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I try to be superwoman. I like iced cappuccinos, photography, design and being neat and tidy. My husband and I are homebodys - even though we've been together for 10 years, (married for three) our life is never boring. We have an almost two year old daughter who is the center of our world. Join us as we make our house a home and juggle parenthood for the first time.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Which headband should I buy?

Choice #1

Choice #2

Choice #3

Cuteness overload....what to do..what to do?!

#1, #2, or #3?

Or all 3?! Eeek. Don't tell Spence.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

B&W Baby Love

"If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle."

- Vincent Van Gogh

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Spencer's Father's Day Present....

Spence LOVED his gift, but loved hanging out with his beautiful daughter even more.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Smilin' Like a Pea...

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Happy 2 Months Sophie!

How quickly this last month has gone by! We are learning more about you every day. You started to sleep a little more, which makes mommy and daddy happy. You also slept through the night 3 times in a row....although we haven't seen that since. You still like sleeping on your belly, and also like to sleep on your side. You also go longer stretches to eat. You are at 3 hours. Sometimes you surprise us with a 4 hour stretch during the day.

We have new nicknames for you everyday it seems. You are "pea" to mommy and daddy and "pooper" to daddy. Sometimes mommy calls you "pea and carrots" too. You seem to like it. "Sophie kicks" is also another favorite from pregnancy when you used to kick me!

We don't think you look too much different from month one, but you have sure filled out in the belly. Sophie, your eyelashes are finally long enough to see. They are very long and gorgeous and definitely take after daddy's lashes. Can't wait to take photos of them!

Mommy was away from you for the first time this month. She missed you lots. Nana watched you while mommy and daddy had a wedding to go to. In the time we were away you discovered your hands! I still can't wait to see your new discovery. You watched your mobile on your lamb swing today very intently. I even documented it.

Your laughs and smirks are the most adorable thing. We hang on every moment you give us your toothless grin. We love taking pictures of you and filming your funny faces!

You are almost out of your newborn clothes. You're starting to wear 0-3 month clothes! Yay! You are still in size one diapers and last week you weighed about 9.5 lbs. Getting bigger! We are looking forward to your 2 month appointment next week when we get all of the stats.

Seahorse rattle
Key rattle
Car seat

Loud noises
Clipping/filing nails

(Mommy guesses it's good you have more likes than dislikes!)

Happy 2 month birthday Sophie! We love you!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Our Favorite Things: Newborn Edition

The Fisher Price Rock n Play Sleeper is a godsend. Sophie will not sleep on her back so sleeping on an incline has been great for her. Her favorite position is on her belly, but until she has better head control (it gets better every day!) we put her in here next to our bed. I like how light and easy it is to fold and move. Sometimes she will nap/lay in this while I am editing photos and she is content.
The Boppy pillow is a must have item. Great for breastfeeding and infant positioning, I usually have this on the couch when we're hanging out. Sometimes we even use it for naps when we're supervising her.

This is the Itzbeen timer. This is great for sleep-deprived moms and dads who don't want to write down/remember the last time their child: had a diaper change...ate...slept...etc. The first week we almost forgot we had the timer and let me tell you, life has been a lot easier since using it. It even has a nifty clip on the back of it. I carry it with me even in the diaper bag. It gave us a good sense of Sophie's habits.

Gereber's 12 pack Birdseye Diapers has come in handy for us more times than I can count. No, we aren't cloth diapering, but I use these for burp clothes, spit up rags, but most importantly emergency pee mishaps during changing times. It's super absorbent. Sophie sometimes likes to surprise us when we change her, so I always keep one by our changing areas.

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