Words, Words, Words
In the words of Eliza Doolittle in the My Fair Lady tune, Show Me, "Words, words, words! I'm so sick of words. I get words all day through..." Grace is talking up a storm these days and, since she doesn't have the ability to put together sentences yet, it's simply one word said over and over. Unfortunately, she's still missing a lot of consonant sounds (j, g, k, r) and all of her words end in a vowel sound, which means that, for example, Grace comes out Dway and cheese (her very first word) comes out chee. So when you see this list of her first 100 words (in no particular order), just know that only about 80% of them are understandable to the general public.
Two notes on the littlest Lipsey: One, our baby boy will be named Miles (which, ironically, is not something that Grace can really say). Two, at this point, we're scheduled for a checkup with the doctor on Monday, March 8, and if all seems to be on track, we'll go to the hospital on Tuesday, March 9, for an induction. It's really nice to know that this pregnancy will only (hopefully) last for another week or so.
So Grace has had her glasses for about six weeks now, and is doing great! Her eye is no longer crossing, she pretty much leaves them on (although when she's bored in the car, she thinks they're a good toy), and she has new nicknames (the littlest librarian or Harriet Potter). As always, the photo's a little blurry because she's in constant motion.
Stay tuned for Odds and Ends, parts two and three...