Friday, January 30, 2009
We are dying to know this time if Maggie is getting a sister or a brother. Two weeks until our ultrasound appointment but we don't wanna wait that long. That's why we're asking our friends and family, whom we now know to be collectively psychic.
So clear your mind, align your chakras, scatter your chicken bones or whatever you need to do to tell us the sex of our baby!
The poll's on the side but we'd love it if you left a comment too!
Who does Magnolia look more like?
10 month old Brian: 15
9 month old Shannon: 24
This surpised both of us, because while we think she looks like Shannon a lot of the time, we both think she looks more like Brian in the photo.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This was a fun month. Munchkin may just be at the peak of her cuteness.
She loves to explore and climb and is surprisingly agile. All this movement may have led to our recent development of SLEEPING THROUGH THE NIGHT! She is now going 12 hours regularly without any interaction with us. Hallelujah!
Magnolia, like her Mama and Papa, now loves books! She will sit still for book after book as we read together, sometimes turning the pages correctly on her own.
Her new found love of "reading" has made its way into her independent play time too. Magnolia's favorite "reading" spot is IN one of her two book boxes. She will often sit for long periods of time turning pages and pointing at pictures while babbling her own language.
Most of her words are still indistingishable, though she seems to go through phases of practicing a sound for a day or two. Tonight the sound was ssssss or thsis, but has been "pwuh" (softly) and "bwuh" a lot lately. Sometimes it seems like she has a word for book and a word for dog, but it is unclear. Maggie still signs every once in a while when her pointing and vocalizations don't get her what she wants but it's pretty rare.
"No Touch" is losing its effectiveness as Maggie tests our reactions. Her intense interest in the fridge magnets, which are a little too small for her to play with unsupervised, has turned into an obsession that spells heart break any time they're denied. These moments are brief now but give us a taste of what is next on our parenting adventure: discipline.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
"Magnolia wash Trudy?"
Trudy backed away as Magnolia seemed to consider the possibility. Then Splat! The washcloth just missed Trudy's head and landed on the floor.
It was probably just a coincidence, but it made me laugh either way.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
February ~ A month of waiting...This picture is from one of many walks on the beach trying to get my labor started.
May ~ Our friend, Josh took one of my all time favorite pictures of Magnolia.
Meanwhile, Brian was in California studying...wait a minute, that doesn't look like studying. His "mod" was the cool hang out 'cause he and his roommate held regular Dance! Dance! Revolution and Karaoke parties.
We also went to LaConner for lunch to celebrate my Grandma Gracey's birthday. "Hmm, do you have any green pea and tofu dishes??"
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Blog Entries Posted in 2008: 155
Continents on which Rushcapades was Viewed: 5. Come on South America, what's your deal?! Actually we don't look at our stats very often. Have any of you visited South America and checked our blog?
Most Page Views in a Day: 500+ on the day Shannon went into labor with Maggie!
The Post that Received the Most Comments: This is with a total of 35 comments!
Our Favorite Inidividual Comment: The two by Mom G in response to Beards over Babies
Our Favorite Sequence of Comments: Nicknames for Magnolia
Shannon's Favorite Post of Her Own: Postpartum, shhh...writing this one was very therapeutic.
Shannon's Favorite Post of Brian's: The Birth Story in all its parts...my favorite post of the bunch is this one.
Brian's Favorite Post of His Own: The birth story was a labor of love but since Shannon already chose it I'll say Conversations from the School Bus. I'll also mention the prequel to the birth story--Introducing...--in which we actually thought we were having Magnolia early!
Brian's Favorite Post of Shannon's: Naked Time. Disgusting and hilarious.
The Post We Had the Most Fun Writing Together: Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow
Some Other Favorites: Debeardification Process, Nana's Time with her Special Little Someone, Five Generations of First Born Daughters, Bath Time Belly Bulges, Rest in Peace, RIP Puppy, Shannon's Dream, Proud Parents of, You're Twelve and You're Buying Shoes, and Hello Again.
Some Recurring Themes: Babies, Birthiversaries, Pregnancy, Beards, and Poop
If you have your own blog, what are your favorite posts? Post links in the comments.
Or if you have favorites from other blogs post those too!