Sunday, July 24, 2005

Is our riley trying to imitate our voices/sounds, or vice-versa? Well both of course, but all too frequently I'm trying to "speak" my son's "language". Not only that, at the same time I imagine things I'm trying to communicate to him through all the babbling and believe we understand each other, as if we were having a real conversation. Maybe he's just like the baby in the movie Look who's talking and thinks to himself: My God, look at the fool, can't she see I'm just making fun of her?

Friday, July 22, 2005

i found my feet! yummy!! my big toe tastes good.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

wow i have been rolling from my back to side for awile now.. but today i did it.. i rolled over all by myself.. YAY!! Go me Go me...

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

well as you can see im still here. daddy decided not to leave me there with the monkeys. i was a swell boy at the zoo. it was hot and i was kindof miserable but i didnt complain to much. i cant wait to go back when i get older. the penguin room was the greatest. it was 45 degrees in there i definately needed to get cooled off. daddy and mommy bought me a zoo buddy button with a monkey on the front of it, oh and i got a turtle stuffed animal. i have been sucking on its head.. i think i am starting to get teeth so it feels really good.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Moms & GrandmasBefore I was a Mom -I slept as late as I wanted and never worried about how late I gotinto bed.I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.Before I was a Mom -I cleaned my house each day.I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.I never thought about immunizations.Before I was a Mom -I had never been puked on.Pooped on.Spit on.Chewed on.Peed on.I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.I slept all night.Before I was a Mom -I never held down a screaming childSo that doctors could do tests.Or give shots.I never looked into teary eyes and cried.I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.Before I was a Mom -I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put itdown.II never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn'tstop the hurt.I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.I never knew that I could love someone so much.I never knew I would love being a Mom.Before I was a Mom -I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.I didn't know that bond between a mother and her child.I didn't know that something so small could make me feel soimportant andhappy.Before I was a Mom -I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutesto make sureall was okay.I had never known the warmth,The joy,The love,The heartache,The wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom.And before I was a Grandma, I didn't know that all those "Mom"feelings more than doubled when you see that little bundle beingheld by 'your'baby...And remember that behind every successful mother......Is a basket of dirty laundry

Friday, July 01, 2005

Child of My HeartFrom the moment that I knew about you,I loved you.For months I carried you under my heart.Watching you grow,And waiting for the day when I would finally meet you.When they placed you in my arms,I loved you even more.I held you snugly to my breast and stared into your eyes with total amazement.Then as you grew and went through life's many stages,My amazement grew to awe.You are a part of me and yet you are not.You are who you are.And all that you have been, all that you are, all that you will be,Makes me love you even more.You are my child,My legacy,Through you I will live forever.For as you grow and as your children and their children will grow,You will each carry on a part of me.Though I love you not for the immortality that you give me,But for the child of my heart that you are.

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