Archive for October, 2010

11 1/2 weeks

Whoa!  Life sure does go by quickly with a newborn!  I forgot to post a picture of Great Grama Brunsvold’s visit back in early September.  It was her first time seeing and holding Chloe.

Then, Auntie Jan came in October.  We had a great visit (brief but great!).  And she brought with her a ladybug Halloween costume for “the Goldenbug”.  It’ll be perfect for her next year! She also brought a Winnie the Pooh quilt with green edging that looks great in Chloe’s room.  I’ve already put it out a few times for Chloe to lay and play on.

And here’s a picture of Chloe, just out of the bath-I love those curls!

This is the quilt that Auntie Jan gave us.  Its nice and soft.

We took our first bath together last week too.  So much easier than wrenching my back leaning over the tub!! Here’s the only G-rated picture we took.

And holy, moly…look at the resemblance here!  Daddy’s girl, for sure!

And here are a couple videos of Chloe-they’re not the greatest because I’m not very good at holding the camera and talking to Chloe at the same time!

And this one is funny because she keeps making this funny face and rubbing her hands together like she’s scheming…

In other news, Chloe slept for 5-1/2 hours last night for the first time ever.  Ahhhhhh. I feel so rested today.  Of course, she did wake up every hour and a half after that- ha!  She seems to be going down in her bassinet more easily too.  She often grunts, snorts,  squeaks, and wiggles for a few minutes, then settles down and falls asleep.  But every morning at 5:30, she starts wiggling like crazy.  Not quite awake, but not quite sleeping either. (She’s usually in our bed by this time).  I often try to endure the wiggling for an hour or so, and then finally get up around 7:00 wondering why I tortured myself by trying to sleep next to the “wiggle-bug”.  (When she wiggles, she kicks me in the belly and flails her arms around, smacking me in the face…)  And this past week was really hot here, so I had her in jammies without feet in them.  So her sharp little toenails scratched the heck out of me as she kick-kick-kicked.

We’re gearing up for a busy week here.  Today is Sunday the 17th, and I go back to work on the 26th- next Tuesday.  In the meantime, Scott and I are spending all our spare moments preparing to cater a 50 person wedding on the 25th!  But we’ve got everything all planned out on a schedule so we can get everything done.  So far…all is well.  My mom will come with us to the wedding site and stay with Chloe all day long- a real treat (for both of them, I think!)

In all my time off, I’ve been lucky enough to be able to watch/listen to all the Yankee games.  We’re starting her young!  (Little does she know how close she came to being named after Mariano….Mariana?!)

Well, I guess that’s all the news from Lake Woebegone…where all the the women are strong, the men are good looking, and the children are above average.


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an oldie but a goodie

This was actually taken somewhere around 6 weeks, but I just found it on my camera so I’m posting it now!

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2 months old

Two months go by so quickly!!  My moments on the computer are few and far between, so here are a few pictures and videos that I took on Chloe’s 2 month birthday…

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