Thursday, September 22, 2011
Never too early! You had fun wriggling on your belly on this quilt that Rach made you. After some grumpiness you became fascinated by this new sense of your limbs as tools and impediments to movement.
You spend lots of time on your belly mostly resting on us though. This was new!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tiny, you thought last night was a good time for a dance party instead of sleeping, so yr dad hung out with you. He just got up from sleeping in, so you and I hung out this morning. You were cool with your carrier and drowsed back down, but then you wanted to nestle in the crook of my arm! The evidence below, lovely baby:
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
After you wouldn't go back to bed around 630 this morn - I put you on in your carrier and we did some needed house chores. Sweeping the dining room and kitchen and going out to buy yoghurt lulled you to sleep. Here's the proof in a kitchen sunbeam!
You were two weeks old yesterday and you are bigger and more robust and willful and wonderful every day. So proud of you, little Sara Bela, and we love you so much!
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
I was insanely lax, Tiny, in not posting photos from Sunday's bath. You tolerated it well - curious about the washcloth and warm water - until just at the end, when the cold and tumult overwhelmed you. Post bath, we put you in a hooded duck towel that overwhelmed us with its cuteness. Milestone reached!
Lets see if I can get this cell phone video made by Safta Susie uploaded.
Love, Hannah your mom
Monday, September 12, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Last night you kind of wanted to have a being-awake-festival, and I had gotten extra sleep as I went to bed a few hours earlier than your dad, so this morning I experimented with letting him sleep and hanging out with you one on one.
You were a little cranky as you have been struggling with burps and too much air in your wee digestive system, but after lots of burping and eating and a diaper change, I got myself dressed (no small feat), you into your carrier and went downstairs.
Grinding coffee and making oatmeal, not to mention doing dishes, is a contact sport while wearing a drowsy baby! When I tried to spit out my toothpaste post teethbrushing, I hit the mirror and the faucet instead of any reasonable part of the sink, for example. But I was able to get food heated and in front of me, and got to enjoy my breakfast while staring at your gorgeous face.
You are more beautiful and willful and yourself every day, little Sara Bela! Let's see what Sunday has in store.
Hannah your mama
Saturday, September 10, 2011
We'd been waiting months to bring you to a warm day in Clark Park. Now that you're here, it was time for a shay adventure at the Satueday farmers' market!
You woke up a bit early today, so we kept you in your awesome adventurer pajamas and that great knit hat made by Lori who we met in our birth class. So garbed we took you to the park, where your mom and dad enjoyed tacos and doughnuts!
We played pass-the-baby with Rachel and cousin Barbara, and visited with many friendly passers-by - Adam, JJ the photographer, Colleen the midwife, Matty, and many others!
Now we are resting at home and waiting for more visitors layer. Good Shabbos and happy Saturday!
Friday, September 9, 2011
Dear Sara Bela, Today was your most exciting West Philly day yet. We started out with a visit from your Safta (the hebrew word for grandmother) Susie and Rachie. It's hilarious to see them negotiate over who gets to hold you next. They both love you so much and we know that you'll learn grace, love and family from both of them.
|Check out the cute onesie Sydney gave me!|
|Sara Bela! Stop punching Safta!|
After a fun visit, our neighbor Teresa walked by. Teresa and Rachie talked for a while about schools for kids in our neighborhood and how hard we want to work to make sure you and all kids get a great education. Teresa had great advice for us and wonderful stories about her birth of Gus, who is now a beautiful 4 year old. Our dear friend Mars stopped by briefly with delicious cheese cake cupcakes and borscht. Beets and cheese are big favorites in our household. This conversation involved us eating many handfuls of concord grapes grown on our porch. We sat under the shade of our grape vines leaves, protecting you from the sun as we chatted with our neighbors and family.
|Sara Bela was pooped after the visitors!|
|Josh and Sara Bela at Kol Tzedek|
|Sara Bela, sleeping after a busy day|
Sara Bela - I love watching your dad learn with you. In this video your training as a starship captain began! Can you withstand the centrifugal force? Can you track hypnotizing lights from the sky?
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Then we walked to the farmers' market and said hi to Billy Yalowitz, who we had Shabbat dinner with the night we went into labor with you! Our neighborhood is filled with people who want to be your friends.
Last night we watched the Republican presidential debate and tonight, President Obama's speech on jobs and job growth for people in our country. The political and economic environment in which you are growing up is hard. But we can work together in our community and with leaders beyond Philly to build the world we all deserve.
You are sleeping now after a long day of awakeness - we are excited for another night with you and another bright day tomorrow. We are so lucky to have dear friends and family nearby!
Love, your mom Hannah and dad Josh
We have been swaddling the baby at night and in the morning a bit to help her feel safe and snug and ready to sleep. In the photos below she is in a swaddle called the Miracle Blanket, which promises to keep their arms and legs tucked in and to reset your baby to snoozing mode. We like to sing a song to her about how she is a burrito - wrapping her up is not unlike putting a burrito together.
Our baby is a genius tho - she quickly escaped from the wrap, aka the Baby Straitjacket.
Dad Josh wanted a little more sleep so we put her down in between us in bed. They will nap and I will watch over em. They are snoozing now. So cute.