she was born September 26, 2001, 1:33 pm
she was then 8 lbs. 1 oz. and 20 inches
This Christmas Eve, we met Alexa Rose in person for the first
time. She's grown considerably (that's as should be) and she's
already experimenting (that's also as should be) and we couldn't
have asked for a better gift than her company.
This Christmas Eve, she was experimenting with her tongue:
she rolled it inside and outside her mouth and she curled it
this way and that. She was so solemn and intent in this pursuit
that I was too busy watching to take any pictures---besides,
the flash might have distracted her, and I didn't want to interrupt
her scientific progress.
She's also experimenting with facial expressions. She can
go through fifteen different expressions in as many seconds,
including one where she shoots one eyebrow so high that even
Spock would laugh his surprise out loud. ---I bet she learned
that from her daddy!
Everybody at the party got at least one big smile
from her, though.
She made quite sure of that.