The last month has been filled with tears, spit-up, poop, Zantac, Mylicon, diapers, laundry, and naps. Then, in one moment, every single minute was worth it. Two weekends ago after changing yet another diaper I tickled Sophia and then playfully poked her nose. And she SMILED! Then she cooed. Sure, she'd smiled before but we could never tell for sure if it was gas or a real grin. But now it has become routine -- we sing, she smiles, we change her diaper, she smiles, we stare at ourselves in the mirror, she smiles. If nothing else works, touching her nose guarantees that smile -- we call it her smile button.
In other news, I (sherri) am now officially un-employed. I worked my last days as a teacher this past week -- for now at least. I only worked in the afternoons and completely trusted my babysitters (my mom and brother -- THANK YOU!) but it was more than enough to reinforce that I definitely want to be at home. That said, I'm glad I went back -- I don't think I would have felt "done" otherwise.
And now, the real reason everyone checks the blog.... new pictures! :)