Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Grandma and Katie

Petting bees

Yes, bees. They're fuzzy and like the attention.

Ready to travel

Katie prior to leaving for Oregon. She did great on the trip

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Y roach

Ymca has some big bugs in the locker room. I caught him, drew made sure to stay well away from me.

Big bed, little baby

Friday, May 27, 2011

My cookie!

She likes them as much as I do.

Shrimp on the barbie


She likes it more than it looks like she does.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The nest

Katie has been sleeping for over two hours in this nest thing. The down comforter is under her with a burp cloth on top, then her blanket anchored with a cushion, a suggestion from my mom. Apparently the weight of the cushion is like swaddling - keeps baby secure feeling, etc. But this goes against so much advice from the docs related to not putting babies on soft surfaces as a choking hazard and not puttig blankets on them for the very same reason. Sigh.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


Ready for a shower.

Monday, May 23, 2011


Aimee used to sleep like this with me. She stopped showing up during the pregnancy. Since Katie's birth, she has transferred her feline affection to Rich. This culminated last night in this complete transfer, showing me what's what. Maybe she'll come back after Katie is weaned?

Best thing ever.

Baby sleeping on you. Sigh.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Nap success

I picked up a newer pack & play for the family room downstairs. After an hour and a half of sort of trying to sleep, Katie managed to fall asleep. I clipped her fingernails and then moved her to the bassinet. So far so good...half and hour and counting.

Korean baby torture!

Katie was so very good during our overnight trip to my mom's house this week. She suffered through being fawned over by a slew of Korean relatives who examined, poked and prodded and made all sorts of observations as far as who she resembled. My cousin, Ah-young, is particularly adept at baby torture - while Katie was asleep, she documented the technique.

The nicest drool rag ever

Katie is incapable of not drooling and/or spitting up on this activity mat. Generally immediately after I ressurect it from the laundry.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Space available...

...for Mighty Math Awards, anyway.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Busy lap

The baby's napping, so the cat decided to get in on the action while the getting was good. So here I am...until there's a reason to get up!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Napping on the sofa

Katie and I fell asleep on the sofa. Sadly a call woke me up, but she slept right through it. With some deft maneuvering, I managed to move her off me so I could move. How cute - the blanket matches her outfit.

Bundled nap

It's an icky day out today. Katie's been bundled up most of the day.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


My sole genetic contribution.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Good morning

Just ate and had a good burp. Baby acne clearing up, too.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


She packs a mean punch...even if she can't hold her head up yet.

Monday, May 9, 2011


Because she just popped into a freshly changed diaper and she thinks it's funny.

Friday, May 6, 2011


This should make things easier.

Leg baby


Drew moved into a cubicle of a co-worker of mine that just retired. He's the new nintendo expert of the office.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Katie  had her 1 month checkup today. Still on the small side at 7 pounds 3.4 ounces. I had a hard time believing that given how often and enthusiastically she feeds. Anyhow, the forward movement was enough to appease the doctor, so we're good.

Afterwards, we did some shopping. We are now on brand #4 of pacifiers. And checked out the new quilt shop, which appears to be owned by women who worked at the shop that closed in December. And then picked up drive through lunch. (I keep hoping for a drive through Vietnamese place.) And wrapped things up by dropping off some medical paperwork for Drew at his school.

By the end, Katie was so done being in her car seat. The heat didn't help. I changed her into more comfy breathable clothes when we got home and fed her. She then promptly passed out. Ah to be four weeks old.

Bundled up

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

It's been a long day

A nap on mom's jeans on the sofa.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


And drew came in for the photo bomb.

Monday, May 2, 2011


...he's hunting wabbits.