Monday, August 25, 2008

Happy 1 month birthday!

In many ways it seems just like yesterday when Richard and I walked into to the hospital the two of us and out a couple of days later as three, with tiny Isabelle snug in her car seat. On the other hand it feels like ages ago! There's been so much we've accomplished in one short month...first cab ride, first bath, first dinner out, first visit with friends, first time to outgrow outfits, and the list goes on! Not to mention Isabelle's personal firsts - yawning, burping, filling diapers at record speed after you've just changed her.

It's been a big month indeed and I'm relishing every moment with this gorgeous little girl. She continues to be a relaxed little baby - our days are filled with cuddling, feeding, changing, play time and sleep - pretty much in that order! - sprinkled with small adventures in the neighborhood here and there. Isabelle is a hit with our friends on 9th street who saw me out and about getting bigger and bigger for 9 months.

Her alert periods are becoming more fun and she is becoming a master contestant in staring matches. She has the most remarkable smile, which comes in brief, passing moments at this stage. Most of the time it's unintentional or when she's dreaming. However, I noticed her completely amused by this big, bright bug toy of hers earlier this week, which I'm guessing was intentional, but by the time I grabbed my camera she seemed to find the same toy completely suspect (see below).

Bath Time!

Look at how big I'm getting!

Snuggles with mommy

Mommy's view when out at a cafe one afternoon

Hi Molly! I only look tired, but I'm really glad to see you

Thanks Vanessa for my pretty ruffles!

Seth, mommy has told about your really cute twin boys, which I pretty much already consider my boyfriends despite my parents saying I'm too young

Daddy, speaking to me in Dutch puts me to sleep

Crazy bug - one minute I think you're cool, now I'm not so sure


Sleeping beauty

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