Monday, December 3

Julia has rolled twice more since Thursday: once on Friday and again today. She seems most interested in rolling during diaper changes – her increased freedom of movement must make it easier for her to turn over. Neither time would she repeat the roll with her diaper on.

Tuesday, December 4

Julia has been learning to sit and she is is improving markedly. Last Wednesday she sat unsupported for 15 seconds without falling over, she can sit longer every day. You have to stay close by since she will keel over without much warning, but it makes for entertaining video.

Wednesday, December 6

Julia is exploring the world and is ready to be able to move. On Sunday, she started lifting up her head and feet while lying on the floor, trying to sit up. Today, twice when lying on her side, she lifted her head and propped up on her arm so she could see what was going on around her. It appears that she’s figured out that you need to be vertical if you want to be part of what’s going on in the world, so she’s making every effort to take part in that world as much as possible. She is increasingly interested in exploring her surroundings by touching different materials and mouthing them if possible.

Friday, December 8

She's finally got it down – last night, Julia rolled over repeatedly with her diaper off, and since then she has rolled multiple times fully clothed. Click here for the full story.

Sunday, December 10

Julia ate her first solid food today! We started her with rice cereal, although what was in her bowl was mostly breast milk. She wasn't always swallowing, but she definitely got some of it down, although she seemed to enjoy the experience more when she could hold the spoon herself. 

Friday, December 15

Gramma and Grampa Weiss are in town for the weekend, and Julia’s cousin Cheri Lieberman came over for an early Hanukkah celebration, complete with Jerry’s famous latkes and homemade applesauce by Nancy. After dinner we lit the candles and sang songs , which Julia really enjoyed, as you can see by her excited arm waving. (Note: video is over a minute and a half long, so may be problematic over slow connections.)

Saturday, December 16

On Wednesday, Julia suddenly really learned to sit! She had been improving slowly, but on Wednesday we went to a trial music and movement class (we’ll be taking a class for real in February), and when I sat her down she sat for a very long time, only falling once. She can now sit unsupported indefinitely , even bending over to reach for toys then rising back up again, although she still does fall occasionally.

Saturday, December 23

Julia’s music sense was apparent today when she began bouncing up and down in time to the music, dancing as several of us were singing.

Sunday, December 24

Julia is getting her first tooth (look carefully – it’s the white spot just below the tip of her tongue)! Josh felt in her mouth tonight and, although it’s difficult to see, you can feel her lower left central incisor coming in – and it’s quite sharp!

Monday, December 25

We’ve been in Atlanta for Christmas, and Julia has seen most of the relatives on the Curry/Quattlebaum side of the family. Here are some of her Christmas Day antics – dancing with her Mom and playing giddy up with Papa.

Julia is on the move! She managed to scoot backwards about three feet over a period of several minutes. She was on her stomach on the floor and by squirming and pushing with her arms she managed to creep about a yard across the floor, backwards.

Sunday, December 31

Julia is starting to develop her pincer grasp, trying to pick up small objects between her thumb and forefinger. She’s also starting to get interested in banging, repeatedly hitting objects with the flat of her hand while grinning ear to ear.



Sunday, July 2

Here’s the first video footage of Julia, when she’s about 20 hours old.