Thursday, May 21, 2009

Gratuitous Cuteness

Hey, guess what? My “newborn” will be seven months old tomorrow. She’s awesome:

I like to squish her and kiss her and all sorts of unspeakably embarrassing things. My voice gets very very high, because that makes her laugh. Here is what she is doing now: lots of talking (even in her sleep), rolling over, sitting up on her own for increasingly longer periods of seconds, grabbing everything within reach, and screaming with frustration when she’s on her stomach – because she clearly wants to crawl, even if she doesn’t know what that is. She adores her big sister, and if I haven’t mentioned it yet, let me say how impressed I am with how much Viva loves her baby. A few weeks ago, we assembled the long-awaited crib and located it in Viva’s room, and now – minor miracle – Cily spends most of the night there. Viva is thrilled, because now it's two in one room and two in the other* (until the 4 AM feeding. I am lazy and cold and sleepy at 4 AM. Did you know that baby experts consider sleeping 5 hours straight “sleeping through the night”? Yeah. What do they know?). Viva wants Cily in her room. She wants her in her bath:

She wants to read bedtime stories with her, and sing to her, and she wants to watch the NBA playoffs with her:

At any rate, as we all know, babies grow. And they grow quickly. And we're all just enjoying having her around, so small and warm and sweet-smelling. So huggy. She bounces into little spasms when she sees me, and beams. It is like a drug. I have to be around her. As does Viva. And her daddy? Also has a pretty bad case of Wrapped Around Her Little Finger. Seven months? Pretty damn near perfect.

* You know, she likes things to be even. And fair. And prior to Cily, Viva would often protest loudly that it was unfair that Dub and I got to sleep together, while she had to sleep in her room all alone. Now all is right with the world...for five minutes.


bridget in oregon said...



What lovely photos. What lovely girls. Thanks for posting that. I miss the 'delicious' age that you're describing. Just that part of it though... the 'work' part (ex: 4am stuff) I definately got my fill of!

Cee in SF said...

That's a good looking baby! You and your beau merge genes real nice like.

E. said...

She is adorable, and I love the shots with her and Viva. So sweet! I'm glad you're all having fun with your little sweet pea.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

All: thanks! I just wanted to show off what's been keeping me away from blogging!

Bridget: Yeah, that work part? So very tired. So, so tired.

Cee: Yeah? I think she turned out pretty good.

E: I do just love watching them together. You cam tell from the pic of them sitting together that Cily is just as captivated by Viva as Viva is by her.

Lisa Blah Blah said...

E: oops, that should read "can," not "cam." Did I mention how tired I am??

Los Angelista said...

They are BEYOND adorable and how nice that you are enabling them to love each other instead of merely competing with each other.

By the way, I'm always walking around hoping I'm going to run into you... we should get together and I'm sure the boys would love to run around with Viva!

Nerd Girl said...

What beautiful girls you have! Great pictures.

They are rooting for the Lakers right? :)

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Los Angelista: you know, I've been thinking the same thing. Viva prefers to play with boys at this point so I'm sure she would love to hang with your two. We need to make a plan!

Nerd Girl: yes, they are rooting for the Lakers. But in that picture they may have been watching the semi-finals - maybe the Magic vs. the Celtics? We watch pretty much all the games during playoff season. The Blah Blahs take basketball very seriously!