4 months, 4 inches, and a touch more than 6 pounds later…

and while Sophia Grace is still wee (25.5″ long and 14.2 lbs. of baby love), she’s a heck of a lot less wee than she was when we started this journey of family making. She’s no longer a vaguely outlined jellybean or a heavily pixelated jawline or a scrunch-faced newborn. She’s become a cross-country traveler, a curly-haired-mohawk chica (still with a touch of a comb-over, but an adorable comb-over in our opinion), a very vocal music appreciator, an eater of books and fingers and shirts and pretty much anything else she can fit in her mouth, a gazer at trees, a roller, a brow-furrower, a laugher, and so much more. We can’t imagine our lives without her.

 

 

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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