Sunday, April 19, 2015

Nathan at 3 Weeks

Jesse went back to work this week, so Nathan and I were on our own for the first time.  Nathan keeps us on our toes by changing what he likes and doesn't like.  One thing we decided to try this week (and he likes, for now) is a pacifier (his soothie!)

He has definitely put on weight as well, primarily in his belly!

He must have grown in length too, because this hoodie that was laughably big on his when we first got home fits pretty well now.

We have oodles of books to read to Nathan, courtesy of my sister Nicole, but Jesse hasn't read Nathan a single one.  Instead, he has read Nathan a slew of articles from the Economist!  So Nathan has heard about Thailand's military junta, NYU's Abu Dhabi campus, and retirement in China, among other interesting tidbits. 

Don't worry though, I am keeping Nathan relatable by making sure he knows where his belly button is, how to say goodnight to items in his room, and who the old woman in the shoe is.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Nathan's Second Week

Jesse and I have been enjoying our second week with Nathan.  He is still incredibly cute, and is chubbing up a bit!

Nathan loves getting rocked to sleep,

and loves sleeping next to us.

And although he didn't love his first bath so much, he loved his second (especially when Jesse was washing his hair).

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Nathan is Here!

Our dear sweet boy Nathan arrived on Monday March 30th -- just early enough to surprise us a bit! He was 6 pounds 4.2 ounces at birth, measuring at 19.5 inches in length.  And he is 100% adorable! Here are the highlights from his first week of life:

Nathan was born at 3:53am Monday morning.  Yes, he came out looking this cute!

We spent the next day getting to know each other at the hospital.

On Wednesday, we got to go home!  Nathan's going home outfit was a tad big on him -- he's so tiny!

We have had fun playing with Nathan's toys, walking around the neighborhood, and (slowly) learning how to sleep better.  We are so blessed to have this cutie!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Veronica Mars Layouts

I have a couple more layouts to show you of our trip to the Veronica Mars premiere and after-party.  This first layout was inspired by Sketches in Thyme's sketch 141

and I based this second layout on Sketches In Thyme's sketch 142!

Here are the two layouts side by side:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Happy Early Anniversary!

Jesse and I celebrated our twelfth wedding anniversary this past weekend.  Yes, we are a couple months early, but we figured that we wouldn't be able to get away for a little trip with a newborn on our hands!  We took an overnight trip to the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa.  Friday night we celebrated with a nice dinner at the Corn Maiden (highly recommended).   

The next day, I was treated to a pregnancy massage while Jesse went to the driving range.  Before lunch, we took a long walk around their trails and took pictures by the Rio Grande, which had quite a lot of water in it.  

Happy Anniversary!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Introducing Finley

No, our baby didn't come yet, and no, we didn't change his name to Finley.  Finley is Jesse's new car that I finally snapped a picture of after Jesse cleaned it this past weekend.  It is a 2014 Mazda3 hatchback that Jesse got in December.  The new car has been fun to drive so far, and has cool features like blind spot detection, a back up camera, and bi-xenon headlights.

In purchasing Finley, we did have to say goodbye to the faithful (and not that old) Kierkegaard, who has been and will be missed!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Eva Projects

I have been using a lot of my older Basic Grey stash lately.  I pulled out the Eva collection for these layouts because I thought they would look great with the pictures from the Veronica Mars Movie Premiere that Rachel and I attended almost exactly a year ago.  I based this first red carpet layout on C'est Magnifique's March challenge.  

This second layout is inspired by Blue Fern Studio's March sketch, and I used their beaded strings chipboard pieces.

And here are the two layouts together.

I also made a card, using Paper Issues' Sketch 006!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Baby Bump Progression

My pregnancy started off with a baby bump.  Now my belly is just huge!  Here is my "bump" from months four through nine.  It has been quite the transformation from month 4, 

to month 5, 




and now (9 months)!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Apparently it CAN snow in Albuquerque

We have experienced snow in Albuquerque before.  Each year, there is usually a couple overnight dustings that melt by noon, and a few times over the past seven winters, there has been an accumulation of maybe a couple inches.  This weekend, we finally got real snow.  Snow that made the roads slick and driving dangerous.  Snow that didn't melt during the day and accumulated over six inches in our area!  Nothing compared to what most of the rest of the country has been getting, but tons for Albuquerque.  Needless to say, much of Albuquerque closed down, our birthing center tour was cancelled, and we stayed home working on the long list of to-dos before Nathan arrives!

Of course, in true Albuquerque fashion, about 30 hours after these pictures were taken, it was 60 degrees and sunny and almost all of the snow had melted!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shower #2

A bunch of people from work threw us a baby shower as well, and decked out the board room for the occasion.  

Everyone was so sweet and supportive and we had a nice spread of lunch and dessert.

And we got presents!  Big presents,

small presents,

and funny presents (this book had a page where you made the dog lift his leg up and pee).

We're so lucky to have great friends and coworkers!