Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I Don't Understand Babies.

I'm really tired, so I will think I will just cry about it instead of doing the sensible thing and going to sleep.

I'm hungry and even though I'm being offered food, I think I want to just cry for a good half-hour first and then eat.

I finally went to sleep because I'm so tired from crying. But I think I'll wake up in a half-hour and cry because I'm suddenly no longer sleeping.

I want to be held and I want you to walk around too. If you sit down or put me down I will cry - and doubly hard if you don't do both at the same time.

I'm bored, so I'm going to cry.

Cry cry cry cry cry.

It's been a long day.

Monday, August 29, 2011


Earthquake on Tuesday.
Hurricane on Saturday.
Tornadoes in April.

Who knew life in North Carolina would be so thrilling?

Our power was out for a few hours Saturday morning from Hurricane Irene, but other than that we were lucky. I still have some family in Virginia without power.

So this weekend I have been especially grateful for our nice apartment to live in and everything that goes along with having electricity.

A/C is the bomb.
And so is being able to use your bathroom without a flashlight.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Screen Time

This is our other new daily activity with T.
Watching the psychedelic images on the music player. It fascinates her.
I also play music videos for her on youtube.
Her current favorite is Beyonce's "Single Ladies".
I've tried other music videos. She just doesn't yet appreciate the quality of OK Go. In fact, it made her start crying again.
And yes, I happily use the screen to entertain my 6-week old.
Just another parenting ideal that I've thrown out the window.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


This is our new daily activity.
And I had to wait a good long while to try it too because we had heat advisories/100 degree weather practically every day for the month or so after T was born.
And ain't no way I'm taking my baby out in that.
I will, however, take her out in 90 degree weather.
Because what else am I supposed to do to entertain the two of us? Making weird faces at her only lasts for so long, people.
She loves it.

Monday, August 22, 2011


We gave T her blessing last Sunday.
Almost the whole family (from both sides!) were there.
One sister and one brother-in-law are missing.
But all of the Winsors were there.
 She loved getting her picture taken in her blessing dress.
This is also the dress that I was blessed in.
How sentimental!
Yep. I have a cute baby.

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Newest Winsor

No, it's not another baby.
It's another member of what I like to call the "Winsor Wives club".
Marianne is getting married to Seth's brother Bryce tomorrow!
Unfortunately we won't be able to go, but they at least had a lovely reception last weekend here in Raleigh that we attended.
This is the best picture I got. The niece and nephew had to be in on the picture-taking action. Bryce and Marianne are the new favorites.

I remember when Seth and I were the favorite aunt and uncle.... I think it was right when we got married too. They must have a thing for weddings.
I'm sure Seth will go back to being the favorite once Bryce leaves though.

Congratulations Bryce and Marianne!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

1 Month

T turned 1-month old last Saturday.
Let's celebrate by looking at lots of pictures I took.
This is the sad face she makes when she cries and I think it's adorable. Sometimes I let her cry for a minute or two so I can see it.
I'm a terrible mother.
At 1-month T:
-is finally starting to spread out when she eats during the day. Now it's more like every 3 hours instead of every hour. Halleluah.
She does 5 or 6 hour stretches at night and I am loving it.
-is always happy and content. She cries when she's hungry and sometimes when she's gassy.
-hates getting a bath.
-loves getting her diaper changed.
-is getting better at lifting her head up, but we've had a few face plants that she didn't like.
-still doesn't do much else besides eat and sleep.

We love our little girl!
Check out the double chin.
Just like momma. Except cute.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Two wonderful years today.
I love you!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Like Father, Like Daughter.

T is starting to take after her father.
She falls asleep in crazy positions.
She likes to eat A LOT.
She is almost always happy.
And she is so cute!

(I'm not choking her, I'm burping her.)