7/1/2011 204 Days Old

July 1st, 2011

On the 204th day in the life of the most beautiful girl in the history of the world the morning began peacefully. Maya woke up a few times through the night. She would wake up very upset. After a few minutes of cuddling she would go back to sleep. She did sleep in a little later than usual and the extra sleep was definitely needed.

Today Erin got to take the day off with me and Maya. We did not accomplish much. Maya was very awake today. She got to do many excercises. She was playing with her tongue for most of the day. She likes to open her mouth up wide and stick her tongue out while making a huh sound. It is one of the cutest things I have ever seen.

This afternoon Maya had a visit from her nurse. Today Maya finally recived her 4 month shots. When she was originally scheduled to get the shots she was really struggling. We decided to put off her vacinations. At the time we did not know that she would be with us much longer. But as always, Maya amazed all who know her by fighting off all that she was dealing with not only to the point that she could rest easier but to do things and develop in ways that we did not know were possible. Today we decided that we better go ahead and give her the shots. She didn’t like that much.

This evening Grandpa Bob and Grandma Chris came by with dinner. Maya fell asleep in grandpa’s arms shortly after he got here. She has been asleep ever since. Grandpa obliged by sitting with her as the rest of us ate dinner. Maya had her little hands tucked up under her chin and was nestled into Bob’s arms. Grandma had a picture taking fit. She was over come with the urge to snap as many pictures as possible. I call it shutteritis. It is a condition that many people around Maya have caught from time to time.

Maya is still asleep now. Her and Erin are resting on the couch. Soon we will go to bed, but I get the feeling Maya will need to be held a lot this weekend as she recovers from her vaccines. We don’t mind that a bit.