Friday, 31 July 2009

George's Sisters

George's sisters adore their new baby doll. They like to "choose out" his clothes and "unstrap" his diaper. They are very patient with him, especially Mary Kate. If he is fussing they will sing to him and stoke his cheek and hair - which feels like velvet.

Georgie wearing his Lucky Duck shirt from Caroline.

Mary Kate chopped all the strawberries herself with a safety knife (as sharp as a nail file).

Mary Kate is very serious about summer. Brent had a stomach bug last week and she did not want to take a chance of getting sick too and ruining summer. We're keeping summer hours sleeping in and taking our meals much later than the usual hour. Friends lent us a stack of movies. We are blowing through those and iTunes rentals. Our top picks so far: The Sound of Music, Gremlins and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Next up: Annie.

Mary Kate spent an entire morning making a treasure hunt. The final destination was Hawaii. I like the sound of that destination. Here are the girls in their hula outfits with the volcano.

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Thursday, 30 July 2009

Little Piggy

To think he was slow to gain weight.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

I heart Mommy

Mommy hearts you too little buddy!

In case the thought entered your mind: I did not buy Georgie this onesie. It was a nice gift from his Aunt Kim.

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Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Video details

On the surface it might appear I am talented filmmaker waiting to be discovered - lol. The truth is I was a business major trained in PowerPoint. If you can put a PowerPoint presentation together, you too can use Windows Movie Maker. The most difficult and annoying part was the program not responding and forcing a restart. I completed the initial compilation and testing during my self-imposed two week confinement before Georgie's arrival. So after he was born I only needed to add pictures and upload.

A big thank you to my brother Willie for securing the audio - Lullaby by The Dixie Chicks.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Due Date

Today is George's actual due date. I am very thankful he has been out for two weeks. He has mostly stayed at home eating, sleeping and away from germs. Here are the highlights of his first two weeks:

Day 1: born
Day 2: met sisters
Day 3: first car ride
Day 4: first walk to the park in pram
Day 6: first coffee run on the high street (he was asleep but I could tell he really liked it)
Day 7: christened Mommy
Day 9: first stop at MagOne to pick up the latest issue of People
Day 10: first time to shop at Gap
Day 12: first black cab ride
Day 13: cord came off AND first outing in wrap (was big day)
Day 14: first nappy blowout
Day 15: first visit to playground
Day 16: surpassed birth weight

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Sunday, 19 July 2009

Bundle of Joy

Even through bleary-eyed sleep deprivation Georgie is a bundle of joy. He was giving us a trouble being too "good" and sleeping too much. Which translates to not eating enough and then to losing weight. We are now on a strict pump and feed schedule. This is a two parent job and Brent is the primary bottle giver. Brent goes back to work tomorrow {tear}. But Georgie is eating more faster so hopefully I can handle it on my own tonight.

George is showing signs of being a smiley baby. The best part of the night is George's sleeping smiles and almost laughs. A lady once told my mom babies dream of chasing bunny rabbits and that is why they smile in their sleep. He must be chasing lots of bunny rabbits in his dreams.

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Sunday, 12 July 2009

He's Here!

George Brent McDaniel arrived on 6 July at 5:03 pm. He weighed 7lbs 2 ozs. They did not measure him at the hospital but our measurement is 20.5 inches. We are home and doing well. I turned the corner today and will start blogging away. As expected he is already spoiled {grin}.

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Thursday, 9 July 2009

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Cornwall Part II

Padstow - fishing village.

Fish and chips.

Mary Kate's Shell Shop.


Taking a picture taking a picture.

The drive back to London was delayed due to an accident on the motorway. We came to a complete stop for close to an hour. The odd thing was as soon as we stopped the other drivers immediately exited their cars. A few went into the woods - which I understand. But the rest were talking, stretching their neck or walking to see what happened, children were running around. We've never seen anything like it.
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