Monday, July 22, 2013

Divine Miss A

The lovely Miss Aliza finally arrived on July 2, 2013 at 6.03 pm.

She came after Mom was in labor for about 21 hours, but only 45 minutes after Mom's water broke, whatever that means.

She weighed in at a hefty 5 pounds 14 ounces but was almost as long as me when I hatched. She came home on the 4th of July and the country club celebrated with fireworks.
I was busy having a blast with Gramma, otherwise known as Super Gramma, who really kept me thoroughly entertained and crafted for 2 weeks. I was also busy with that nasty cold I mentioned in an earlier post, so I guess I was kind of keeping Gramma busy, too. She let me practice taking pictures with her camera, which was a lot of fun:

And we picked up leaves and did other gardening every day. We ate banana pancakes almost every day and talked to Grampa, too. We generally had a really awesome time while Mom and Dad were at the hospital and figuring out which way was up the first week home. (I'm not actually sure they know which way is up yet, but they do seem to be keeping our names straight. For now.)
I think Aliza is pretty awesome, though it has been a little bit of an adjustment, and I'm still not crazy about this whole sharing Mom thing.
Mom and me on July 5th
Mostly, I'm just a really great big brother and love trying to help her be happy if she's crying and holding her. (NOTE: Mom did kind of freak out this morning when I picked her up with out asking for help... something or other about her neck and breathing being important). I enjoy coughing on everyone right now, but am trying really hard not to cough on her -- since apparently germs are not something I should share. Rules, rules, rules. Share this, not that. So hard to keep it all straight.
There's really too many pictures to share, but here's a few we like:
First week home

Not Mom's chest. Swear.

Put your hands up! or the Harry Houdini of swaddles

First week home

The cake Mom made for Aliza's bday

To eat or not to eat? That is the question.

Little piggies


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