travis is quitting his second job. he will be home 5 evenings a week now, instead of just 1 or 2. i know one little girl who will be very happy to have more daddy time.
travis has what i like to refer to as “daddy magic”. sometimes sylvie sees him and immediately calms down. well, little girl, there’s a lot more daddy magic coming your way!
our days are looking more like this:
and less like this:
it’s way more fun this way! happy six weeks to my little milky-moo.
today is sylvie’s original due date. she is 3 weeks and 2 days old.
i can’t even imagine still being pregnant. it feels like she’s always been here in our arms.
today we went on our first real family outing to the park. by real outing i mean that i had to change and breast-feed her in public for the first time. we had a great time lounging under the trees, reading aloud to each other, and just being there together.
sylvie slept most of the time:
look at those lips!
after she woke up we got her changed. she peed all over herself. being the novice parent that i am, i forgot to pack a change of clothes. no matter. with her belly full, we laid her in the sun to dry out.
our first public feeding:
tummy time/tush drying time:
shortly after tummy time it started to get a little warm for her. we packed everything up and headed home. she is still napping in her car seat.
we started doing tummy time just a few days ago. this is a video of her first time. she picked up her head and turned it over no less than 3 times her very first go at it! it may be silly to get so excited about such a small thing, but i think it’s pretty impressive. i can’t believe that her original due date is still 6 days away. she’s grown so much already.
the song in the video is “tick eats the olives” by devendra banhart.
one year ago:
photo by geoffrey horowitz of leapfrog photography.
happy anniversary to my wonderful, sweet husband and the father of my child. i love you more and more everyday.
these pictures are from yesterday, to mark sylvie’s one week birthday:
i apologize for my lack of posting over the past week. however, in my defense i have the cutest reason ever to be preoccupied.
we finally got some clothes that fit her today. she’s so tiny that my mom had to venture into the preemie section. the newborn items we have are HUGE on her. can someone please explain to me where the clothing items for 5-7 pound babies are hiding? the preemie items are just slightly short on her, but they fit her better than anything else. oh well. i’m sure she’ll fit into her newborn stuff by her actual due date on the 31st.
there are many unexpected side effects of having a baby that no one ever tells you about. the one that has hit me is the overwhelming love i have for my husband. it’s an entirely new kind of affection now that we’re nurturing this life together. i’m more in love with him now than i ever thought possible. he just blows me away. he went from changing his first ever diaper to being super dad over the course of a day. you always hear about the mother’s instincts and intuition. i think it’s about time we give it up for the dads. his instincts are spot on. i’m continually impressed with how well he has adjusted. there is so much love in our little family.
i could sit and stare at you all day long, sylvie. we love you so much.