We have some new "firsts": Watermelon for the first time on July 4th, 2008. We brushed our teeth for the first time on July 10, 2008. First sign of attachment on July 12, 2008. Jillian realized that Mommy was NOT holding her. She saw Mommy a couple of feet away and immediately was trying her best to get back into Mommy's arms. One of the best gifts a Mom could want!!!
Jillian has been trying to crawl forward, and for the most part she does by mostly using her upper body since we were in China. She started crawling backward toward the end on June, and is now managing to get up on her hands and knees for a few seconds before she tips over onto her side on July 12, 2008. Also on July 12, Jillian sits up on her own for a few seconds before she tips over onto her side.
And yes, the great fly cleanup still rages on!!! A painstakingly slow process as we move from room to room!! The entire kitchen was in the living room, as well as many household items were bagged into big construction strength bags placed in various parts of the house.
Once the kitchen was washed down, many items had to be sorted out and thrown out. Half the kitchen is back into the kitchen, and there are still several bags to be sorted through.
We're also trying to reclaim the rest of the house from the Pre-China Trip Black Hole that we had prior to the Great Fly Attack!! Gotta watch out for those black holes. Once in a while some items manage to reappear, however, when they fall deep into the hole, they may never reappear!!!