Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas in Iowa

Christmas cousins (Penelope, Sabine and Nicholas).

Bine having fun with mommy and daddy.

Bine playing with the awesome easel Arlene and Mike made her.

Christmas morning is crazy! Bine really bonded with Uncle Scott.

Playing in the snow.

Time to get clean!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Waiting for Nuevo

We are officially announcing the appearance of Nuevo, due June 8th. Nuevo is at around 16 weeks and doing great. Heather had another really rough bout of morning sickness in the first trimester, but she is healthy and feeling pretty good now. We will probably find out the gender at our next ultrasound in early January.

Since Sabine was known as Huevo in her early development, we figured Nuevo would be a good name for the new baby. Nuevo was not really planned, though we did want to have another baby - but not quite this soon (not that we're complaining). But, we think having the siblings so close in age will be good for them. And the age difference of 20 months will be similar to that between Heather and Scott.

We will keep you posted on all the latest Nuevo developments, as well as the latest news on Sabine. She is doing great and having a lot of fun. Recently she's been saying "at!", when she sees a hat. Tonight she ate ravioli and baked beans. She's walking really fast now and swings her arms a lot.

In other news, after being unemployed for ten months, I got a job last month! You can imagine our relief, especially after having found out about Nuevo. The new job is a step up and more challenging than my old job, but I think that will be good for me. I'm the new Creative Production Director at Paulette Carter Design Group, and the position is similar to my old job - half creative work and half project management. The nice thing is that I am really valued for my copywriting skills and will be doing a lot of it.

The only down side is that I won't be able to spend as much time with Sabine and I already miss her a lot. She will now be in daycare full time - luckily she really likes it there. Unfortunately we can't get her in on Tuesdays, so we'll probably get a nanny for that day until a spot opens up.

Happy holidays to everyone, we are off to Iowa in two days to see Oma & Mike and Scott, Megan, Nick and Penelope.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Operation One Nap

Encouraged by Sabine's teachers at daycare, we've decided to take the big step of going from two naps to one nap. So far, so good. We're also trying to wean her off formula and the bottle. It's been fairly easy to wean her off the formula, we just diluted it with whole milk. So she's now at 3/4's milk and 1/4 formula. But she just doesn't want to drink from anything other than a bottle/nipple.

We've also been trying to give her more solid foods and she is really liking that. She loves to eat what mommy and daddy are eating. Over 4 hours this morning, she ate an entire banana, a whole baby yogurt, a little scrambled eggs and a small bowl of cheerios and milk!

Sabine loves her new early Xmas present....