Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

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


New Year, No (Real) Baby

January 1, 2009 3 comments

Happy New Year, everyone!  We had our fingers crossed that I’d give birth before midnight last night so we’d get a tax deduction for 2008, but alas, Baby Lump apparently wasn’t ready.  Instead, James and I spent our New Year’s Eve evening out on a nice little dinner-and-a-movie date.  We opted for some Italian fare at Papa Razzi in Boston’s Back Bay – where we caught a bit of the First Night parade – and then saw The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (a long one, but we liked it!) at the theater near Fenway.  We were even back at the apartment in time to watch the ball drop.  I hope everyone else’s New Year’s plans weren’t ruined by the Boston snowstorm – I modified my New Year’s outfit by wearing a dress with tights and my bright red galoshes (picture) because of the snow.  It was quite a fashion statement :o)

James and me before our dinner-and-a-movie date.

James and me before our New Year's dinner-and-a-movie date.

We may not have had a real baby to join us in celebrating the New Year, but we did have a baby to hang out with on Christmas day.  I mentioned before that my oldest sister, Adrienne is also pregnant.  Well, since we didn’t want our unpregnant sister, Lauren to feel left out, Adrienne bought her an instant infant (“cute as a friggin’ button, with all the fun and practically none of the poop”) this Christmas.  Needless to say, Instant Infant got a little curious as he was checking out the apartment on Christmas day …

Instant Infant wants a diaper change & helps with dirty dishes.

Instant Infant welcomes diaper changes and even helps with the dirty dishes!

Instant Infant hangs out in the bathroom, likes sports, & apparently is not afraid of heights.

Instant Infant enjoys hanging out in the bathroom, likes sports & apparently is not afraid of heights.

Instant Infant already comes Web-savvy!

Instant Infant already comes Web-savvy!

Oven Timer: 38 weeks, 3 days

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