We received a medical update on Evangeline today. Here's what they said about her:
Growth and psychosocial development
Tarikua is an active young infant with an adequate growth & development.
She has a good appetite and a normal sleep cycle. She sits without support and transfers objects from one hand to the other. She uses index finger and thumb to pick up small objects. She reaches out for familiar people.
She is stable and thriving well.
I cannot wait to learn how to pronounce her name correctly. I am wondering if we may end up calling her Tarikua. We definitely will at first and then we will see where we end up.
I finished sewing a Mei Tai baby carrier for Evie yesterday.
I got the tutorial here. I finished it a couple weekends ago, but it ended up being a little too short for me. This surprised me, because even though I am somewhat tall (5'7"), I see myself as having a short torso, and I am definitely smaller chested.
If you decide to make one, you might want to consider cutting it longer - like 21-22 inches, rather than 18. At first I thought it was too short because I was wearing Indi in it and she's almost three. But then I tried it with baby Violet and it was too short with her as well. Anyway, I altered it, so it's all good.
I suspect we might have some trouble when I wear Evie in the new carrier. Indigo was not happy about baby Violet taking a spin in it. She cried and wanted me to carry both of them.
I also decorated some burp cloths for the diaper bag.
Evie may be a little old for spitting up, but I think they will be useful for things like drippy bottles or wiping drool. You know, the stuff that most people use a bib for! I'm packing some bibs, too, but for some reason, we've never been a bib family... much to my mother's chagrin! :)