Sunday, June 6, 2010


A New Favorite
On May 4, 2010, we welcomed our newest Otto! He came in weighing 6 lbs, 12 oz, but at one month is already up to 9 lbs, 6.5 oz--that's a weigh gain of almost 2 oz a day! In addition to eating like a champ, Otto is a sweet, sweet baby. He sleeps like a rock, just not for 12 consecutive hours yet. Last night he went 5 hours though, so we are hopeful that an 8 hour night is on the horizon. Here are some photos...

Favorite thing AM did this week
AM really does love her baby brother, and relishes her all-important role as big sister. I think her favorite thing to do (and my favorite to watch her do) is get right up in Otto's face and say, "You are a cutie, Otto, yes you are!" I guess she's heard us say that, or someone say it, and she says it to him all the time. I need to get it on video.

In an unrelated note, perhaps we watch too much TV in our house as evidenced by this tale. Matthew and I were talking about something (can't remember what), and I made the statement, "That's smart." AM heard this, and piped up, "That's K-mart smart!" in imitation of the ubiquitous commercials for the blue-light bargain superstore. Maybe we should shut the TV down for a while. Hmmm, just to be realistic, that's probably not going to happen.

Favorite thing I saw this week
In exchange for an afternoon of golf Saturday, Matthew kept both kids on Sunday while I went to see Get Him to the Greek with Kristi. And again, I must comment on other people's odd theatre etiquette. We were the first ones in the theatre, and as we're waiting for the movie to start a couple comes in and sits right behind us. I mean the entire theatre was empty--why would you want to sit directly behind the only two people there?! But regarding the movie, it was funnier than we expected it to be. Russell Brand was his usual obnoxious self, but Jonah Hill was exeptionally funny.

Favorite thing I read this week
In general, these days I'm a little too sleepy to read too much, but I did finish Grisham's Ford County (the last two stories are the best in the bunch), and started Warren St. John's Outcasts United--in honor of the World Cup! So far, pretty good.

Other notes...
We have received so many great baby gifts since Otto arrived. We love them all--cute burp cloths, funny stuffed animals, gorgeous daygowns, Trumpette socks, sweet baby clothes, and much more! One of my favorite gifts were these adorable stamps for both Otto and AM. My cousin's wife is a graphic designer for Fontaine Maury,, which makes incredible things, including these. AM has already stamped her name into some of her books, but I know we'll be using these for much more soon!