Darwin Meets Barbie

We had to go to the city hall yesterday to finalize reservations for the park shelter where we plan to host Linnea’s first birthday party. There was a little pile of toys in the corner that Darwin poked through while I signed and initialed. She pulled a naked, blond Barbie doll out of a basket,…

10 things at 10 months

1. Specs. 21 lb 14 oz, 29 1/2 inches tall (I think? I don’t actually have the paper in front of me) and has one helluva diaper rash. Yesterday was her well-baby appointment. All is well except for this recurrent diaper rash that we haven’t been able to get rid of since her last visit…

Run #s 3 and 4!

I promise I’ll stop numbering them when (if) they start happening on a regular basis, but in the meantime it helps me track how many I’m doing over a period of time.  But look! I did two runs within days (not weeks) of each other!  Run #3 was on Friday night at a hotel in…

Running, day 2

Took me a while to get to day 2, as I had finals and grading and then a spring break full of kid time (mine and swap friends!). Yesterday, swap friend and I took the kiddos (my two, her three) on a 1.3 mile walk to get lattes. We met another friend at the coffee…

Communicating! 

Linnea has gone from 0 words to having 5 “words” over the past week or 10 days. It’s mind blowing. “Mama” is the only clear one, but she also says “caa” (cat), “gog” (dog), “ga-gar” (Dar dar, for Darwin), and “ba ba” (bye bye, complete with a wave). She also signs “milk” and “more,” and…

Running, day 1

1.03 mi, 16 min 15 sec. Took Linnea in the jogging stroller- she was a little fussy when the wind was on her face but then happy for about 10 minutes and then screamed the rest of the way home. She looks semi happy in this picture because she loves through camera, not because she…

8 months!

I’ve been really nostalgic for baby Darwin lately, and the differences between the two girls are increasingly apparent, so I decided this month I would look back to see what Darwin was up to at 8 months old and do a little comparison. Darwin’s 8 month update can be found here. It’s worth noting that no…

6 months! 

We got to spend our Bumblebee’s six month “birthday” at my dad’s house in Wisconsin. While here, she has learned to sit up for prolonged periods of time and figured out how to move in a forward direction. It’s not a true crawl yet, but the cutest little bunny hop as she brings both knees…

Balancing Act

I don’t write much about Darwin here anymore, except as it pertains to her sister. This blog isn’t intended to be Linnea’s counterpart to the story of Darwin over at Little Rainbow Bug, but to give my perspective on our family. Since I spend 99% of my time with Linnea, though, it makes sense that I…

4 and 5 months

Well I’m terribly behind in updating and have to admit that the election really had me in a haze there and I can’t remember much of what I wanted to share about Linnea’s 4 month accomplishments. I’m sorry, future Linnea (and future MamaLee). Please trust that I was very excited and proud of whatever it was…

Boooo

I was behind on everything when Linnea turned 4 months old last Friday, and then everything else happened on Tuesday to make me forget to post. And now all the batteries are dying in my laptop and phone and I’m too lazy to get the chargers so I guess it’ll have to wait again.  Sending…