Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Changes

It's amazing how quickly Alice has changed in the six short weeks since her birth.  

She is now 24 inches long and weighs 11.3 pounds.  We're told that's especially long for a baby of her age, and we can confirm that even some of her clothes in the 3 month size are a little short!

 I'm pretty sure these pants were not intended to be capris. 



Check out that double chin!

Also, her eyes are getting lighter, and am I crazy or has her hair developed just a touch of red?


Over the last week or so she has become a bit fussier: we've seen a lot of this face lately.

Often, holding her in our arms or putting her in the baby carrier or sling and walking around the apartment is the only way to get her settled, so our view of Alice looks a lot like this lately.



She is also becoming much more alert, social, and interactive.  She has discovered that her hands are good for sucking (see above) and that Dad can sometimes be pretty entertaining, like when he makes funny faces and squeezes her tummy...


or piles a bunch of his (clean) socks on her. That antic allowed us to capture, for the first time on film (er, memory card), a social smile (I promise, it's not just gas)!


We've been getting more and more of those lately, and they almost make us forget all about the lost sleep!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Stress

Being a baby isn't easy.  Luckily, Alice has already discovered a few ways to cope when she needs to escape from the stresses of infancy.

She unwinds by taking some "me time" in bed.
She takes a load off in the recliner after a long day.
She indulges in a spa treatment every now and then.




And she takes in some fine art to keep everything in perspective.


I don't think she's a fan of this last piece. 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Jane Fonda

And one, and two, and three, and four.
 Come on, ladies, feel the burn!

video

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Busy, Busy

Alice has been very busy lately..........


snoozing with Dad,


enjoying her new mobile, 



and going on a playdate with Keaveny and Ellie.

"Hey ladies! Let's dish!"

Things degenerated quickly.


All in all, a good few days!