Tuesday, December 31, 2013

oh hi

 ^^ did you know that the sweetest little babe in town lives at our house??

Friday, December 27, 2013

the first week of life

for simon has been preeeetty rough.
he has been forced to nap with his dad in

the warm, comfy bed every day.

grandma has the nerve to dote on him unabashedly.

someone (his great-grandma) gave
him five dollars for his savings account for christmas.

and I have snuggled and kissed him
so much that his future friends are sure to
be embarrassed on his behalf.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

simon philip

was born on december 20th in the evening. some current
 favorite activities of his are: trying to consume his hands, 
snuggling in the warm bed with us, eating, being swaddled extra tight, 
eating, lying on his papa's chest, eating, sleeping with extra sweet expressions 
on his face, and eating. he's all about the simple pleasures of baby life,
especially the all-you-can-eat mama buffet part.

the most surprising feeling of it all (and let me say, there
are a lot of emotions that come with birth and babies)
is how much you can love someone so immediately and
so unconditionally. I just wasn't expecting to feel
this much this quickly.
ah, dear little simon, we love you!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

due date

today is forty weeks and baby boy is due!
 but, you know, I'm thinking of how nice it must 
be for him to be inside of me, nicely tucked 
away from the cold (thank you, utah).
honestly, the babes can stay inside as long as 
he wants - well, hmm, maybe just for a few more days
because as good as I feel and as safe and cozy as he is,
we are thrilled about meeting him, seeing him, 
deciding whose nose he has, whose eyes he has,
watching him grow and seeing his personality develop.

we are excited to be parents.

but until he arrives, we are working on final papers and projects

and decorating the new place we moved into about two weeks ago (hallelujah!)
and going on little dates about town and singing christmas songs and
eating ikea gingersnaps with hot chocolate.

come soon, little boy!
everything is ready for you.
even the christmas tree.

^^ that little center rabbit was mine as a baby.
we're passing the love on down.

Monday, December 2, 2013

baby shower and blanket making

phil's dear momma threw me a baby shower
last weekend. it was beautiful!

and, in other news, we're in the count down to
baby time. two.five weeks! which means = any time now.
wow. wow. wow. (!) his crib is all set up (merci, ikea),
his little clothes put away, his changing table all
set up with tiny diapers and piles of wipes. 
and, am pleased to announce
that I am still be able to bend over/pliƩ to tie my
shoes, which is perhaps a simple thing but one
made more complicated when you have
a large balloon in your mid-regions.
and, since I am in total nesting mode, I made 
another blanket this week from an old sheet I found 
(and washed, of course) from a local consignment 
store. I love this pattern.