Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Looks can be deceiving, a google game

I got this game from Chloe on MySpace.com. Google the phrase "(Your name) looks like" and find the best one from the first page of results. DON'T FORGET to put it in QUOTES, otherwise it won't work.

I ended up with a couple of good ones:
Paige looks like a Lab or Hound mix. (yikes!)
Paige looks like she is tied to a table. (double yikes!)
and my favorite result...
Paige looks like she is stuck to the bouncy castle wall!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Sylvie's first haircut!!! (Before and After)

The peer-pressure became too great so today we jumped on the haircut bandwagon. Here are the results.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Just a quickie...

Yes, yes, I KNOW I've become less than regular with my blogging but any of you who have or have had small children probably know why. I promise a much longer post about our trip to Savannah for Manda's baby shower and Jessica's bridal tea v. soon but right now all I have time for is a little bit of bragging about our baby girl.

New skills she has aquired recently include:
*spreading arms wide (or sometimes just one) in response to the question, "How big is Sylvie?"
*pointing at herself in response to the question "Where's the baby?"
*self feeding with spoon (see photos in post below)
*having her blood drawn in a much more nonchalant and mature way than her mother was able to do until she was in her late teens. (She had a blood draw yesterday that lasted for a couple of minutes because they needed to take quite a bit of blood. She never cried once but only fussed impatiently at being restrained during the procedure. If I didn't know better I'd wonder if she were really my child since I am and always have been a big whiner about needles.)

She got skillz

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Sylvie's first birthday!!!

Has it really been a whole year already? Has it really been 365 days since our wee one switched from quasi-amphibian to full on oxygen breather?
Wow...just wow.

Amazing to think how different she is now from when she first came into our lives, all blob-like and covered in cream cheese. Amazing to realize that so many of the feelings that I'd felt before her birth, and thought were the deepest most profound emotions one could have, were but ripples on the surface of what I realize I am capable of experiencing now.

A couple of people I'll call "Stinky-Goo-Head" and "Slimy-Muck-Ball" (please know these are actually terms of great affection) have told me that I worry too much about Sylvie's various and sundry health issues. I don't agree; I think I worry about as much as your average new parent. However, I do probably harp on the more negative things health wise with Sylvie on this blog...mostly because I need to vent about them. And I'll admit that I've worried incessantly about Sylvie's growth and weight gain (or lack thereof) and I've filled sheet after sheet of paper with the details of Sylvie's diet, what she's eaten, how many calories she's taken in in a given day. I've worried about how she's yet to crawl or pull up or stand unassisted especially when I've been around other moms whose children, though a month or two younger than Sylvie, are 10 lbs heavier and toddling around like pros. I know that all kids develop differently and at their own rates, yet I've worried. But the other day, I was paging through What to Expect the First Year, something I do only rarely because it has so often fed my fears rather than soothed them and I happened to read the milestones for a kid her age and I gotta tell ya...she's above average on just about everything but the standing up thing. I've been afraid to be "that mom", ya know, the one who goes on and on about how gifted her kid is and such. Well, forget that, because I'm going to take this opportunity to puff up with mommy pride and relate to you all of the things our Sylvie is doing.

She speaks!
momma, daddy, kitty, doggy, Izzy, booby (and yes it means she wants mama juice), hi and bye (with a wave!) and mmm! (which doubles for "I'm hungry" and "that looks tasty can I try some?")

Sylvie the Action Figure!
clapping, pointing, "conducting", "singing" and bouncing to music, can roll a ball back and forth to us, plays peekabo, stacks/unstacks rings, recognizes people in photos AND she's finally started pulling up into a standing position with a little help from Theron and I.

She's just incredible, our girl. Everyday she grows more and more amazing and beautiful and...wow. Just wow.
Happy birthday baby!
Love, mommy and daddy.