I should have titled this before my brain turned to mush...

This is my 99th post. Don't worry, my 100th will by far more exciting and well thought out. Any maybe a giveaway? You know that means it will take me a few weeks to work up to it but it just might be worth it.

So here's the latest - in no particular order.

Ruby started drinking from a "sippy" cup- and by drinking I mean sucking and swallowing repeatedly two days ago she was merely sucking in some water and then freaking out and letting it drip down her front.

Ruby has started to ween herself. ... She also refuses to eat anything mushy from a spoon and will only eat things she can pick up.

Oh, and she knows how to wave - and by wave I mean when you say "Hi, Ruby," "Buh Bye, Ruby," "Say Hi/Bye," she waves as well as when she sees someone that she knows or even just another baby at a store. It's so cute and grown-up I can hardly take it. I didn't mention it before but I almost cried (as in weeped openly w/out regard to the silliness of it) when Ruby started drinking from the sippy cup today. Yup, it's official, I'm a mom.

I'm quite possibly a year away from my degree. ... and I'm finally loving my classes.

I've been doing a much better job keeping my house tidy. It's helped that Ruby's going to bed at 7pm so I can run around and pick things up before I fall into bed sometime later.

None of my clothes fit properly. ... Ok, by none I mean a handfull of stuff I wore at one point whether it was before Ruby or after and still own and wish I could still wear. My body is different than it's ever been.

I'm ready for another baby. ... However, I hear 3 years is a good age gap.
In case you need any help with your baby fever check out my friend Emily Rozell's new baby boy Calvin. Our friend Emily Thurmond took photos at his birth and they're wonderful - She's very talented.

Speaking of little babies, I got the privilege of watching my friend Monica's baby girl, Kaya, on Wednesday. She's not a newborn but she's only 2 months old and that's much smaller than Ruby! She was wonderful. I had already forgotten how things go with a 2 month old. So easy! (I can say that now having gone through it, we won't think about it too long or we'll start to remember what a wuss I was) She even had a bit of her new baby smell left. mmmm... do I hear a second on the motion for another Dunton baby?

Well, it's only 8pm but already my brain is turning to mush. I'll leave you with a few pictures and my prayer that you enjoy the weekend, your family and your life. Praise the Lord for breathe.

The first time Ruby got to really pet her new puppy - blue heeler/terrier mix - "The Dude"

Giving the baby in the mirror kisses. She loves mirrors.

So very excited to be eating banana - I gave her 1/3 of a banana rolled in flax, not cut in little pieces, and she was over the moon excited about it.

Yup, just kickin back, making a mess with her banana.


katieface March 05, 2009  

Aww, you guys got a puppy? How fun! And the mirror picture of Ruby is wonderful. She's so pretty, Ginger.

The Rozell Family March 12, 2009  

hey ginger,
thanks for the shout out to calvin on your blog! so sweet of you!!! Em did great on teh pictures, I am so thankful for her! how are you doing? We sure do miss seeing you guys.

GO GO Gordons March 13, 2009  

She is so beautiful!