Thursday, August 26, 2010


We are continuing to discover various water-parks around Pittsburgh with Vivian's friends. Friday, we went to the Troy Hill Waterpark. Vivian loved crawling under the "water-mushroom" to sit behind the curtain of water!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What Can I Say ...

... she's a cute sleeper ... and I can't stop taking pictures of her sleeping ...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Da Goils

"Da Goils" - that's what Will tends to label his photos of the three of us. This one was taken in July, I just realized I never actually posted it here.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Someone posted on facebook for Will that we were now allowed to feel that Vivian was suddenly HUGE. I had already been feeling that way before Annelee was born, Vivian is so much a tall little girl now, totally her own person ... but, that person was right ... now that Annelee is here, Vivian seems even bigger. Of course, not all of it is an illusion. Two photos to prove she IS indeed slightly larger than Annelee. Looking at those two photos, it's hard to even imagine that Vivian was that little once, too!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

More Sleep

I know my posts of pictures of Annelee sleeping will have everyone convinced that she sleeps all the time, but I just love taking her pictures then. She does sleep a lot. But of course, she is a 3 week old baby, so she does wake up to nurse and look around frequently, too. Here's another sleep one ... note that I have tired of putting a fresh onesie on her after she's been spitting up (or all her onesies were either dirty or not yet quite dry ... you choose :) So you get an almost naked baby today. She's now uncurling her legs a lot more and still has those elastic hips where she can flop them to the side like that and be comfortably asleep.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Eyes & Curls

My mission for today was to get a photo of Annelee with her eyes open. She's been a lot more alert and looking around in the last couple of days and I figured it was now feasible to try. Mission accomplished:

And, while I'm at it, here's a picture of my little curly-head, too. There's one reason to like heat and humidity ;)

Friday, August 6, 2010


Everyone has their own favorite position to sleep in. We are still working on finding Annelee's. She's spent the last couple of nights sleeping in her car seat (she doesn't seem to like lying flat all the time and still curls up in a semi-fetal position a lot). But some of her sleep positions look plain uncomfortable to me!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


While at the pool with Mommy, Daddy, Casey, and Ernie; Vivian tried on Daddy's and Casey's glasses. She was stylin' :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Will brought Vivian into the hospital the morning after Annelee was born. All along, Vivian had been very excited about "Tummyseed", and asked me pretty much every day if the baby had come out of my belly yet. And every day I had pointed to my belly, sighed, and said "No, my belly is still here" ;) We were curious to see how she would react now that the baby had come out.

She was totally excited and immediately wanted to hold Annelee (Will had practiced the name with her on the drive to the hospital, so she already knew the name wasn't Tummyseed any longer). She climbed up on the bed with us and immediately wanted to hold her. She was very gentle with her, just the perfect big sister.

As they were leaving to go home again, Will said "Do you want to kiss Mommy good bye?" In response, Vivian scrambled back on the bed, and insisted that Annelee needed a kiss good bye. Mommy got a quick wave. Looks like the sisterhood has bonded already!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Before and After

So, after my experience with Vivian (where my waters broke in front of a diner), I had this whole late pregnancy thing planned out this time around. I was going to work from home for the last few weeks. That way, there was no risk of my waters breaking in the office. The best laid plans ...

With a week of work from home already completed, Vivian and I were visiting Will in the office after a play date on Monday when ... my waters broke ... in the office. ARGH!

I dragged Vivian to the bathroom and did damage-control with one of Vivian's diapers while Vivian was watching and loudly and repeatedly asked "Mommy, what are you doing with my diaper? That's MY DIAPER!!!!!" I'm sure that left the women in the other stalls puzzling what on earth was going on in my stall! :)

Next, we picked Will up from his desk and headed home to get Vivian taken care of and then drive to the hospital.

Before we departed for the hospital, however, I made Will take a few of those belly-shots that I had been meaning to have him do for a couple of weeks. Talk about last minute! So, this is what I looked like on my last day of pregnancy:

And about 8 hrs and a c-section later, I was holding this in my arms:

Welcome to our family, Annelee Sophia!