Sunday, May 11, 2008

Kiera's first movie!

Well, some might think it silly to take a 21 month old to a movie. I certainly would not have thought it necessary before Kiera. However, when you only have two choices, to take her with you or don't go anywhere at all, the idea becomes much more acceptable. So Jer took off work this afternoon between rushes at the restaurant to take Kiera and I to see "Horton Hears a Who." It was very cute, although a teansy bit long. I appreciated the message that "a person is a person, no matter how small" and the controversy I've seen in the news from pro-choice groups over that statement. I don't know if Dr. Suess ever intended the pro-life indications, but it certainly makes me appreciate him that much more, and given Kiera's entrance into this world at a gestational age where many would not consider her a "person," I hope that some out there will see her and rethink their position. Kiera did remarkably well in the movie. We did take her out into the hall 1 time to suction her, but that was it. If we hadn't woken her from only a 1/2 hour of her normal 2 hour nap, she probably would have been less restless. It is a long time for an almost 2 yr old to sit.

My mom and dad came over this morning and made me breakfast. Kiera "ate" with us. She's making a little headway at least in her interest in food. She grabs it and makes quite a mess. Not much, if any, goes in her mouth, but hopefully that will come in time.

All in all, it has been a lovely Mother's Day weekend. That's not all! Jer is going to rent "Phantom of the Opera" tonight and watch it with me after he gets off work "without complaining!" Thank you everyone, who made it so memorable. Here are some additional cute pics of Kiera.

She LOVES her ambu bag. Previously not captured on film she kissed and hugged it. She knows who butters her bread. :)

Crashed at nap time in her Luau dress.

She needs to be supervised on this chair, but she enjoys sitting in her big girl chair. Since then I have been "belting" her to it with a big piece of cloth.

Fake food, but it's a start. We need to support her or block from behind for her to sit at this table or she lunges back every now and then. Her legs don't quite reach the floor yet for stabilization. Got this table for $3 at a garage sale! Yeah!

Couldn't choose between binky and baby before bed. This baby doll is just about the same size Kiera was at birth, at least in length. It might be a bit fatter though. :) Look how big she is now! 27 lbs and 31 inches!



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