Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Many Expressions of Sofia

Some of them anyway. She really has too many to categorize in one posting. I feel a multi-part series coming on...

...But first, a sequence of events.

"My mom is watching the Home Shopping Network. I feel inspired to do some shopping as well."

By the way Sofia, Gram called. She wants her pants back.

"Hey, I could get used to this. Now where's Daddy's credit card?"

" I'm getting a little ahead of myself here. I forgot... I can't walk yet."

"Woops! Whoa!!!! Can I get a little help here? Mom? Ya wanna get that thing off your face and help me out?"

"In some countries, drooling is considered a compliment to the chef..."

"I hate it when my mom puts me in these long skinny pj's that accentuate my abnormal length"

"This is MY corner! Unprotected electrical outlet and all! I will defend it to the death!"

"You think I got this big on skim? Full fat baby! Bring it on!" Mind you, this particular evening out was marked by the fact that she made an unexpected lunge for my water when the waiter plopped it down on the table, thereby knocking it over all over me. She has perfected this sort of lunging hook grab, which is guaranteed to ensure that whatever she knocks over lands directly in MY lap. Hmmmm.....

...But I love her anyway.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

You might be the mother of an 8 month old if...

...your living room looks like this.

...You FINALLY just got back into your pre-pregnancy jeans.
...buying cute outfits for yourself has been replaced by buying cute outfits for the baby.
...your biggest entertainment value these days lies within the reportoire of different air-fart noises you can make.
...the toys that make noise are finally starting to get to you.
...your biggest consideration when picking out a new purse is whether you can fit diapers and wipes, a few small toys, some biter biscuits and a bottle in it.
...You've suffered several small heart attacks when the baby decided to take an unexpected flying leap off the edge of the bed. have an intimate knowledge of the steps required for giving the baby Heimlich maneuver.
...staying home suddenly has its advantages.
...despite all your best efforts, you have watched your baby contort herself in the grocery cart in order to put her mouth around the disgusting, germ infested siderail and proceed to...suck...on it. have known the delight of a child at her first taste of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate pudding, etc... and suddenly you know why people insist on giving babies food that isn't good for them.

Kisses to all. New pictures coming later on today.