Monday, September 26, 2011

Days 561, 562, and 563

Elise lounging in bed, September 21st:

Very messy snack time, September 22nd:

Just a few hours into donning the uniform, the pressures of being a train conductor cause Elise to snap. September 23rd:

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Days 559 and 560: Nana and Elise

Elliot's mom visited with us recently and Elise had a great time with her Nana. They did lots of fun things together including coloring, reading books, and playing with puzzles. Elise's pregnant Mommy sure appreciated the extra help, and Elise loved having another playmate!

September 19th:

September 20th:

Friday, September 23, 2011

Days 556, 557, and 558

Elise had her 18 month doctor's check up on September 16th. She was 32 inches tall (50th percentile) and 21 lbs 7 oz (15th percentile). Here she is playing in the waiting room:

Elise wants ice cream cake! September 17th:

September 18th:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

38 Weeks Pregnant

This is the longest I've ever been pregnant! Elise was born at 37 weeks. Clark is hanging in there, though, and I've got a GINORMOUS belly to prove it! I literally have strangers say to me "You look like you're about to pop!" (To which I say, "I hope so!") And people that I see on a weekly basis at the library and the grocery store and so forth have started saying, "I can't believe you haven't had that baby yet!" (To which I say, "Neither can I!")

We can't wait to meet you, Clark!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Days 553, 554, and 555

Elise with her teddy bear and a "bucky" (blankie?) on September 13th:

Enjoying baby story time at the library, September 14th:

After music lessons on the 15th, the teacher let the kids play with a drum set. Elise was a natural!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Days 550, 551, and 552

September 10th:

Elise makes friends with an owl, September 11th:

Elise figured out how to blow bubbles on September 12th:

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Days 547, 548, and 549

Elise and Mommy at story time, Sept 7th:

Elise wanted to wear earrings like Mommy, so we hung some bracelets off of her ears. She loved it. Wore them for a long time. Sept 8th:

Bashful Elise, Sept 9th:

Friday, September 09, 2011

Elise the Baby Model

Elise is now a baby model! My talented and crafty friend Amber started a blog to share some of her cool ideas-- crocheting patterns, recipes, etc. There's a picture of Elise in Amber's cutie pie monkey hat posted on the website. You can see the blog post here.

Amber's blog is called Bright and Shiny-- Lovely and Good. Here's the link:

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Days 545 and 546

My baby Picasso, September 5th:

Daddy's baby gamer, September 6th:

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

36 Weeks Pregnant

I was in the middle of a Braxton-Hicks contraction during this picture. The slightly dazed look on my face is actually a this-is-uncomfortable-but-I'm-still-trying-to-smile look.

Click here to see me 36 weeks pregnant with Elise.

My belly definitely sticks out more with Clark. I joke sometimes that he must be laying horizontally in my belly rather than vertically. I guess I'm just carrying him differently than I carried Elise. Or he's a lot bigger than Elise was. Or I'm actually having 1 1/2 babies.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Days 542, 543, and 544

September 2nd:

Yum! Smoothie snack. September 3rd:

Elise feverishly looking thorough "Guess How Much I Love You" for a kangaroo. Elise has several books that have kangaroos in them, but "Guess How Much I Love You" is not one of them. September 4th:

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Days 539, 540, and 541: The Many Faces of Elise

As much as Elise loves accessories (necklaces, bracelets, hats, shoes...), she isn't too fond of clothing. Except for undies. She loves her undies. As this picture that Elliot took shows, Elise is happiest in nothing but a necklace and undies. August 30th:

I love nerd babies. You pull it off perfectly, Elise. August 31st:

Cuteness. September 1st: