Thursday, July 28, 2005


Now that Sofi can stand up, when I go to get her out of the crib in the morning she's always standing, her arms over the railing, which is nestled in her armpits.
Good thing we lowered the mattress.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005


Sofi was playing with the remote and came damn near to ordering "Young Girl Fantasies 2.7" on pay-per-view. I suppose because she's a young girl.
So we have to figure out how this channel blocking stuff works already? At 8 months?

Saturday, July 16, 2005


The difference between going to a PPO dermatologist vs. a HMO general practicioner for a body check is night and day.

HMO GP: "That doesn't look like anything to worry about."

PPO Dermatologist: "I don't like that at all. Let's treat that."

HMO GP: "You look clear. Your moles aren't raised are strangely shaped, really."

PPO Dermatologist: "You have a lot of dark moles - let's biopsy the scariest looking one. You better come back in a month."

A couple friends at work have been hit with skin cancer lately, so I was motivated to get checked out. That, and, as I mentioned before, I'm trying to prolong my life...since my cholesterol is good, I figure car accidents and skin cancer are the most likely things to kill me right now. So, me, I prefer the catastrophizing money-grubbing PPO to the get-the-Hell-out-of-my-office-I'm-not-making-any-money-off-you HMO. But that's just me.

Friday, July 15, 2005

Cathy Blogs

I could blog about how the tooth and crawling are official and real now, but Cathy's already done it, and she just gave me permission to share her blog:

I will continue to insist that there was never a clear line between no-tooth and tooth, and there was never a clear line between not-crawling and crawling. At some point we agreed that, yes, she's definitely crawling now, but we're not sure when it crossed over from spastic floor wiggling to actual crawling-type-crawling.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Another "milestone"

I'm not sure about that tooth I mentioned the other day. She was crying yesterday and I got a pretty good luck and I didn't see it anymore.

Today...maybe she's babbling...I think I'm hearing "mamama" and "lalala" but maybe it's just "ah ah ah"...

Again, it seems like there are no milestones, only these gradients, and at some point we arbitrarily draw a line somewhere....

Monday, July 04, 2005


I just noticed what I'm 90% sure is a tooth poking out - her lower right incisor, I think. Just a tiny little white dot on her lower gum. I noticed because she bit my finger and I felt something rough. Cathy doesn't believe me. I tried to show her, but Sofi didn't like the "being at the dentist" feeling as I'm holding her head straight and sticking my fingers in her mouth. I'm not sure if it's technically through the gum yet...maybe there's still a thin layer of gum over it. She's remarkably happy for someone who's teething...