Sunday, May 15, 2011

Starting those hobbies early

Never too young to start developing hobbies, right? We started her off at about one week with gaming:

And last week we progressed to scrapbooking:

Alexandra picked out the ribbon & tasted it to make sure it was good.

I could get used to this. But I don't think it'll last long. Once she's mobile, we'll have to get her a treadmill or something, let her do some cardio training. *wink*

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day to me!!!

And my precious angel didn't disappoint. She laughed and smiled and cooed at many points throughout the day.

I do not think I've known a baby as happy as she is.


She's had 2 periods where she's drooling a lot & we think maybe a tooth or 2 are pushing in, far underneath the surface of the gums ... and if that's her at her most fussy, all I can say is we are blessed parents indeed. 2 hours of whimpering & being pitiful, then she's fine.

I am so pleased to be celebrating Mother's Day, I can't even begin to tell you. The last couple of years, I was quietly & keenly aware of not being a mom. This year -- deliriously happy. The journey to adopt was long & painful, but when I see this angel's eyes light up, all I can think is that it was totally worth it.

A few days ago, I went in to check on her (I could hear her doing her pre-wake-up grunting & squeaking), and as I hovered over her cradle, she opened her eyes, looked right at me & just broke into the biggest nose-crinkling grin. Dude. I'm a mom!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

One happy baby

Alexandra cracks me up with her giggles & smiles!
Something MissingSomething Missing by Matthew Dicks

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was recommended by Bethany Scott quite a while ago & I'm glad I finally got around to reading it. It was a quick, light piece, quirky & amusing. I also had to give it an extra star for the mere fact the main character uses a d10 to randomize some of his decisions!

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