Spring Break is next week and I'm wondering if I'm going to have time to post (since I'll be away from both my home computer and my work computer), so I thought I'd post a little something now...
My mom is flying in this evening and will stay with us this weekend and then the three ladies (mom, me, and Sofia) will drive up to Buffalo on Monday. I'm a bit worried about the trip. On our two previous journeys home, Sofia was much younger and slept much more and I was in the back seat with her the whole time. This time, I'm driving and mom will be back there with her. She is much more alert now and interested in every single thing that goes by, so I'm worried that she'll be awake more and will become frustrated with being stuck in her big girl car seat all day. I'm sure it'll work out, but not having Russ with me definitely makes me nervous. He'll fly up there Thursday morning and then we'll come back home on the Monday after Easter.
Speaking of big girl car seats...(I haven't told you about this yet, have I?) Sofia is now in her Britax Marathon 70. At first she hated it! But she's getting used to it. I hate that she seems so far away. We had the infant seat in the middle so it was closer to me while I was driving and I could even stick my hand back there and locate her pacifier or just hold her hand. Now she's behind the passenger seat and I can reach her sort of if I'm stopped at a light and really stretch...it's not the same though. Probably better than she outgrows me holding her hand while I'm driving anyway. Like I said, she is getting used to it. A major disadvantage of the new seat is that when she falls asleep, I have to wake her in order to get her out of the car. I used to just crab the infant carrier and plop it in the stroller and we'd go up to our place (remember I live in a high rise condo and park in a large garage). Now I have to wake her up and put her in the stroller. I have sat in the car a few times and just let her sleep while I read or listened to the radio. I can't bear to wake her at times! I'm looking forward to when the seat will be forward-facing, but they're saying now that they should stay rear facing as long as possible! I was hoping that we'd get to that first birthday and then she'd be accessible. We'll see.
Tomorrow we're doing our first professional pictures. We're having a photographer come to our place. She'll set up her studio here and then we'll also take some outside shots - fingers crossed that the rain will hold off! I'm excited about it and have many outfit changes in mind - there will be a tiara involved! It's the tiara I wore when I got married. I'm so excited!
By the way this won't be Sofia's first official photo shoot - she had that last Sunday. Russ's friend creates a catalog for Volkswagen owners - you can order ANYTHING with a VW on it! There's all kinds of stuff like shirts, bags, grills, housewares, and, of course, baby onesies! So Sofia modeled for it and she will be in the catalog! Can't wait to share once I get the pics!
Sofia will be 8 months old on Sunday. Where did that time go? She's literally going to crawl any second, she's loving food, she's coming into her personality more and more, she has NO TEETH to speak of, she is perfection personified. I love her and have appreciated these 8 months so very much. Thank you, universe!