Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

These are not actually the kids' costumes. These are everyday apparel around here :)

Photos from Josh's Halloween parade, Zoo Boo, and some random snaps from the last few weeks are all in Flickr - check the link up above.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sort of a smile

Originally uploaded by sjross
They're a little to quick & unpredictable to catch them regularly...but this was the beginning of one.

Baby push-ups

Originally uploaded by sjross
She looks so surprised!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Post #334: In Which I Openly Acknowledge My Denial.

Yesterday was National Stillbirth & Infant Loss Awareness Day. All the deadbaby mamas posted about it, and asked people to light a candle at 7pm. The lovely Aunt Becky even listed the losses she knew so we could see each other and remember.

And what did I do? I stuck my head in the sand. I didn't want to think about it. But late last night as I lay in bed, it crept up. And I remember.

Last week I looked at Sadie and caught a glance of Isabel for the first time. The shape of her small open mouth, her deep-set, almond-shaped eyes, the pug nose. I looked at Sadie and saw her sister. And then it felt very real all over again.

See, I've been able to push it all down since I crossed the bridge and had a living baby. And here it all was back again. So let me openly acknowledge that forever, I will be one of them - a deadbaby mama in the deadbaby club. And pretending that I don't see it or remember will not make it go away.

Isabel Grace was born on Sunday, July 29th 2007 at 10:14 am. She was 8.5 inches long and weighed 7 ounces. We wanted her, loved her, and very much miss her.

I remember you, Isabel. And I always will.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Sadie & Grammy

Originally uploaded by sjross

Welcome Clementine!

Our friends Christian & Keri welcomed their beautiful baby girl on Saturday:

Clementine Eloise CollisonOctober 11, 2008 7:45PM
7lbs. 5 oz. 21.5” long

I'm so, so happy for you guys!

Friday, October 10, 2008

She's growing!

It took a while, but Miss Sadie finally started gaining weight. A week ago, she still hadn't gone back to her birth weight. Today, she's at 9 lbs, 7 oz and 22-1/4". And so the doc said I can stop waking her to feed her and - HALLELUJAH!!! - let her sleep through the night. It seems sick & wrong to wake a sleeping baby (and her mother).

Can you believe it's been a month already? She's also lifting her head, looking around, following you with her eyes, and started smiling at us a couple of days ago. So hooray for growing, vibrant babies.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

One Month Old

One Month Old
Originally uploaded by sjross

Monday, October 6, 2008

Welcome to the world!

Congratulations to our friends Dave & Karen on the birth of their son (the only testosterone in our Bradley class)!

Anthony John
8lbs 13oz