Tuesday, September 30, 2008

10 months!!

Happy 10 month "anniversary" little love!
XOXO Mommy

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Blankey love

Elizabeth is VERY attached to her pink "blankey." I really don't mind, actually I think it is sort of cute :) However, her day care provider keeps trying to get me to wean her off of it. She says that Elizabeth is too dependent on it, and that it will be more traumatic later on trying to get rid of it. My feeling is, Elizabeth is 14 months old. If she wants her "blankey", she should have it. It's a blanket for God's sake, it's not crack. It gives her comfort, and that's good enough for me.
So what do you guys think? Am I spoiling her or "babying" her too much?

Monday, September 22, 2008

My baby with her baby :)

"Honey, it's your turn to get up with her." Oh, drat...

One downside to being a single mom...Miss E has decided it's fun to wake up extra early (4:45 am, to be exact) for the last few mornings. I love my little pumkin to pieces, but some days, it sure would be nice to have someone else there to take over, ya know?

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Likes and dislikes

Things Elizabeth LOVES:

-her Baby Einstein DVDs
-her blankey
-looking at herself in the mirror
-when I do "this little piggy" with her toes
-taking her bath

Things Elizabeth HATES:

-having her teeth brushed (she has 6 now!)
-when I have to put her blankey in the wash
-having her face washed
-when I leave her at Day Care (even though she is fine 2 seconds after I walk out the door)
-when I go on the computer

Monday, September 15, 2008

Another Sunday at the park

Miss E and I had fun at the park yesterday :)

1 This picture cracks me up!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

There's a new girl in town...

My friend Heidi sent Elizabeth a new baby doll, to replace the one we lost back in March. Elizabeth is so excited to have a new baby! Thank you Heidi!
I can't believe Elizabeth is 14 months old now. She has 5 teeth, two on the top and three on the bottom. She is starting to take a few steps occasionally, which is so exciting to see. She is well on her way to becoming a walkin' girl. :) She had a full developmental evaluation last Monday (required for the adoption process) and she was on target in all areas. The Dr. was actually surprised at how social and verbal she is for her age :) That's my girl!!
I'm starting to study for the next (and last) exam I have to take. It's a little (ok, a lot) overwhelming. There is so much information to know. I'm not sure yet when I'll be taking the exam. I don't want to wait too long (I want my MFT license, already!) but I don't want to be unprepared and fail it either. So, we'll see...I've been trying to visit my friend in the hospital when I can too. She is doing a little better, she seems to recognize people and responds (nonverbally) to questions. It's hard to know how much she is really understanding, though. Her whole situation is quite difficult. In addition to her medical/physical problems, there are a lot of factors in her personal life that are making this whole thing just a big mess, to be honest.
In good news, the adoption process is going well. I'm still not sure when finalization will be, but I'm starting to maybe see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Well, I'm HAPPY today because, this morning, I took the CA Standard Written Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) exam and I PASSED IT!!! Yay!!! Just one more exam (the Clinical Vignette exam) to take and then- I will be officially licensed as a CA MFT!!

I am also SAD today, because my friend who had the brain bleed and stroke on Monday night is still in ICU and hasn't made much progress. She still has no movement on her right side, no real eye contact, or much response to anything. She has been hooked up to a ventilator to help her breathe, and they are trying to wean her off of that, but she really isn't doing too much on her own. I went to see her today right after I took the exam, and it was such a strange thing to go from feeling so happy and relieved to feeling so sad and helpless within the same 20 minutes. I guess just time will tell how how much she will recover from this. Tomorrow morning at church, I will light a special candle for her.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Still can't believe it

On Monday night, a close friend of mine, and one of Elizabeth's favorite "aunties", had a stroke and is in ICU in the hospital. At age 52. I just can't believe it. It's too early to know the long-term prognosis, but there is no doubt that my friend has a long, tough road ahead of her. I feel so worried and sad. I visited her yesterday and she is still very sedated and didn't respond to anything. So if anyone wants to send positive energy, thoughts and/or prayers her way, it would be much appreciated...
In more cheerful news, my little girl continues to amaze me. She is just such a joy. She wakes up chattering and gives me a huge smile when I walk into her room in the morning to get her. She loves to blow kisses and say "hi" to everyone who passes by us when we're at the store. She has a big developmental evaluation on Monday 9/8 (required before adoption). She looks on target to me in all areas! She is still not walking on her own, but at 13 months, I don't think that's considered a delay. I am getting kind of anxious though, I admit it. I guess I just like to worry. That's what moms do, right? :)
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