I know it's been a terribly long time since I've posted, and what a cliffhanger, no?
It turns out that Raw's nap tactic did work quite well. But somehow, sleep just can't overcome inducing.
Sophia Gabrielle, a.k.a. Cookie, was born March 7, 2006.
Somehow I predicted, not only that she would be a girl, but that she would be a whole week late. I had three days of vacation scheduled for the end of that week. So I headed up to Lawrence and had plenty of time to hang out with the new family of three.
While I was there, she slept most of the day and really only woke up to eat. She fits right in with all of us lazy creatures!
She frowns all through her sleep. Frowning probably isn't even a good description. It's really a good scowl.
When she wakes, her mouth opens and her head turns to the side. Time to eat!
For awhile, I wasn't sure she had a lower lip. She sucks it right up into her mouth all the time. Especially in her scowly sleep.
Raw and Casey are really good at the parenting thing. They're all about lavishing her with attention and making sure she has everything she needs.
Casey, unlike most fathers, rushes to change diapers. Even the poopy (his word, not mine!) ones.
Raw and Casey are also trying hard not to spoil her too much. They were really good at laying her in her bassinet and letting her be for awhile.
I, on the other hand, was horrible at this. I had her lying on my belly all day. We were lazy together.
I got to be there for several of Cookie's "firsts."
I helped her into her carseat for her first ride in a car.
We watched her first KU basketball game together.
When I left on Sunday, I thought a lot about all the "firsts" I'd be missing. I knew as soon as I left, there would be a billion new things happening.
Maybe that's why it was so hard to leave.
Or maybe I'm just turning into the biggest pansy known to man!