Our weekend of firsts!

Hey there… and happy Monday!  I had to stay up late last night to get this blog post together because I want everyone to know how epic our weekend was.  (I remember when I used to use the word epic when describing my weekends… and believe me this is a completely different kind of ‘epic’)

It was the weekend of FIRSTS for baby Ada.  In chronological order…

Friday evening Ada and I were playing on the couch and I decided to check the status of the tooth that we’ve been able to see under the gums for a few weeks now.  It was the craziest feeling and biggest rush to feel the tiny tooth’s jagged edges touching my finger when I checked her bottom gum.  I can’t even explain how it made me feel.  I was proud and exhilarated,  and I yelped out loud in joy.  Strange to those without kids, maybe…  If you are a parent, hopefully you know what I’m talking about.

Here’s a shot of the teeeeny tooth.  I was pulling down on her bottom lip and moving her tongue out of the way with just my left hand and holding the camera and taking the photo with my right.  This was not easy.

I wish her next ‘first’ never happened.  On Saturday, Ada, fall down – go boom.  Scared the BEJESUS out of Josh, my mother, and myself.

Probably the first time my heart stopped, too.  Luckily, there was a soft padded puzzle thing on the floor where she hit the ground.  She is unscathed from this traumatic experience.

The final first was FOOD!  Ada ate something other than breast milk for the first time in her life!  This was a huge deal for me.  I’m a huge breast feeding advocate and I was waiting until Ada turned 6 months to introduce her to anything other than my milk.  She had given us plenty of signals telling us she was ready!  She tries to grab our food when we eat, and she even moves her mouth up and down in a clumsy chewing motion whenever we are eating food.  My mom was visiting us, so we thought it was the perfect time to pull out the high-chair and give it a go!  Ada had a small audience with the 3 of us and the typical paparazzi (me) watching her during this momentous occasion.  She was so excited.

I’ll let the photos explain how it went.  Her face is priceless.