Wednesday, January 29, 2014

This is what 5 days old looks like

Tomorrow Claudia will be seven weeks old so I'm late posting these photos but we had some adorable portraits taken when she was five days old.

Saturday, January 25, 2014


We've had lots of visitors over the past couple weeks, some without photos to document their visit with Claudia. Here are a few pictures from our visits.

 Alison came to visit a couple weeks ago. 

Claudia's grandma, Jo Ann came to visit, too. 

My friend, Cathy came over one day and brought lunch.

Monica came from Missouri to spend a week with us. 

Our friends, Waad and Hend came to see Claudia, too.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

One Month

It's hard to believe but my baby is already a month old.

One showing off her legs for good measure. :) 

Friday, January 10, 2014

My Favorite Season

This is the time of year when I post about all my favorite movies as award season begins. Most all of the award-worthy movies come out around Christmas which is when we typically have our movie marathons. New baby right before Christmas = no movies for us. So I can only tell you my favorite movies I have seen this year.

  • The Spectacular Now - This is possibly the best, underrated movie I have ever seen. It's reminiscent of a John Hughes movie from the 80s.
  • Mud - I love Matthew McConaughey and he is on a roll right now.
  • 12 Years a Slave - Amazing and gut-wrenching true story.

Monday, January 06, 2014


While my parents were visiting, my mom's cousins, Pam and Terrie came by to see us. Pam lives in Australia so we don't see her very often.

Left to right: Iris the dog, Pam, Terrie, my mom and Claudia

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Claudia Meets Grandma and Grandpa

Recovery for me has not gone quite as expected. After leaving the hospital, my blood pressure continued to stay the same (and even get worse) instead of better, despite meds. After feeling unwell and making a couple of trips to the ER for IV meds, treatment and observation, I hope I'm on the right path. Good thing our back up arrived this week - grandma and grandpa.

My mom with Claudia.

My dad with Claudia.

Joe and I with our three week old baby.

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