Sunday, May 19, 2013

at twenty seven weeks...

at twenty seven weeks you reached out and gave hobbes a sweet little scratch on the ear.  he loved it.  we loved it, too.  your relationship is growing!

in the photo below it's obvious we are family, as evidenced by our all being within a four foot radius of one another...dyer style...
at twenty seven weeks you got this adorable homemade bib from raquel and oliver.  super maeve...
you've been trying new foods.  next up sweet potato.  lately when we feed you, you are more interested in the bib than the food...but we keep trying.  here you are in that bib making another silly expression...

at twenty seven weeks you now sit in a highchair, which is a big deal! you look so pleased and love watching the action... 
and there was lots of action in the kitchen during your twenty seventh week.  we had friends over for a baby food making party.  we chopped, peeled, steamed, and pureed all kinds of fruits and veggies...
we made peas, beans, broccoli, sweet potato, squash, blueberries, apricots, nectarines, beets, pears, and more...
at twenty seven weeks i celebrated my 33rd birthday by spending the day with you and dad at wolfe's neck. i feel so lucky.  this birthday has meant more to me than any other...

and this is what i woke up to in our bed this week.  hello big eyes and rosy cheeks...
at twenty seven weeks you are doing so well.  you fall asleep around six at night and your are up about twice in the night.  during the day you take a few naps, but they are usually just short power naps.  this weekend you took a nap at ocean's edge...
at twenty seven weeks we planted the garden and in some containers.  we posed for a picture before the digging started...
you supervised from your exersaucer...
and hobbes accidentally started digging a hole to china.  when i asked him what he was doing, this is the eyes-closed/i'm invisible look he gave me in response...
at twenty seven weeks you are more stable when sitting up, but still need someone really close by.  and you are working so hard on rolling over, but didn't quite get there this week.  this blanket that you are laying on was your dad's when he was a baby.  we just found the picture of when grandma was given this from jane at her shower...
 i love you.  i love you.  i love you...
and boy oh boy, do you love your daddy-o.  you two are so silly and you look over at him all the time.  this morning when we were in bed, you and i were awake and you were sitting on my stomach.  dad was covered by the blankets and then his alarm went of.  you looked over as the blankets moved unsure of what was going on.  when he rolled over and you saw that it was him, you beamed a smile immediately.  and throughout the day you watch him so intently...
this week you spent two days with rachael, august, and wilder.  here you are enjoying the sun in your sunhat...
you and august hanging out...
and getting some help with your bottle, what a gentleman...
at twenty seven weeks i went back and flipped through all of my iphone photos since you were born.  it's hard to believe that was you.  it also makes me a little sad, because the photos from the first week show a time that was such a blur of shock, wonder, learning, fatigue, and newness...a time that i don't really remember much without seeing the photos.  oh and you were so little.  what is imprinted is your smell, your softness, and for some reason the shape of your teeny head.  

maeve, this week has been a week of loving what is and where we are right now.  right now is filled with chubby legs and knee dimples, a love of water/hoses/faucets, high pitch chatter, curiosity, smiles, recognition, and a love of books.  to watch you as you sit on a lap and have a story read to you is darling...you have hands on the pages, eyes looking all around...and then of course there is the period where you just start talking/singing without taking a break as the story unfolds.  

as this week wraps up and next week's story unfolds, i hope you feel deep in your heart the love that surrounds you here in our house and out in the world.  it's infinite.  

and girl, this is a four day work week and a four day weekend!  let the adventure begin!

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