Wednesday, November 26, 2008

1 bath + 1 Gracie = 2 deaf parents

My baby hates bath time. I'm not talkin' a little bit, but she actually starts S.C.R.E.A.M.I.N.G. if I bring her near the bathroom naked. Hearing bathwater running makes her wimper. I've tried everything I can think of, but she has hated it since her very fist sponge bath when she was a week old. There has only been one bath I can remember that she didn't scream the entire time, and I was singing and being silly the whole time, distracting her. That doesn't even work now. Any suggestions?

Gracie's first sponge bath, at one week.

Gracie's bath-last week! Some things haven't changed.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Wow, it has been a long time since I blogged! Sorry, but I think you will soon understand why!

Gracie has her first tooth! It was discovered a couple of weeks ago, and she has been teething fiercely ever since. We have had many nights with her getting up for an hour or more to cry. Oragel does little, and Tylenol helps a bit. She has not needed a pacifier for months, much preferring her thumb, which has been very nice. So imagine my surprise when I got home from work and she rolled over with a pacifier in her mouth! In desperation during a particularly crabby day, daddy grabbed every baby toy and pacifier in the apartment and dumped them all on her blanket. She now has a favorite that she chomps on. I guess it's better than a teether!

She has also learned to scoot. She hasn't done it much, and if I can manage to capture a video I will certainly post it. The kitty likes to sit just out of reach, and Gracie is dying to suck on her tags!

If anyone is interested in her Child Dedication Service on November 30th and hasn't told me you're coming, please shoot me an email. We got a letter from the church saying they will be calling for a head count, as there is a reception after with food.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Gracie's First Halloween


Is it alive? Better poke it to find out!

The duck wins!