Monday, September 19, 2011


Sometimes I sit T on the couch so that I can putter around and she can watch me.

Sometimes it doesn't work out so well for her.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

2 Months

I have a 2 month old.
Let's talk about it.
She is getting very chunky. You can't see it that well in this picture, but there is a permanent double chin now in addition to her muffin top and thunder thighs.
Goodbye neck. See you in several months.
She's figured out how to smile and does it fairly constantly. She's a happy girl.
Her favorite thing to smile at is when we yawn loudly. Luckily (?) I am tired all the time so she gets to enjoy it often.
No laughing yet except for this one time when Seth and I were trying to change her diaper (messy diaper + flailing legs = mayhem). I think she was enjoying our panic. I don't care to repeat this experience to get her to laugh again.
Sometimes she giggles in her sleep and I wish desperately that I could know what she's dreaming about.
I guess I play with her a little more now (if you call sitting on the couch and yawning at her "playing") but for the most part she still spends the majority of her time sleeping and eating.
I told Seth I wished people judged me with the same criteria they judge T. For example: "Wow Janette! You are holding your head up so well! Hardly any bobbing at all, good job!" And I would feel great about myself all the time.
I am no longer afraid to run errands with her by myself. My new favorite activity is getting compliments from people about my adorable baby.

Now stop growing up T. I just want to be able to carry you around in my arms for the rest of my life, ok? Ok.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom

Dear mom,
Today is your birthday. (Did you know that?)
So I'm pretty sure I could tell you thank you over and over again for the rest of my life and it still wouldn't be enough for all you did for me because HOLY COW CHILDREN ARE SO MUCH WORK. And you had two of me at once. Plus an 18-month old.
Thank you times infinity.
Let's consider the webcam I'm getting soon so you can have video chats with me T your birthday present.
In the meantime, here are some video clips to tide you over.

This one is actually pretty boring except for the last 5 seconds where she goes all cross-eyed and looks hilarious. I wish Seth hadn't cut it off.
She's much better at holding her head up now. She doesn't do those big head swings anymore.
I keep trying to get a video of her grinning and this is the closest I've gotten. Apparently the camera fascinates her more than my goofy antics.

Happy Birthday! I love you.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Dad!

Today is my father's birthday.
He is very good to his children. Not at all abusive.
He is also very good with T.
No really. He is. She loves her granddad.
Probably because of their mutual love of taking naps.

Happy Birthday Dad!
Hope you fit in a good nap today.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Happy Birthday Tiffany!

Today is my sister-in-law Tiffany's birthday.
I like this picture of the two of you.
I suppose now would be the appropriate moment to admit how jealous of Tiffany's curly brown hair I am.
I am way jealous.
Also her woodworking skills. She is my back-up if Seth can't do it.

Happy Birthday to my beautiful, classy and talented sister-in-law!