Sunday, June 25, 2006
Saturday, June 24, 2006
As soon as I regained my composure from the phone call and seeing the little cookie face for the first time, I jumped in the car and took off for my agency. I think I got there in about 30 seconds. As I walked into the office, they had balloons and a pink baby t-shirt with the agency logo waiting for me. I cried again. We went back to the conference room and they showed me the other referral pictures.
And then, she asked if I wanted to accept this baby! Uhhhh....HELLO!!! Hell, YES! After that, I signed some things and then went to go track down Grandmumsy and Auntie J. Grandmumsy got to see The Kid for the first time in a hospital waiting room. I'm sure everyone else sitting there thought one of us got bad news because we were both crying like buffoons. Then we went to Auntie J's office and called and asked her to come downstairs. As she walked up to my car (with Ms. Rhonda serving as photographer), I held up The Kid's picture. If anyone from her building happened to be looking outside, I'm sure they thought Auntie J was having a fit or seizure of some kind.
At the time, I would have said that that was the best day of my life. If only I had known how much better things were going to be. I look into my daughter's face sometimes and can't remember a time when she wasn't right next to me. I can't remember what it was like to not want to rush home everyday to see her sweet little face or how much I can miss her throughout the course of a day. Some people seem to think that I must miss my life before The Kid, but I guess what they don't realize is that before The Kid, I was missing exactly what I have right now.
Sunday, June 18, 2006
If anyone out there can tell me.....what is the best way to get a toddler to speak more than the first sound of ANY word? I know that if she would say the full word, she would probably have a vocabulary right up around 100 words or so. As it is, it is all BA, DA, Uhh, Doh, Ma, Buh , LI, and Fuh. And it's not like those are just random sounds she is making. Fuh is ALWAYS fish or foot or food. BA is always ball and baby. She understands EVERYTHING you say to her, and she always knows what something is when you ask her what it is, it's just never more than the first sound. I just want her to talk.....I can't wait for her to start saying embarrassing things in public. It's all about getting the ammo I need so that I can embarass her when she's in junior high.
Oh, and for the record? Her hearing is just fine.
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Very GQ, Uncle Toddo!!
This weekend, it was cold dreary sweater wearing weather. This was The Kid after she fell asleep in the car. She didn't wake up when I got her out of the car, brought her inside or put her down on her Pooh couch. What woke her up? I turned the tv on. She is more and more like her Grandpa every day.....
And finally....not to toot my own horn or anything, but see that cute sweater over to the left? I made it. Just had to share.