Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I want for nothing.

I now have everything I've ever wanted.

My life is now complete.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Showing off.

Since the first week Hattie was born, I've been begging Jeremy to take more photos of her. Yes, yes, I could do it. But Jeremy? Umm... he's amazing. :-) My photos don't do her justice. ;-)

Also, we officially took her stats on Sunday (the 18th) at 6 weeks old:

Weight: 9 lbs 12 oz
Length: 22.5 inches
Measurement around thigh: 6.25 inches (heeeee! so skinny and cute!)

And our beautiful daughter...

She's smiling at *me* here...


I know I'm the mom, so I'm biased. But... wow, my girl is gorgeous. *sigh*

And she's mine.

All mine. :-) Okay, and Jeremy's too. ;-)


Monday, September 19, 2011

Touring Hattie's Nursery - Part 2

Some photos of Hattie's nursery. :-)

*Paint color is Benjamin Moore Antiguan Sky.

Shelf (garage sale) of Disney figurines (vintage),
and other vintage lovelies on top. Mother Goose book,
handmade (by a friend) name blocks, vintage baby scale,
vintage Paddington (was hubby's). Basket from Hobby Lobby.
Silk flowers from... the Dollar Tree? Maybe? LOL.

Old crib spring and teeny clothespins holds favorite photos. :)

Another angle. And the crib skirt I made myself! :D
Fabric is Michael Miller.

Mobile was made from Dear Lizzy papers (American Crafts),
some butterfly punched paper, and some random buttons.
All on embroidery floss. Super easy.

I'll try to post the rest of the photos soon... ;-)

Touring Hattie's Nursery

So... I have yet to get photos of Hattie's room, *but* here is a quick video I shot yesterday. I wouldn't say her room is "done" though. I would still like a rug and curtains and a bunting over her crib. And I *really* need to finish the mobile over her changing table. But here's what it looks like as of now: :-)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Growing Up: Hattie at One Month

Can it be? Hattie is one month old?! Well, actually she's one month and one week, but I'm a bit slow getting here. Babies, you know, are a lot of work and take a lot of time. ;-) Good work and good time! :-D She's so much fun! :-)

And I so need to learn how to use our DSLR, so I can take more *good* photos. :-) *sigh*

At one month...

She's about 22 inches long. (probably a bit longer... she's very wiggly! LOL!)

She's about 9.5 pounds.

She is long and skinny. I have to sell the cloth diapers I have and buy different ones... because the ones I bought? Apparently, they are not for skinny-legged babies, and sometimes poopy leaks onto her clothes. LOL. (I totally thought she'd be a chubby baby!) Ah well. :-)

(A poopy-looking photo, but I just wanted you
to see how long and skinny she is. Heeee!)

She is finally in 0-3 month clothes. Some are still too big for her though (like the outfit above!). Tee hee.

On September 13th, she had her first *real* smile (as in, woke up in the morning, I said, "Hi, Baby Girl!!" And she smiled right at me. ;-) ).

She's such a great sleeper...
(This photo is during a nap, while I was right there.
At night, she's swaddled and on her back. And yes,
you do see yellow, orange and green. Pink is not her color. ;-) )

She's pretty much like clock-work: cat nap around 6 or 7pm, falls asleep at 11:30pm, wakes up at noon. I nurse her around 4:30am or so, and she stays asleep. She then wakes up around 8:30 or 9am to nurse again, then back to sleep till noon.

She does not like a pacifier unless she's sleeping or falling asleep. I didn't want her to have one at all, but sometimes she just needs to suck... and she's not hungry, so I won't do. She gets it, calms herself, then spits it out. :-)

She is SUCH a content baby. She only cries at night when she's super tired and doesn't nap well that day. And *sometimes* she cries when she's hungry... if I'm not fast enough getting ready for her. LOL. :-p

She wakes up in the morning (and from her naps), and she's in such a great mood. Just lies there, taking it all in. She doesn't cry... she stretches and looks around for a bit. I hang out with her for a few minutes before I pick her up. She's so happy. :-)

Loves being in the Moby wrap and helping me cook...

Loves to have her hands up by her face.

Loves tummy time (we started this at five-six days old, a day or two after her umbilical cord fell off). On the boppy, she's getting so strong on her tummy that she can push off with her feet and arms and fall forward onto her head... that is, if I'm not there to catch her. LOL. It's never actually happened, but I know it would if I walked away. (eek!)

Has a *super* strong head, and she can hold it up during tummy time and when I'm just carrying her around.

Is close to rolling over from back to tummy. She can do it with just a nudge from me. ;-)

She is so captivated by the telephone, and she loves when my mom or dad or Jeremy are on the other line (on speaker phone). :-)

She loves music! She has very eclectic tastes though... U2, Point of Grace and Raffi seem to be current favorites. ;-)

She had her first trip to The Container Store on September 4th! She LOVED it! Okay... she was asleep the whole time. LOL. But *I* really enjoyed showing her off to my co-workers. :-) And yes, *of course* I got a photo! That has to be documented. ;-)

I'll try to update more often. I really must have Jeremy (or someone...) teach me how to use the good camera. LOL.

Until next time... :-D