Bri was pretty much sick all week with a cold. She slept poorly and wanted to be held all the time. This was tiring since she is now quite close to 14 lbs. We just hope her length continues to keep up with her girth!
Someone called Bridgette a "him" for the first time last Tuesday. I wasn't bothered, but I was surprised because this was the outfit she was wearing:
Bridgette has developed two new talents this week: 1) she can fully kick her own socks off, no matter how much elastic is gathered 'round her ankles, and 2) she can do sit-ups. The latter quite surprised me. She was lying on her back on my tummy while we watched a movie when she decided to sit up... repeatedly. I guess she couldn't see the TV well enough and moved herself to get a better view. We worried she might have a weak abdomen since her stomach muscles were cut clean-through during surgery. Guess not!
Thanks to the help of Jeff's twin and his wife, we were able to go on a date. (IHOP -- we eat there once every two years, when we are again reminded why we only eat there once every two years.) Despite the amount of food we downed and the number of crying babies in the restaurant, having an hour to sit together away from home was a much needed respite.
Bri attended my MPH opening social and her cousin Matthew's first birthday party on Saturday. Then, as if to prove she was over her cold, she slept 10 hours last night - in a row! She has eaten more today than all of last week combined, and she is back to her chilled out, happy self. I hope this means she will be easier to handle in class tomorrow than she was last week.
Here is a photo of our MPH Twister competition... which I lost within the first three moves. Thus, I am behind the camera.
Bri in her swing with a cold.
The next 3 were taken today of Bri playing in her pen. They are remarkably similar to each other, with simple variations that might appeal to the kind of grandmother who requests video.