Monday, September 23, 2013


Lois is out enjoying a gorgeous fall day and sitting up in her stroller.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Lois and Dunkel

From this morning.

Lois: What is this black furry thing sitting next to me?

Dunkel: What is this pudgy round thing pulling my hair?

Monday, September 16, 2013

Lois discovers swinging

Lois is on the move, so to speak. She is rolling over onto her belly and (sometimes) rolling back over onto her back. This is giving me anxiety when we put her down to sleep because she rolls onto her stomach quickly and falls asleep. Meanwhile every doctor/article/person-in-the-know says NEVER LET YOUR BABY SLEEP ON THEIR STOMACH. Of course the asterisk to that is that once your baby rolls over, you have to give up on NEVER LETTING YOUR BABY SLEEP ON THEIR STOMACH, and every doctor/article/person-in-the-know says it's probably now fine even though no one can explain why it's now probably fine while previously it was the worst thing in the world.

I suppose this is just the path we're stuck on now... permanent anxiety!

Anyway. We don't spend all our waking minutes worrying. In addition to rolling over, Lois has also discovered swinging... and there's pretty much nothing cuter than these pictures:

She was also rockin' a little scar on her forward. Kindof like Harry Potter if, instead of an evil wizard trying to smite him, Harry Potter had instead just scratched his own foreheard with his fingernails.

Monday, September 09, 2013

Some overdue updates

I went back to work on August 19, but I haven't posted for a while longer than that. So I can't even just blame my lack of posting on the whole work-life balance thing. Ah well. Some updates:

Lois is more than 4 months old! She smiles and laughs all the time, especially when she's with Rob. She can sit up on her own most of the time... until she falls over. She rolled over onto her belly for the first time a couple days ago. She started eating (very watered down) oatmeal a couple weeks ago. And even though she's still waking up twice a night, she's sleeping in longer stretches.

So all in all, she's doing great.

Now for what you really care about -- new pictures!

Yes, she's a little chubster. This picture is called, "Hey Dad. Mom said, 'you're it,' and then left me here."

After a round of oatmeal. Still skeptical.

At my cousin Erin's wedding! Lois is wearing the finest dress money can buy... from Target.

Holding hands. Have I posted this before? I dunno, but I love this.