Thursday, January 26, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

My second all-time favorite picture of Ada. Can you tell I've only been taking pictures of the baby lately?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Friend Kathryn took this of Ada at two (?) months old. With a little less chub (and smaller ears) it could be the same child.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sleeping Babe

I recognize that profile...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My favorite picture of Ada. Cape May last summer.

Monday, January 16, 2012

2 Weeks

2 weeks old

New stats
Height: 21 1/4 inches , 95 %
Weight: 7.12 lbs, 25 %

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Doctor Monkey

Ada is obsessed with the doctor set she got for Christmas.

The Story of JoMo

Guest post by Kyle

Joseph is already a week and a half old…hard to believe. So far he’s a super mellow kid–hardly any crying, sleeps long stretches during the night, generally content to just hang out and look around. Corinne and I are amazed at how easy he’s been so far, and that extends to his birth as well.

Corinne was uncomfortable but not in unbearable pain late monday night when she went into labor. When we finally decided to head into the hospital, the doctors didn’t really take her seriously because she was so stoic about the whole thing.

(*a side note about Corinne: She will be sure to let you know about paper cuts, stubbed toes, mild headaches etc. But when she’s in real discomfort, she turns inward and goes completely calm. This is surely a sign of intense inner strength, and it makes doctor evaluations difficult.)

By the time the docs got around to checking her out, they discovered that we needed to get moving or the baby would be born in the triage ward. An hour later, Joseph was born, Tuesday morning at 5:49am. It took three pushes.

It’s been fairly smooth sailing since then. The whole family was home on Wednesday afternoon, sleeping soundly in their own beds. Corinne’s mom came Thursday, and has been a huge help with Joseph and Ada, especially since I’ve been working long hours this week to support my team at the Consumer Electronics Show.

We’re anxious to see how tiny Joseph changes in the coming weeks. We’ve been told that babies start to show personality after two or three weeks, but I’m hoping he stays just the way he is now: a happy, adorable little lump.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Before and After

before and after

And thank goodness! I've never been so excited to "eject an infant from my womb".

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012


He had his first doctor's appointment today. He's been around for almost a week. That seems so old.

Weight: 7.1 lbs
Height: 20 inches

He's well on his way to living up to Ada's awesome baby fatness.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Yep. Looking like a newborn...

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Baby's Second Outing

60 degrees here in NYC today. Glorious.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Ada and Joseph

She played it pretty cool at the hospital.

More interest in the iPad than the baby

She warmed up for about 2 seconds

Some help from Nana

Big sister

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

He Made It

Joseph Smart Monson
1/3/2012 at 5:44am
6.14 lbs, 19.5 inches long

I'm going to leave the other details to Kyle.

Monday, January 2, 2012

The Belly (Over) Documented

So putting these up makes me feel really vain--but when your sweet friend takes pictures of you, you're kind of obligated to post them? Right? Right? Thank you again Lesley, for managing to take the ever-elusive, non-cheesy maternity picture.

I think I'm actually coming out about even though, considering the fact that I don't have a single picture documenting my pregnancy with Ada (well, minus that one of me at 38 weeks in a bikini on the beach). I might have to pass some of these off someday as my first pregnancy. Or just tell her "I looked pretty much the same with you, minus the bangs and the lines around my mouth".

6 +/- more days to go!!