It's pretty easy to have a lots of firsts when you're only 12 days old. Sophie had a few firsts today- first day to church, first real bath (her cord fell off yesterday)- but the most important being that she got to wear her first dress!
As the pictures show, she had a darling red, smocked, fluffy Christmas dress. She had a giant red flower headband on for a while, but daddy and grandpa both protested enough that I just took it off. (Don't expect that to happen again soon!) She also got to wear her little white "ruffle bum" tights and lacy white shoes that were given to her by her great aunt Linda (thanks, Linda!!). She looked darling!
...Sorry for the odd picture placement. I still haven't really gotten the hang of placing multiple pictures in my blog aesthetically. I think I really just need a photo album!
December 18, 2010
The biggest bump in our day came in the form of some slight delays in and out of Denver but even those weren't bad. Sophie didn't have any problems flying. She wasn't interested in being woken up to suck on her pacifier or anything during take off and landing. In fact, she was perfectly content to just be snuggled the entire trip. We did get a mild little fuss out of her when we were changing her diaper on our laps- she doesn't appreciate cold wipes on her little behind, but really, who does?
We are now settled in and attempting to get caught up on some sleep while grandma spends some time with little miss Sophie.
December 13, 2010
Okay, I know that having a baby is the real miracle but I just had a little, tiny mood boost. I took a risk and tried slipping on a pair of jeans. I own exactly two pairs. One pair is a size two "skinny jean." I'm not dumb enough to attempt anything that has the word "skinny" in it for a while. The other pair is a size four Banana Republic pair that my mom and I got on SUPER clearance ($15) years ago. Guess what? They fit! So what if they don't quite zip up all the way-that's what belts are for, right? I'm wearing jeans! That is all. Carry on.
December 10, 2010
December 7, 2010
December 5, 2010
For Craig's parents, we put together a wedding book with TONS of pictures- something his mom has been requesting for a while. (We didn't even get them until just a few months ago!!) With our chocolate party last night, we also put together some tins of peppermint bark and assorted truffles for his brother, Kirk, and his parents. We may have sampled a few while we were making them- Yummy!
December 4, 2010
I guess what I'm saying is that yesterday was really just the proverbial cherry on top. We had to keep our entire day wide open since we could expect a call any moment telling us to come in and if we weren't there within a short time our spot would be given to someone else and we'd be put at the end of the list. As such, Craig couldn't go to work since he works too far away. I couldn't go to class- the one day this week that I actually had the energy to go- because if they called, I wouldn't have cell service. So, I missed my 5th day of class this semester, Craig went a bit short on hours and we don't have our baby. Wondering when we found out for certain we wouldn't be going in? That would be after 6:00 last night. I got a call asking if I'd just like to be put on their list for next week- right in the middle of a final. Yes, that sounds PERFECT to me! By the way, there is no guarantee that we'll get in then, either. It's going to be the exact same thing as yesterday- keep the day entirely open. Don't go to work, don't go to class (or in my case, take a final) and just wait for a call.
Yes, I fully recognize the fact that I'm grumpy. Yes, our baby is fine where she is at the moment. Yes, we are incredibly thankful she's healthy and apparently comfortable. Sure, go ahead and even call me selfish for wanting to be induced at all (I've already heard it a few times.) Anyone who has been pregnant and been given a "stop-date" and then not had it happen likely understands exactly what I'm feeling. So, until she decides to come on her own- which at this pace won't be until January- or we actually get in, I'm off to do some more Christmas decorating and projects. Christmas lights on the bushes, here I come.