Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Isn't she lovely?

I was doing a little research (bored at work again) because I have no idea what Callee's name means. I just named her that because I like the name. When thinking of names while I was pregnant, I researched all of the ones I liked, but for some reason never thought to look up Callee and see what it meant. Before I knew it she was here and had no name. We decided on Callee because all I went through it was only right for me to name her, right? I absolutely loved (and still do) the name Callee. It has such a sunny ring to it. I looked her name up yesterday and it means "beautiful" or "lovely". Not a bad choice considering I had no idea what it meant. So I was talking to my mom about it yesterday because Callee had a very fussy, unhappy day. She is either getting more teeth or she is growing and just wasn't happy. I made the very mean comment of "There is nothing lovely about that scream. I wish she'd just stop. I don't know what's wrong with her except she's tired and I can't put her to bed right now." I really need to stop and count my blessings. 13 months ago I thought this child wasn't going to make it. I would have paid good money to hear that scream if she wasn't with me so why do I get so impatient with the crying. I know it gets on other people's nerves too, but it's supposed to, she is not their baby. She is mine and I should value the time, happy or upset, that I have with her. Now let's just see if I can put those words into practice next time she is just plain unhappy, which will probably be tonight.

I took some pictures of Callee last night because Josh had taken Taylor to the park to play. I was trying to get a little bit of cleaning done and this is the beautiful face that came waddling out of her bedroom toward me, I had to share this with Terry and Sandy cuz they are the ones who bought it for her. I began to crack up, which is good because I wasn't in the most pleasant mood due to the incessant screaming, and then she started laughing. Of course she didn't have a clue what I was laughing about, but I guess what they say is true, laughter and smiling are contagious. Here is wishing many smiles and plenty of laughter to you and yours. By the way, does anybody even read this or am I talking to myself? Leave me a comment if you do cuz I all ready know what goes on day to day. Here is one more of Ms. Lovely!


Anonymous said...

I read this makes me smile.

Your brother

The Stevens Family said...

Thanks, at least I know I'm not talking to myself.