Michelle has a wedding to shoot on Saturday so Kira’s health and well-being are in my hands for pretty much the whole day I expect. Poor kid.
Da-da has been getting schooled in the new feeding which is completely different than the old feeding. Now that Kira eats mostly the same food we do (with the exception of formula) her meals have become somewhat easier since she feeds herself most of the time but harder for Michelle because she has to pre-prepare foods in advance a lot of times. Of course the threat of allergies to soy and milk are making that interesting but Michelle is doing an excellent job at figuring it all out.
I’m always a little apprehensive when I get to take care of Kira on my own with no help because I spend so little time with her comparatively. But I don’t dread it at all because I get her all to myself during those times and I really do enjoy it. There’s no way I could have figured out all the things that need to be done and am thankful that Michelle is there to show me what needs to be done ahead of time.
Kira is closing in on eleven months of age and she’s doing great. She chatters like crazy and is close to mastering the ability to walk on her own. She’s up to about seven or eight unassisted steps at this point without holding on to anything. She also generally carrying a stuffed monkey half her size and stopping to squat down and pick up a pacifier along the way.
Usually when she sees one of the cats she starts saying “kih kih kih” over and over while she watches or reaches for them. Last night she saw the orange cat come around the corner and said out loud “kih tuh” which amazed me. We call all the cats ‘kitteh’ because we are like that and we can’t help it. So her saying “kih tuh” was not just close – it was spot-on. She’s a smart one.