Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hobbit-ish Potpurri: Randomness & Updates

Good Morning Humble Readers!

So, I have a question... what are the odds that Ginny's first word is going to be 'gesundheit'?  The poor wee girl has been sneezing up a storm.  Basically, if she's awake, she's sneezing.  At least it's moving that nasty congestion through.  I think she likes the sneezes, because she smiles like crazy after she does it.  And I've become very adept at booger mining (with a tissue of course) in her little nose.  Whoddathunkit?

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It took almost three months, but Ginevra has finally learned how to suck her thumb.  She didn't do it in utero, at least not on any of the gazillion ultrasounds I had.  And of course, being my child, she has to do things in the oddest way possible.  To get an idea of how she sucks her thumb, hold your hand in front of your face, palm to nose.  Insert thumb into mouth.  Rest palm on tip of nose.  Keep fingers extended.  Tap fingers on eyelids and forehead. 

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Thank you to everyone who responded to my last post.  For the time being, I'm not going to go see her.  Call it chickening out, but I decided to use my lingering cold as the reason.  They don't allow people with colds into the ICU, right?  Right?  (I never claimed to be a brave person.)  I called and checked in with the nurses last night, and she's responding well to treatment and they are hoping to wean her from the ventilator sometime today or tomorrow.  They have my number at the nurses station if anything changes drastically.  At this point, I'm hoping that she recovers to a point where she can be transferred back to the little hospital in the town where she lives. 

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I made some buns yesterday that I'm pretty proud of.  They taste really great, even if they don't look all that perfect.  I'm still really new to bread baking, but I never guessed how hard it is to shape dough.  First the pizza, now buns.  Anyone care to share some tips?  (And how do I keep myself from binging on fresh baked bread?)

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I know I've said it before, but I love ICLW!  I've come across some great new-to-me blogs and added a few to my blogroll.  The breadth and depth of this community never ceases to astound me.

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My new favourite pic of our wee girl... taken at Gramma's house last weekend.

Doesn't she just look like she's up to no good?

20 comments :

  1. Oh heavens! She is a doll and she TOTALLY looks like she is up to no good. LOL

    Congrats in Creme de la Creme. That's a huge dealio!

    xo


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  2. What a devilish little look. She is adorable.

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  3. That photo is great! I love when they show their little personalities.

    I have two thumb suckers. My boy didn't start until 7 months! My girl started pretty early and always managed to hold her hand in odd positions. So cute though!

    Hope you and Ginny feel better soon.

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  4. Adorable photo! That thumb sucking is sooo cute, mine never did that :)
    Good on you for getting into bread baking, sorry I can't share tips but proud of you for doing something new!!
    take care

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  5. She is so cute! I hope Ginny feels better soon! Ru is dealing with some congestion issues too, although I am doing most of the sneezing.

    Perhaps I am a chicken too. I would have done the same thing in the situation with your bio mom. Follow your heart on that one.

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  6. Love the pic of Ginny, she is super cute! :) And as for the bread and baking, I am no help there! But I do like it. Hehe!

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  7. She is adorable. Congrats to your baby girl after struggling with IF. Good to see the other side, it's amazing how much modern science can achieve!

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  8. What a precious little peach she is! And I giggled at the thought of a baby enjoying sneezing. Too, too cute! ICLW

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  9. I hope she gets through this cold soon! Poor little thing!
    And you MUST take a picture of her sucking her thumb, I mimed it for myself and it seems adorable.

    As far as handling things with your biological mom, I think it important to have boundaries, especially on those who are constantly ignoring them. *HUGS*

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  10. She is soooo adorable!!! Hope she gets through this cold soon. It's so hard when you feel like there isn't anything you can do but cuddle them and let them know you're there when they don't feel well.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog! Happy ICLW!

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  11. You're little Ginny is so adorable! Congratulations! Her thumb sucking (in my head) is adorable. Very creative of her.

    I love ICLW too. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  12. Beautiful little girl! I hope she is over her cold soon, they are no fun!

    Happy ICLW!

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  13. "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."
    Sound familiar? I think there's a fair bit of the twins in that look!

    And of course, her mum wouldn't have anything to do with the "mischief managed" would she?

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  14. Oh my goodness, she is absolutely adorable! She really looks like a little halfling, too.

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  15. Darling, darling, darling! I think you are going to have your hands full with her. Loved the commet on my blog - thanks!

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  16. What a cutie!!!!
    Also, I find that the trick to shaping pizza dough is to have it good and warm so it's flexible.

    The other secret about bread is this: it doesn't have to be perfectly shaped to be delicious. My bread is always wonky!

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  17. Just had to drop by and let you know that your halfing is absolutely adorable! Looks like she'll have the typical halfing's penchant for trouble if this photos i any indication!

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  18. Isn't bread frustrating? It's probably the *best* thing in my cooking repertoire, and yet when I try new recipes sometimes things go insanely wrong. I still haven't mastered whole wheat. It's fun to experiment, though.

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