Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Mmmmm...look at all that yummy sushi. I never liked it until I moved to Japan, but they do it right in this country!
The whole group. Notice that I am not holding Mallory- in fact, she's 3 people over from me in the arms of a Japanese lady of course! (I admit to not knowing all their names or how to spell them, but I'll work on it and try to post them soon.)
Monday, October 12, 2009
Here are a few things I have discovered about mommy hood and newborns so far:
-As a mom, I have learned to sleep on all kinds of things, in any position. I've woken up with my head in a pool of spit up, a pacifier wedged under my back, baby socks and a bottle in our bed - just to name a few.
-Baby farts are hilarious every single time. The face babies make while farting is even funnier.
-Baby burps are also quite funny, and the louder the better!
-We encourage our daughter to both fart and burp on a regular basis. We will work on "being a lady" later, or maybe she'll just be a tomboy.
-You can rock a baby to sleep, place them in the crib, slip into your bed and get comfy- and then they let you know they aren't really asleep.
-New moms don't really enjoy being told "wow, you look really tired". Well, that would be because I am really tired. Not sure if you were trying to compliment me, but thanks for the reminder that I'm running on about 3 good hours.
-Babies, on the other hand, sleep a lot. You can try to wake them and play with them, and nothing seems to get them up. That is, until it is nap time or bed time. Then they are wide awake!
- Newborns sleep is some very uncomfy looking positions- arms out, above the head and head crunched down so it looks like they just might break their neck. Don't try to rearrange them. It just wakes them up and then you have to start the whole bedtime procedure all over again.
- Whoever said breast fed babies diapers have a "sweet" smell to them- obviously hasn't changed my kid's diapers.
-I had no idea my house would be taken over by small plastic objects- I have at least 2 pacifiers in ever room in the house!
- I wish there was an invention to help them hold said pacifiers in the mouth.
- Newborns are noisy, noisy sleepers. I thought I was a heavy sleeper until Mallory was born and started sleeping in our room. For a person with no language skills, the kid can make a LOT of noise at night!
- I can walk around all day long (and run errands all over town) with spit-up on my shoulder and not even know it until my husband walks in from work and says "nice clump of white junk on your shirt". Lovely.
-True love is seeing your child smile at you for the first time. It 100% overrides all the noises, smells, wet stuff, etc. She's worth it all and then some!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Little Mallory can't sit up on her own yet, of course. She is propped up in a baby seat, with a blanket around it. She has on a pretty white dress, but bless her little heart, she looks like a munchkin all smashed in that chair. A munchkin with stubs for legs and arms- haha.
Taking pictures and looking cute is tiring work!
Here are the group shots we tried to get. As you can see, it was just quite hilarious to try to get 10 kids ages 7 wks (Mallory is the baby of the group) to 1 year to try to sit still and smile at a camera at the same time.
Mallory looks like she is the queen of the pumkin patch and all her little royal subjects are face planted around her- haha!
Isn;t this just the cutest little pumpkin you ever did see??