Love Bites!

Nope. Not a Def Leopard song.  Sorry. Though that is from my childhood era and I do like Def Leopard.  Hmmm… I shall hum this to myself as I write. Perhaps it will help.

I loved my daughter long before today. Way before she quickly entered our world. More like the first moment I found out we were pregnant and felt her kick. (She kicked A LOT throughout the pregnancy and it reminds me of that commercial for March of Dimes. She was exactly like that!)March of Dimes Soccer Commercial

This moment in her life was expected though. I knew it would happen eventually, but the feeling when it actually did occur still surprised me. Today is Sunshine’s 8 month birthday.  Amazing how time has flown by. With the big 8 months came her first two teeth this morning. Thank God!!! We were despairing this whole teething thing would never end. Well, it doesn’t really end, but I have heard from many that it gets easier after the first ones come in. Here is hoping, and praying!!

So, when Sunshine took a bit of a bite of the boob this morning (say that 3 times fast), her little teeth that are so unsuspecting to even cause pain as they are just erupting… Well. Damn. That hurt! They are barely there, but you can feel the little sharpness of new teeth and surprisingly they pack a punch, or bit a bit too much for this mommy’s orbs.

I let out a yelp, and “Ow! That hurt mommy!” and Sunshine looks up to me and gives me a huge heart melting grin. I try so hard to still look upset, which isn’t too hard as the sting has not gone away from the tender boob. It is so difficult to make sure she knows that hurt, and not expect her to do it again. She is crawling all over me, lifting herself up to standing and then face-planting her head into my cleavage. She looks up at me again, and she is just glowing with mirth.

So here is what I was thinking at this moment: Hmm… should I apply ice to said orb? Would that Orajel stuff work on the boob? Man… how could those little teeth, only peeking through, cause so much pain? Frick! Okay. Stay calm. She wants to maul the other boob. Should I do it? Hmmm….

Can you resist this face?

“I have mauled your boob. It was fun. I shall do it again!!”

She is hurting, the little tears have subsided a little, but all she wants is sustenance that only the Orbs can provide.

Okay, Sunshine. I will give you the orb if you promise not to bite. Okay sweetie?! Okay.

“Ouch. Damn! That HURTS!

A Day in the Life…

Today is a rainy day in the PacNW.  Totally normal for this time of year. Many people, including myself, start getting those seasonal blues at this time. Yet I feel a joyous sense of peace today.

The Family

My daughter, a.k.a. Sunshine, is just the most awesome. kid. ever! I know, I know… I am doing it already. I am one of those moms who thinks her kid is amazing and just can’t stop talking about her.  She is so Sunshiny today, too. Giggling at absolutely everything.  She jumps in her jumperoo…. and we bounce with her…. she just laughs! We have her work in her exersaucer (I know. Come on, really?  Work?)  and she giggles as she pops open the apple, finally gets that darn mouse in her mouth, and reaches for different shapes.

On top of that, there is the momentous tummy time in which she is now flipping herself over for, and turning herself around 360 degrees. She started doing this 3 days ago. Not crawling quite exactly, but it won’t be long. It’s like sensing the thunder storm before it hits. Then she gets upset with being on her tummy, and lets us know it.

The cat walks by, she laughs. The dog walks by, she laughs.  The dog farts, she laughs.  The tail comes periolously close to whaking her in the head….she laughs.  I bounce with her on the bed… she laughs. She started saying: “La la la.” and “Mam mam ma” on Monday Oct. 17 (though she hasn’t figured out that the mama is me yet, but we are working on that. 😉

She will be 6months old next week. She is closing in on 18 lbs and finally getting these cute chubby cheeks. Truth is, I haven’t had this much fun in a long time. She is just such a personality and so much fun to be around.  I am constantly amazed by each thing she learns and does.  I was noticing that she is so good with her pacifier, and wondered when exactly this happened because she has been doing it for months.  It just goes by so quickly. She’s even learned to give little hugs.

So, I am having a fantastic time with Sunshine.  Sleep still not so great, but it will come. I hope everyone out there has a terrific weekend and takes time to laugh.  It is so needed these days.