Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy Girl!

Here's our Lana. Fresh off a good nap, belly full, and nothing to do but play and be happy.



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Monday, September 28, 2009

Classic Baby Pictures

Who doesn't have naked baby pictures? I'm sure there are some in my baby book, and some in yours too. Lana will be no exception.

The other day after her bath, I let her play on the floor with just her towel.


She was having fun, I promise. She was smiling too, just not for the camera.


I'll have to keep the camera handy and capture some of those smiles.
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Adventures for Lana

This weekend was full of new adventures for Lana. On Thursday night we drove to my parent's place in Oregon. Grandma and Grandpa were very excited to see little Lana and wasted no time giving her hugs and kisses and snuggles. Lana showed off her adorable smiles, her head and back strength and her happy squeals.
On Friday morning we loaded up and went into Pendleton for the Westward Ho Parade. I figured Lana would just sleep through it, and for the most part she did. She won't remember that she went to her first parade at 3 months old, but I will. The parade is always impressive and is one of my favorite parts of the Pendleton Round Up. Here we have the big ol' oxen.



Lana turned exactly 3 months old while we were there. Our girl is getting so big!

We're starting to get better at the whole pose-for-a-family-picture thing.


I think my mom is the proudest Grandma ever!

And the coolest adventure Lana had was learning how to roll over. She finally did it. This video shows one of her attempts, but she's not quite successful. I promise you though, she did do it, just not for the video camera.
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Bits and Quips

This was my first weeks back to work since Lana was born. I spent the week and day before cleaning, cooking, and spending as much time with Lana as I could. We've had great child care lined up for several months, and my work had been emailing me so I would know what to expect when I returned, but still, I had my worries. What if Lana hated being away? What if I was a bawling blubbering mess at work? What if the laundry never got done? What if dinner was late? Well, guess what? Lana did great. Her caretaker reports that she eats well, sleeps well, is chatty and bright during her wake and play time and interestingly enough, that she has the "most unladylike burps" of any baby she's ever known. We'll have to work more on her manners. For the most part, I did fine too. I won't lie, that first morning was tough and I spent a few minutes in the parking lot at work composing myself, but once I got back into the lab and got back into my work routine, things were fine. It actually felt good to be back. However, the best part of my day is when I'm home again with little Lana-Bean and we're playing and she's smiling. As far as the laundry goes, it doesn't get done everyday like before when I was home, but it does get done. And because I'm getting in some quality play time, dinner might also be late, but oh well. I figure there are worse things in life than a late dinner. So, I guess we can chalk week one up as a success.

This little sprite doesn't seem any worse for wear.

Happy Birthday to Dan! He spent the day doing some of his favorite activities such as watching football and taking a nap on the recliner with Lana in the afternoon.

Happy Birthday! Lana and I love you very much.
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