Saturday, June 28, 2008

Nap Time!

Sophia really enjoys playing on her play mat. There is a monkey to pull on, a giraffe that rattles, music when she kicks her feet just right, and a mirror so she can stare at her reflection. But all the playing wears her out...Daddy too it seems!

Friday, June 20, 2008

2 months old today!


Sophia is celebrating the first day of summer by being 2 months old today! We have been working on tummy time to strengthen her head, neck, and chest muscles, lying on her back looking at herself and grabbing at objects, smiling and cooing, and learning to enjoy her 3 hour afternoon nap!

She is the proud supporter of Bum Genius diapers. They are reusable cloth diapers that function more like a disposable. Although they look like she is wearing baby Depends she seems to like them and I like not having the waste that disposables create!

She also puts up with my ridiculous photo antics! I love this outfit because it matches the color of her room. I thought it would funny to hold her up to the wall as she camouflaged herself!

And she had her first horseback ride!

Phillip has learned how to be a great Dad. He enjoys his one on one time with Sophia very much. He learned from a colleague the other day that the average American Dad only spends 8 minutes a day with their child! He spends far more time than that with Sophie! He also knows how to keep me happy. Sophia got "off schedule" a bit yesterday and didn't go to bed until 10pm. That meant I was feeding her from 9-10pm when I'm usually winding down for the night and going to bed myself. To boost my spirits he made me some ice cream....but I told him I couldn't eat it because I only had one hand. One hand was holding the baby and I wouldn't have enough leverage/grasp to hold a bowl and put the spoon to my mouth...but Phillip being the inventive man he is came to the rescue!

I'm sure I'll take some photos today of Sophia's 2 month milestone. I head back to work on Monday. It is bittersweet. I am looking forward to seeing my friends and having something intellectual to do but I know I will miss being home with Sophia and Dolly very much. It has been so enjoyable just watching Sophia each day grow and just be!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Father's Day, Bath time and 2 month check up

Phillip celebrated his first Father's Day this past weekend. It was a nice laid back day with his three favorite girls (me, Sophie, and Dolly). Sophie and I will be taking him to an Asheville tourists game later this summer to honor his Dad-hood.
We are starting to get into an evening routine. After I feed her in the evening we give her a bath and then she's off to bed. Phillip and I usually both participate in bath time but the other night I was cleaning up the kitchen while Phillip suds up Sophie. I did catch him enjoying one of her cool hooded towels though!Sophia had her two-month check up yesterday. She weighed in at 11 pounds 4.5 ounces and measured 22 inches long. She had her first round of vaccinations too. She did a great job dealing with the pain after the shots. She wailed for a little bit but not very long. I nursed her for a few minutes to help calm and comfort her which she seemed to appreciate. She promptly fell asleep on our way home and even slept long enough for us to do some grocery shopping. I am really impressed with her resiliency! She is a tough cookie.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sunday Best

So the snake post was yucky and I thought the absolute opposite was in order...so more pictures of Sophia!

We went to church on Sunday. Sophia was an angel...not a peep out of her the whole mass. We waited until everyone had exited church so we could speak with the pastor. As the parishioners exited most of them stopped by our pew to gawk at Sophia. "Oh, how adorable." "She's so cute." "How old is she?" "What's her name?" It was delightful! And thank goodness she was in her Sunday best. I should have had Phillip hold her to take the photos but she was hungry and I just wanted to capture her looking so adorable so propped up on the couch it was!




Dolly is becoming much more comfortable with Sophia and I think they mutually enjoy each others company. I think when we are not looking Dolly gives Sophia lessons in being cute!


That's all for now. I'll be sure to post next week after our two month check-up! I'm looking forward to posting her new stats.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Too Cute!

I think I'm obsessed with my daughter. She's just so cute! I have been trying to take a photo a day of her and the past few days I've taken more than one because she is just soooo darn cute! Take a look...Testing out my snuggle bunny.
Napping on the porch.
Shopping just wears me out!
Relaxin'
Hanging out in my crib.
Counting sheep and falling asleep.
Dolly and I finally decided to be friends!
Me? Yeah, I'm cute.
Can I get the full body massage too?
Tummy time on my surfboard. Aunt Julia when do we go to Cali?
Kiss me! I'm Cute! No worries there!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Like Father, Like Daughter


Most everyone who has seen photos of Sophia or has had the opportunity to meet her "live and in person" says immediately that she looks like Phillip. So much so that I was beginning to wonder if she was really my daughter or not;)

Well the proof is in the picture. Here is Phillip's baby photo taken Dec. 21, 1979.