Thursday, February 09, 2006


Rachel laughed for the first time about a week and a half ago. I was holding her after a feeding and she was mostly asleep with her cheek pressed up against my chest and I looked down at her and said her name. At the sound of my voice, before her whole name was even out of my mouth, she giggled. It was such an amazing sound.

Then last weekend Anna blew me a kiss for the first time. Dan was taking her to bed and I was waving goodnight to her after smooching her cheeks. As Dan was walking out of the room with her, I blew her a kiss and she put her hand to her mouth and blew one right back at me. She is just so sweet.

And last Saturday morning I looked at the clock and noticed that it was 9:30 a.m. Then I realized that despite the fact that it was 9:30 a.m., everyone in the house was still asleep. Rachel, Anna, Dan. A miracle had indeed occurred. Rachel had been asleep for eight and a half consecutive hours.

About fifteen minutes later, Rachel woke up crying loud enough to wake Anna, at which point my house became bedlam for the day. But what a nice little present Mommy got for a Saturday morning!