25 February 2007

Smells Like Milk

So, I have it all figured out. I know Mommy and Daddy are trying to help me sleep longer stretches, so instead of Mommy coming to get me when I wake up at night, Daddy comes in for a bit. I don't even have to open my eyes. I know what is coming. He sings "Your Grace is Enough," holds my hand, and pats my back 100 times. (yes, he counts.) And without fail, I am back asleep. Now, when Mommy comes in, totally different story. She smells like milk, and, well, I know she will feed me. And I like that. oh, she can try Daddy's little routine, but it has yet to work. Good thing she loves me anyways!

24 February 2007

milestones galore

I have been busy these past two weeks, wowing my parents with all of my new skills. I can now play with my feet, roll over, babble with consonants, sit up for longer than 10 seconds, and I figured out how to hit myself in the head over and over again (we couldn't find a sticker in the baby book for that one.) Aslan has taught me a fun trick to. I stick my tongue way out and pant like he does when he wants water. It gets a good laugh from Mommy and Daddy.

23 February 2007

Glamour Girl

These were taken on Valentine's Day, and her shirt says "Mommy's Little Sweetheart." Isn't she a doll? I love her on her side, she looks like such a big girl. And then we were done, looking at the pictures when we caught her chewing on the tripod. Ahh, the life of a 5 month old.

22 February 2007

Weekend Getaway

Mommy and Daddy took me to Connecticut this last weekend, and we had a blast! We stayed with Matt Berg and hung out with Miriam Lawton. It was my first time in a one-room New England Church. Boy was Mommy nervous with no room to go to if I had a meltdown. But I was perfect. Fell right asleep on her shoulder and slept the whole time. Mommy says Matt's sermon was good though. I will have to take her word for it.
Then we went to Boston. Now that is a cool city. We ate at Cheers (one of Grandpa's favorite shows.) And once again I was perfect and slept wonderfully in my stroller. Aren't I an awesome traveler?

15 February 2007

Daddy's Little Tax Write-Off

So Daddy likes to call me all sorts of names... good names that is like Pumpkin, Little Stinker, Cutie Pants, Pretty Eyes, Princess, etc. However, with tax time coming around the corner, daddy has a new name for me... "Tax Write-Off." Apparently, kids like me can not only bring parents joy and diaper surprises, they can also give parents a nice return in April. Only one thing though, they need to have a legitimate social security number. Unfortunately for daddy, he's misplaced my social security card and has been tearing through the house looking for it. I guess he's going to have to apply for a new one, which stinks for me because I can only replace it like 10 times. I guess I'll have 9 lives left once April comes around.

13 February 2007

Big Girl

Wow, look at her! When people told me that babies grow so fast, I would nod and smile, thinking "Duh, that's what everyone says." And then I have a baby, and I am thinking, "Oh my goodness, she grows so fast!"

12 February 2007


Hmm, what am I supposed to do? I have this beautiful baby (as you all have confirmed to me over the past few days.) And part of her charm is the mass of dark hair she sports so well. However, we are starting to notice this "balding man" look coming through. Often we camifauge it with an adorable headband. (Thanks to Gram who had sent me a ton of pretty elastic). And as cute as the headband look is, I am wondering when she will have enough hair for a pony tail. Now that I can't wait for. Or even more, the pigtail look!

11 February 2007

5 months old! (tomorrow)

24 weeks
That last month - in Spain
6 Weeks - I can't believe she was that tiny!
Almost 5 months - She can drink from a cup, sit up, pull things to her mouth (hence the learning how to drink from a cup), and she has now outgrown all of her 0-3 month clothes. I even had to buy the medium size "g diapers".

10 February 2007

Just like Mommy

It is official, Annalía sucks the first two fingers just like her mommy did when she was a girl. Which brings up the question, is thumb-sucking hereditary? I mean, it is kind of crazy that she happens to not suck her thumb, but rather the same 2 fingers I did. Maybe I encouraged it. I was pretty excited the first time I saw her do it.

Now, since I have started nursing, I just can't seem to resist any good food, especially chocolate. Dark Chocolate. Kind of dangerous for me that I had bowls of it sitting around. But one day I come home and Justin had taken this picture. Believe it or not, this is the first thing she has ever reached for, Chocolate. Good Girl!

Tickled Pink

09 February 2007

blogging rookie

So, I was talking to my sister the other day, telling her all of the adorable things my little Annalia does. She mentioned that I should start blogging, as a wonderful way to remember and share it all.
At first, I was hesitant. I don't read blogs, so wouldn't it be hypocritical to write my own? Am I to assume that others are going to want to hear what I have to say? But then I realized that blogging is more for the blogger than for anyone else. Plus, I am sure Annalia will want to read it later.
My next hesitation was the age old "first child" concern. If I do it for Anna, won't I have to do it for all my other children? And what if I forget, or don't have time? What kind of mom will I be? I will have to think about this whole "first child" thing a little more. As a middle child (and proud of it), I am not sure how I feel about Anna being a first child. Why can't all of my kids be middle children? I think that would be so much better.
Either way, I figure I have no good excuse to not start blogging about my days with my little girl. So for all of you who wish to know, thus begins Annalia's baby blog.