ha!

June 27, 2009

my husband called from the liquor store to see what specific bottle of white i was in the mood for.  he put the phone to the babe’s mouth and said, “avery, tell mommy what we’re buying.”  without a second of hesitation she replied jubilantly, “we buying mamajuice!”

atta girl.

my little lovebug

April 17, 2009

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i look at her everyday and i am awestruck by this little creature.  she is growing up so fast and it is so much fun to watch.  she talks, and runs, and laughs nonstop.  she loves her daddy and our doggy RuRu.  she gives the most amazing hugs and sweetest kisses.  she loves to dance and spin and swing and climb.  her love for nemo is borderline obsessive.  she is never more than a few steps away from her puppy and her blankie.  she’s a great sleeper, thank god.  she’s also learning to throw a kickass tantrum, gearing up for the terrible-twos, i suppose.  sometimes i cannot believe that she’s mine and i’m hers.  i’m a lucky, lucky mama.

maybe someday, but not yet

January 12, 2009

watching this old video of my baby is almost enough to make me forget how horrific the first few newborn months were and i momentarily lose my sanity and think that i might want another one someday.  but not quite.  she sure is cute, but i’m not ready to give up cocktail hour yet.  

365 project: day 52

November 22, 2008

two years ago this week i got knocked up.  tomorrow, my little monkey will be 15 months old! i still look at her everyday and i am completely awestruck and amazed and utterly humbled by her existence.  two years ago, she didn’t even exist, well, not in this earthly realm, but maybe somewhere…karmically, or cosmically, or otherwise.  and then, suddenly! bam! cellular collision, bloating, nausea, expanding girth, 40 weeks and 4 days later, baby!  ohmygod! and now 15 months later she is a running, twirling, babbling, thinking, ten-toothed toddler of a person.  

she had her 15-month appointment with the pediatrician today.  she is in the 16th percentile for weight, and 96th percentile for height.  apparently, i birthed a string bean or a future WNBA player.  she howled when they administered her (FOUR!) vaccines, and i choked back a few tears seeing my little baby in pain.  

she had a touch of a fever tonight, a side-effect of the vaccines, and woke up crying at 11:30.  i went in and held her and rocked her and stroked her hair.  and i thought to myself, “there is nowhere else i’d rather be.”  she is perfect.  i am a lucky mama.  

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i’ve been tagged

October 20, 2008

i’ve been handed a challenge by mytworedshoes….i have to post the 6th photo in the 6th folder of my photo files.  so, here you go.  

i got this computer in february so i don’t have many old pictures on here.  this one was taken in january when my little bug was only 4 months old.  it’s fun to look at old pictures of her and remember how tiny she was before she learned to throw tantrums.

i've been tagged

October 20, 2008

i’ve been handed a challenge by mytworedshoes….i have to post the 6th photo in the 6th folder of my photo files.  so, here you go.  

i got this computer in february so i don’t have many old pictures on here.  this one was taken in january when my little bug was only 4 months old.  it’s fun to look at old pictures of her and remember how tiny she was before she learned to throw tantrums.

365 project: day 17

October 18, 2008

i am totally cheating.  this picture was from yesterday, not today, so it’s actually day 16.2 or something.  i didn’t take any pictures today, but i actually wrote a blog post!  with actual words!  and i totally bawled my eyes out while writing it, so cut me some slack, yo.