Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Updates and a Stegosaurus in the works

Hope you all had a good Christmas, we had a pretty good one here! I can honestly say this has been the best year of my life :)

My niece Elizabeth got to go home this week, much earlier than planned. I am very happy to hear that :) My nephew Benji, who is 8 going on 9 talked to me on the phone the other day. He complained they got lots of snow for Christmas but none of it was sticky so he could't make snowmen. I feel for him, I miss snowmen ;) He also asked if Esme was talking and if she could stand up yet. She's only two months old, remember, and I don't think he's ever been around a baby very long before. He is going to be quite disappointed for a while ;) I'm imagining the conversation already: 'Is that all she does? Why doesn't she do more Mom?'

My nephew also wants me to make him a Stegosaurus toy. I'm trying to prototype one out and see what I can get. Somebody else wants me to prototype a giraffe for them and make a PDF pattern out of it. So that will be on my list as well.

The side effects of that shot have worn off, I think... For a week there I was overtired and not interested in eating much. The last few days things have felt much better - I even took a mile or so walk this morning while Mark watched Esme nap.

Note: Esme weighs 10 lbs, 11 oz this morning and is about 21 inches long. I growled at my sister on the phone Christmas Day because she said Esme looked 'too fat' in the picture she got. Babies are supposed to be fat! A skinny baby is an unhealthy baby!


Anonymous said...

Babies don't usually do a lot - one reason the "hold my finger" activity is so favored.

Glad to hear you're feeling a little more rested! With a newborn in the house....that's hard to be under the best of circumstances.

Hope next year is happier than this year even!

mrspao said...

Happy New Year! Hope you manage to get some rest :)

Jeanne said...

I'm glad to hear Elizabeth is home. As for Esme being too fat...what the heck was she thinking?

stuffed said...

Happy New Year!

Chris said...

Well, if your sister is comparing Esme to Elizabeth, I'm sure Esme looks pretty big - preemies are awfully skinny little things. But - not all skinny-ish babies are unhealthy. Yup, I do have one in particular in mind!! :)

Jennifer said...

I'm glad you are starting to get your energy back! It takes a while even without dealing with the effects of the shot. And Esme is certainly not fat. She's adorable baby chubby.