Monday, July 20, 2009

A month ago today I met my daughter...




Here are a few things I love about her so far, in no particular order:


- she purses her lips in her sleep and making sucking noises.


- she's learning how to kiss me on the lips, but doesn't understand fully and goes for the open mouthed, stick your tongue straight in my mouth, type of kiss.


- she's relaxing into me at times with a big sigh, which feels great.


- I can fit her entire tummy into the span of one hand. It's a round, warm, soft, globe of yumminess.


- her smile, with gapped top teeth coming in, like David Letterman.


- how she gives my thighs raspberries and doesn't care that they are pale, white, freckled and flabby thighs. All the better to get that really good raspberry sound from!

- she'll try any food (she's adventurous!), and she has a delayed reaction by about 5 to 10 seconds while she's processing the taste. Some are hilarious, like lemon yesterday. All are worth the wait.

- her deep belly laugh when I give her tummy raspberries, or when Boo licks her entire face clean after dinner, or when I chase her down the hall. She's sounds more like a 200 lb man than a baby then.

- how she reaches for me when she gets a boo-boo.

- she's getting better at playing by herself for a few minutes, she's making progress, growing, and learning.




I love you, Charlie! I'm so glad I met you and you and I are together! Happy 1 month family anniversary baby girl!








14 comments:

Calmil2 said...

Oh, the cuteness!!!

Sarah said...

Has it been one month already, wow! Time flies. I love this post, isn't life just wonderful with a little one?

Julie said...

Congratulation!

Queen Diva said...

Congratulations on your one month anniversary!

Andrea

Malia'sMama said...

You just made me SOB! She's beautiful.

Michelle said...

:-)

Single PAP said...

happy one month as a family!

Sharla said...

Happy anniversary!!! Time sure flies!

ShanSoPink said...

she is soo cute!
everytime I read your blog I think about how much she is going to love seeing all these things that you have written about her when she gets older. :)

Kristine said...

so so cute!!!
I cannot believe its been a month already!!

Anonymous said...

brings tears to my eyes!! Congrats again! Kala

Anonymous said...

What a cute little girl! Congrats!

Just one question: Why do you feel the need to state that you are heterosexual? Your blog is about psrenthood not dating :)

Adopting1Soon said...

I do have a reason for that distinction and gave a lot of thought to whether to include it in my description. However, I don't generally feel a need to respond to an anonymous comment, so leave your name and I'll explain my reason.

Anonymous said...

Your Charlie is beautiful! Our pastor and his wife just returned from Ethiopia and adopted a special needs son. A few weeks ago at a church picnic, my husband and I shared a picnic table with the Ettore's and all of their children. It warmed my heart to watch Josiah eat with the other kids and fit in so beautifully. This was his first public outing with a large group of people. I watched him that day get around...despite the fact that one of his legs had to be amputated. He is the most beautiful, amazing little guy. Thanks to people like all of you who rescue these angels out of a life of poverty and give them a life of love and wonder! Thank You! I am praying my husband feels the need to do this. I really want to! Heidi San Diego, CA