26 January 2009
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And she was quite proud of herself. That stinker!
Meanwhile, Albus has become a HUGE cat with quite the "mane" of fur:
All that fur around his neck was sticking straight up in the air when I took this picture. It was too comical looking. He has also taken the place of our "special cat" since Alex has left us. Albus has some personal space issues (like sitting on top of the other cats) and he also doesn't appear to be the sharpest crayon in the box either. Last night he was actively searching for where the noise from the "cat in the box" (television) was coming from. He was the only one. Audrey, in fact, stared at him with disdain. Thus far the only intelligent male cat we have ever met is Edgar. But that figures; he is my "baby."
And lately on the nights when I have Sylvia I come back to the bed and find this:
And, no, Olivia is not quick to give up her spot!
And, finally, we have mentioned that the Lil' Pumpkin is Autumn's "kitten." This next picture is further evidence of that:
Autumn is so good with Sylvia. Last night Autumn curled right up next to her and let Sylvia grab at her fur. She even snuggled in return!
And as the closing note to this blog I have some WONDERFUL news to share. My dad got his lab reports back yesterday and it showed cancer in the specimen but not in the margins. Translation: The cancer was contained to the prostrate (did not spread) and no further treatment is needed! We are so very, very thankful.
14 January 2009
13 January 2009
Maybe in twenty years.
12 January 2009
And tonight Sylvia had her first little giggle. She has been trying so hard for the last couple of weeks and tonight I heard her first little "ha ha's." Hopefully I can catch it on video when she really starts to laugh.
11 January 2009
09 January 2009
And this girl loves her daddy! Yesterday was a big day for her. She ran errands with me for the first time. (Running errands involves a trip into Grand Rapids, so this is an hours long excursion.) She did so good too! By the time we got home, though, she was tired and cranky. By 5:00 when her daddy called to say hello she was a little fuss budget again and crying. Daddy wanted to say hello to her, so I stuck the phone by her ear. Sylvia got real quiet and then she started smiling and talking back. She knows her daddy's voice and loves it!
07 January 2009
06 January 2009
05 January 2009
And for the statistics: She weighs 10 lbs. 14 oz. She remains in the 50th percentile. Her head circumference was 15" and this also keeps her in the 50th percentile. (She has always been very average in these areas since before birth.) BUT when measuring her length the nurse actually said, "This can't be right." She is 24" long, putting her in the 90th percentile! Less than two months ago she was only 20" and that was the 50th percentile. The nurse was shocked. I wasn't so much. I knew she was long and thin, and it turns out she is really long and thin. This is why all her clothes fit her in length but hang on her little body.
As long as all goes well we don't return until the end of February.
02 January 2009
This was Sylvia's Christmas morning picture. I had her dressed in one of her mama's favorite things to wear: Jeans and a Cardigan. These are her "old man pants" and they actually fit her pretty well now! She is so thin, though, that they are still large through the waist. I had actually tried another pair on before this pair. (A much cuter jean.) But the new pair was HUGE-- despite the 3-6 month tag. She is just so skinny! [This picture also serves as her one-day-early Ten Week Picture.]
This is time she spent with Daddy tonight. Dave is so good about letting her just sit on his lap while he does stuff. It is pretty neat.