Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Sophie the Ham

We've noticed a lot of similarities between Sophie and my sister Hilary when she was a baby. I think I may have found another quality. I got her dressed this morning in another outfit that finally fits her. I'd been trying to get her to smile all morning without much luck, and since she looked especially cute, I propped her up on the couch and took a few pictures. As soon as I got the camera out and started baby talking to her, she erupted in smiles.

A ham at 6 weeks? Maybe. Her Aunt Hillie sure was.

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Green Dress

This green polka-dot dress, a present from my mom, has been hanging in the closet since I was about six months pregnant. When Sophie was born, I looked at the dress again and was surprised how big it looked next to the little 7 lb bundle we brought home from the hospital. She's over 9 lbs now and can finally wear it -- with room to grow!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Father's Day Weekend

We went up to my parents' house for Father's Day weekend. With all good intentions, we packed our camera and video camera, but didn't even take them out of their cases the entire weekend. Luckily, my sister took plenty of pictures. Thanks Hil. :) Sad, that we didn't get a picture of Sophie with her dad. What were we thinking?

Here's one of Sophie taking a nap with Grandpa Phillips, who, by the way, is a first-time Grandpa this Fathers Day. Sophie looks like a little porcelain doll in this pic. I love it. I think she has a hold of his shirt, too.

Here's one with Great-Grandma Phillips... er... I mean Pack. (Even after 10 years of her being remarried, I can't get used to it.)

During her Sunday morning nap Aunt Hillie got a hold of Sophie and gave her her first pedicure before church. She now has a nice set of shimmery pink toenails.

Friday, June 15, 2007


First of all, Happy Birthday Sophie! She's one month today, and I can hardly believe it. It went by so fast. (Probably because things went a lot better than I thought they would. Thanks again to Steve for passing on his temperament to the little squirt.)

Also, I've joined the ranks of the Target mid-day mom shoppers. A year ago, I would run a work errand at Target during business hours and notice that 99.9% of the shoppers at that time were moms with their kids. I thought to myself, "Oh, how quaint," and looked forward to the day where I could leisurely wander through Target at 12:30 PM without a deadline to meet or a load of work to dive into.

Yesterday I made a trip up to American Fork to have lunch with my work buddies and afterwards Sophie was still asleep, so I thought I would sneak in a quick trip to Target. I loaded her carrier up on the cart and off I went. As I wandered through the aisles, I realized that I was no longer a working girl just running a quick errand, but a mom running an errand. And I also realized that there are no such thing as "quick" errands anymore and that, although I don't have deadlines to meet, I still have the somewhat predictable "feed me" time limits that I have to adhere to. Luckily I made it off the freeway in Provo just as Sophie began to wake up and realize she was hungry.

Monday, June 11, 2007

First Trip to Church

We finally caved in and got an infant carrier/car seat. We deliberated before Sophie was born about getting one (specifically the carrier/stroller combo) because she would out grow the car seat in a year and we'd heard from others that those strollers are really bulky and that we'd end up using a lighter-weight umbrella stroller anyway. To avoid buying two car seats and two strollers, we just got a 3-in-1 car seat and will start using a stroller when she can hold her head up. But since we've started taking her more places, it's really inconvenient to have to hold her and she gets sick of the body carrier if I stop walking. Not ideal for going out to eat, either. I had to put a napkin on her head to keep stuff from slopping on her. And going to church would have been a hassle, too. So, on Saturday we went and got the carrier by itself and figured that we'd get enough use out of the other car seat to make it worth it.

Sophie did really well at church. She slept through the first two meetings but then I had to feed her during the third, so I missed almost all of it. That's another plus about these things -- I don't have to take her out of the seat and wake her up when we arrive at places. It's nice.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Everyday is Laundry Day

Don't let this innocent face fool you. Yesterday morning I was sitting on my bed burping her when suddenly a gush of barf flew out her mouth and over my shoulder. None of it got on her. Most of it went on my bed and on the back of my thigh. I was meaning to change the sheets this week anyway, I suppose then was a good time to do it.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Catching Up

A few little happenings . . .
  • Sophie's cord stump fell off this week.
  • Sophie had her 2-week check-up today. She's gained more weight (11 oz) and grown a little more (1/2 in.) since the last appointment. She's in the 85th percentile for length, but 35th for weight. Skinny little thing!
  • I tried out a great recipe for pasta sauce that I'll post tomorrow. I also roasted garlic for the first time, which was interesting.
  • I went into work this week to clean out my desk and show off Sophie. I think having my stuff there made me feel like I was still a part of things. It was really hard to pick up everything and leave because I've made such good friends over the past 2 years. I refused to say good-bye because I would have started bawling. So, I promised to go to lunch and pop in every now and then. Then I cried out in the parking lot.
  • Steve came home from Afghanistan two years ago today. I can't believe it's been so long.
  • Memorial Day pics should be posted shortly. My family was here for the weekend and they took all the pics!