Sunday, May 14, 2006

On a Happier Note

Natalie was four weeks old yesterday. She'll be officially one month tomorrow. She's growing. She's learning to make noises that are not related to crying. She smiles at us, and it nearly dissolves me. She still loves baths and has discovered the joys of naked time. She kicks her legs and flails her arms and looks around with glee. She holds her head up for extended periods, and then releases control so her head comes crashing down on one of us. She somewhat grudgingly takes a bottle from me every day or so, just for practice. Like Sanna, she's all about the Dr. Browns, and won't consider an Avent. She entertains us by waking up grunting, stretching, and desperately searching for the boob. She only breaks into wails if it takes too long to get there.

Yesterday we went to Jen's mom's house for dinner. We're sort of in the doghouse over some Mother's Day drama (which shall remain a story for another day). So...we went all out. We dressed Natalie up in a dress Jen's mom had given us, and topped it off with booties and a bonnet. Between the overwhelming cute girliness and the photobook we had made for her, we escaped with very little in the way of reprimands or scolding.

We're thrilled to finally be mothers this Mother's Day. Here's wishing all mothers--past, present, and future--the happiest of days.


  • Beautiful post and beautiful little girl. Congratulations!

    By Anonymous Meg, at 7:48 PM  

  • oh my goodness, she is too, too cute. So glad you have had a good first Mother's Day ever!

    By Blogger M., at 8:19 PM  

  • OMG what a gorgeous girl! Happy, happy Mothers' Day to both of you!

    :::sniff::: I can't believe my DD was that small...

    By Anonymous DebbieS, at 2:09 AM  

  • Sounds like a great mother's day! I love how smugly happy your daughter looks in that last photo. :)

    By Anonymous littleliberals, at 6:12 AM  

  • Now THAT is some breathtaking girly cuteness! Especially the hat. :) Well, really especially the girl, but in terms of the outfit... :)

    By Anonymous Liza, at 9:43 AM  

  • Are you kidding me? She's unbelievable. Lovely.

    By Blogger Katie (WannaBeMom), at 10:31 AM  

  • She's beautiful. Just beautiful!

    By Blogger Ana, at 11:59 AM  

  • love her!

    By Blogger Shelli, at 1:34 PM  

  • Give those cheeks a nibble for me!

    By Blogger hope, at 5:28 PM  

  • That is a 100% cute kid- love the smile! -Kate-

    By Blogger starevelina, at 11:28 AM  

  • She is insanely cute in the girly clothes. She's cuter in person though! Glad to hear your mother's day went well.

    By Anonymous jenny, at 1:10 PM  

  • The vote over here at Chez Linda & Jean is unanimous: Natalie is the cutest, spunkiest one month we've seen. Her personality just shines through each picture. :)

    By Anonymous jean, at 9:40 PM  

  • She is GORGEOUS in that little pink number! Breath-taking!!!

    Happiest of Mothers' Day, girls.
    (also hoping the government nastiness will soon cease, dangit!)

    By Blogger deanna, at 10:02 PM  

  • those photos are SO effing cute!!

    By Blogger Calliope, at 12:15 PM  

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