Thursday, October 29, 2009

Faves From the First Week

After visiting Jill's new baby, Jane, I ran home and looked through all of Ada's pictures from the first week. It seems like forever ago that she was so teeny tiny. I know it's cliche, but it really is crazy how fast they grow.





Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Super Boring Video of a Baby

These really are just for the grandmas (and maybe one of my sisters). Though neither of them would be very impressed with our parenting skills if they realized what the lyrics are to the song Kyle is forcing our sweet innocent baby to dance to. Bad parents!
EVERYONE else will not find them very entertaining (spoiler alert).
First video: what she does all day. Sucks on her hands and makes gagging faces. Note: I HATE how my voice sounds on recordings (who doesn't?) and there's a pretty good cross-eyed moment at the very end.
Second video: what happens every night when Daddy gets home. Kyle sure does love him some Video Yearbook. Also, check out that baby cellulite. Lastly, it's terrifying how Ada is already into tv. I didn't realize it would happen so young. She just sits there with a glazed look on her face, which means the time has come to drastically reduce our tv consumption while she's awake. Did anyone see that Disney is giving refunds for everyone who has ever bought a Baby Einstein video? That's because tv does NOT make your baby smart, contrary to what marketers try to tell you. Come on people! Link here http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/24/education/24baby.html?_r=1
Third video: now that she's discovered her hands, she's discovered they can reach out and hold things . And that the things she's holding can be put into her mouth. Hey, that's a big deal too!

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Funny Face


So my Mom thought this was sacrilegious, but I think it's an hilarious idea (but not as funny as when Jessie did it http://jessica-jensen.blogspot.com/2009/07/yes.html Especially the last one. It still makes me laugh). Plus, I'm running out of blog ideas. I keep trying to get video of Ada laughing and smiling but she's always too obsessed with the sparkly camera and won't perform.



Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ada Outdoes Herself

Why, you ask, is my baby naked on the streets of New York City? Baby's first epic blow-out (it was bound to happen). I'll spare you the gory details. Just laugh over the image of a major wipe- down on a public bench in the hipster-ist neighborhood of Manhattan (the Lower East Side). I got lots of funny looks from skinny jeans wearing tools. Ada was not amused, but I sure was.



She just gets bigger and bigger....


Monday, October 19, 2009

Hey Ma, I've Got Hands!!!

Her life just became that much more awesome.
Ada spends a lot of time looking at these. Wouldn't it be weird to not know you had hands? Babies are such babies.

Real IM conversation with my sister, Jessie.
me: ada realized that she has a right hand and is always staring at it. she has no idea about her left one though.
her: There you go, that blog post just wrote itself. picture of her staring at her right hand. unawares of the left.
me: actually. as i was typing that I looked over and she was staring at her left one.
her: here's your post - you were JUST telling your sister about how she discovered her right hand - ONLY her right hand, and were preparing in your mind a blog post on it, when you looked over and she was staring intently at her LEFT hand. I like the line about her world becoming that much more awesome. Add a picture, and there you go.
me: is that too cheesy though?
her: no, it's funny. baby's world becoming more awesome with the discovery of each new hand
me: not that you're cheesy. just that posting about a baby over and over again is cheesy even though it's a baby blog and that's the point. nevermind.
me: k. hopefully I can get a picture of her.
her: all things ada and nothing else
me: it's true. i warned people.
her: I, for one, would actually be angry if you posted anything else. With THAT blog title and description ;)
me: false advertising.
her: ew, I hate these emoticons. What's wrong with just a semi-colon, dash, and parenthesie?
me: not cute enough
her: is that singular for parentheses?
me: no idea. i was impressed when i saw it though.

Ok. So maybe I thought that was funnier than it actually is. I'm still coming to terms with the whole mommy blog thing.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sleeping Babe



Kathryn tried to show me a few camera pointers yesterday (this picture was taken by her). I think I retained some of it. Moral of the story is that I need a new lens...

Friday, October 9, 2009

Baby's Even Bigger

Fall clothes are the best.



Our linebacker got her first shots today. She reacted exactly how I react to shots (minus the vomiting and/or fainting)--she screamed for 1 1/2 minutes and then conked out .

Here are her new stats:
Height: 23.5 inches, 85th %
Weight: 13.8 pounds, 96th %
Head: 39cm, 53rd %

So basically my 2 month old could beat up your 2 month old. Deal with it.


Monday, October 5, 2009

Baby Got Blessed



For those of you who think this is a baptism--wrong. This is a baby blessing a la Mormon style. It was quite the par-taye. I fully realize that this is picture overload, but the grandmas will appreciate it and that's all that really matters.


My grandma, Sweetie, made this dress for my blessing when I was a wee one. Too bad our little Sasquatch couldn't fit into the matching booties and her fat arms kept getting the circulation cut off. Carly was very concerned.




crowded
She hated the bonnet. Can't say I blame her. But good for a tearful photo op.
We always laugh when our baby cries. It's sort of our thing.
Just hanging out with Grandpa Monson.
Grandma Monson got the only smiles of the night. She must have been doing something right.
Oops. Out of order.

Love this one.

Interesting how it's always the women who fawn over a baby...

oh yeah--many thanks to Daniel for documenting the blessed event!