Tuesday, June 06, 2006

good day. sunshine.

In August, I took a home pregnancy test to confirm what Nate and I already knew- we were going to have a baby. That same day I also calculated what my age would be when this baby (who I couldn't even imagine at the time)would graduate from high school- In case you're wondering, the age is 47. Having a baby is quite a gamble. Sight unseen, you invite someone into your home, your family, your life. I've had roommates, and I found myself wondering, what if this baby is a slob? What if she loves some cartoon show that I can stand? What if she begs us for a CAT? Months later, I sit here with my small girl curled up on my chest, snoring away and already I can't imagine our family without her.

This picture was taken by Nate on Monday morning to mark Claire's sixth week outside the womb. She's sleeping in 4 hour stretches at night, is loving daily walks in her stroller and continues to make our life wonderfully messy.


Anonymous said...

NICE picture!!! love it, love it, love it!

Anonymous said...

My Boss....the BIG Boss came in today and stuck his tongue out at me and said, "I'm not talking to you!!" (Because he heard that I am moving back to Oregon....) BTW, he was joking. But I told him to come over to my computer and pulled up Claire's picture and smiled. He smiled too. Amazing.
Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

So I worked with an older lady at Starbucks the other day who is originally from OR...don't ask me what part of OR, but I immediately began spouting out information about you and Claire like those annoying people who tell me about who they know in Louisiana even though I have no clue who they are talking about...just because I'm from the great state of LA doesn't mean I know everyone who inhabits it...I'm sure this is what my new friend was thining;)

Anonymous said...

Hey! I know that face! (Baby yawns are the best!!!!)
Kyleigh and I are finally here to see the beautiful Claire. (Kyleigh has the hic-cups but is still seeming intrigued with the pictures.) Miss Claire is such a peach! I can't wait to hold her and give her lots of kisses!!! You guys are a handsome looking family.
Looking forward to Grandma Anna and Bob coming out but wish you all were joining them. We have had a package for Claire since she was born but Uncle Dave is a big looser and hasn't sent it yet ;).
We Love You Guys!
Aunt Val (YEAH!!!!)

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