Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Nantucket in the Fall

With my maternity leave quickly coming to an end, (sob sob), Austin and I decided we needed to take advantage of my freedom and go somewhere on a mini vacation.  Austin's aunt generously offered to allow us to stay at their beautiful summer home in Nantucket, so we jumped at the opportunity.  

We left on Wednesday morning at 7am to catch a 2:45 ferry from Hyannis.  We managed to make the whole trip with just one pit stop in Rhode Island to feed Naomi.  We wished Fritz still lived in Rhode Island cause we could have visited!!

Once we made it to Hyanis, we immediately felt the change in temperature, it was easily 10 degrees colder than it had been in NJ once you factored in the wind.  Never the less, Naomi still had a chance to enjoy some outdoor time on the ferry.

Despite the chilly weather in Nantucket, we were able to enjoy our time there.  It definitely wasn't beach weather, but it was nice to walk on the beach, although we quickly learned that Naomi doesn't appreciate the strong winds.  Every time a gust of wind would hit her face, she screamed her lungs out.  Guess she takes after me and is a warm weather baby!  Vacationing with a baby is a whole new skill that Austin and I had to quickly learn.  From the very beginning, we had to allow ourself more time to get ready in the morning since we had a million and one things to bring for Naomi.  (a bag full of clothes, blankets, diapers, toiletries, medicine in case she gets sick, portable crib, bouncer, baby bjorn).  And during the day we tried to make sure we had a lot of time back at the house to give her a chance to rest and take a real nap.  

Now that Naomi has head support, she's able to experience the world in the baby bjorn face forward.  The girl LOVES it.  It must feel like she's walking on her own and exploring the world cause she would kick her legs like she was running, and she was smiling and laughing the whole time, even when she missed out on naps.  It definitely made navigating Nantucket's little cobblestone streets a lot easier.  Thank you to the inventors of the baby bjorn and moby wrap!! 

Anyway, it was a great vacation, a completely new experience to vacation with baby, and Austin and I definitely feel a sense of accomplishment for having done it. But it's definitely good to be home.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

3 Month Checkup

Weight - 12 lbs (50th percentile)
Height 23 3/4 (50th percentile)
Head - 41cm (78%)  
Yep she still has a big head, but it's decreased from 81% at her 2 mth check up to 78.

I lied to the poor kid, told her she didnt' have to get shots yesterday, but we were surprised when the doctor gave her HepB and Polio vaccinations!  She took it like a champ though, and Austin wasn't there to videotape/witness/torment.

Here's my pretty 3 month old (aka DJ Names):

Friday, September 12, 2008

Baby Loves Disco...????

This Saturday at the Diva Lounge in Montclair, NJ, there is going to be a disco party...for moms dads and their babies. ( That's right, a disco, night clubbing, alcohol served dance party. What in the world!? What's next, Babies gone Wild? Before my Naomi days, I definitely liked throwing back a couple of drinks and dancing all nigh (and we all know Ms Naomi diva herself likes to get boogey down )....but never in my wildest would I have dreamed of taking Naomi to a club, kid friendly or not. The marketing team is trying to promote this disco event to parents who miss their pre-kid days by having them party at a real nightclub to make them feel like they're not missing anything. The party starts at 2 in the afternoon. Is it weird that just a couple of hours before, there was probably a bunch of drunk 21 year olds puking on that chair that you're putting your kid on? ermmm yea, I think we'll stick to our at home dance parties thank you.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Naomi got a pair of Uggs from Auntie Caroline and Uncle Dave.  She's still got some growing to do, but Thank You Auntie Caroline and Uncle Dave!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Are you ready for some football!!?

Last night I left Naomi with Austin for awhile while I tried to walk around the house to walk off my dinner (finishing an oven tray full of popcorn chicken and frozen french fries can really make you feel sick fyi).  I think I may need to be careful about who I leave her with from now on....cause this is the outcome of daddy and naomi time....

Monday, September 1, 2008

Naomi in the city

Since Naomi was born, we've carted her into the city on numerous occasions, perhaps for selfish reasons since Austin and I are determined to not become one of those couples who lose their identities and become hermits until their kids turn 18 and grant them freedom.  We've taken her to malls, parks, restaurants, both of our offices, church, friend's houses etc.  Nothing crazy and exciting, but enough to make us feel like we're still people who can go out and have a life outside.
Anyway, Naomi has become quite the little city diva and seems to like city life...

She likes to have brunch on Sunday afternoon's with Austin and Priscilla

Here she is hanging out with Brittania in a Korean deli while I was off at a meeting.

She dances on table tops 

And she only accepts the fanciest transportation, no subways for this baby.