I'm still waiting for that magic second trimester energy burst to arrive... or at least to stop feeling sick in the evenings. Until that happens, posting may be less frequent, which I'm sure frustrates me more than any of my readers. There are so many things I want to post about!
I've decided that the most important things to write about right now are the things Pumpkin does or says that I might otherwise forget. So here are a few:
1. She's started saying "I wuv you". She first said it, totally unprompted, to Hubby last Thursday as we were getting her ready for day care. Hubby thought it was pretty funny that he got an "I wuv you" and I didn't. One of his little quirks is his reticence to say "I love you" to me unprompted. He says that he shouldn't need to tell me he loves me- it is obvious. He decided that Pumpkin must have come to the same conclusion.
Luckily for family harmony, Pumpkin started saying "I wuv you, Mommy" this weekend, and now I get more "I wuv yous" than Daddy does, probably because I respond more enthusiastically.
Pumpkin also gives great hugs and big sloppy kisses, but hearing "I wuv you" is even better.
2. Since becoming pregnant, I have spent a lot of time on the sofa, resting. Pumpkin has taken this pretty well, although she does sometimes tug on my arm and demand that I get "down an' play!" (This is a pretty hard request to resist.) Sometimes, she announces "I rest" or "I rest wif Mommy", and climbs up on the opposite end of the sofa. She pulls the blanket up to her chin and gives me a big grin. This doesn't last long before she starts playing peek a boo with the blanket. She particularly likes it if we both hide under the blanket at once. This isn't really what I mean by "resting", but it is awfully cute.
3. I think Pumpkin has made her first joke. We were watching Baby Signing Time and the sign for "share" came on. She got one of her best impish grins on her face and announced "Mine!"