Wednesday, October 13, 2010

the 2nd thing I love about L

I love that every night after I put her in the crib, luciana rolls over, reaches for blabla, pushes herself up, and starts making silly faces at me while I grab the bottle, turn on the noise machine and close the door. I love that the last time I see her at night she is silly and playful and lovable. I love that she wants to play, but that she understands it is bedtime and she can't get out of the crib.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

sick baby.

I don't know what is wrong with luciana, but she hasn't been feeling well. she woke up with a rash on saturday morning and a low grade fever. she has basically just been taking it easy for the last few days. she has been taking it easy, the rest of us have been working like crazy. I had a busy weekend (proctoring the SATs and doing a crop walk with key club, how do I get dragged into these things?) and so my parents were on baby duty for a couple of days.

luciana hasn't gone to daycare yet this week, they have a no rash or fever over 100 policy. and I haven't wanted to send her. she starts out strong in the morning, crashes for an early nap and then seems ready to go to sleep about an hour or so earlier than usual. she is getting a bit better and daycare makes her happy, so I think she'll go tomorrow. I just wish that there was an easier solution--I don't like sending her to school unless she is her normal cheerful, silly, precocious little self (or her normal, cheerful, silly, precocious giant self).

just to make you feel sorry for us, here is a picture of luciana sick when she was little. she looks a lot like that still, just with more hair.

the 1st thing about L

every time I take her in for a check up the doctor always wants to know if luciana knows her name. the doctor usually phrases it as "does she come when you call her name" or "does she look at you when you call her name?" no, she doesn't come and she doesn't look at you, but she does know her name. if you call her name she will deliberately ignore you--you'll think that she isn't paying attention or that she doesn't know her name, but slowly a big, goofy grin will cover her face and she can't help but giggle. she know you want her, but she wants to play hard to get.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I have been thinking about starting a blog for a while. I like reading blogs, I like writing, and I especially like telling stories about luciana, my silly, precocious, stubborn, little girl.

when I was a kid there was a book that I had called the hundredth thing about caroline. it wasn't my favorite book and it is a pretty silly book, to be honest. but I always loved that the mom would, sometimes in times of exasperation or annoyance and sometimes when things were going wonderfully, say to her daughter that is the 65th, or 19th or 100th, thing that I love about you.

I figured that this would be a good place to keep track of all of the things that I love about luciana.