Friday, February 29, 2008

A baby is born...

Upon seeing James for the first time, you will probably not believe he is not a real, live, breathing baby. He is sleeping peacefully in his crib, a head with very little hair, his eyes shut, with tiny little feathered eyebrows. Tiny veins and capillaries stain his delicate skin, and a little stork bite rests between his eyebrows.
His legs are tucked close to his body and his hands are in little fists as he dreams, content and warm in my boy's room. He is wearing a white onesie. "Baby James and his friendly dinosaurs" it reads with bright letters on his chest while cute dinosaurs litter the writing, hiding behind the letters.

His layette is in a neat folded pile in a box in my closet: a lime green velvet one piece with 3D cute dinosaurs by Pretty Baby. A green dinosaur toy, green dino pacifiers, socks and a matching blanket. His new mommy is jumping from foot to foot waiting for his arrival and I will miss him terribly too.

I want to lay him next to me as I work on Nicole's 2nd head but I am afraid he will distract me too much. So he waits patiently for Monday when he will be shipped off.
For now though, here is his birth announcement. Enjoy!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Little James Alexander

Sometimes you just feel this *need* to create something very specific but I attribute this to me being broody ;) It's not a secret I am craving for another baby, which I know I can't afford to have (both physically and financially since the treatments and pregnancy and birth of our twins, drained our savings and we still haven't recovered - not that it wasn't worth it 110% of course!).

I have been walking around the house lately missing Little Wonder who is being casted as we speak, thinking I am craving a new little boy... a perfect little newborn. I have found myself many times in the last few weeks, drifting off course to the baby aisle at the supermarket or to the newborn section when I shop for my sons at our local Jumbo (like Toys R' Us).

So I stayed up and worked with my heart, not really even LOOKING at what I was sculpting. I just had this image in my head: a little boy, in a t-shirt and diaper, with his belly showing, socks on his wrinkly feet... And Yesterday half of James Alexander was born.
This name just popped into my head for him... James Alexander... it suits him!
But here is the big catch. He is a 6 way jointed, LIFE SIZE FULL SCULPT!!!
I love newborn bodies with their slightly enlarged breasts due to mommy's hormones, and their elongated heads and their puffy eyes and their large round bellies with the umbilical stump..and their slightly blue feet full of wrinkles and their mishapped, flat ears... I wanted THAT baby.. the few hours old baby who was crying his head off two hours earlier but is now sooooo content sleeping in your arms.

I gave James, a peach fuzz of hair. I have just gotten my mohair order in and I had to try this new one. It turned out a light brown with a little red in it which is exactly my hair color at birth. In fact until I entered puberty, when my hair darkened to the auburn it is today, I was called "carrot top" all the time.
And my sons, I have a red-blonde one and a carrot top one lol (although in indoor pics their hair looks a lot darker than it is).

I hope to work on James more this week but I have to put my orders first. I had my fun this weekend, now James must wait, all nice and swaddled until I can get to him again :)
Hopefully it won't be long... until then I can shop for him, right? lol

Pictures to follow!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Something a little fun...

60 Things You Possibly Didn't Know About Me

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now?
The boys' carseats take up all the space in our (tiny tiny 17 year old) car but I managed to squeeze a diaper bag and some extra clothes between the spaces. Just in case...

2. When was the last time you threw up
10 days ago I had a stomach flu!

3. What's your favorite curse word?
Uhm... uhm... I can't say... there are pre-school children around.

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today?
John and Cody... and Beau...

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?
Opened the door to let the nanny in, walked to the medicine cabinet, took a 400mg Bruffen pill and went back to sleep in hopes of stopping that wretched flu!!

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Tossing and turning trying to sleep... then I gave up.

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now?
Either sleeping or comforting a crying child in hopes he will go back to bed so I can get some more sleep...

8. Have you ever been to a strip club?

9. What is the last thing you said aloud?
Good night

10. What is the best ice cream flavor?
Chocolate and sour cherry (it's a combination not two separate flavors)

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?

12. What are you wearing right now?
PJ's in light blue!

13. What was the last thing you ate?
A Souvlaki ;)

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week?
HA! Not in the last two years ;) but I did buy some for my boys!

15. When was the last time you ran?
High School

16. What's the last sporting event you watched? team lost :(

18. Who is the last person you emailed?
Marina in Sweeden

19. Ever go camping?
No but I'd love to once the boys are older

20. Do you have a tan?
Only in the summer

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw?
Only in the movies

25. What did your last IM say?
See you later crocodile

26. Are you someone's best friend?
I'm pretty sure I can think of 2-3 people lol :)

27. What are you doing tomorrow?
Mailing out some dolls, sculpting, cooking lunch, trying to prevent the boys from demolishing the house and then trying to make go to bed early enough...

28. Where is your mom right now?
At home I guess..

29. Look to your left, what do you see?
A patio window

30. What color is your watch?
I don't wear one

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia ?

32. Would you consider plastic surgery?
I am actually having my belly fixed up after the pregnancy :)

33. What is your birthstone?

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit thedrive thru?
Drive thru!

35.How many kids do you want?
I'd love to be able to afford one more!

36. Do you have a dog?
No but my cat seriously acts like one!

37. Last person you talked to on the phone?

38. Have you met anyone famous?
I actually bumped into Sean Connery (literally) in Edinburgh a few years ago!

39. Any plans today?
It's 2am... I am planning on SLEEPING!

40. How many states have you lived in?
I will re-phrase that to countries since I live in Greece. I have lived in Greece, Italy, Scotland and the US.

41. Ever go to college?

42. Where are you right now?
Uhm... half asleep in front of the pc?

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
The terrible two's!

44. Last song listened to?
Toto - Africa

46. Are you allergic to anything?
Sea food... and ironing.

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
Crocs/Nike Shox

48. Are you jealous of anyone?
My kids ;)

50. Is anyone jealous of you?
I have no idea...

51. What time is it?

52. Do any of your friends have children?

53. Do you eat healthy?
I try to eat healthy every OTHER day.. does chocolate count as healthy?

54. What do you usually do during the day?
Work... work... cook, drive little people around, making sure they don't kill each other, hurt each other, shoot each other... and I also do a lot of yelling lately :(

55. Do you hate anyone right now?
Everybody-bloody-else in this house for sleeping!

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily?

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags?
I have no idea what this is. Is it like T.G.I. Friday?

60. How did you get one of your scars?
I got most of my scars when I learning to use my scalpel!

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