Monthly Archives: September, 2010

Sisters

Well, this is the best I could get of the two of them together.  I even had to bribe Linlee with chocolate in order to get her to let me put the baby in her lap.  Linlee likes having Holly around, but doesn’t particularly want to touch her sister.  (I think she is sensitive to …

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Holly the Show Stopper

Yesterday I had to take Holly with me to a doctor’s appointment for the first time.  What happened was kind of hilarious.  One of the nurses (one I’ve gotten to know rather well) asked if she could hold Holly.  I said sure and took Holly out of her car seat.  Then the nurse asked if …

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Brown Eyed Girl

Holly loves to shove her entire fist into her mouth.  It always cracks me up.  I think she may end up being a thumb-sucker, but for now, she just knows how to put the whole thing in.  The following shot isn’t the best example, but you get the picture… And let’s not forget little Miss …

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When it rains, it pours…

My mother has been here this week to take over as “me.”  I’ve been knocked off my feet since last weekend due to an injury and it’s been a miserable week.  I do think I’m finally starting to feel better, though.  Tonight Linlee was going to get to spend the night at the Seattle Aquarium …

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Be back soon.

I will be back to blogging soon.  The girls are great.  Hope to update in the next few days.

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Still Here

I’m so used to posting on almost a daily basis that I now feel guilty if I don’t – even when I have nothing to say.  The last couple of days have been a bit easier.  Holly has seemed more content when I need to put her down and she has also started taking 60 …

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A smooth day, for a change.

I would never tell anybody my age not to have/adopt a newborn.  We love Holly to the moon and back and we are so very happy that she is a part of our family.  She is exactly what we wanted.  However, the addition of Miss Cheeks has been much, much harder than I ever anticipated.  …

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Waiting for the Bus

Sometimes Linlee really cracks me up.  The bus did eventually show up.  Linlee loves riding it.  Note that we had to get her a new, “regular sized” backpack for Kindergarten.  It’s huge on her and we all prefer the little pink one which she used for preschool, but for some reason, her teacher believes that …

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Holly’s Adoption Day

Don’t hate me because SHE IS SO CUTE! Today was the final piece in Holly’s adoption.  Although we knew she was ours when we left California, there was still another home visit from a social worker to be done and this last “finalization” part, where a judge looks over all of the paperwork that went …

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“The picture of health!”

That’s what Holly’s pediatrician said at the end of her well checkup.  She’s a very healthy baby.  Holly weighs 13 pounds and 10 ounces.  She is 23 inches long.  (I can’t get a consistent percentile on the growth charts; they’re all different.  She is somewhere between the 55th and 85th percentile for weight, and 20th …

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