Sunday, January 18, 2009

I don't know how or why but it seems we have gotten an incredible number of calls or e-mails
lately from people who know people or are praying for people with sick or dying children. I used to pay little attention to stories like that, but since waiting so long for our little girl and knowing her like I do now, I can't imagine what those parents are experiencing. I hope anybody who has little ones realizes how quickly it can change. Squeeze 'em a little tighter tonight.

On a happier note, our baby gets better every second. She had a little hiccup in the bedtime routine, she cried pretty hard two nights in a row. She has been sleeping a lot longer at night, though, (7-9 hours straight) which really helps your perspective on how fun babies are. She has so many friends close to her age and so many on the way. She'll have at least 6 more by next fall. I think fertility may be a group phenomenon and happens in waves, are there any sociologists out there that can back this up?

This is a great picture of my cousin Kristen, Carolina and Harley.

This was Carolina's first day in the nursery at church. Her mom cried, she did not.

My baby and my baby mama.

This is Carolina on the Balinese quilt we got from Matt and Vic.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Year of The Princess

We are already into a new year with this princess and she's different every day. She rolled over on her own today three times, stomach to back. She's talking (or speaking in tongues) a LOT, and she's sleeping for much more acceptable periods of time at night (in her own bed, no less). She got sick for the first time, a little cold or something. She had the sniffles and was a little subdued, but she didn't really get too cranky about it. I really like the little things that change about her, this just gets better every day.

Christmas was a lot better with Carolina. Everything just seemed a lot sweeter. She got to spend time with Neil and Sarah (my cousins) finally and she was probably held by no less than forty family members. She takes it all in stride, I think she has a "happy place". Santa hooked her up with a lot of great gifts, she HAD been a really good girl last year.

Carolina has been eating a bit of rice cereal every night, and she picked up the spoon feeding thing pretty well. She has not yet learned the proper use of a napkin, however.

She went to see Santa a few weeks before Christmas. She liked him.

With the number or photos we've taken of her, you'd think we'd have more of the three of us. This is at a post-new years party at Kicker's Corner.

What a beauty.

Apparently glow worms are the rage.

I can't get over her big eyes.