04 October 2011

every little step

This was yesterday. K-Pie's latest trick is climbing up the stairs. It takes quite a lot of coordination to get each foot and hand from one step to the next. I have to stop myself from smothering her with cuddles prompted by how cute she is during her journey up the stairs.

We need to get baby gates up pronto. I tried to get them up this past weekend only to discover that I either don't know how to use a tape measure or properly read instructions or read item descriptions on Amazon or all of the above.

02 August 2011

Rolling her eyes already

We had some photos in the park done by Keri Meyers two Saturdays ago. Do you know about Keri Meyers? She works magic with little babies so you can remember how wee and wrinkly and adorably cute they were when they first arrived into this world. I had wanted to get newborn photos done with Keri when K-Pie was born. Unfortunately I emailed my inquiry a few weeks before K-Pie was due and apparently most moms get on the newborn photo shoot train early in their second trimester. Yeah, I sorta missed that one by a long shot.

Instead we found ourselves in a park the day before K-Pie's 8-month birthday for a mini session. The weather decided to cooperate and we had a lovely day of glorious sun (which is a feat in itself seeing as how this summer we've had like two days of actual sun and the rest of the time we've been miserably living up to our reputation of lots of depressing grey and rain). K-Pie though decided that she would not cooperate by refusing to crack a smile. This is a baby who normally can't stop smiling. She laughs at her own little farts for heaven's sake. And I really wanted her to smile because that is how I think of her, as a smiley, joyful baby. But K-Pie was stone-faced and would not crack a smile no matter how much the three of us adults were making weird noises with our mouths, waving our arms, dancing, and all around acting like semi-lunatics. The photos of our K-Pie turned out beautiful though. So thank you Keri Meyers and K-Pie for being absolutely beautiful even when you are being a serious little baby.

This one really cracks me up. Doesn't it look like she's perplexed by what she's looking at? It was probably when I was pulling out my awesome dance moves. She is like "geez mom are you already embarrassing me?"

For more K-Pie photos see here.

29 July 2011

first teeth

K-Pie has been quite the evasive baby when it came to showing off her new teeth which were first sighted in early July. Yesterday at dinner she finally decided to show off her new little teeth. The photo isn't the best but treasured for being the first time we've been able to capture her little teeth on camera.

28 April 2011

baby suit shopping

We are gearing up for a visit to the grandfolks next month. Lucky for vacation-starved me, they live in a beachside community in sunny Florida. It will be Tidbit's first time meeting the grandfolks, first plane ride, first vacation, and first time going to the beach. I had lots of fun picking out her first swim suit. Is there anything cuter than pudgy baby feets and chubby baby legs?

04 April 2011

mommy brain

This morning I opened a drawer to get scissors to open up a package of Babybel cheese. Then I spent 10 minutes looking for the package of cheese. I had put it in the drawer.

05 November 2010

don't hold your breath

Tonight we have lofty goals of starting to put together the nursery. This involves putting together a ridiculously complicated and slightly hideous futon for the mother-in-law to sleep on when she comes to town in December to meet grandbaby #1 (#1 not only because she's the best but she'll also be the first grandbaby on both sides). Then we can tackle putting together the crib, followed by a panic attack had by me when I once again realize just how much there is left to do.

What I'm worried might actually happen tonight: Husband and I plop ourselves into nursery with high hopes of assembling the futon. We then realize we don't how to put it together again. (I looked for instructions last night but they are not in my handy "Product Manuals" file which is not surprising since I am behind on filing). Tantrums ensue followed by a break which we fail to return from. Crib continues to reside in box. We get closer to the delivery date (aaack! only two more weeks!) and I continue to fail at getting ready for baby.

One day though I will share photos of our completed nursery. That day may take 18 years to get here but it will happen.

29 October 2010

update (I am sick so not blogging as much)

Today I am 36 weeks and 5 days pregnant.
I am going on my twelfth day of being sick.
I am moving for the second time in four months.
I think I might have issues with taking on more than I can handle.