Thursday, November 28, 2013

Giving thanks

Love and hugs to family and friends, near and far, on this Thanksgiving Day.

Monday, November 25, 2013

2 Months on 11.22

Lucille Marie turned a big two months last Friday, on November 22.


Even my parents commented how much she's grown in only the last week+. She smiles and "talks" when you make faces at her. She tracks objects and is especially smitten with a vintage fisher price mobile above the changing table at 1129. She's gone from squeaking to grunting. There are serious air punch and kick workout sessions.

She's developed somewhat of a night schedule. She eats around 9 p.m., then sleeps until 2 a.m., barely waking to nosh, as Maizey would say, "a nibble." (And never cries - just grunts until I feed her.) Then, she usually falls back to sleep until 5:30 a.m. Another feeding and a few more hours of shut eye. Of course, the "schedule" will change tomorrow, but for the last week it's been nice to rely on. She doesn't like swaddling, or her crib/cradle/pack&play, still preferring her car seat or a space in my bed.

And, it seems Lucy (or at least her gut) doesn't love dairy. A huge bummer for this gouda/cream/butter lovin' mama. An occasional slip (or intentional feast of bushey's steak, cheese tortellini with alfredo sauce, and parmesan tomatoes), means an excess of fussing, cramping, and spitting up. Fingers and toes (and eyes, arms, elbows, etc.) are crossed that this is quickly outgrown.

She's a joy. It's her sister that's the pistol...

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Whistle while you work.

It wouldn't be a trip North without time spent on an outdoor job.
This visit's task? Raking.

"You want me to do what, Gramma?"
 "Like this?"

 "Um, whatever."

 "Leaf-jumping is WAY better."

"As is being hauled around on a tarp by Papa."

Where was Lucy? Snuggled up to mom in the Moby, under Papa's black Columbia fleece.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Gramma's and Papa's

First, I extend many mea culpas for my lack of posts. Busy days spent at 1129 mean a somewhat schizophrenic existence, and one not at all conducive to blog updating. That said, here are some pics of our time in the Great North. 

And some throwbacks to make you smile.
The more things change...
The more they stay the same.
Especially when Bob's involved. 


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Lucy at 6 Weeks

She's sleeping better. Baby acne is abating. She's getting some Nana Kip time and, she's smiling...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Happy Birthday to Marge...

Yesterday I celebrated my 35th birthday. Thirty Five. Kinda old.

Lucy's gift was one of sleep. She zzzz-ed out from 11 p.m. - 6 a.m. two nights in a row?! Will contributed an extra hour by entertaining her from 10-11. That's two eight-hour nights for me. A-freaking-mazing. And especially valuable as I fight this darn cold.

Maizey's gift was a wonderful rendition of The Waiting Song, and a beautifully sung Happy Birthday.

(We lit and blew out this candle 3 times.)

When Will arrived home, he and Maizey presented me with a be-candled german chocolate cake, and along with a skyped-in B&B, another rousing round of "Happy Birthday!"

I am one lucky lady.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Family Photos

A few weeks ago amazingly talented duo Molly and Mary, otherwise known as Ester Cobe, came to 505 to shoot some family photos. Here's a preview of the shots...

More to come, as well as L's newborn shots...

Friday, November 1, 2013

Family resemblance?

For those of you who asked for Lucy/Maizey comparison shots, here ya go.

Both taken at 5 weeks.

And here, with Auntie Kerri.

Not identical but a definite sisterly resemblance.