I think we’ll keep her:-)

Despite her Rudy Guliani/Donald Trump comb-over (which we hope has no bearing on her future political beliefs) and her occasional choice to approach breast-feeding like a bout of alligator wrestling, we are definitely addicted to this little babe. She’s in full-on cooing mode, and flashes an epic smile when the mood strikes her (granted, that might be when we’re sure she’s gazing at her adoring parents but it turns out she’s blissed out on her favorite wall hanging on the wall behind our shoulders, but it’s still damn charming). We finished reading Lonesome Dove together, though I had to edit it significantly–there are some truly gnarly episodes of violence that I didn’t think her delicate young ears needed to hear–and she seems to express a preference for Helen Oxenbury books and Brian Andreas stories (can you call the wandering gaze of an infant a preference?).

She also met her great-grandparents Geddry for the first time. Grandma worked her baby whisperer magic and this was the result any time Sophia was in her arms:

Sophia and Papa spent a great deal of time appreciating one another’s brilliance:

In other So-G news…she started a mini-family riot with her cuteness:

She hung out in a bowl as we did an unofficial weigh-in (as of a couple of weeks ago, she was tipping the scales at 10 lbs 7 oz aka she is a hunk of baby love) and seemed to dig the womb-like environment:

She celebrated the winning lacrosse season of her Aunt Emma with a Redlands Bulldog bib:

She lunched with her Great-Aunt Anne (though, sadly, she’s a long way away from being able to appreciate the bounty of Portland dining):

She “sang” the classic “Wheels on the Bus” with her cousins (and wore a dress that made her look disconcertingly grown up…or as grown up as a 6 week old can look):

And she helped her Jewish dad celebrate his birthday on Easter with bunny cakes topped with candles…a true interfaith moment:

About jessicaepierce

Jessica Pierce has worked a a farm hand, file clerk, bicycle mechanic and teaching poet. After taking up space every where from the San Joaquin Valley to Arkansas to Boston to Guatemala to India to Oakland, she now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, a sitar player, and their two year old daughter. As the lead teacher and language arts teacher at an alternative school outside of Portland, she works with high school students at risk of dropping out. She also teaches summer creative writing classes at St. Mary's Academy in downtown Portland. Her work has been published in the Painted Bridge Quarterly, the Christian Science Monitor weekly magazine, outwardlink.net, The Times of India (Kolkata), and the Northwest Review, which nominated her for Meridian magazine’s 2007 Best New Poets anthology. She’s had the privilege of studying with Rosanna Warren, Dorianne Laux, Pimone Triplett, Sam Witt and Jorie Graham.
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1 Response to I think we’ll keep her:-)

  1. youngnanab says:

    She is beautiful. We’ll be coming out soon.

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