Friday, July 31, 2015

Haiku Friday

I got a little 
Fat baby with brown hair 
And grayish blue eyes.

I got a little 
Five year old with crazy curls
And chocolate eyes.

Green eyed, red haired babe.
Brown eyes, black hair for the mom.
That's my family.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Loving that maternity leave coincides with summertime because it means people are able to stop by on their vacations!

Like, a month ago:

Tootsie and her family stopped by. There is little Opal with Buddy.

Then, just last week, Matt and Sam stopped by:

Yesterday Mila and Gabby came for a visit and it was so wonderful:

Who is next??

Monday, July 27, 2015

Weekend pictures

Morning cuddles
First trip to the yard house!! Awesome.
We taught Buddy to play Jenga. She's a natural!
This picture makes me laugh so hard dude.
Supper club and everyone got to
hold Josie.
This picture is MY LIFE. These two girls get along so well. 
Auntie baby selfie.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Haiku Friday

Take it easy peeps.
Don't stress yourselves out today.
It's Friday today!

We have no lunch date 
But may attempt a pedi.
We'll see how it goes.

I'll take it easy
In solidarity with
My brethren at work.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

sleep, food, and the like. for posterity

I was just reading what Buddy was like as a 6 week old and it seemed a lot more complicated. Haha. Her sleep anyways. We had two people involved and it included babe getting up at 2am to do a feeding. I'm betting everything was more complicated because there were bottles involved.

As of right now and basically since she was born, I nurse her every one to three hours in the day. She cat naps in the morning but takes a marathon 3 - 4 hour nap in the afternoon.

She gets a little bit "fussy" from about 6-8pm, which means she mostly wants to nurse the whole time. That's generally fine except other people in this house have to eat too! So I haven't figured out a way to nurse and make dinner. She hollers a bit or babe or Buddy try to keep her occupied.

Anyways, around 8:30 or 9, babe gives her a bottle that I have pumped throughout the day. He puts her in her little bassinette and there she sleeps til about 2am.Then she wakes up usually at 5am then for the day around 7am.

I have to say I am feeling lucky. The last couple of nights Josie has slept til 330 the first time and I was in heaven.

So, there you go. That's the routine as it were. We're not too wedded to a schedule but when I break it down in writing I can kind of see it there.


Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tuesday updates

- Josie is six weeks old (and a day). I told Babe I can't believe Josie is six weeks but then I thought six weeks isn't very old. She is still brand new.

- i have ten more weeks of leave (at least). Hopefully it goes by slowly and when it is done I feel ready to go back and not devastated. 

- Did you know Josie is a little dinosaur because of all the noises she makes?

- I am at doc for my six week check up. When I did this with Buddy I took the subway in and wore her. Some nurse had to hold her during my check up and she screamed like mad. This time, I drove and Josie is asleep next to me.  

- I am not so interesting these days so thanks for sticking with me. I spend most of my time nursing. Haha.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Weekend pictures

Oh look, I have a twelve year old.
Today Ori turns four! That means it is also super close to Santiago's beeday and Lucien's. Happy beeday boys! Also today is Samoi's beeday. Happy beeday Oi!
Caption this!! LOL!

Here's Josie poopin all over her Grandpa.
Look at this gorgeous day!
Wonder woman crash landed on the cake.
In the ocean!
Torrential downpour made it a memorable birthday party.
Huddling under an umbrella.

What a fun day!

Friday, July 17, 2015

haiku friday

Good ol summertime.
Buddy swims everyday,
Sometimes twice a day.

Babe grills each weekend,
And we sit out in back too.
Time for a cold beer.

Buddy and Josie
Each wear little sundresses.
Josie's are tiny.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Can you see these two creeps hanging out in my hedges? What is that some kind of warning? Apocalypse?

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

My morning walk

I like to head to one of the two Starbucks within walking distance of mi casa. I grab a small iced coffee and walk home, feeling good about myself for my commitment to physical fitness.

