Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013


Sorry for the lack of pictures lately.  We've been hogging the cuteness.  We're leaving for California on Friday, so if there's not a picture-update before then, we'll at least have lots of pictures with family forthcoming.

Everything's going along.  Jane's babbling a bunch, nearing twenty pounds, and cuter than ever, of course.  We got a good amount of snow Saturday/Sunday, and Andy dug us out.  We've watched a few Christmas movies to get in the spirit.  Jane will be introduced to the Muppet Family Christmas tomorrow night.  And ELF in California!

Safe travels if you'll be out and about in the next few weeks!  Drink eggnog! Kiss babies (but probably only if you know them)!

Saturday, December 7, 2013


Jane and I spent the Thanksgiving meal at my mom and Don's house, with my grandma, aunt, uncle, their three dogs, my mom's two dogs, and my brother and his girlfriend.  It was a busy couple of days, so let's get to the pictures in no particular order!

Wednesday's arrival
 Greatgrandma Agnes and Jane
 Great aunt Pam and Jane
 Grandma Mary Lynn (I'm going to stop adding "and Jane", I trust you can follow it)
 Meeting Pam's puppy Roxie
 A blurry shot of a moving baby and moving puppy?  No way.
 Uncle (Travelin') M@
 Probably the best for which we could hope, trying to get five people to look at the right camera at the right time.  Four generations!
 "Mom, I'm awake..."
 I wish this one weren't blurry!
 Kisses from Roxie
 Great uncle Frank
 Upside-down baby.  And Uncle Matt didn't even get vomited on!
 A deer in the yard, came to say hello
 Pam and Jane
 "Mom, there are so many people here, I don't know what to do!"
 "Oh, I'll hang out with Great Grandma.  It's cool."

Monday, December 2, 2013

Super baby!

Jane and I went to Michigan for Thanksgiving, where I was reliant on other people to take pictures.  I don't have any of them yet, so take these to tide you over:

Monday, November 18, 2013

Saying adios to Puppy Pals

I will really, really miss those blue striped pajamas with the puppies on them.  I took them from Maria after Alex outgrew them (five years ago!) and have been waiting a long time to put someone in them.  It always made me smile to see Jane in them.  Now they're stored away (for the next baby, of course).

Anyway, for as long as Jane would tolerate it, I put a bunch of different clothes on her yesterday to see what fit and what was ready to store.  She's comfortably in 6-9 month stuff.  She's just about outgrown her bouncy chairs, too, as she keeps crunching her head and shoulders forward.  But we went out Saturday and bought her what's called a Bounce Bounce Baby that will keep her contained.  Want to see it?  Of course you do.
You can't see the bottom of it very well, but there's a platform underneath her, on springs, that her feet are supposed to graze (but not be flat-footed).  She seems to like it.  It's eventually going to work with Dad, but for now, it's at home.

 Jane spent some time with Calvin a few weeks ago, as I mentioned.  They seemed to be good friends.

Sleeping in her bouncer

We've still only gotten two roll-overs from her.  I think she's just content to be on her belly for a decent amount of time.  That's not a bad thing!

 Everyone in jammies doing tummy time
 "What do YOU want?"

 Her hair has really gotten thicker in the last few weeks.  Ignore the cradle cap.  We're doing our best to fight it.
 Don't let the pictures fool you.  She's actually pretty bad at napping.  At least, with me she is.
 Did I do this right?
 Andy and I can't stop laughing about this one.

Jane and I will be heading to Michigan next week for Thanksgiving.  She's got some new family members to meet!  And I've got pumpkin stuff to eat.  If you'll be in the Mitten too, let me know!  We'll party until 6:30 PM!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Quick pic

Andy's been out of town since Sunday, so I haven't taken any new pictures of Jane.  Our friend Serena agreed to watch Jane while I worked (THANK YOU!) and snapped this shot of Jane and her son Calvin.
Andy's on his way home and we'll see him tonight!!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Jane's First Halloween!

I think the idea to dress Jane up as a TARDIS came while I was still pregnant.  So I solicited my mom to make her a TARDIS hat, which she did handily, I dressed up as Rose Tyler (though really the only costume part of my costume is that I was wearing way too much mascara, which you can't really see in the pictures).  Andy was the 10th Doctor, and Jane, in her Puppy Pals PJs and TARDIS hat, was our space-and-time-ship, bigger on the inside.

Plus some other pictures.  Random order!  I'm good at blogs.

I thought we needed some good shot of Jane in this onesie, since it's her-specific and can't be used on another child.  Well, it wouldn't make sense.  That doesn't mean we won't do it.

 Jane checking out Mom's hair
 Watching her mobile at work with Dad
 On a walk
 On to Halloween!  The Doctor and his TARDIS

 Companion and TARDIS

 Sonic screwdriver (headphones wrapped around screwdriver)

 Who wants all the candy?
 Jane wants all the candy.
P.S.  Jane totally would have slept through the night last night if I hadn't woken her up at 5 to nurse.  I call that a WIN!