First Steps and Black Dolls

Friday, June 11, 2010

LP and his papai have been practicing walking. I usually sit around and hope there's a camera ready for the big moment. He's been taking 2 steps and he's been highly interested in practicing. I think he will be walking before his sister is born. 
In the pregnancy department, I'll be 33 weeks on Sunday. Thank God all my labs are good. I keep acting like I'm on week 38. I think it's the heat and the fact that I am HUGE. We don't have a pool but we had to surrender and turn on the AC. I believe my nights will be less miserable. LB moves a lot, she's such a joy. I keep thinking about combing her hair, braiding it and making sure she stays pretty :) I know it takes more than that but having a girl will be so different. LP has been an awesome first child, I can't (really I can) wait to meet my second. 
While I wait for my full-term baby, I am working on baby shower stuff. I chose the theme as far as decorating. I have to go online to get some of the decor because The Princess and the Frog is so new most party stores have zero products. I am thrilled that Disney has a Black princess, that's one of the reasons why I chose this theme. 
Something interesting about me: When we had a our last shower, the baker had to hand paint the baby that was the decoration for the cake because I emphasized that we are Black so the baby in the cake could not be blond.
Another exciting thing for me will be seeing my daughter playing with Black dolls. My mom tells me she wishes they were available in Brasil in the 80s. I hope that people who want to give her dolls give her Black ones. Most people don't think about that 40's experiment with the dolls but I do. Anywho, she'll get the point more than one way that Black is beautiful, we are beautiful women who have babies who look like us and we don't wish to look different than the way God created us.
So, I started telling you about LP walking and ended up giving you my spill on Black Pride. That's Simply Cintia for you. Have an awesome weekend.