It's time to reopen my blog. I shut it down to traffic because 1> I wasn't posting much and 2> A friend was getting a lot of international attention to her blog and I was afraid of some backlash to me. So, here we go again!
Um, yeah. I thought I wouldn't have to worry about baby-proofing until Rowan was crawling. What I didn't know was that babies ROLL. As you can see, Rowan no longer stays in one spot to play. The entire room is game.
Enter Mommy's New Best Friend: the play pen. I chose this Graco Pack 'N Play TotBloc playard. It's bigger than your usual playard and I thought the bright colors and built-in toys would be great fir Rowan.
I put her in it for the first time today. I think she likes it!
When I was pregnant, I knew I would love my child. I didn't know I would be IN LOVE with my child. Every day I spend with her I grow deeper and deeper in love. She is a marvel to me, this little human being who is completely her own person.
She's now 5 months old and developing fast. This weekend we removed the infant inserts from her car seat and stroller. She can roll over from her front to her back, sit up with minimal support, and hold up her own bottle. She's very observant; everyone says she looks like she's got deep thoughts going on behind those eyes. She has an amazing sense of humor already, and has started to giggle at things she finds funny... Mostly at Mommy singing funny songs and dancing! And she is so cuddly. She loves to snuggle and just be close to people. I have a feeling she's going to be a real people person.
I am Rowan's biggest fan, and I don't miss an opportunity to tell her how grateful I am to be her Mommy, and how much I utterly, truly, really love her.
I spent a lovely day with Rowan and good friends at Magic Kingdom today. And Rowan has now ridden one of my all-time favorite rides, the People Mover, TWICE.
Here she is with Auntie Anne and Uncle Wil, enjoying the views from above Tomorrowland. "Thanks for a great time today," she says, or would if she could and was not passed out from exhaustion from all the fun today!
My beautiful daughter is 5 months old today. I can't believe how fast time is going. She's a very happy, healthy girl, and she's got a sassy sense of humor. I thank my luck stars every day for this special little soul. I can't believe how blessed I am!
When I first brought Rowan home, she was so little I was afraid to put her in the crib. It was just way too big for such a tiny baby. Then, when we found out she had acid reflux, we found she slept better in the Nap Nanny, which let her sleep semi upright, which helped her digestion.
Now that Rowan is getting bigger, I'm getting her used to sleeping in the crib. She's not so little any more!
I love to take pictures. Here are portfolio shots from back in the day. I used to take lots of portraits, mostly of friends. They were great exercises in creativity. Almost all of these are from back in the early '90s! They are all scans of printed photographs. ACTUAL photographs. Not digital prints! Old skool, baby! (I will add more photos as I take them.)
I have many wonderful friends and have done many wonderful things in Los
Angeles since I've moved here. I am filling up my time now making as many memories as I can before Bradley and I move to Knoxville. I'm going to document these last few weeks with as many photos as I can take. Click on any of these images to get started...