Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Eeeeeek x 768765765!!!

William and Kate might be my newest favorite thing!  I feel like I totally called it because I dvr'd TLC's special about them a couple weeks ago...  So there Brian!  ('cause he totally rolled his eyes at me when I set it!  Psh.)

Other awesome things:

Louisa!  She had her two month appointment and took those shots like a champ, with some tears, of course.  The guy who administered them was some young SPC, which made me so nervous, but he was really sweet and apologetic about the crying.  He wasn't specifically a pediatric shot guy (whatevs, you get it.), so I was excited that it was minimally traumatic (because lots of our experiences with army healthcare have been fairly traumatic thus far, just sayin'...)

Thigh bandaids :(
Anyways, she is 12 lbs., 22 in, and 90th percentile for head circumference...!  Whaaaat!  She totes gets it from Brian, but maybe it's for all the smarts that she gets from me?  Probably.  But the doctor said head control would take longer 'cause her head is heavier than most.  So, we got serious about tummy time!

...mostly.  Haha, she does do a good job, really.  (My 6 week postpartum appointment was yesterday too, but was mysteriously cancelled, so I have to wait 'til week eleven.  Awesome.)

Also, Little Lulu has been sleeping 6-7 hours a night, every night!  It is such an amazing feeling!  I think that Brian (who crazysnores) has been in Anchorage for the past couple weeks training has certainly been beneficial to this phenomenon.  I'm a bit nervous that he'll be back this weekend!

Also, MODG.  I'm kind of obsessed...

And, Mint M&Ms.  Its no wonder I still have 22.5 lbs to go!

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Today the forecasted high temperature was negative four degrees. The high.  I think it's pretty awesome that we don't have to worry about heating oil. (Even though cost of living up here is ridiculous, and therefore BAH is ridiculous.  It's still pretty exciting.)

Holidays!!  We're doing a pot-luck Thanksgiving with friends since we're all way too far to celebrate with family.  I'm attempting several recipes, but I'm not going to share because I'm pretty sure they won't all turn out very well!

I'm so excited that Brian will be here for Louisa's first Thanksgiving and Christmas!  He's likely going to miss lots next year, so we're going to try and make the most of festivities this year!  And, as frustrating as it is to be in the Arctic, we will certainly have a white Christmas!  Yay!

Not awesome: calorie counting during the holiday season... Wish me luck!


  1. She's is the cutest! And -4 degrees. I can't even imagine.... guess you don't get out much.

  2. She is too cute! I love that picture of her all bundled up! I can't believe how cold it is, that's crazy!