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Nola [06 Sep 2010|09:53pm]

Originally uploaded by farlykat
My babe
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Birthday Girl [15 Aug 2010|12:51pm]

happy nola
Originally uploaded by farlykat
Happy baby
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Play date [29 Jul 2010|01:28am]

Originally uploaded by cninety9
Nola and ellisbell's adorable daughter, Zoe, share a common love of polka dots, plastic blocks and donuts.

My daughter is going to be a year old next week.

That is all.
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Nola Crawls (kinda) [08 Jun 2010|09:40pm]

Nola Crawls (kinda)
Originally uploaded by cninety9
It's been a while since I've posted and so much has happened. Nola has cut her first tooth and is now starting to crawl. This short video demonstrates the latter, as well as : her ability to locate small things that I'd rather her not touch and my tendency to freak out about it. Also - I hate the sound of my voice and laugh - but this is pretty funny.
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Every girl needs a flowery sunhat [24 Apr 2010|11:55pm]

Originally uploaded by cninety9
I had to post one more photo since I really couldn't decide which one was cuter.
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Hey look at me! [24 Apr 2010|11:54pm]

Why yes, I can sit up!
Originally uploaded by cninety9
This sweet little baby is sitting up unsupported. This photo is of the first time she's done this for more than a few seconds (a few minutes!!) without diving head first into something fascinating on the floor. My little girl is growing up.

In past month or so, we've started experimenting with various fruit/veggie purees. She's been indifferent about most of them, but has decided that she finds bananas and sweet potatoes acceptable. :-)

She's started giving us "kisses" which really means she dives toward my face with her mouth wide open and drools/teethes on my cheek or chin. It may not sound that nice, but oh - it's the best kiss in the world.

She's perfect and wonderful.

I just deleted a long ramble-y paragraph about lingering depression and anxiety but re-reading it just made me feel that much more pathetic - especially considering how wonderful my life is right now. (see above) WTF is up with my crazy brain?
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Eyes, Fist, Flower, Cute! [29 Mar 2010|12:04am]

Eyes, Fist, Flower, Cute!
Originally uploaded by cninety9
So my sweet girl is getting sweeter every day. She's out of the colicky phase and her fusses seem to have a more obvious meaning behind them - or - maybe I'm just doing a better job at interpreting them.

Nola recently discovered her toes and they've quickly become her favorite toy. She's also reaching out and grabbing anything and everything (and putting it in her mouth whenever possible.) She can *almost* sit up unsupported but still tends to dive head-first when she's interested in something. Her latest accomplishment is being able to take her pacifier out of her mouth AND put it back in most of the time. I'm so proud.

She'll be eight months old (EIGHT MONTHS!) next week. I am having a hard time believing this. She's just a few ounces away from weighing 15 pounds. At what point does it become impolite to discuss a gal's weight in a public forum? I think we're not far from it.

While visiting a friend of mine and her new adorable baby boy in the hospital last week, I took Nola up to the NICU to say hello to the nurses and staff there. (Side-note: I am shocked that I did not have a post-traumatic-stress-induced panic attack.) They all went nuts cooing over her and remembered us very well. Around last Christmas, Phil and I ordered several hardcover photo books of Nola's first 4 months to give as gifts to the family. The book does a pretty good job of telling the story of her scary NICU days to her time at home, healthy and beautiful, during the holidays. We had a few extra copies so I gave one to the NICU staff and mentioned that they were welcome to share it with parents that are having hard time. I honestly feel that if I had had a visual of what those months were going to be like and that it could have a happy ending - it would have helped me quite a bit.

We are so very fortunate.
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Joe with Music [26 Mar 2010|08:53pm]

Joe with Music
Originally uploaded by yi
Three years. I will always miss you, texapocalypse.
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Another baby post [31 Jan 2010|08:03pm]
Our tiny girl is holding her head up on her own now.  She also grins and giggles as evidenced by this little recording.

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Family [31 Dec 2009|06:53pm]

Originally uploaded by cninety9
Oh and there is love.
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Oh my [31 Dec 2009|06:36pm]

Oh my
Originally uploaded by cninety9
I'm tempted to do a photoshopped version of this pic with callouts as to which of Nola's features come from Phil and which come from myself. It's pretty obvious to those of us that know us well, though.

She just gets more amazing every day. I am the luckiest gal on the planet. Yes, I can say this even though I have a blazing headache, upset tummy and a very fussy little gal beside me. Life is beautiful.

For the most part, this year was full of great stuff. A dash of supreme suck, and then a lot of bliss - that was 2009.

Happy New Year, folks.
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HI! [21 Dec 2009|04:49pm]

Originally uploaded by cninety9
Hi! And how are you?
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The Grinning [13 Dec 2009|02:18am]
I can't stop looking at this one. Oh my heart.

Yes, I realize I only post pics of the babe these days.
What babe?
The babe with the power.
What power?
The power of voodoo.
Who do?
You do.
Do what?
Remind me of the babe.
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Sweet baby [10 Dec 2009|01:09am]

Sweet baby
Originally uploaded by cninety9
She's perfect.
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This face [01 Dec 2009|06:29pm]

This face
Originally uploaded by cninety9
Nola is getting cuter every day. She's a few days shy of four months old (two months equivalent) and has masted eye-contact and is starting to grin and laugh. We've also started playing a new game where she sits on my lap, stares at me and we coo back and forth at each other. It's the best part of my day.

She's going through another growth spurt. It feels like I'm nursing non-stop. I get about a 15 minute break between feedings as she takes a nap on my lap, but if I move her to get up and actually do something the break is more like 5 minutes. It's all paying off though. She hit the 9 pound mark yesterday and has more than tripled her birth weight. We have a doctor's appointment on Friday and I look forward to finding out if she's jumped to a new percentile for height/weight/head circumference.

We took our first road trip with Nola for Thanksgiving to Arkansas to meet Phil's parents. She handled the traveling wonderfully and the family fell in love with her. She has many fans.
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Born to Rock [01 Dec 2009|05:59pm]

Born to Rock
Originally uploaded by cninety9
It has begun.
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Good morning starshine [30 Oct 2009|01:28pm]

Nola is Alert
Originally uploaded by cninety9
Nola has one precious tiny dimple. TINY DIMPLE!
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Nola [19 Oct 2009|05:52pm]

Originally uploaded by marmoseti
She's been home for about 3 weeks now and has reached 7 pounds. She's showing off her buff guns and her new custom onesie from monkeyjenn while lounging on the changing pad cover that vaquera gave her.

Babies rule.
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Yesss... This is all going according to plan. [25 Sep 2009|04:29pm]
Nola is home! 5 lbs, 9.8 oz.
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Nola's Hungryface [17 Sep 2009|06:56pm]

Nola's Hungryface
Originally uploaded by cninety9
Nola is 5lbs, 4 oz. today and is getting bigger every day. She's starting to figure out this whole eating thing as you might be able to deduce from this lovely photo.

We're hoping that she'll be ready to come home in the next week or so. I can't wait!
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