously waved bye-bye. Leo as well as the Nanny were all very delighted and marvelled at her. Yeah, that is my daughter.

Another funny thing about Emma today was that she hummed some simple tunes while she tentatively "walked" in the kitchen. Mary Beth bought her another tiny baby book, she got so thrilled.
Posted by Xun  |  No comments

Today Leo took Emma to the baby museum again. In the museum, Emma met a little 15-month-old girl. Seemingly more and more interested in babies of her "generation", Emma graciously approached her and tried to play with her. She was pretty rudely rejected. That girl was totally uneasy with her. Emma still acted extremely civilized. She handed her toy to the girl's nanny, gesturing her to play. Wow! And when they left, she courtiously waved bye-bye. Leo as well as the Nanny were all very delighted and marvelled at her. Yeah, that is my daughter.

Another funny thing about Emma today was that she hummed some simple tunes while she tentatively "walked" in the kitchen. Mary Beth bought her another tiny baby book, she got so thrilled.

Thursday, September 16, 2004
Read more

0 comments:

September 15, 2004

Ah-h, I really have to catch up with the blog thing, Otherwise this blog will lost its meaning of existence.
Posted by Xun  |  No comments

Ah-h, I really have to catch up with the blog thing, Otherwise this blog will lost its meaning of existence.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Read more

0 comments:

Ah-h, I really have to catch up with the blog thing,Otherwise this blog will lost its meaning of existence.
Posted by Xun  |  No comments

Ah-h, I really have to catch up with the blog thing,Otherwise this blog will lost its meaning of existence.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Read more

0 comments:

September 09, 2004

A new week is gone. Gone with it was a long four day weekend, gone with it is my memory. I really have to think hard to recall what we have done, what have happened.

Oh, yeah, we went to the zoo! Loins, tigers, leopards, apes, monkeys, gorrillas, flamingos ... a lot of them are the first time for me too. Invariably, we inserted ourselves into the pictures with animals, especially the gorrilas. How funny it was when we saw a giant gorrillas looked so bored so pensive and so indifferent at all us people.

I think Emma enjoyed the animals too. But the sun was hot (the last bit of summer sun) and the zoo is big, she grew very tired and fell into asleep before we even reached the bird house. I will take her there more.
Posted by Xun  |  No comments

A new week is gone. Gone with it was a long four day weekend, gone with it is my memory. I really have to think hard to recall what we have done, what have happened.

Oh, yeah, we went to the zoo! Loins, tigers, leopards, apes, monkeys, gorrillas, flamingos ... a lot of them are the first time for me too. Invariably, we inserted ourselves into the pictures with animals, especially the gorrilas. How funny it was when we saw a giant gorrillas looked so bored so pensive and so indifferent at all us people.

I think Emma enjoyed the animals too. But the sun was hot (the last bit of summer sun) and the zoo is big, she grew very tired and fell into asleep before we even reached the bird house. I will take her there more.

Thursday, September 09, 2004
Read more

0 comments:

September 03, 2004

11:41 pm. Emma is quietly at sleep. She woke up some 30 minutes ago, sitting up in her little bed crying heartbrokenly. I went to pick her up. Lying in my arms, she soon fell back to sleep.

I have been trying to find a day care center for her. Still undecided whether to spend a fortune, or simply just let Leo take care of her while I am at work. It is very hard to find a suitable day care center too. Almost all of them have a long waiting list ...

Today I visited the Montessouri school on Dempster street with MB. Indeed everything is exquisite, beautiful and thoughtful, everything is such a lovely miniture of real world objects, dishes, sponge, little balls, pincers, measuring rods, ... it was kind of like the house of seven little dwarf in the story of Snow White, ... the classrooms are fairytale classrooms ... but then I found out the price, and it totally depressed me ... on average, it costs about 4 to 5 thousand dollars a month ...
Posted by Xun  |  No comments

11:41 pm. Emma is quietly at sleep. She woke up some 30 minutes ago, sitting up in her little bed crying heartbrokenly. I went to pick her up. Lying in my arms, she soon fell back to sleep.

I have been trying to find a day care center for her. Still undecided whether to spend a fortune, or simply just let Leo take care of her while I am at work. It is very hard to find a suitable day care center too. Almost all of them have a long waiting list ...

Today I visited the Montessouri school on Dempster street with MB. Indeed everything is exquisite, beautiful and thoughtful, everything is such a lovely miniture of real world objects, dishes, sponge, little balls, pincers, measuring rods, ... it was kind of like the house of seven little dwarf in the story of Snow White, ... the classrooms are fairytale classrooms ... but then I found out the price, and it totally depressed me ... on average, it costs about 4 to 5 thousand dollars a month ...

Friday, September 03, 2004
Read more

0 comments:

back to top