Well, another Hallowe’en has come and gone. And as usual, we have more candy left than we gave away. I bet if I bought candy I didn’t eat, I’d buy less. Ah well. Some shots from tonight:
We took Madeline up to Maine for the weekend. Nicole scored us a great deal at the Harborside in Bar Harbor. And when we arrived we told the folks at the front desk that we had a baby – and they decked us out in a massive, isolated suite. I don’t think this was the biggest room in the hotel, but it was pretty close (see the red dot):
Tomorrow we are heading up to the great state of Maine for Madeline’s first road trip. We have some lighthouses and quaint little towns we both want to see, and I had some vacation days I needed to use or lose. We’re staying in Bar Harbor and hoping to do a lot of walking in Acadia National Park, but I’m hoping to make it to West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, Bangor and maybe Caribou if we’re really adventurous.
Madeline had a doctor’s appointment today – she’s gained 6 ounces in 4 days; our little porker is now 11 & 4. She’ll be onto solid foods in no time! 🙂
A few pictures to share today. This one is the best facial expression yet. Nicole calls this her “Bashful Buzzard.” I think she’s pooping. Or just finished.
Yesterday her bellybutton fell off (finally!) and we were able to get Madeline wet. (Apparently, though, we were supposed to wait.) She seemed a little, um, apprehensive about this process in any case:
Today I kind of got Madeline to smile:
Yesterday Katrin, Sven and Lucy came for a visit. In the afternoon we took Madeline to the pediatrician to check on suspected thrush. Last night close to midnight I turned to Nicole and said, “Holy crap, was that Thursday that just happened?” I completely had my days messed up, and missed pub trivia.
Today we had Ron and Sharon over for dinner – all the way from North Bay, on their way to Michigan. Just don’t look at a map to try and figure out how far out of their way they came to meet Madeline. 🙂
We had our newborn photo shoot with Madeline this morning down in South County. No, I don’t have 400 pictures to share. In fact I only have one from the whole shoot – I was reprimanded for even pulling out my phone in between shoots. Which I get in principle. But seriously. This is the high quality picture I got that’s going to put her out of business, allegedly:
Anyway, what an adventure. Continue reading
Madeline’s sleeping habits are stabilizing, becoming a lot more predictable. Three nights in a row she has given us four hour stretches of sleep. We’re also better able to predict her poops: basically every time she eats or sneezes. She smiles often, and I think it is a combination of gas, and how awesome we are.
It’s also very cool to be able to use a human being as a bribe… Continue reading