Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
- I may have avoided the hallway at work for half a day because I was a basket case and could not hear the patient's husband, who was two doors down from mine, scream over and over again "Don't leave me. Please don't leave me!" for 6hrs. We all knew she was going to "leave" him. After 40 years full of happy memories, he knew that the love of his life was going to "leave" him. My heart was breaking for him.
- My child thinks that yelling "NO" while she puts her hands in her own crap in the middle of a diaper change, is the funniest thing EVER. That sense of humor must come from her daddy's side of the family, because momma here does not find that s%$# funny. Pun intended.
- Word to the wise. If you drink two cups of coffee after not having any serious amount of caffein in the last year and a half, be prepared to run to the bathroom every 30minutes with a terrified look on your face that says "you may not make it" every.single.time. Oh, also...those symptoms may last a couple to a few days. Aaaaaaannnnddd... by the end of it, after using the bathroom so much, you could feel like some of your brains may have also passed through your colon. TMI? Maybe. But you've been warned.
- I would like to have the same outlook on the simple things in life as Giada has on eating grass.
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
My sweetest little Joli-Bear,
Goodness kiddo, how are you 8 months old? Last time I blinked, you were still only a couple of weeks old, and we were both trying to figure out this new thing that was thrown our way. Now we’re old pros, you and I. I’m afraid that I’m going to wake up one morning and it will be time for you to go to college. I will cry my little heart out, then pack a bag, and follow you wherever you go. You have been warned.
I never stop being amazed at how much you are developing every month. This truly is a fun stage, and you hit all those new milestones one after another, never looking back.
Let’s face it, the biggest milestone you have reached just within the last few weeks is saying ‘ma-ma.’ First it was just randomly, but then you started saying it a lot more deliberately. You mostly say it when you wake up and want me to pick you up. You also repeat it quite a bit if I am very persistent about it. It melts my heart every.single.time. You also have my permission now to say “da-da.” You say a lot of other sounds, but none of them are the “da” one so far.
Another thing you have started doing within the last week or so, is standing up on your crib, or anything else that you can support yourself on, for that matter. You’re SO active, and go.go.go. all the time. We really have to keep a close eye on you now even more than before, because you’re not just a chocking hazard anymore. Oh no. You’re so much more. You’re trusting your little legs way more than you should, and have already fallen a couple of times when you try to transfer yourself from one piece of furniture to the other. We’re a little bit behind on the baby-proofing around here, but it looks like it’s going to have to happen really soon.
You’re still the best eater ever. If we’re eating, you HAVE TO have whatever we’re having as well, regardless of the fact that you just ate your own food. And you like EVERYTHING that it’s given to you. You have even tried rice and curry and loved it. Giada love, you have no idea how happy that makes your mommy.
And the funny thing is that you try to bite everything to death with your gums, considering the fact that you still don’t have a single tooth in your head. At this rate, all you’ll want for Christmas will be your front two teeth.
You sleep through the night, but I’m ruining your sleeping schedule with the fact that I wake you up at 6am three times a week to feed you before going in to work. This really bites me in the butt the rest of the days I don’t have to go in.
Most days, you’re still taking long naps every couple of hrs. The day you decide to give up your naps I will cry my eyes out. They are what keep my sanity somewhat in check. So please oh please, hold on to them as long as possible. For everyone’s sake.
You are such a beautiful and happy baby, love, and I can’t wait to keep on watching you grow and transform into a little young lady who loves Jesus and her family with all her heart. Keep on amazing us Little Love.
I love you to the moon and back.