April 12, 2006

I Hate Disappointing Our West Coast Readers

So, when half of them demand a new post, it's time to post.

The past month has been busy both for Gloria and her parents. Gloria is 9 months old now and is still lots of fun. She has mastered sitting (for the most part) and yearns to stand on her own. For a few weeks now, she has responded to the word "clap" by, you guessed it, clapping. It's absolutely adorable.

Our biggest problem with Gloria lately has been her incessant scratching during diaper changes. We had to start putting sock mittens on her. She has recently discovered how to pull off her mittens, though, so we just have to change her diaper very quickly!

In the past few days, she has gotten much better at "kissing" me on the cheek. For the most part, it involves licking my cheek, but every so often, she actually makes a kissing sound and leaves my cheek relatively dry.

Marc and I went away for the night a few weeks ago. We had a good time and didn't go through too much separation anxiety. Fortunately, neither did Gloria. The following week, I went to a conference in Seattle for 4 days. Gloria, again, did well, but I missed her a lot more on this trip. Four days is a long time to be away from her!

This past weekend, we went to the Zoo again for the Mary Sue Easter Egg hunt. Gloria actually picked up a few eggs herself!


The Silent Eye in Los Angeles said...

That's much better, thank you very much.

Mollie said...

Thanks for the update. I love the pictures!