Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Has It Been 6 Months Already?

Hard to believe that 6 months ago tonight, our little bundle of joy arrived to bless our lives. On one hand, it seems like yesterday. On the other, I can't remember what life was like before she got here.

I'll never forget that first time the nurse handed her to me. I'd never even seen a baby that young before, much less held one. She seemed content to just look around and see what was going on.

In fact, she spent the better part of that first week just sort of looking around.

She was a scant 6 pounds when she arrived, and we wondered if she would ever get bigger. We worried needlessly, as time would tell.

At the risk of tempting the baby-gods, she's been an absolute breeze so far. She slept through the night by 8 weeks, and has now settled into a routine that fits pretty good with ours. She goes to bed at 7, gets up 12 hours later, and is always happy to see us in the morning. There's something about that smile, but maybe it's just me.

Her favorite thing at the moment is to make raspberry noises, which is either an emulation of one of her favorite toys, or a response to the numerous NASCAR (go Tony!) and IndyCar (go Danica) races we've watched together. The unfortunate side-effect of this particular activity is the copious amounts of drool that accumulate on her chin and upper chest. She's wearing a bib all the time these days, just to keep her clothes dry.

We can't wait to see what the next 6 months bring. There's going to be crawling, walking , and even talking by next April. Then things start to get really interesting...

Monday, October 22, 2007

Not Everyone Looks Good All the Time

Zombietime has posted an “ultimate” online archive of un-flattering photos of HRC. Now, I tend to view this political discourse somewhere between the “neener-neener-neener” and “yeah, but you’re a poopie-head” schools of debate tactics.

I suppose it’s only fair, tho, since the left has spent the past 7 years using photos of W looking more – simian, I suppose – than normal. I’m guessing that once HRC is elected, we’ll be seeing a lot more of the photos linked above on the right-hand side of the blogosphere.

Having said that, there’s at least one photo I quite enjoy. Could stand to look at a lot, you might say.

Betcha can’t tell which one…

Worried about my Blogfriends

Several blogbuddies are in the crosshairs of the fires burning in Sandy Eggo.

I saw what these things can be like when I was in Sisters Oregon a few summers ago, and I can't imagine what it must be like knowing that these beasts are only miles from your home.

Good luck to Lex and FbL. Both are updating as conditions allow.