Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Heh, heh, heh

Ask Lily who she's voting for.... She'll proudly yell, "Bama" with a smile and then run to get you a book.

Yes, I bought my child a book about Barack Obama. No, I did not buy her a book about John McCain. Yes, apparently I am deliberating molding her into a mini-me. Only cuter :-)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Milestones everywhere

On Sunday, Lucy used her spoon to feed herself mashed potatoes for the first time. Mind you, mashed potatoes is the only food she can successfully get to her mouth, but she doesn't really get that yet, poor thing. Makes feeding her interesting, since she now insists on grabbing the spoon regardless of what she's eating.

Also on Sunday (big day!!) I got my first unsolicited hug and kiss from Lily. Too sweet. I was putting on her shoes in her room and she just turned around and smooched me :-)

Tonight, Lily used her potty for the first time. She's been sitting on it. A LOT. But this is the first action it's seen. Let's hope it's soon because she is still very prone to diaper rashes.

Also, we are now on our third ear infection THIS MONTH. Started out about three weeks ago, in the left ear. Our doctor called in drops, which cleared up the left ear, then it showed up in the right ear. We didn't even call it in, just started treating it... Now, it's back in the left ear. Awesome. We'll be heading to the ENT no later than next Tuesday, when our follow up is scheduled, but probably sooner.

Good times :-)

Monday, October 20, 2008

So, theoretically...

they will be filing for PCC at the December court date.  Keep in mind that this also going to happen in June, but, Lily's dad has not seen her in a couple of months and missing visits is not a good way to get a second 6 month extension granted.

If this actually does happen in December (3 days before my birthday and 2 days before Baby Bear went home) we will probably have a pre-trial hearing sometime early in the year, then the real trial in February / March.

Definitely no chicken counting in these parts... I'll keep you posted.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The things that Lily says...

She is officially using 4 and sometimes 5 word sentences. Yesterday as she was leaving lunch with J., she grabbed her keys, ran ahead of her and the other girls, then turned around and said "Bye, people!!"

Recent words that I had no idea she knew include: fire (??), wallet, money, and scooter. She's also learned the dog's name and calls my parents Grammy & Ampaw. Pretty cute.

She's going "potty" which basically means saying potty, running to the potty, crawling up, staying for approximately .75 seconds, yelling "Done!", and then "Frush" and flushing the toilet. Kind of a timesuck, especially with cloth diapers, but I think it's a good sign.

She also says: play, frosty, punk - for pumpkin, and a ton of other words I can't think of right now. I swear, at this point, I think she's picking up at least one new word per day.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

7 months ago today

Lucy was born!! It is so hard to believe she is 7 months old already. Where does the time go?

She is sitting up very well and has decided that she is open to actually eating food now... she has been drooling over food, grabbing for food and wanting to put food in her mouth for a couple of months, but whenever any food actually passed her lips she would get a terrible look on her face and spit it out.

She babbles a lot (dadadadadada is a favorite). And she will seriously light up a room with her smile... she is one of the happiest, most laid back babies I've ever seen.


And now, for a limited time only, a picture of the cutest little chicken I've ever seen :-)

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Two Years Ago Today

Baby Bear was born. I wonder about him. I wonder what he is doing today - are they having a party? Is he celebrating with an extended family who loves him? I wonder if he's happy.

The thing is, I could know. His mom called me a few months ago and sent a couple of snapshots. She said we could see him "whenever we want". And we haven't, our choice.

It just seems weird. He won't remember us, and I don't really know him, not really. I know Baby Jack (that's the name we picked out, but not the one his mom eventually gave him), who is long gone. It wouldn't be pleasant for him, I don't think. And it would be pleasant for us, but also painful. With the potential to be incredibly painful.

So I avoid it altogether. I don't know what that says about me, but I think whatever it is, I am OK with it. I've made peace with the whole thing, but I suspect it's a fragile peace. If I did see him and he seemed unhappy, it would kill me. So I prefer to think about him like I remember - the cutest little baby boy I've ever laid eyes on and in the pictures she sent - smiling and laughing and happy.