Thursday, September 13, 2012

Meet Baby E

Holy moly - time is flying. It has been over a month since I posted...and here's my favourite reason for my silence:

Baby E is almost 6 weeks old now and is changing every day. She's starting to track objects with her eyes and give little smiles. E took her sweet time joining us (10 days late).  But the labour and delivery went smoothly.  She was born at 6:10pm and because we had a midwife birth, we were home from the hospital by 9pm.  

Here's one view of her nursery.  Eventually I'll start her off with naps in her crib.  But for now, she sleeps in our room. The curtains and rug come from Ikea.  The decal is from Etsy.  The crib is from Sleepy Hollow (not shown is a dresser also from Sleepy Hollow).  The glider and ottoman are from Kijiji.  

E sleeps relatively well.  Many nights she'll have a 5-6 hour chunk of sleep.  Since she's growing well (over 10 lbs at 4 weeks, from 8 lbs 9 ounces at birth), I don't wake her for feedings.  But some nights are more trying with little sleep and lots of screaming (from E, not me).

This past week, Giz came to Ottawa and hosted a meet and greet.  

Between visiting with guests and taking care of E, I didn't have a lot of time to take pictures (I really need another arm/hand).  But here are a few pictures of the food:

Antipasto platter:

Boston Cream cake from Rideau Bakery (a big hit):

Mixed pastries also Rideau Bakery:

Half-eaten spread...including wraps (varieties: chicken, turkey, tuna, salmon, and roasted veggies), one of Peter's tyropitas, fruit platter (not visible in picture), black bean salad (also not visible in the picture).



Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Congratulations. What lovely news x

Joan Nova said...

She's absolutely precious. Best wishes to all!

Just Crafty Enough said...

Congrats! She is so beautiful!

JoAnn (The Casual Perfectionist) said...

Oh, Congratulations!! Awesome!

That Girl said...

Such a big baby! Although with 10 days of extra cooking time, that kind of makes sense.

chicago foodie girl said...

So sweet. Congratulations! :-)

Lori said...

Babies are truly scrumptious. Congratulations.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Baby E is the bet excuse to be previously occupied. Grandma is pretty proud too!

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