Yesterday, Ruby announced to me..."mom, my life is just so difficult".
I don't understand little one.
Poor, poor little princess...it must be really tough being in your shoes.
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Immediately following his birth, one of the first things I noticed about our new little Asher (who in fact was not all that little), was his strength. As the nurse carried him over to the scale, I was shocked to see that his little neck was strong enough to support his head as he gazed around the room. He rolled over for the first time when he was only a week old, and his legs have been strong enough to support his body from the very beginning (he's really wobbly, though, else he'd have been walking months ago). I can't count the number of comments I have heard with regards to his strength. From "oh, he's going to be a football player" (we've all heard that one) to "oh man, he reminds me of one of those circus strong man characters" (not such a common one), and everything in between...we've heard it all.
Posted by nicole at 8:50 PM
This is my newest nephew, Dean Louis.
He is perfect in every way. Tiny (6lb 12oz at birth), and beautiful, with soft light brown hair, and smooth delicate skin...almost like velvet to the touch. And that smell. Nothing beats the sweet, fresh scent of a newborn babe. I feel so blessed to have been able to go to Utah - just a day after his birth - to see him, and hold him...to say hello, and then (too quickly) to have to say goodbye. Kim and Christian have since moved to Pearland, TX (a suburb of Houston) to study medicine at Baylor University. It makes me sad to think of the time that will pass before I get to see nephew again. By then he won't be so tiny, and new, and fresh, and delicate...
But I have no doubt he'll still be beautiful...and perfect in every way.
Posted by nicole at 11:06 AM
Happy Birthday, little love. It seems strange that an entire year has come and gone since I witnessed your miraculous birth. When I first saw you, I couldn't believe what a big boy you were. Your birthmom quickly became my newest hero. I don't know if either of us will ever fully understand the extent of sacrifice she made for you...for us. One day, when you're old enough, we will tell you the whole, beautiful story. For now, all I really want for you to understand is how much you are loved. I hope you always know and can feel, the magnitude and degree of love your mommy has for you. It reaches to the depth and breadth of my entire being. Without you, my world would be utterly and entirely...incomplete.
Posted by nicole at 10:24 AM
and I'm a good, good dancer.
Ruby had her very first dance lesson today. She and I have been anticipating this day for quite sometime now. I have always loved to dance, and although I've never been that great at it, dance has always been one of my greatest passions. I can tell (and could from pretty early on) that Ruby possess that same flair for music and rhythm...and is pretty good at expressing herself through movement and motion. I know, she's only 3, she's no superstar; but I can tell that there's something there...the potential to be great. My every hope and expectation was far surpassed as I peered through the large window, and caught glimpse of my little princess, who was totally and completely in her element. I watched her tap, and point, and gracefully move her arms in huge dramatic circling motions. She was beaming...and so was I, and it showed, because I literally could not take my eyes off of my sweetheart for an entire hour. I watched with pride as she followed instruction given by her teachers, and I could tell she was fascinated, and inspired by them. When class was over, she was eager to inform me that "Miss Jennifer was so nice...and she didn't even bite!" I noticed that Miss Jennifer had given all the little dancers a stamp; but before I could get close enough to read the bold "Let's Dance!" that marked her chubby left hand, Ruby was quick to inform me that it read "Hi, my name is Ruby, and I'm a good, good dancer!"
"Of course that's what it says" I agreed, "Because - yes, my sweet - you are a good, good dancer".
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We signed Ruby up for dance today. She starts lessons in two weeks. It's a beginning combo class, which incorporates tap, ballet, and tumbling. She has been beyond excited. Every day she asks, "Mom, can I go meet my dance teacher? I want to do my hips and tap, and ride the bus to dance. Mom, can I ride the bus to dance?"...this girl is too funny for words.
Posted by nicole at 1:17 PM