Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
"What an adventure!" we'd exclaim. "So blessed to be a part of the universe in this way!" This romantic notion living outloud through the tiny cells dividing inside me... Months later I'm stretch marked and struggling to find enough energy to shower much less shave my legs. Thankfully it's winter.
Miller's up for the second time tonight and it isn't even eleven yet. I'm anticipating another long night and another equally painful morning.
I realized this week his sweet milky breath smells a little like elmer's glue. I think of brightly colored construction paper and valentine's every time I kiss his cheeks. Or every last ten seconds as he continues to yell at me.
He stops complaining and plays piano on the laptop. I forget to be annoyed that I'm missing the end of the not so funny movie I've been attempting to watch for the last four hours.
Evan's at a concert with his brother. I'm contemplating how to ask my doctor for a prescription for cocaine. Miller just blew snot on my sweater. Again.
"Tomorrow will be better." I repeat in my head.
I feel warm rhythmic breaths creep across my neck. His consonant raspberry babble has ceased.
"No," I remind myself. "Today. Today is best."
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Sadly, this is the only picture I have of myself during the holidays. Not sadly, it's a picture of me opening my Lisa Leonard necklace.
Unfortunately, I didn't get pictures of the rest of my northern california family snuggling up with our little guy. If you are not pictured, be prepared for a camera and a baby in your face the next time we get together.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Is now a pro at sitting up, eating solid foods, rolling over, babbling, reaching for toys, hair, or jewelry and using his charming smile to melt every heart he meets.
What he isn't doing so well is sleeping longer than 3 hours at a time. Anyone have any tips to share? Our upstairs neighbors and the bags under our eyes would surely appreciate it.
Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Here are some of the best pictures not being used this year: