Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bear cubs!

When Mommy is home with the baby all day, she gets a little loopy and finds new ways to entertain herself. Fashion show! (From left) Leopard-Bear, Nora-Bear and Chubby enjoy a snooze together.

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The nursery

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A good day

I like to get things done. A good day means a productive today, i.e. I wrote 1,000 words, I did the laundry, I graded ten papers, etc. When Nora was first born, I kept a to-do list by the chair where I nurse her so I could accomplish tasks and then cross them off the list. But spending time with Nora has made me appreciate time in a new way. We take a walk down to Memorial Park and look out at the water. I’ve got her strapped into her BABY BJÖRN (thanks Whitney for letting us borrow it!) and she’s wearing her fleece bear suit. She sleeps against my chest. The sky is very blue and the sun feels good on my face.  These are the moments I know I will remember the most.

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What will change after the baby comes:

1. You will begin to speak about yourself in third person. I.e.  “Mommy is going to put you in a pair of jeggings now. Are you on board or do you think the trend is on its way out?”

2. You will begin to refer to your hubby in third person and you and your hubby will have conversations with one another via the baby. I.e. “Daddy said he was going to take the trash out but he hasn’t done it yet. No he hasn’t! No he hasn’t!”

3. You will talk about poop and pee all of the time. Its color, consistency and quantity will be major topics of conversation.

4. If you go to the pediatrician and say, hypothetically, that the nurse puts a thermometer up your baby’s butt and your baby poops all over the table and then on your pant leg and shoe — you and your spouse will not be disgusted as you might have once been, but instead, you will rejoice. Hooray! She pooped for the first time! She’s eating!

To be continued….

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Baby Jeggings

Baby jeggings? Now that’s just silly.

We love babies for their rolls and chubby parts. Skinny jeans and bulky-diaper-butt do not quite go together. I saw these jeggings in Macy’s and thought, what the hay? These jeggings might be nice for spring. I’ll see if Nora likes them. She didn’t. They were hard to get on her kicking legs and they were seriously skin tight.

Nora, as you can see, is quite dissatisfied. She must think the trend is on its way out. (Her hat was also much too large.)  Oh well. I shall return the baby jeggings to Macy’s!

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She smiles!

This is just getting more and more fun! Nora was five weeks old when we saw her first smile. She likes to be tickled under the chin, although, the novelty is starting to wear off for her. For her Mommy and Daddy, it will never get old.

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Our little Shmoopie

Other nicknames include: Shmooples, Smooshie, Monkey and Potato. She smooshes up her face when she sleeps and she likes to mash her face up against you when you hold her. When she starts to wake up, she burrows into you like a little squirrel.

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