Friday, July 16, 2010

Mini Project - Status at Four Months

At four months, my current mini obsession, aka Boogie, is going down reliably in the early evening and giving momma some much needed personal time. Husband and I are starting to feel "normal" again. I've barely kept a toe in the mini world, although one of those Emerson Houses does have my name written all over it.

In some ways I've felt pangs of longing, as the mini world is passing me by. CallSmall is in the NYT! Mini Modern is back! Huzzah! Nevertheless, as I'm sure most of you could have told me, I wouldn't have changed a single minute of the last four months. Not the sleepless first nights spent terrified "Am I responsible for a little life!?", listening to an infant's surprisingly noisy breathing. Nor the hollering at the top of her wee lungs - who knew such a loud noise could come out of such a small person? I wouldn't even change the numerous dirty diapers. Or all the times, more than I care to admit, that I got pooped on. It's been a crazy ride, every delicious second.

So for now, I just get to watch from afar. Our plans are to find a 1:1 scale home for Boogie. When we finally do, watch out! The dollhouses come out of hock (from storage at my parents' house), the pinky girls come out to play and, most likely, Boogie will go rampaging through it all, Godzilla style.

Meanwhile, I'm just putting one foot in front of the other, trying to do my best on my most important mini project to date.

Some photos from an afternoon photo session, hiding indoors from the beastly heat.


  1. Oh, Boogie's gorgeous, absolutely your best mini project to date! And in the last photo it looks like she has all the wisdom of the world hidden behind her eyes.

    It really changes your life to get a child, (in a good way) and when she gets older I'm sure it will be nice to share your hobby with her. I'm using my daughter as an excuse to buy lots of Polly Pocket dolls. I get the accessories and she gets the dolls :-)

    Hope you get your 1:1 scale home soon, so Boogie gets to play with mommy's other mini treasures! (And we get to watch :-))

  2. What a gorgeous baby!!!!!!!!!! Love the photos!!

  3. What a lovely, precious sweetie pie! Thanks so much for sharing the mini "project" that has been keeping you busy! It's hard to begrudge your absence with a reason such as this! Enjoy this seems you are:)

  4. Aaawww, she's so cute!!!! Good luck on the house hunt. I hope all of your mini projects get to be reunited soon. Thanks so much sharing pics, Boogie is beautiful!!!

  5. CUTE Baby! Heart The Photos!

  6. she is sooo sweet and beautiful:)

  7. Oh! She is wonderful! Enjoy it all, even the late night teething goes by so fast. Best wishes on your newest mini.

  8. What a beauty! As I read your entry, I so remember those times. And, yes, I recall hearing Jurassic Park noises from my oldest child when they were sleeping. It's like, who let Wild Kingdom in here? The transition to motherhood/parenthood is so spiritually deep---and not a single resource accurately captures the "Twilight Zone".

  9. She is absolutely beautiful!!!! They grow so quickly.
    We all ebb and flow in the mini world.
    Mini Dork has 2 little ones and getting together with her is like NASA making a launch. (I mean that in the best way possible).
    My 25 yr old daughter is away on vacation this week and believe me, it's a vacation for me too! (and she's only home for the summer!) Cheers, Grandma C