Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Our growing girl

I see how the blog has changed since Kaiya's arrival. Far more pictures, far fewer musings. A lot is going on internally, but I feel it too private to share. This baby girl has taken my world by storm. I love watching her grow and develop, and I enjoy spending time with her more and more, but I admit that my new role as mother is causing a lot of inner rumblings. There's a lot to process and digest, especially as I experience a clash in some of my different worlds. Sorry if I'm being vague.

Thankfully, the sunny weather is upon us, and we're out travelling a whole lot more. But there are still days when I gripe over the individualism of our culture, and I feel utterly alone. I imagine all the other moms out there in North America, in their separate homes with their separate cars and their separate lives, and I sigh. And then I email Maria.

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She has started to giggle. How can I even begin to describe the joy this brings to Jeff and I? It's the most incredible sound in the world. It's still rare, and so that much more precious. Today, when Jeff came home, he bounced her around in his arms, and time stood still. She was delighted to see him, and the giggles just erupted from her little marshmallow belly. I kept jumping around and exclaiming like someone who had lost their mind.

It's amazing how these little ones entertain us. I could talk for hours about how she talks and drools and smiles and chews. How did these seemingly insignificant gestures become so show-stopping?

Enjoy the latest and greatest:

  Kaiya having some fun with Uncle Dave.

 
And getting ready for a walk. That little blankie used to be mine when I was a kid. It's amazing the snuggly-ness it still causes me to feel. Kaiya's mouth has taken to alternating between her thumb (or fist) and the blankie.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Our Little Toad...

  ... is three months old!
 

Things we love about Kaiya:
-her chubby chubby cheeks
-her beautiful, wide, open-mouthed smiles
-the way she sucks her fist, and the smoochy sounds it makes
-her morning greeting: a big, huge smile
-her excited kicks and coos on the change table
-all her funny little gurgles and goos
-her fuzzy head and massive bald patch ;) taking after dad...
-the way she's started batting at her toys
-the way she holds on to us with her little, curled-up fists when we hold her
-the way she goes to sleep without a fuss
-and absolutely, the #1 thing we love about Kaiya is the fact that she sleeps 11 hours every night!!!

It's been a good three months.
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