Monday, August 13, 2007

Scientific fact: babies actually grow

We never really bothered strapping Adriana in to her gliding chair. I did strap her in the first few times, but since we were letting her nap in it all swaddled up when she was a newborn, it just didn't seem practical to strap her in. We rarely bothered turning it on, and just used it as a safe place to lie her down when we were downstairs, so even once she was out of the swaddle we just ignored the buckle. When she started sitting unsupported a couple of months ago, we began to use the chair much less, for fear that she would tip herself out, because now that we were willing to bother with the straps, they weren't long enough to reach around her. So when her chair arrived at our new apartment after the move, I decided it was time to put it away to save for future babies (shhhhh....don't tell Brian). I was about to take it apart so it would fit better into a box, when I remembered that for months it seemed like most the pictures I took of her included that chair, and I decided that one last picture was required.

Wee squooshy monkey:
Adriana in her chair, 3 weeks old
Three weeks old. I believe this picture also documents the first time I put her in clothing that required something be pulled over her head. She outgrew the shirt before I got brave enough to put it on her a second time.

Less wee, less squooshy, still a monkey:
Adriana in her chair, 7 months old
Seven months old.


Anonymous said...

Hiya. Came to your blog through the Cafe Mom link. What a neat set of comparison photos.
I know where you are coming from with the shirt over the head thing. I have had to create a little song about sticking out our heads and arms in order to distract my baby from the approaching shirt. He is now wholly convinced.

My name is Rima. said...

Hey, there. Found your blog through Cafe Mom, as well. What an adorable baby! The comparison photos are always fun. Maybe you could save the chair and take a pic every year until she's, say 21? That would be a kickass series of photos :)

The Queen Mama said...

Adorable! I love the curly curly hair. Don't you just want to smother her with kisses?!?

Dee G. said...

Oh. My. God. the thighs--

now that is baby love!

Also here via the clubmom link.

Kristen said...

Oh, those thighs are precious!!!!

FAYE said...

we have baby items too....

Rose said...

So cute!
I totally did that "last picture" thing with my daughter when we put away her bouncy seat and her bassinet. Now that we've pulled out the bouncy for the new baby my oldest keeps sitting in it pretending to be the baby. I should take one more picture for posterity's sake.