Tuesday, March 01, 2011

remember how...

remember how baby A was due in three days?
and remember how that was back in October?
and remember how baby A was actually a week overdue?
and remember how now she will be 4 months old and I haven't even done a post since she was born, let along put up some pictures of her?

Let's remedy this, shall we?!

here is baby A!

Here is Isla, born November 2nd at 6:15 am (it was a Tuesday)
As you can see her daddy is already smitten (after nearly passing out right before she was born!)
she weighed 8 lbs and 9 oz, whew!

here she is heading home from the hospital, 2 days old

then let me fast track a little

(this little idea comes from a combo of young house love and making it lovely)
we are taking a monthly photo of Isla, we're not sure when we'll stop :)

Isla will be turning 4 months tomorrow, so I'll put up the new one then.

but for now this is the most recent (and very cute!) pic of Isla

she is, and has always been, a fairly serious little baby,
so we are thrilled that we can now get some big smiles from her.
doesn't she seem older than 4 months?

some highlights from the past 4 months:
  • her being born of course!
  • introducing her to her gramma kiki, grandma, and grandad, aunties and uncles
  • introducing her to all her great grandparents and great aunties and uncles (she also got to meet a great-great uncle and auntie)
  • already taking 6 flights (a total of 3 trips, but flights both ways, twice to Toronto and once to Calgary) Isla is a great flyer!
  • Christmas with a baby is amazing! Isla is the first grandchild on both sides, so you can just imagine!
  • having a baby who slept through the night at 3 weeks.
  • getting to step into the best role of my life (and seeing my hubby step into fatherhood) --i seriously feel like this is the job i have always wanted and never could find
  • seeing all the milestones: lots of babbling and cooing, smiling, laughing, holding her head up, rolling over, discovering her hands, putting things in her mouth, sitting in her bumbo, and starting rice cereal
I never could have imagined how wonderful this would be.


Dani said...

Kate... oh Kate... what an amazingly beautiful, wonderful post. Isla is so beautiful- that last picture is precious.

Thank you for this post. What a beautiful gift to the world you have created in this post, and in your daughter!

Anonymous said...

Kate...you were definitely made to be a mom! You are such a natural, and that is why Isla is such a wonderful little baby!! You are both so calm with her and so she feels so secure as a result. It's been such a pleasure to watch you both grow into the wonderful people you are today...I'm sure your parents are super proud of who you have become! The Pulsifers love you alot!!

Shannon xx

Rachael said...

I like the month by month tee shirt idea! So cute!