Thursday, February 26, 2015


Here's some of Rosie's photos from the cowboy themed birthday party this weekend.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Soy Mexicana

Maia at two months old.  These photos were taken a while ago, we had some connectivity issues with our camera and computers.  I think she still had a fever when we were doing this, and look how happy she is anyways.  Such a sugar plum.

 She kept eating her dress.

 She also kept laughing between shots.  This is the closest to a smile we caught.

 Another teaser smile.  What a little flirt!

 Little model Maia.

 I mean really.

Probably looking at her balloon, as always.

 Daddy trying to keep her dress in place, unsuccessfully.

Little nugget!

I was standing to the side trying to make her laugh...this is the reaction I got instead.

Aaaaa!! Hooray!!

Maia is self soothing!!!!!!!!  This is the best thing ever.  She was wide awake in her swing last night and fell asleep ALL ON HER OWN.  Even after two feedings and one burping, she went back to sleep. This morning after changing her diaper/clothes and having a short conversation, I put her in her chair so she could look out the window because she was in a good mood.  I started to clean up my work space and when I looked over, she had fallen asleep again! ON HER OWN!  You guys.  I can DO things again
Update: this did not last past that morning. 😣

Springtime baby

Monday, February 23, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

First fever

Maia turned two months old yesterday! Hooray! Not hooray: that meant a round of two month vaccinations. Three shots in the leg and one nasty medicine orally.  I had to leave the room while she got the shots, I couldn't handle it. Thank goodness grandma was there to hold her still for the nurse.  She screamed so much, it didn't matter that I was in the hallway.  It completely broke my heart.  Then she got a fever and when I gave her the Tylenol the first time, I accidentally pushed too much into her mouth, and she started coughing, then threw up all the medicine plus her last meal, which had already started to digest so it smelled sour.  This, after I had just changed her into a clean outfit.  I did better the second time, but she really doesn't like to eat it.  All through this though she has been her sweet, happy self, no fussing, all smiles and bright eyes.  Best baby ever.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sleep/No sleep

This little nugget got over tired last night and then wouldn't go to sleep. Once daddy finally got her to sleep, she wouldn't wake up.  I've been holding her since 3:45 in the morning, she's managed a little breakfast but needs to eat more before we go on her first long distance drive. Here's to hoping there's no crying in the car later....

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

How I get work done these days

This time I'm sure of it

Maia smiled at me today, not just smiled and I happened to be there.  It's probably happened before but never so definitively.  And then she giggled.  I was so happy in that moment.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

When the first baby laughed for the first time...

...its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
       ~J. M. Barrie

Maia has just recently started laughing.  Her laughs are sporadic so it's thrilling to catch one, like an elusive unicorn.  She loves her balloon that Auntie Sanya gave her; sometimes I clip it onto the extra fabric at the bottom of her onesie so she can play with it.  Sorry for the heartbeat and white noise sound, I didn't know I still had the white noise turned on that we use when we sleep.

Con ella Abuelita

Que hermosa!

There is a pattern here....

Sad momma

I just had the genuinely heartbreaking experience of packing away clothes that Maia has already GROWN OUT OF. This onesie was SWIMMING on her when we got home from the hospital; her legs would get all tangled up because there was too much room (sunglasses for scale of how tiny she was).  I am truly,  legitimately, furrealsies sad right now.  The first of many "my baby's growing up too fast" moments.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Just born

Rene took this picture when she was only moments old and they placed her on my chest.  It was surreal, she is definitely her own person, it felt like meeting someone I'd never met before, even though we spent 9 months together.