Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ruby made a crown for herself and one for Lucy. I was trying to take the picture while holding Lucy which is why it's a little crooked, but you get the idea.
Ruby and Lucy, Royalty
Queen Ruby

We had a visit from Sarah (due TOMORROW) and Cici so Cici was able to see what's in store for her very very soon. Ruby and Cici had a picnic outside in our unseasonably warm weather. What fun to picnic in January!

Lucy's First Bath

Nope. Didn't like it, not one bit.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Ruby's new word is, "actually," as in, "Actually, I would like to wear this shirt," and "Actually, I need another sticker." Ruby and her dad went to the Children's Museum yesterday to give me some Mom time. There were two things that stood out for Ruby. One, the teeth were scary. There is an exhibit that shows teeth munching up food and then poop coming out. The teeth were scary to her, the poop, hilarious of course. The second thing was that Daddy got lost. Evidently, Dustin did not know exactly where it was and got a little turned around. Ruby says, "Actually, Daddy was lost." Poor Daddy will not live this down for a while! However, when all was said and done, they had a wonderful time! And so did I! At home. By myself. With just a sleepy infant. A great Saturday for us all!

Hello Kitty!

Auntie Christine made Ruby and Lucy matching Hello Kitty hats. ADORABLE!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Check Ups

Both Ruby and Lucy had their check-ups this week. Ruby had her 3 year old check up and was pronounced "fit as a fiddle!" She weighs in at 27 lbs (15th percentile) and 34 1/2 inches (8th percentile) so, while on the petite side, she's all on track with her milestones. We love our doctor's office and though I am sure they are super nice to ALL of their patients, I am pretty sure Ruby is a favorite with everyone there :-)
Ruby feeding her babies
Lucy, on the otherhand, weighed in at 7lbs 15oz which means she's gained a pound since our visit a week and a half ago! She also grew over an inch, measuring in at 20 1/4 inches. It's looking like we may not get the same mileage out of the clothing that we did with Ruby! I've already noticed some chubs happening on her legs -- darling girl!
Lucy chillin' in her swing
Ruby and Lucy

Dressin' Up with Otto

We had a visit from our friend Kerry and her sons Otto and James. Ruby and Otto had a marvelous time dressing up!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

We're On Week Two

It's been pretty low key around our house as we all adjust to the newest member. Dustin was home for the first week and we had a few family outings and got used to coordinating an infant and toddler and all of their gear. We've had a few visitors (all arriving with food-nice!) and that's been a lot of fun!

Ruby seems to be adjusting to her sister pretty well. She adores giving her kisses and giving her the chupa chup and sharing her toys with her. It's not all smooth sailing though. When Magy and Ian asked her about Lucy she said, "She's a BAD baby! She snatches my purse!" Ok then!

Ruby helps her dad with the jig saw

Ruby is hitting the threes with gusto and it makes the "terrible twos" look like child's play. There's a lot of limit pushing going on so we are dealing with that. However, her wicked sense of humor, playfulness and general good attitude more than make up for her more trying moments. I think having a new baby is also contributing to her wanting to see just how far she can go...sometimes literally as we are working on not running away from me when we are out and about. Next time I go shopping with the two of them, we are going someplace that has a cart big enough to hold them both. That's all I'm sayin'

Godfather Pose
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Lucy is doing great -- she's eating a ton and already starting to get some chubs on her legs. Is it possible we may have a chubby one this time? She does not love the chupa chup as much as her sister did but does enjoy finding her thumb and sucking on that. She's also been sleeping really well and giving me at least one 3 1/2-4 hour stretch a night which is doing wonders for her mother's beauty sleep. But, as we know, this is all temporary so we just take each night and day as it comes! She's been great though and we like to just sit and stare at her. We love baby tv!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Spooky Baby Part II

Like her sister before her, we present our newest spooky baby:

Whose Ears are These?

Hey family members, any ideas???

Friday, January 8, 2010

Three Year Olds Are So Literal

I was telling Lucy all about her big sister this week and I said, "Lucy, this is your big sister, Ruby. She is going to be a great big sister and she's going to show you the ropes!" Ruby jumped out of her seat, muttering something about butterflies. She reappeared with her butterfly-handled jump rope and said, "Lucy! This is my rope! It has butterflies!" Nice to see she's not going to waste any time showing Lucy the ropes.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Welcome Lucy!

Lucy was born on January 1, 2010 at 2:21 pm and we are all so happy to finally have her here! Stats:
  • 7lbs 1.4 oz
  • 19 inches long
  • dark hair
Ruby meets her sister
Dustin and his girls
Everything is going really well -- she's breastfeeding like a champ, sleeping well and other than slightly elevated biliruben levels, is totally healthy. Ruby loves her and is demanding to play with her hourly ("Put her on the floor! I want to play!") so we are teaching her a new vocabulary word, "Eventually." We are really enjoying getting to know Lucy and seeing what she's all about. Here's what we know about Lucy so far:
  • She has a funny little pterodactyl squawk when she starts to cry
  • She is very strong and will lift her head up and look around while on her belly or on your shoulder
  • She takes after her sister and her mom and has already started the spit up parade -- goody.
  • She has really long fingers and toes. I mean, like really long, like monkey feet. It's super cute.
We had our two day (technically 5 day) check up today and she is now only 2 oz away from her birth weight so her love of the eat shows! I will be posting some more pics of Christmas very soon :-)