Tuesday, November 25, 2008


When Evie was 8 days old, two young journalists from the school I taught at came to our house for a few hours. One of them asked me endless questions, which became a full two-page spread in the student newspaper. The other snapped picture after picture. About 150 pictures in all. Here are some highlights:

Today's firsts: Evie smiled at me when I blew a raspberry on her tummy during a diaper change and put some weight on her legs when I held her under her arms, above my lap. Such a big girl.
We had a busy day, visiting my old school (which is how I got my hands on the CDs of pictures from the article) and a friend with 2-month-old twin girls. ETA: This friend came to visit us in the hospital when Evie was 1 day old and then had her girls a few days later. She went so long (38+ weeks I think) that both were born at or above 7 lbs. and she said "the nurses were ecstatic about such big, healthy twins." Now they are about 9 and 10 lbs. and cuter than ever. They look very different, like Safire's twins, and I got to hold both of them (one at a time, I'm not a pro yet). It is so fun to hold babies that are littler than your own. That and looking at these pictures has reminded me, today, of how much Evie has grown. She's 150% of her birth weight!
Tonight and tomorrow J and I are packing to drive to Minnesota for Thanksgiving, to see his family. None of them except his parents have met Evie yet, so it will be a fun time!


  1. I love the picture of you and Evie!!! That is pure happiness on your face, and absolute contentment on hers. =)

    Have fun showing her off to J's family! I'm sure she'll be the hit of the holiday!

  2. Gorgeous pics!
    Have a great holiday.

  3. Great pictures!! Love that one of you and her. You guys both look so happy. Enjoy showing her off to J's family. I love doing that for the first time.

  4. I love, love, LOVE the pics. Wow, those students are talented! You should think about commissioning them for your next portrait session! :)

  5. The picture of you smiling at Evie just makes me emotional. It's like those blasted Hallmark commercials. It makes the joy of motherhood almost tangible.
    And it reminds me of how completely grateful I am to have that in my life as well.
    Happy Thanksgiving indeed...:)


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