Saturday, February 25, 2006

Baby Food

Well, I have done something I never thought I would do. I made my own baby food. Some of you may be rolling your eyes right now, but it actually wasn't that hard! I am feeling oh so domestic for the moment. I made sweet potatoes and carrots, Natalie loves them! Now don't get me wrong, I still feed her the jars, I just thought I'd give it a try, and was pleasantly surprised. And little miss Natalie is quite the eater, let me tell you. I feed the little babe more than I would eat sometimes. And she hasn't rejected a single food yet. So far she's had sweet potatoes, squash, avocado, banana, peaches, pears, green beans, oatmeal, rice cereal, and barley. Yum yum. Such a health nut! Although I must say, I think her favorite food is her hands. Posted by Picasa

Friday, February 17, 2006

Natalie's Many Faces

We enjoy Natalie's many faces she makes on a daily basis. Sometimes they are not always this happy and blissful, but we love it when they are! By the way, I cut my hair yesterday. It's now a lot shorter and a lot cuter. I was losing so much hair and the long hair was just not cutting it (no pun intended), so it's now shorter and more stylish. Now if I can just perfect the make up and clothes...

Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Isn't she adorable?

I know I'm biased, but isn't she adorable? I think she might be doing her Elvis Presley impersonation here. She just gets cuter and cuter every day. Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 06, 2006

Natalie Loves Being Held

Natalie just loves for me to hold her (I guess this is not a unique trait for a baby). It's amazing what you can do with one hand, I never thought of all the possibilities. Here are a few things I never would have guessed you can do while holding a baby:
make the bed
brush your teeth
load laundry
sort socks
bag vegetables at the grocery store
write brief emails
feed the fish, Beto Chavez
open/close blinds (who would've thought?)
shop at Costco (this was tricky, I just did it on Saturday, I used Natalie's stroller as a shopping cart and actually fit quite a lot, they even loaded her stroller as if it were a shopping cart, so cool!)
get the mail (one of our favorite excursions of the day)
put up Christmas decorations (although I wouldn't recommend this, I think I broke a toe doing that this year)
bring out the trash

Anyway, I learn more things all the time. Amazing how we adapt to our circumstances. Feel free to add to this list, I figure it can be helpful for some of the new moms and moms-to-be reading my blog (i.e. Beth, Sara).

Friday, February 03, 2006

It's a good day to start a blog

Well, I'm starting a blog. Who knows how long it will last or if anyone will come visit it, but que sera sera. I have Stephanie Court to thank, her blog was so inspiring, I couldn't resist.

So, if you have any interest in a day in the life of a new mommy, this blog is for you! But beware, it may not be as exciting and action packed as you might think. For instance, here is my day so far:

4:45 am: Woke up, fed Natalie, put her back in her crib.

5:10 am: Listened to Natalie squealing, wondered if she was going to go back to sleep.

6:09 am: Natalie is kind of making a lot of noise, I will wait until 6:15 and then I'll go get her.

6:15 am: No noise, hmm, is she sleeping?

7:00 am: Go check on Natalie, sleeping like a baby, what a cutie.

7:09 am: Hear two giant squeals, go in and Natalie is on her tummy, ready to start the day.

7:09-9:20am: change two diapers, change Natalie into cute outfit, play with Natalie/hold Natalie/feed Natalie, eat breakfast halfway, pick up Natalie and finish breakfast while holding her, shower while Natalie watches Baby Einstein, put Natalie down for nap.

10:09am (now): hear Natalie waking up from nap, too short, only 49 minutes.

And I'm off!