Vanessa has stared vocalizing! Her favorite things to say are "Ay! " and "Ow," followed closely by "Guh?" and "Nah!"
Vanessa has been liking her bottle less and less while I work on Saturdays, so I'm glad I'm done with teaching on Saturdays until February (or maybe not at all, we'll see).
By the way, I finally got around to changing my last name to Maxted (6 years after the wedding, but who's counting), so now we're officially a family of three Maxteds!
We're planning on taking Vanessa on her first long trip over Thanksgiving -- over 4 hours, to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We'll see how she handles the trip. Hopefully, she'll sleep the whole way!