Saturday, April 11, 2009

Yes, I'm spamming you all with photos...

You'll all just have to indulge me a bit, newborns are just so lovely. Besides, it's remarkably novel to have the little person I'm trying to get a photograph of not darting about at the speed of light for a change!






Unfortunately I've not been able to get a picture of her eyes open so far, although she's quite an alert little critter (especially at, oh, about 4 am) because we're not keen on keeping them open when the light is decent to get a snapshot, so you'll just have to trust me... she does wake up! I think mostly everyone has heard by now but in case there's a few who haven't, we also settled on using the name we'd originally liked - so she is officially Lily Ariane.

Meanwhile despite us having an overall much quieter Easter than usual, La still got to have a bit of fun activity as while mum and our midwife had another little visit he got to see the local display, do a colouring page to hang in the local shops, got a chocolate egg and got his face painted which was deemed beyond way too cool for words! Not that it stopped him from telling me using every very excited word of thrill he knows of course, bless him!

The request was for a bunny, given that's his nickname but he decided it looked more like a cat and spent the remainder of the afternoon burning off the chocolate high running around on all fours meowing, purring and swatting Jasper's toys while insisting he was "Jasp-berger"!

He is so far settling into the whole big brother role pretty easily. Granted I give it a few more weeks before he realizes she's permanent and we run into adjustment but at the moment he thinks she's pretty neat and is rather fascinated between the ideas of it being the same baby inside mum that is now on the outside. Mind you she is not allowed to fuss a single second before I'm informed by Sir Bossy Boots on the proper care of a baby - "Mummy, bubby needs bibi!" You can cut and paste for a cuddle, nappy check, burping or any other care or interaction he reckons she needs as well. LOL I'm also frequently given a running commentary on exactly how that care should be going. It's the left bibi, not the right one she had last (because the difference isn't obvious enough...) and she needs to open her mouth real wide (complete with demonstrations) etc. which is hilarious and adorable at the same time.

5 comments:

Sif said...

Ooooh, that purple suit really, erm, suits her!!! She's such a doll! I can't get over the resemblance between her and La (even though, looking at photos of him as a baby, they're not actually *that* alike at this age, rofl)...

katef said...

spam away with your gorgeous girl....
She looks so grown up to me as well as so tiny all at the same time.... a wise woman already I reckon!

Amanda O. said...

I thought you might recognize that Sif! ;-) It's funny but I think orange and purple really do suit her just as I thought in pregnancy. LOL

Have I put up pics of La as a newborn? They actually do look quite alike, he was more chubby cheeked but then he did have a half a kilo on her with only 1 extra cm length.

Kate the wise woman thing kind of fits. She's such a calm little thing, very content to just watch calmly and take it all in. Total opposite to La, who was a determined baby even at that age. I really think his early experiences in the hospital set that for him tbh.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your new daughter!
She is just devine :-)

aussienut said...

Hey snap away - she won't stay little for long!!!

she's adorable and I think that "Lily" suits her!

How cute is La giving you tips on how to look after her ;) :D