It's funny because I am usually passed by no less than five moms running and pushing strollers, sweating their tiny asses of while I chat on the phone, drinking my beverage, carrying my infant in her pack.

Luckily, this isn't a race.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Weekend pics

On Friday I finally got to see Buddy do the diving board!

We went out to eat Friday and did errands and stuff like the farmers market. I don't have many pics. Auntie took buddy on a couple dates so Babe and I could have a beer with Josie in her little car seat. It was a good weekend!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Haiku Friday

Took the girls to doc
For their check up yesterday.
Both are so healthy!

Josie is nine pounds
Thirteen ounces already.
And she's pretty "tall."

Buddy checked out, too:
Forty three and three quarters,
And forty two pounds! 

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

One month pic


And here's Buddy's one month for reminder timez:

One month (again)

Josephine is relatively unfazed by her first trip downtown and her first time in the stroller. I, on the other hand, am thrilled!!
In front of The Grilled Cheese Truck, from which I just ordered lunch!

One month (again)

Josephine is relatively unfazed by her first trip downtown and her first time in the stroller. I, on the other hand, am thrilled!!
In front of The Grilled Cheese Truck, from which I just ordered lunch!

One month old today!

Little Josephine is one month old today! I will put up a picture later but let me tell you a little bit about her.

I am getting her weighed and measured tomorrow so I'll let you know how much she's grown in the past month.

She is a very peaceful little baby. She doesn't cry a whole lot but she can definitely let it go when she needs to. She loves to eat and eats about every hour and a half when she's awake. She'll sleep for two long stretches, one in the day and one in the night about 4 hours. At night she'll sometimes go a little longer. She shows me her eyeballs more and more, I'd say she's awake most of the morning and most of the early evening.

According to the Buddy one month post, Buddy was smiling a lot at this point. Josie has smiled a few times but I wouldn't say a lot. Like Buddy, Josie has had a lot of visitors. She is very comfortable being held by anyone and really only cries when she is hungry or she has to burp.

She makes cute faces and has bright eyes. She has dark straight hair and her eyeballs are still gray. She stares at her big sister a lot.

As for me, I'm doing just fine. I take Buddy to school ("Camp") in the daytime around 8:45 and go get her around 3pm. Sometimes earlier. I take a walk every day with Josie in my pack. I read a lot and she eats a lot so that's really the extent of my day. I tidy the house every day and do chores.

We do one little outing a day. I noticed I got a manicure when Buddy turned one, month maybe that's in order for today? Yesterday was CVS. I know - don't get too crazy right?

Pictures to come later!

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Four years!

I was working on a thoughtful post about how we moved here four years (and a week) ago and all the accomplishments and ups and downs but I ran out of time. So, I am just telling you instead. We moved here to California four years and a week ago!

Also, happy birthday today to Grown Up Sasha! And to Rachel! Except I think Rachel's beeday is tomorrow.

And then here:

Monday, July 06, 2015

Weekend pics

This weekend, we:
Went biking.
Took selfies 
Had a dance party
Enjoyed different filters on the camera
Watched fireworks 
Set off our own foreworks
Went roller skating 

Friday, July 03, 2015

Haiku Friday

Three day weekender!
Today was such a fun day.
Dad and Buddy home.

We had visitors!
Tia Gabby came over
To hold Ms Josie.

We also had
Most of the supper club here -
With four little girls!

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Naps and walks and photos

Oh - I see my blog from yesterday didnt go through!! 
Every day of leave I plan to:

*take a nap
*take a walk
*take lots of photos 

I managed to walk every day so far and just woke from a long nap and here is a picture I took the other night:

Buddy holding her baby
Just thinking.


So I just got back from my walk and it's too early to nap, so here are some pics:
Hey, everyone.
My little fish! Buddy loves swimming you guys! I would be so stolked if that was her thing. Swimming!
This one is My Life. I can bet Josie's first word is gonna be Sasha or Buddy. These two are thick as thieves and Buddy cannot get enough of her.