October 23, 2009

because what else am i supposed to do while my daughter pretends to take a nap?
(( that's right, she's pretending to nap. she acts tired, so i put her in her crib and she closes her eyes. after about 45 of "napping" i go in to check on her. she's wide awake, just looking around. it's actually very funny until about 8:30 pm when she has a tired meltdown. but, on the bright side, she slept from 10:30'ish until 5:30 am, and from 6 am until 9:45 am. i love her.))
anyway, check out the crazy tats. happy weekend.

October 19, 2009

8 weeks

we took reese to the doctor last thursday for her 2-month appointment. she got her first round of immunizations and had to get a little silver nitrate on her belly button. (she had an umbilical granuloma...part of the umbilical tissue that stayed around after her cord fell off.)
she weighed in at 9 lbs 8 oz, and was 22 inches long. she's in the 25th percentile for weight and 50th for length.

it's crazy that she's been here for 2 months. it's flown by, but at the same time, it feels like we've always had her.

she was quite upset after getting her shots, but fell asleep on the ride home. brady's family got into town thursday afternoon and she welcomed them with quite the screaming/crying show. after we gave her some tylenol and she got some sleep, she was back to her happy self and kept everyone entertained all weekend long.

here's what she is up to these days:
+ loves her hands, especially her thumb. she'll spend hours trying to get her little thumb in her mouth. it's hilarious. if she can't get her thumb, she's happy with any other finger, or she'll just put her whole fist in there.

+ has discovered her tongue. loves to stick her tongue out and make licking motions. the show gets even better if there is something around to lick. blankets, clothes, people, etc.

+ sleeping. she sleeps pretty well. we have a bedtime routine of getting a bath, putting on pjs, eating, then going to bed. she usually goes to bed around 10 PM and will sleep until 4/430 AM and then go right back to sleep until about 730 am. she's been sleeping in her crib since she was born and she has slept through the night 3 times, but nothing consistent. but, she has been slowly been sleeping longer and longer. also, she is great about taking naps. if i can tell she's getting sleepy, i can usually go lay her in her crib and she'll put herself to sleep.

+very alert and likes to interact with people. she can pick out who is talking to her and will make eye contact and play with them.

+she lost some of her hair a couple weeks after she was born and had this weird, old man receding hairline. it's been growing back in the past week or so and you can see her cowlicks again.

+is starting to 'talk' and make all sorts of noises. if you start talking or singing to her, she'll usually start making noises right back at you. she especially likes if you mimic the types of noise she is making.

+happy, happy, happy. reese is so sweet and happy. we're lucky that she has such a happy personality and is so much fun.
she had fun hanging out with brady's family and i think she enjoyed all the attention.

October 7, 2009

first celebrity spotting

ok, it wasn't really that cool. mainly because: 1) i was far away, and 2) i didn't even know who or what movie it was until later.
reese and i went on a walk down to grant park to enjoy the weather while it lasts. as we got closer, you could tell something big was going on. turns out they were filming a movie, "LFZ" and if i chose to walk in that area, they could use my likeness in their film. they had lots of video production stuff, food for the actors, fake street vendors, etc. i had to stand around waiting on the sidewalk forever because they were shooting and didn't want random people in the background. all i could see was an older guy walking with a little girl.

later that day, i was reading this blog, which keeps my up to date on all the happenings in my hood. turns out they were filming "Little Fockers" and the guy i saw was robert de niro. ben stiller and jessica alba were also around, but i didn't see them.

basically, this is what i saw:
unfortunately, i didn't think i'd encounter any excitement, so i left the camera at home. (photo from here.) that's about it. so, when "Little Fockers" comes out, look for the scene at the Agora Statues. then look for me in the background, pushing a stroller.