I am a Christian, a mommy, and a wife who makes her living caring for other people's very tiny or very sick newborn babies as a neonatal nurse pracitioner. When I'm not at work I love to read, cook, and bake. I love most dogs, and tolerate some cats. I was born sarcastic and try to find the humor in every situation (much to the chagrin of my poor husband).
Sophie has inherited her Father’s sense of direction. She was sitting facing the opposite direction on the blanket and managed to flip onto her belly, turn around, and crawl backwards to the final position. At least it’s movement! I was with her, but Adam took the pictures from upstairs to better illustrate her moves.
Sophie is beginning to master the sippy cup AND the mesh feeder. She tried cantaloupe for the first time in the mesh feeder and LOVED it. Next stop…steak and potatoes, maybe after a few more teeth (we have 2 in, 2 almost in, and 2 breaking through…that’s more teeth than in most households in TN).
So much to post and so little time. First of all, check out Sophie’s recent purchases…new shoes (they have some room to grow…she continues to have freakishly small feet!) and an adorable bathing suit. She actually got 3 new pairs of shoes, ridiculous I know, but shoes are so much cuter in baby sizes. We did get them a size bigger than she is wearing so they should last her quite some time. I’ll post pictures of the other two pairs later!
Sophie is getting ready to transition to table food. We have tried a couple of things like a pea that had to be extracted, refried beans that received a big NO, and well…ice cream…she LOVES it. I think it feels good on her teeth. We don’t give her very much…but wow does she love it. She in the picture with the cone she actually reached for Adam’s hand and pulled it towards her. Oh, and no, we don’t let her have the chocolate…man I hope DCS never looks at this blog. I’m definitely not going to win mother of the year!
Sophie was sitting on the floor with her activity mat holding on to the toys. She fell over on her side, but forgot to let go of the mat and it fell over with her. No tears…she thought it was pretty funny. I got up and ran across the room, Adam thought I was running for Sophie…but alas I was running for the camera. It was really funny!
I can’t believe I forgot to post this picture. Okay picture first then explanation…notice the bike in the background
Now, this may not look like much, but let me explain. For those of you who don’t know, my husband has an obsession with beverages. I don’t mean the alcoholic kind, I just simply mean fluids. He MUST have something to drink at all times and frequently orders more than one drink at a restaurant (coffee AND OJ, Sweet tea AND a martini, etc). When we take a road trip we usually have to overflow into the cup holders in the back seat because Adam has multiple drinks occupying the front seat. Whenever we leave the house we will get 2 miles down the road and he has to stop somewhere to get something to drink (this has gotten much better since the fridge in the garage is ALWAYS stocked with his favorite drinks and I repeatedly complained there was no need to spend more money on fluids). Anyway as we are walking around Charleston this guy rides by on his bike with a cooler on the back and a bumper sticker on the cooler that says “AquaMan”. I almost lost it I was laughing so hard. We finally hunted him down when we were exploring and I made Adam take his picture in front of AquaMan…a man truly after Adam’s heart!
I just had to add this. We went to Boone Hall Plantation and took a tour. This is still a functioning plantation and is one of the most photographed plantations in the US. As we are touring the guide tells us that the house was built in 1936. Then she adds that all the furnishings in the house belong to the current owners and are from the 1950s. Yes 1936 and 1950. I’m pretty sure the dining room set in my house is older than that. I am almost POSITIVE the guest bedroom suite is older than that. So..the bad news is, I’m now charging $18 per person to tour MY house. The good news is…the money will go towards toys for Sophie and Zoe. We asked someone to take our picture and this is how it turned out…so we had to improvise and crop ourselves in a la George Costanza. The driveway coming in is lined by oaks and is absolutely gorgeous, but probably worth a $5 look.
Well, Adam has survived 5 years of being married to me! We celebrated by taking a trip to Charleston, SC. Sophie spent her first weekend away from us and stayed with Adam’s parents in Kingsport. Zoe spent the weekend with her Aunt Wendy and the gang. Adam and I enjoyed our weekend away! I did much better than I thought I would, but I was ready to get back to Sophie!