Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Tuckered out



Brendan stayed home today to help with Georgia so that I can get a final report out. He and Georgia went down for a peaceful afternoon nap.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Naked in my pretty green blanket






Georgia had her first out of the diaper explosion today. It came out the front and back. Just like squishing one of those to go mustard packs. Eeewww. After changing her, I took the opportunity to snap some half naked pics of her wrapped up in a pretty green blanket (compliments of Cousins Heath, Kara, Lilah, and Emma).

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Goodbye Grandma Sandy and Grandpa Bob




Brendan's parents left on Sunday...Georgia's four week birthday. We snapped some goodbye pictures.

We think she is growing



Do you think Georgia is bigger? We do. She must be at least in the 5lb range again. We'll know for sure after her Feb Dr. appt. It seems as though she is now too long for her preemie clothes and is about to officially enter newborn sizes.

White hat: 1 week old
Blue hat/pink outfit: 4 weeks old

Thursday, January 17, 2008

What is up with these crazy things!




We are starting to introduce some of Georgia's toys to her when she is awake. This is a funky little rattle from her Great Aunt Sharon. Super sassy.

Just me and my mobile...


G loves her funky mobile. She just started noticing it a couple of days ago. She is completely enthralled with it. Thanks Mark and Kristen!

Voguing











Let's face it, when you have a little girl, it is really all about the fashion. Look at G voguing it out. The fuzzy hat is courtesy of Cousins Kara, Heath, Lilah, and Emma. Thank you all for such a gorgeous gift! It is going to look fantastic with her matching outfit once it fits! XO

These boots were made for wigglin'



G already likes to dress up. Note her stylish boots that Papa bought for her. We couldn't decide if we liked the look with the hat or without...

Monday, January 14, 2008

Does she look like mama or papa?




So...we have been having that "who does the baby look like" conversation...knowing that it is impossible to tell. Any input from the masses? We are all about the same age here. Georgia is by the fish ornament, Brendan is in the white blanket, and Kara is in the pretty dress and 70s baby chair.

Grandpa Bob and Snow





We got several inches of snow today. It was a good day to stay inside, take a nap, and eat hot chocolate. Grandpa Bob spent most of the day shoveling snow and snuggling with G.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Generations meet


Grandma Sandy and Grandpa Bob Crowley came to visit from DC today. As you can see, they are just as taken with Georgia as we are. Sandy even coaxed our girl into eating 3 ounces of milk. Note that 10 days ago we were trying to get Georgia to eat one ounce. Way to go Grandma! We are looking forward to having them visit for the next week.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Ten fingers and ten toes


We are completely and utterly in love with our daughter's digits...
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A spinglike walk in January



It was an unseasonably warm day yesterday. 65 degree high. Basically bikini weather for December in Boston. Amy, Emma, Georgia and I went for a walk and the Breakheart reservation, which is about a 5 minute drive from our house (http://www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/breakhrt.htm). It was my first outing with Georgia and the first walk I have been on since I was put on bedrest in mid-December. The pictures and video look much more treacherous than it was.

Georgia is the baby in the carriage with the stripes.

I wanted to bring Rocky, but chickened out at the last minute. I wasn't sure how the whole baby, dog juggling thing would go. Turned out to be a good thing as there were many dog walkers on the trail. Rocky would have wanted to make friends with all of them. If it is a good day again today, I might brave the Rocky/Georgia juggling act. Looks like it might rain though... video

Mama has to get her proposal done

Georgia was awake and alert yesterday morning. Unfortunately mama had a proposal deadline for work. I tried out the magic sleep swing...
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Sibyl and 12 taco shells


My good friend Sibyl was nice enough to bring me lunch on Monday. It was her first time meeting Georgia. She brought my favorite, tacos from On the Border. Unfortunately they gave her 12 taco shells and no filling. Sibyl shared her salad with me and then was a trooper and went back for her taco filling. Brendan and I had tacos for two glorious night afterwards. Thanks Sibyl!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Rookie Bath

Brendan and I gave Georgia her first home bath this afternoon. She was starting to look pretty greasy as her only other bath was the day she was born.

We set up her super fancy spa tub (thanks Grandpa Kirk), Burts Bees Baby Bee soap, shampoo, and lotion and went to town. Since we were a little nervous, we didn't get a chance to use the special spa shower and bubbler. Definitely next time.

After the bath, we wrapped her in her pink whale towel. Overall she seemed to like the bath and only got cranky when we took her out. She let out a little scream. Kind of like a dying cat.

Now she smells fresh and clean. Also, her hair is fuzzy and seems lighter. Less black and more dark brown. Also, her eyes are turning into a lighter gray/blue. It is amazing how she changes every day.
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Amy and Bill come bearing gifts



We had dinner last night with our friends Amy (holding Georgia) and Bill. Amy and I work together at Aptima. She was kind enough to come bearing a thoughtful gift from my colleagues at Aptima, a very generous gift certificate to DineWise. DineWise is a company that brings chef prepared restaurant quality meals to your door. The meals look absolutely fabulous. This is a much needed gift as we have been eating cereal most nights! We also received a beautiful bouquet and balloon earlier in the day. Thanks to all my friends at Aptima. You guys are too much! We can't wait to bring Georgia to Aptima for a visit. The Dr. said to wait until early February to take her out in public, once she has passed her original due date of January 31.

Georgia was in rare form last night. She was up for almost four hours and ate 4 separate times during that period. I think she is going to definitely gain some weight before her one month appointment. Amy was a natural at giving her the bottle!

A Drago visit




My good friend Amy and her husband Paul live about a mile east of us. Amy and I were college roommates at Ohio Wesleyan and both lived in D.C. for several years. Amy moved up here from DC around 2003 and we followed in 2005. Amy has been a big part of my life since 1998. Her daughter Emma Grace Drago (Pink striped outfit) was born on December 13th of this year, 10 days before Georgia. Emma was kind enough to test Georgia's new swing from Grandma Gaye and Grandpa Kirk. Out like a light. Exactly the effect we were going for...

These girls are going to have a lot of fun together!

New Years Eve


We spent New Years Eve with our friends Beren, Shawn, and their son Paul. They live about a mile south of us. We ate cheese, drank wine, and sadly couldn't stay up late enough to welcome 2008. It was a good time for all though!

Paul is about 2 months older and 9 lbs heavier than Georgia. Shawn snapped a pic of the two of them. BFFs for sure!