Thursday, January 7, 2010

Pictures of Charlotte smiling!

I'm so in love with our little girl. It's just not possible to not love her! She's such a good baby, and doesn't cry very often. Sure, she has her moments, but not often at all. As soon as she makes a smacky sound, she gets fed. As soon as she makes a certain whine, she gets changed. Of course she also has those times when I want to rip my hair our because I can't figure out what's wrong and I want to cry because I feel like I'm failing my little girl, but not often. She just gets prettier and sweeter with each passing day.


  1. So cute! I love the little curl of hair on her forehead!

  2. AHHH what a sweety. Remember she can't really communicate yet. I've always thought that sometimes they really don't want anything but they are bored and crying is something they can do?

  3. Thanks, Warren! She's got her daddy's hair. I love the curls so much!

    Falnfenix, I'm going to feel really bad if I know who you are and don't recognize the username, but thanks. :) I agree, though I might be just a tad bit biased.

    Christina, yup. Her ways of communicating are crying and subtle cues, like this mouth-smacky thing she does when hungry. If we catch that and I feed her quickly, then she doesn't cry. This little one gets bored easily I've noticed. Sometimes a quick change of scenery is all it takes to make her happy, a change of scenery every few minutes!

  4. As you know, I'm not actually fond of babies or children, and most babies really creep me out, but I just wanted to say yours is truly very adorable and makes me smile. ^^ I'm really happy that she was able to come to be for you. =)

  5. LOL, I've seen some creepy babies! My cousin Rachel was so ugly and creepy when she was born that her mom cried and insisted there was a mix-up! And my cousin Lisa looked like a worm cross-bred with an alien.

    If you don't want children, that's fine by me and anyone sane. They're a big, life-long responsibility that doesn't end the day they turn 18, and not everyone is cut out for it nor wants it. I wish childfree people weren't given such crap about it.

    Charlotte may have been conceived in a lab, but she was made from 100% love. :) It's going to be hard not spoiling the daylights out of her, but we want to do right by her and raise her to be a grounded person who cares about others as much as herself, which means careful with the spoiling. She's such a delightful baby, except when she's screaming, but even then, we know she's not being malicious, just communicating that she has a need that needs to be met, usually a wet diaper. :)

  6. don't feel obligated to post this (seriously, don't), but i've been in the snark communities for awhile. someone linked to a post on here (and was promptly told they were being a douche), then someone ELSE mentioned OMG CUTE BABY, so i toddled over to see OMG CUTE BABY.

    and yes. you have an OMG CUTE BABY. this is coming from someone who generally dislikes take that as you will.


  7. Don't worry, I don't feel obligated to post anything. :) I reject every reply of Qweerdo's and a few others, and anything wanky because I don't feel like giving them the attention they're clearly seeking by regularly reading my blog and posting, probably getting off at the thought that their posts might be "special" enough to be posted, like a celebrity acknowledging someone.

    While I was in the oral surgeon's chair yesterday waiting to get my wisdom teeth out, I was looking for distraction to try to not feel so nervous, and so decided to see if there was anything interesting on sf_d, since I admit there are some hilariously stupid news articles posted sometimes, and then I saw a post about me. Guinastasia has been stalking me for years. One of her friends is a direct business competitor of mine, so she's got motivation to try ruining my reputation. These posts really don't bother me. When someone goes out of their way regularly to follow me and my life so closely to the point that the recognize a couple decorative mirrors on the counter in our guest bathroom, what does that say about them and how dull their own lives must be? When typing in the URL to my blog and trying to find wherever I am online is the most interesting thing they have to do, well, I feel sorry for them.

    And I'm not going to apologize for having beliefs that don't line up with theirs. Unlike them, I'm not trying to hurt people and then use unsupported rumors to try justifying why its okay to try ruining someone's business and life. Yes, I've lost business and had orders canceled, the clients citing posts by those people, and it was enough money lost to nearly force us onto welfare for a while to get by. But things have bounced back, thank the gods, and we're doing better than ever. These idiots only challenged me, and I don't back down from a challenge. I'm going to defend my little family and defend my business and my means of contributing to our household to help take care of the ten of us (counting the dogs and cats).

    And I saw someone said how does anyone know I'm not lying about having had a baby. Like I'm worried about what someone random on the internet says about this? I've got a sleeping little girl laying across my tummy right now, pinning down my right arm with her head after nursing. I know she's here, and that's all that matters. One of my favorite pictures is from a couple hours after she was born when I was holding her in bed. I love Charlotte so much I can't stand it and cry sometimes. We're so very blessed to have her.

    It was nice seeing people who hate me (feeling's not really returned - takes too much energy to hate and dislike people, and I've had some former enemies turn out to be good friends to me) telling some others to shut up. I don't expect the defense to last, not in a group that exists solely to mock people, even when it means making stuff up or reading something into something that's not there.

    I've got a beautiful, sweet little girl who gives me such big grins out of the blue and looks up at me with her big blue eyes while nursing, and ever shot I had through each round of IVF was worth it. Birthing her at home with her coming out chin-first, but no drugs going into her, was worth it and I'd do it all again. Having my little miracle-baby is all that matters to me. :)

    Heh, I didn't mean to type a novel. Oh well!

  8. what gets me is how some folks pick like hell on certain people, but other "serial offenders" don't get shit for recognition (and ofteh, those are the folks who are hurting others/animals in their craziness). sometimes the community is great for a laugh, and other times i just wonder what is wrong with people.

  9. Those who defend themselves they get off on. I guess it's not as much fun to bully when the person being bullied just walks away.

    I wonder how these people would feel if their kids were bullied by people acting exactly as they are, or were bullying like them.

    "It's just the internet" is false in a day when employers google applicants and buyers google sellers. Not many are going to bother sifting through the crap to try finding out what's true if there are other options. For being "just the internet," it can sure have an impact on real daily life.


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