Mom & Grace -Getting Familiar With The Big Crib

Grace has been sleeping in a small crib in Mom & Dad’s room. But soon she’ll be spending her nights in her own room, in her fancy big crib. Kathy and Grace have been spending some time getting familiar with the new environment!

This video is of grace on one of the practice sessions:

Yet another A+ Doctor Visit (and a social visit to mom’s work)

Grace got another outstanding grade on her checkup! Mom and Dad were positive that grace would be in the double-digits on weight? …but NO!!  Only 9.5lbs!! Still our little peanut. Everything continues to track very well!!

This visit was also time for a few immunization shots.  No fun, but Grace did well.

Grace Flirting with her boyfriend:  Dr. Columbo
Grace Flirting with her boyfriend: Dr. Columbo
Mom giving Grace the once-over ...but it seemed more like song time to any observer.
Mom giving Grace the once-over ...but it seemed more like song time to any observer.

Video of the immunization shots (3 of them)? 🙁

MANY MORE GOOD PICS OF THE DOCTOR VISIT AND MOM’S WORK HERE(CLICKY)

Grace finds her voice

Grace and Mom having dialogue …well Mom thinks so anyway. We think Grace is finding her voice and while never as good when the camera is going ….these conversations are good fun!

Trying to smile, and fun with new skills

The last few days, Grace has been doing pretty good on her new found skill:? smiling. Sometimes little ones, sometimes medium-big ones …very hard to catch on camera but Mom did a good job here taking this video while Grace was in her car seat. A little while later you can see some good fun on the playmat -with smiles, noises and some nice aerobics!

Time For A Fashion Show!!

Grace has been given sooo many wonderful clothes. But a few really stand out and they include:

-A handmade sweater and matching hat, made especially for Grace -and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Thank You so much Doris, you are really something with those knitting needles.

Here is the new "Mayor Of Munchkinland"!!!
Here is the new "Mayor Of Munchkinland"!!!

-And, a very special Tu-Tu dress -This was a special order and a very fun gift by Daphne:

.....and the mayor looks good in a Tu-Tu as well!!
.....and the mayor looks good in a Tu-Tu as well!!

..and a little video of the Tu-Tu Mayor in action:

**Many More Pics of the Fashion Show HERE(CLICKY)

Cake for Mom, Grumpy Grace …..

Mom’s birthday had arrived and Dad and Grace were not as organized as they would have liked. Fancy dinner plans for mom and dad were postponed -Everyone has been very tired as Grace has been pretty fussy as of late.  Still cute, still doing great -but not sleeping on any good schedule.  We’re trying all the smart things to get her on schedule, but not much luck.  Lately she only wants to sleep for about 30minutes at a time -we’re all exhausted!

Grace and Mom ready to celebrate Mom's Birthday ...with the Giant custom cake that Grace got for her Mom
Grace and Mom ready to celebrate Mom’s Birthday …with the Giant custom cake that Grace got for her.

Grace showing the mood we're seeing all too often these last days
Grace showing the mood we’re seeing all too often these last days

More pictures of the last days can be seen HERE(CLICKY)

Another Bath; Late-Night Aerobics and Misc Stuff

Grace continues to change everyday ….yet so many characteristics remain the same, -some becoming even more defined. She’s still very active at night and we hope to get her off of that schedule. She pretty much goes into hibernation during the day. We’ve kept her on the new baby formula that is supposed to help her be a little less ‘gassy’ and perhaps that is helping.

Just a few videos and pics over the last few days:

Here is a video of Grace doing bath#2 …you can see she’s getting a bit better 🙂 …and you’ll see she has already learned how to make a natural jacuzzi!

Grace Bein' Kewl in her fun outfit
Grace bein' Kewl in her fun outfit

And here a video:? Grace does what she does best ….active and full of spunk (and fussiness) late at night. This is her time -when everyone else is trying to sleep.

A few more pictures of the last days HERE(CLICKY)

First Bath!!!

Well, only 2.5 weeks after coming home from the hospital, Grace would FINALLY get her first bath.  A good time with Grandma Jo visiting!

Grace and mommy preparing for the first bath...
Grace and mommy preparing for the first bath...

Video of the a portion of the bath

Many More Pictures of the Bath and time with Grandma Jo can be seenHERE (CLICKY)

More good fun with Grace (+ more pictures)

Well the last few days have been fun and interesting.
For Starters: Grace seems to be getting better at sleeping during the night.  Uhhh, well, …..kind of. It seems every-other-night she sleeps.  And Uhhh,  -every-other-night she doesn’t. But overall there is no doubt that she’s getting a bit better at sleeping during the night.  -Certainly better than the first few days -But still lots of room for improvement. During the day she sleeps and sleeps and sleeps -nothing has changed there!

We’ve taken some pictures and videos and still trying to figure out the best way to share them all -without getting too crazy with them here on the blog -so we’ve created some mini pages -and we’ll see if this idea works.  Below are few examples:

Here(Clicky) is a video taken with Grandparents Ray/Rose and their friends from NY +Kris.  It is pretty funny. And a day or so later they were back(Clicky).

We’ve been staying busy with activity during the day …even though Grace sleeps through pretty much all of it! We all took walk in the neighborhood and end up at the nice park just down the street. Mom caught some video and pictures of dad and Grace on the swing!  It all can be seen Here(Clicky).

Today we learned it takes us a long time to get out of the house when we want to go somewhere! Today’s destination was the Sparks Marina where we got a GREAT walk in. Good for all of us -and an absolutely beautiful day here in Reno.  Certainly the best of the year so far. It can all be seen Here(Clicky)

Back home we had a nice dinner and then Ruth and Cindy stopped by with fun and nice presents for Grace –Here(Clicky).

Eventually time for everyone to go to sleep -but again Grace didn’t think that was a good idea …Here(Clicky) you’ll find pics of the bright-eyed grace as she soaks in the night-time fun!

It seems things are happening!!!

MUCH going on here!

At about 2:00a this morning Kathy woke up to a few strong contractions.  Through the night she rotated between warm showers, naps and more contractions -which came every few hours or so.

Through the day, the contractions progressed, getting more frequent, and a bit more in consistent.  We’ve had fun today relaxing and trying not to the the anticipation overwhelm us. Kathy who had been nauseous most of the day got a craving for McDonald’s –so we took a little road trip and got some.   Good Fun!

Now at 6:00 this evening, the contractions are coming at the pace of about every 15 to 20 minutes. We’re going to go to the hospital and check-in soon.  This is very exciting!!!  At this point it seems the baby is doing it’s own thing and (perhaps?) won’t need any encouragement -we’ll see

Wish us luck and fun!

OH, here is a video that Kathy made for Ciara very early this afteroon -you’ll see she’s doing GREAT -and continues to do so as we post this.

We had forgot about this picture ....and came across it after Grace's birth  -This picture was taken not many hours before Kathy's first contraction -It seems a little stroll under the Reno Arch may have played a part in getting things going!?
We had forgot about this picture ....and came across it after Grace's birth -This picture was taken not many hours before Kathy's first contraction -It seems a little stroll under the Reno Arch may have played a part in getting things going!?