Wednesday, September 23, 2009

7 months

Hayley turned 7 months old on Monday. Geoff and I agree that 7 months is starting to sound like "kid" (rather than "baby") and we just can't believe it.

Hayley still isn't crawling but she's very clever, using a series of turns between her belly and back or scootching backwards to get where she wants to go. She's remained very curious and wants to play with everything which has Geoff and I very concerned for when she's truly mobile.

This past week was rough for me, for all of us, as work was very demanding of my time. There were a few days where the only times I was home was while she was asleep and I ached to hold my little girl in my arms. Geoff was so amazing during all that, holding down the fort beautifully.

The past few days when I come home from work Hayley is so excited to see me she makes these hilarious grunt/yell noises and tenses up her body so much she starts to shake. I try to spend time with her the rest of the evening and I continue to be impressed each day by that kid. Not only is she a genius, she just might be the funniest person I know. Every night as I hold her, asleep in my arms, I turn to Geoff in total amazement that we made this precious little life.

No matter how big a kid you become, Hayley, you're always going to be my baby.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Today, we celebrated a special day. A day I will only see once in my life: September 9th, 2009. This day wasn't only special because of the date. The Beatles: Rock Band came out today (along with the CD remasters). I took Hayley to a nearby Gamestop to pick up my reserved copy, then headed to Best Buy to get the replica of John Lennon's Rickenbacker 325.

Hayley got to see a damn good re-creation of the Beatles (with daddy on guitar) playing some classics at the Cavern Club and the Ed Sullivan Show. When mommy got home, she took over guitar while daddy sang. We're going to play through the entire saga of the Beatles, and hopefully one day Hayley will be able to join us. It is my sincere hope that this game will help my daughter, and a whole new generation, fall in love with the Beatles the same way I did.