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Santa Baby

December 17, 2009 1 comment

Well, the holidays are officially underway, and as always, I’m super behind on my Christmas shopping.  We have, however, managed to get the stockings hung, the tree (delivered by James’ parents from Maine) up and decorated and our holiday cards safely to their destinations.  Although I wish I could send a card to everyone I know, it’s simply not possible, so here’s a peak for everyone to see:

Holiday Card 2009

Yes, Emmett has a full-out Santa suit.  Yes, this was the best picture I could get of him in it, even after two photo shoots on separate occasions.  Now I understand why people take their kids to professional photographers.  It was literally impossible to get a quality picture of Emmett smiling that also showed off the Santa suit.

Santa Baby

Santa Baby

In developmental milestone news, Emmett is officially only a month away from his first birthday.  He now has six teeth — four on the top and two on the bottom in the front — and as of earlier this week, he weighs 21 lbs, 11 oz.

He’s getting more adventurous about his standing, too.  If you let go of him he can stand without help for a few seconds, and if you hold one of his hands, he’ll walk around with you.   He can also now climb onto the chair in our living room by himself, which means he now garners a lot more attention from me.  Can I say the cliche thing?  He’s seriously growing up so fast!  After much hesitation, I even gave him his first (very) overdue haircut tonight – just a little off the sides.

For more pictures from Emmett’s Santa Baby photo shoots, check out the Flickr set here.

Age Timer: 11 months

Drunk Baby

October 18, 2009 7 comments

When Emmett has a bad day, he goes straight to the bottle.  I guess it’s never too soon to have that “Don’t Drink and Drive” chat with your son…

Drunk Baby

Drunk Baby

Good thing it’s only formula.

Age Timer: 9 months, 2 days (In two more days, Emmett will have spent the same amount of time outside the womb as he did inside!)

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Patiently Awaiting the Arrival of Baby K

October 7, 2009 Leave a comment

James’ brother and sister-in-law headed to the hospital yesterday to induce labor.  Poor Sara was almost 2 weeks overdue, and it seems Mr. Baby K (for their last name) was getting a little too comfortable in his crowded little motel room.  Although it seems like it was a little slow going at first (apparently they spent last evening playing cards and eating hospital food), there has been no word from them yet today, so we’re wondering if things are starting to move along.

In the life of Emmett, there’s not too much exciting going on this week over here.  He seems to have a runny nose, so his nickname of “SlobberPuss” has slowly been evolving into “SnotterPuss.”  His Halloween costume came in the mail the other day, and it fits him perfectly!  We can’t wait for all of you to see him in it!

Happy Stander

Happy Stander

Flying Baby!

Flying Baby!

Content to Crawl

Content to Crawl

Other than that, we’ve basically just been waiting for the exciting news of Baby K’s debut.  Hopefully by the end of the evening I’ll be able to update this post and announce the news of his arrival!

Age Timer: 8 months, 3 weeks

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Gus Nutter, Come on Down!

July 1, 2009 2 comments

In proper Price is Right fashion, my soon-to-be nephew, Gus is “[coming] on down!”  I’m so excited!  My sister, Adrienne had a visit with her obstetrician this afternoon, and she is 1 cm dilated and 75% effaced.  Little Gus is on his way!  She is due July 11, so it could be any day now.  Some cool possibilities for Gus’ birthday:

  • July 4 – Adrienne’s husband, Mac’s birthday, not to mention Independence Day!
  • July 9 – Adrienne and Mac’s wedding anniversary (4 years)
  • July 16 – Emmett’s half birthday; the cousins would be exactly 6 months apart!

I’m thrilled to be a first time aunt once Gus arrives.  It’s so crazy to think that if Gus is born by July 16, I’ll be a first time mom and aunt all within 6 months!  Babies, babies, babies!

Enjoy this video (taken a month ago) of Adrienne’s nephew, Patrick, engaging in some prenatal care for baby Gus …

Adrienne and Mac are heading to their friend’s wedding this Friday.  Maybe some wedding dancing will induce labor …

Age Timer: 23 weeks, 5 days

Baby Lump Takes on Tub

February 4, 2009 Leave a comment

Last Friday, James and I gave Em his very first real bath.  We’re talking full-on baby (sans head, of course) water submersion.  None of that sponge bath nonsense.  Boy did he love it!   He was quite a content baby if I’ve ever seen one.  The nurses at the hospital told James and I that babies only need about one to two baths per week, but there’s no harm in bathing them more frequently if they’re a fan of it.  Considering Emmett is a fan, I think there are many more baths in his future.

Water Baby

Water Baby

Due to the risk of embarrassing future Emmett, I debated about whether to post bathtime pictures.  Sorry Em, but it was really too cute to pass up, so I’ve included an edited version (I compromised).  After all, what are parents for?  (Future Emmett will just be happy I didn’t post the video ….)

Age Timer: 2 weeks, 5 days

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He Takes After His Dad

February 3, 2009 5 comments

Physically, so far it seems like Emmett is totally his dad’s son – he’s stinky (hehe just kidding – sort of), he talks/gurgles in his sleep, his feet are ginormous and he’s long and lanky.  Well, I guess I was always kind of long and lanky, too.

Still, it wasn’t until James’ mom (Grandma Lucy) brought over some of James’ baby pictures that we realized how striking a resemblance Em bears to his father …

Baby James

Baby James

Apparently James was very scrunchy all the time.  Here’s an equally scrunchy picture of Emmett for comparison …

Baby Emmett

Baby Emmett

Seriously – when I first glanced at the photos,  I thought Lucy had already developed some of Emmett’s pictures.  Now we know where that chin dimple came from.

Emmett may look more like James than he does me, but it’s still too soon to tell whose personality he’ll take after.  Will he be a soccer star or a lacrosse dude?  A writer or a history buff?  Maybe he’ll just get the best of both worlds 🙂

Age Timer: 2 weeks, 4 days old

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The Little Baby Lump Blog is Born, Why?

July 29, 2008 6 comments

Needless to say, it’s been a crazy few months.  In May, I started a new job, graduated from Boston University and learned I had a bun in the oven, all within two weeks – talk about transitioning!

A lot has developed since then, and while it’s been a roller coaster of a ride, I feel like I’ve grown up a lot.  Although I decided to leave my position at Schneider Associates to adjust to the new changes in my life, I am truly grateful for the opportunity I had there and am thankful that my former employees and managers have been so supportive and understanding.  I’m glad to have left on a good note, and I’m looking forward to working with them in the future on different projects.  Thanks, SA – you guys are the best!

I’ll admit I’ve been having a little bit of a rough time handling so many changes at once.  It’s not exactly easy to transition from the fun and exciting life of college to so many smack-in-the-face realities of the real world.  Still, I have so much confidence in and support from James, my family and my friends, and I know things are going to be great.

I decided to start this blog for several reasons:

  1. To stay in touch with my some of my normal passions.  Hey, I may not be able to participate in the 2008 Boston Half Marathon, but I can still blog!
  2. To update friends, family, and whoever is interested on my expectant mommy progress,
  3. And to keep track of the last five months of my pregnancy and the first few years of my daughter-/son-to-be’s life in what will become a virtual baby book.

The last reason is primarily for my baby’s benefit.  I think this blog will prove a very valuable keepsake to my baby lump in the future (mom and dad, this does not at all mean I resent the fact that my baby book was never really filled out :o)

Please feel free to return and check out how my pregnancy is progressing – what I’m thinking, how I’m feeling, growing, etc.  I’m looking forward to seeing this blog develop, and I hope you do, too!

Oven Timer: 16 weeks, 1 day

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