car watching

So our little baby boy loves cars. Stereotypical no? But oh does he love them. He loves to be on the couch that faces our front window and watches them drive up and down our hill. He tries so hard to stand up but can’t do it quite yet. So after his legs give out I give him some extra pillows to kneel on. It was sunny today so I tried to take Nat out to the front deck.  He wasn’t overly []

eight months

Today our Nat turns eight months old. Three-fourths of a year. We’ve been together two weeks and one day. It hurts that we missed so much with him. We have been pursuing his adoption since he was less than a month old and it was completed in his birth-country in two and a half months. But then US immigration was very slow in processing and so we waited, and waited, and waited. Sometimes all that waiting still stings a little. Just waiting for []


Today, while playing in the tub, Nat reached his arms over his head to grab my face, leaned back against my chest and sighed. And for just a second, having reached ultimate happiness, my heart stopped.

the bowl and the chair

Nat’s first superbowl Sunday. Welcome to America kid, we be crazy here!  But you don’t seem to mind.   Nat was pretty impressed with the game, and fascinated by Daddy’s chips.  I offered him one to see what he would do.  He crumbled it in his hands. lol We also put him in his highchair again tonight and then N and I danced around the kitchen until Nat laughed and laughed and had trouble breathing he was laughing so hard. This child []


Being on baby time is I’ve seen a few more sunrises than my normal two a year.   My thoughts are not nearly so radiant that time of morning. This is more what they feel like.

humor in snotty places

Me, to N: Do you want to try that snot sucker thing we bought today? N, to me: Oh yes, it’s always been my dream to suck snot.   {{{Parenthood is glamorous no?}}}   I still get little shivers in my soul however when I’m making up bottles for the night. Glass bottles, creamy formula, my man next to me helping. Life is delicious and perfect.