Monday, March 31, 2008

Family Fun

A great weekend visit with family. Liz & Theo came for a long weekend, and John, Debbie, and Dan came up for an overnight. Great fun was had...snuggle time with Rosemary, play time with Theo, sledding (mostly the grown-ups!), some x-country skiing, and the chance to share some meals together. A real treat, and the weather was fantastic! You can see the pictures by clicking into Week 7, over on the right...

The newest generation of Cousin Club!

Friday, March 28, 2008

2 big changes

Rosemary lifted her head while lying on her tummy 2 days ago. She's been doing it while we hold her for a while, but this was the first time I saw this one...wish I'd gotten a picture!

More exciting - we're starting to see some real smiles! They don't last very long, but she looks at us, and smiles back when we smile at her! Wheeee - sweet reward indeed. Hopefully we will be able to get a picture of this in the next few days. She doesn't smile on command yet. She doesn't do anything on command.

We, however, do just about everything on command, as long as she is the one commanding! Hence, "Little Tyrant".

Oh - and some video of our little Rosebud in action. Some smiles, some not-so-happy noises...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Everybody loves Tummy Time!

Rosemary and Barley enjoyed some tummy time together. Earlier that day, Rosemary explored her relationship with gravity. She slept like that for about an hour, and resisted all attempts to prop her upright. Clearly, this baby girl does her yoga. What is the Sanskrit word for, "90-degree angle head"?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Big is the theme.

We went for a big ski on Saturday. Not big by normal standards, but longer than we usually take the dogs out for (snow conditions have to be just right for old dog), longer than I've done since just before Christmas, and the longest ski Rosemary has taken. Rob carried her, since I was too tired and too out of shape to trust myself on some of the hills...Click to see a close up of how baby girls ski!

Later that day she had her first big blowout. No pictures of that one, thank you!

Rosemary is also getting so big...look how long she is! You cant' tell from this picture, but her eyes are starting to get tints of brown. I guess she had a 50/50 chance, right? I was hoping she would have Rob's blue-grey eyes - I love the dark grey that they have started out as. I guess there is still time to change, or stay the same!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rosemary Refuses

Princess has decided that she will only sleep at night if one of us is holding her. Lying down in the co-sleeper? That's for sissies. Real babies insist on being held! Sigh. I know this is just a phase (right?), and we'll figure out a solution sometime soon...She's like this for most of the day as well, which means that I'm catching catnaps while she zonks on my chest.

That said, she's asleep in her carseat right now...I'm going to go try to catch a few zzzzz's on the couch!

Monday, March 10, 2008


We are amazed at how STRONG Rosemary is becoming! She picks her head up and turns it side-to-side whenever one of us is holding her. Almost overnight, it seems, she became strong enough to hold herself in a standing position, too. My little girl is growing up so fast!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Tummy Time!

Rosemary had her first official tummy time yesterday evening. Luckily she seemed to enjoy it a great deal. Was tummy time invented at the same time that the NIH (or is it the Child Safety Council) started recommending back sleeping to reduce the incidence of SIDS?

Very entertaining for us, as first-time parents. She did very well at turning her disproportionate head from side to side, but she did tend to get stuck in the middle for a moment each time. Or maybe she was just taking a rest before the final heave.

Clearly, however, the reward on the other side was well worth it...