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Life with Sofia...after 2 months.

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My friends, my beautiful daughter is now over two months old.  It is insane how time flies when you have a kid.  Which is to say when you are sleep deprived and unbelievable tired.  Don't get me wrong, having her is worth being exhausted.  As Michael told his friend Gus: "Pick a cliche, they are all true." I'm just trying to explain why blogging has not been a priority for me.  This blog entry will serve as an update for family and friends; so be warned, it might get mushy.
For the first month after Sofia Carolina was born, my mommy was here to help, which allowed me to enjoy being a mommy without too much stress.  The only real stress came when she had her colic episodes.  I don't know if any of you have taken care of a colicky baby.  It is the most stressful thing I have experienced in my life.  Maybe it's because I'm a new mommy,but your child crying and screaming uncontrollably is a bit much.  Google videos of it if you haven't.  If not, here is a …

"Oh, the places you'll go!"

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My favorite Dr. Seuss book - hands down.  I purchased it about 10 years ago for myself, when I worked at that bookstore in Germany.  That's how much I like it.  That and "Where the wild things are" but we will leave that subject for another time.  "Oh, the places you'll go!"...


I read it this morning to Sofia Carolina for the first time.  I suspect we will be reading it a lot, until we can both recite it.  The only flaw is that it always refers to the "guy" as they did back in the day.  Apparently only boys were going places. 
     "You have brains in your head.
     You have feet in your shoes.
     You can steer yourself
     any direction you choose.
     You're on your own.  And you know what you know.
     And YOU are the guy [or gal] who'll decide where to go."

What a great book.  What a great message. Have you read it? How long has it been since you read it?  How long has it been since you read any children's books?  I…