Saturday, December 26, 2009


We had a great Christmas this year and luckily didn't have to travel. We actually planned on driving down to Florida for the week between Christmas and NYE, but then decided that would be frakking crazy with a nearly 3 year old and 3 month old. Maybe next year. Lily spent lots of time with beloved Didu, Papa, Kaarin, Auntie Gretch, Uncle Ash, Nana, Ota, and Uncle Andy. Maya got lots of extended family love, too. The highlight for Mommy was a trip by myself to Target the day after Christmas.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Lily the Good Witch and Maya the Bear!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

First Smiles

There's nothing like those first sweet baby smiles. I remember waiting and waiting for Lily to smile after she was born, but Maya's first smiles really snuck up on me. I have a feeling that this is how it is with baby number two. Things are really flying by. Before we know it, she'll be walking and talking. Since Maya will most likely be our last baby (much to my father-in-law's chagrin) part of me wants to slow things down and keep her small forever, but I'm looking foward to all of her firsts and watching her grow.

Lily's Milk

Since Maya's been born, I've logged many, many, many hours nursing. Lily finds it fascinating that Maya drinks "Mommy's milk" and has decided that her plethora of baby dolls should be drinking "Lily's milk." I find it fascinating that Lily's milk comes from her belly button and that its milk if Lily drinks milk and water if Lily drinks water. And Daddys don't have milk cause that's so silly. Here's a pic of her nursing Marisol.

Fall in Michigan

Although I loathe the end of summer (temp drops, shorter days, back to work), I do love fall in Michigan. There's just something about crisp days filled with cider mills, pumpkin patches, farms, and colored leaves that make me happy. So far this fall, I've been on two wagon rides, tromped through two pumpkin patches, picked 4 pumpkins, had two different kinds of cider and doughnuts, and have dressed the girls in their first matching outfits and its not even the end of October!

Monday, October 19, 2009

One Month Old!

I can't believe littlest is one month old already. I think when Lily was born, that first month was one of the longest of my life. Now that we're old pros at this parenting gig this past month has flown by. Maya is a pretty chill baby who loves her sleep (so far anyway, knock on wood!). Lily loves being a big sister and can't get enough kisses and pats to Maya's head.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Last Night...

Last night was, um, interesting. Lily didn't nap at preschool yesterday so we knew she'd most likely sleep like crap. Maya is a week old so we knew she'd most likely sleep like crap. When Lily and Maya sleep like crap Husband and I sleep like crap. My night went like this...

7:30 Lily asleep
8:00 Lily awake, pooped in her pull-up
8:15 Lily back asleep
7:30 Maya asleep
9:30 Maya awake
10:00 Maya asleep
11:00 Maya awake
11:30 Lily awake (Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!)
11:45 Lily asleep
12:00 Maya asleep
12:45 Maya awake
12:46 Lily awake (Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!)
12:50 Lily asleep
1:15 Maya asleep
1:45 Lily awake (Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!)(Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!) (Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!)
1:55 Lily asleep
5:00 Maya awake
5:30 Maya asleep
5:45 Maya awake
5:50 Maya asleep
6:15 Maya awake
6:20 Maya asleep
6:45 Lily awake

Soooooo fun (insert eye roll here).

Friday, September 18, 2009

Welcome to the World Maya Gabriella!

September 17th, 2009, 8:10pm, 9 pounds, 8 ounces, 20 inches long.