Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I think the most amazing thing when watching a baby week after week is seeing the monumental changes. It sometimes feels as though you are inside their little heads and feel what they feel. Until about 4 days ago Vivi took ultimate pleasure in picking things up and tossing them behind her, I thought it was brilliant. Now, she is picking things up and specifically placing them either where they belong or in other, more interesting, to her, places. It is fascinating for me to watch her, but then, I am her grandmother. She also now, purses her little lips into a round, little "smack" when she kisses. It does take my breath away.
Friday, April 8, 2011
I am getting so used to getting up way before Vivi wakes, taking the dog out, and sitting with my first cup of green tea while I wait for her to stir. She has had a huge smile on her face every single morning and it makes you realize why everyone loves happy human beings. Granted, no one smiles all the time but just that peaceful smile has made me very happy for the last 8 days. Even first thing in the morning.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Each day that I actually hear my alarm I manage to get up a few minutes earlier than the day before. It was 6:40 today and it is now 10 pm. This is the latest I've gotten into my bed in a week. I do read once I'm there but my eyes don't stay open very long.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I honestly don't know what happened today. The day was a blur...I turned my alarm off and leapt from bed at 7:15...just 15 minutes before V woke up. It was kind of nice having Marty take the pooch out and just lazily giving her her bottle in my robe. She is angelic in the morning...well, all the time really.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Younger granddaughter, almost 10 months old, and my charge for 11 days. Until today, I have never been so tired, ever. I have heard many times that God meant for the young to have babies. Now I believe it. Last night I finally slept without grabbing the monitor every 20 minutes just to check and going in to make sure she was breathing.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Yes, I arise at 7 to do these few days of babysitting every week. I know that i need to get everything done before V arrives. So, I do the floors everyday she comes so she will not be picking up dirt and eating it, I make the bed, do wash and get out everything that I stow away the night before. Do we all do this? I attempted to walk the dog with child on my hip like I always do when I think it will be quick. Not quick, horribly cold and windy, sick baby, and so, I did the logical thing. I hooked my 4 1/2 pound Yorkshire Terrier up on the front lawn, despite the hawk that continually circles above him and periodically swoops down.Decisions, decisions.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Oh My God. It is the middle of the day, I have been up and down the stairs carrying my 20 pound beautiful grandchild so many times that I KNOW I will be able to ski this year. My legs are strong and my arms...well, 20 pounds!