Sunday, August 05, 2007

I Guess That Signing Stuff Actually Works

"Dad, you are soooooo crazy."

"Must...call...Grandma!"

Baby E is suddenly using the sign for food and this is SOOOO exciting to me. I have been very half-hearted in my sign-teaching attempts. I showed Dh the signs for food and water so he could use them with her, and occasionally did them for Baby E, but somehow didn't really believe that she would ever sign. This week, she kept doing something with her hand next to her mouth, and I realized it was "food!" Of course, then I started clapping and cheering. That first day she cried and signed, I don't know if she believed I was understanding her. Now though, once she makes the sign and I acknowledge it, she stops signing and smiles. Watching my baby grow in her abilities is so interesting and wonderful to me!

On Friday Dh and I got Baby E to take a few steps. She seems to be getting closer to taking the plunge. This past week, for the first time, she rose to standing unsupported.

This week I've been hanging out with my friend K alot. She lives around the corner and so it's very easy to walk over with Baby E. She has four kids who are all cute and hilarious. Friday she and I were able to escape for a few hours for a needed break. We shopped, went to lunch, and then finished up with a rousing Costco visit! Woo! We are just so freaking exciting! Saturday she had a garage sale and gave me a bunch of 2T & 3T clothes for Baby E to grow into. We had her family over for dinner tonight. We fed them tuna steaks. I totally (accidentally) overcooked the tuna, it was kind of dry, but they all said how delicious it was, and they didn't think it was dry at all! This was only because they've never had tuna steaks before.

K & I have lived around the corner from each other for 2.5 years. She called me when I was 9 months pregnant to see if I needed anything. I never called her back. We go to the same church, but we never talked. I barely knew who she was. For the past six months we've been in the same Bunko group and I gradually realized she was hilarious. Over the past month or so we've started hanging out a lot and I am so glad we have. I just wish I hadn't been stupidly shy for 2 1/2 years!!!!

Oh and I just want to post this picture because I look good in it. Ha ha This was me all ready and dressed up for church last week.

7 comments:

Chas said...

Congrats on the signing! We never got very far w/ it.

Dooneybug said...

Hot mamacita!! It really is no fair you get to look that good after having a baby.

Yay for communication from Baby E! It is nice to finally know what it is they want instead of having to guess.

Mom friends are the best when you have a little one yourself because you never feel that you have to explain why you are interrupting them to attend to your child. You just KNOW they get it. I sometimes think women who even have grown children forgot what it's like and get all offended when you turn down a visit or whatnot because of a nap that needs to take place. Take for example, my mother-in-law.

Katie said...

You are hot

AM said...

I agree with Dooney. It's not fair that you look that great! Seriously! YOu look awesome and I love that outfit!

Christy said...

Look at you! So skinny!

Baby E sounds like she is getting ready to walk. A week or two before walking, Porgie started taking a few steps forward. Then one day she woke up and decided to start walking. Babies are amazing little creatures.

Rebecca said...

Holy smokes woman! You do look good in this photo. Beautiful!

Melain said...

Girl, you so PRETTY!