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Sunday, December 26, 2010

On a Midnight Clear...

Quieted and Overwhelmed.

I had started writing a blog thinking about all the things this year's Christmas was making me think of. Mary was super high on the list. But, then my friend Bessy Bear sent me an email with a link to this blog that I haven't read before, but loved her rendition on Mary and her pregnancy. Check it out if you are interested.

I tell, ya, being a new mom at Christmas is the way to go. Things I wondered about as I watched my little girl...

* Did baby Jesus blow spit bubbles?
* When he found his tongue, did he roll it like davey love does?
* Did Mary struggle with his sleep schedule? Her milk supply?
My two favorite people on God's green earth. Davey's pose. Spit bubbles. Again.

Just amazing. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, baby Jesus.

Friday, December 24, 2010

4 Months.

No, THIS is most favorite.

Each new month has brought with it the above phrase over and over again. But FO REAL this one, cuz it's even Christmas n' such. Baby girl, you are SO. Fun.

This month has brought with it some amazing challenges. Really, just that my little girl is HUNGRY. The combination of several unfortunate things has taken a serious shot to momma's milk supply. Don't worry though, baby. I'm fightin' like stink to get it back for you. Momma is nuthin' if not COMMITTED.

(side note: I think I'm typing 'western speak' b/c the hubs and I just watched the John Wayne version of True Grit in prep for seeing the new one. I be goin' all western on ya'll.)

ANYHOO. YOU, my little bit, have continued to grow and thrive. You are this amazingly expressive, strong, talkative little pooka shell. You are quick with a smile and a laugh and in general have one of the most amazing dispositions I know. You are going to be like your daddy. Who cares if you still wake up as many times during the night as you did when you were 2 weeks old? You are just giving your working momma some good ol' faith testing. Sleep, I've decided, is subjective. If you focus on, "Oh, I got 4 hours, or 6 hours" you are so much more miserable during the day than if you don't count the hours, count it all joy, and just move on. (And take a nap when you can. :) )

Some noteworthies for your 4th month of livin':

* You have learned to suck your thumb a bit (methinks b/c you are SO hungry.) :)
* You have found your tongue. It beautifully progressed from just spit bubbles to a full role. Now every morning, it is the FIRST thing we do when we wake up.
* Dec. 20, 2010 - You successfully rolled over BOTH ways! AND you went ahead and were a diva about it and took care of doing it both ways for the first time on the SAME day. Below is the celebratory pic we took right after the immense accomplishment.
* You have gotten so stong that mommy LITERALLY has to straightjacket you into your kiddopotomus at night. We tried letting you fall asleep without it, but you are just too dern enthralled with your hands. Which leads me to...
* Sometimes I catch you staring at your hands up in the air, like they are little space aliens. I can tell you are just about ready to start reaching for things. Meanwhile you just beat the tar out of your little hanging animals in the Baby Einstein floor toy.
* Your great-grandparents, Mamaw and Papaw, love you so much that they gave you some money for Christmas. Now you MIGHT get to go to college. :)
* When you get REALLY excited, you breath in REALLY fast and then cough. It's silly.
* You are more beautiful every day, and your daddy and I simply adore you.
* You got your First Official Stocking this year, with your very own name on it, and you were so beside yourself we had to take a little picture. :)

* Momma also happened to purchase you an INCREDIBLY ridiculous yet incredibly gorgeous Christmas dress. Let's just say we went for MOST poof possible. AND frilly, don't forget frilly.

*You got some REALLY fun presents. Christmas was just awesome.

* We got to have a fun Chi-O Reunion lunch this last week, and you got to see some of your favorite Auntie Hooties. You had decided to be a monkey that day.

Julie, Kasey, Kim and Linds. You are the mascot.

Well, little one, let's raise a glass... of breastmilk of course.... and salute to your health and continued delightfulness in the coming 2011. (If you get embarrassed by this blog when you are older I won't tell people the address. Promise.)

Love you, Querrida chica.

Yo Mamma.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Baby and Merry Christmas!!

I wanted to get this logged for the future delights of my chilluns.

This is our beyouchus Baby Birth Announcement.
If you didn't get one I'm so sorry. I sooooo didn't order enough.

And here is my awkward/turrible attempt at a christmas card. Used publisher. oh well.
Going to try and send these out electronically through the world wide web.
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blood Moon Rising.

Absolutely amazing. We had something occur last night - a blood moon on a winter soltice- that hasn't occured in over 400 years, and won't occur again for at least another 100. Missed it? Check out this time-lapsed video:

Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse from William Castleman on Vimeo.