Friday, October 03, 2008

Ten Weeks

Hello lovelies,
I don't have time for a real post, because we're nearing the end of Maude's mid-morning nap, so I've got to be brief. Life with a newborn/infant is both really hard and really boring. It's really hard because it's a relentless cycle: feed, change, comfort, rock to sleep, work on tenure dossier like a madwoman in hour increments while she sleeps, feed, change, comfort . . . And it's really boring because she's only awake and cheerful briefly, so it's like a long hike with no payoff at the top because you only get to barely glimpse the view before you have to start back down the mountain, which you then climb again the next day. Does that make sense? But I hear that three months is a magical time and that she'll become more and more of a little person and less of a suffering little creature. Which is not to say that I don't adore her, because I do--she's a peppery little elven thing.

What I'm really here for is to post some pictures.

Here she is as an intense two week old:

Smiling big at exactly one month:

Grinning at exactly one month:
(I love this one!)

Staring at the love of her life, her Tiny Love mobile:

Rocking what is my very favorite Maude outfit right now:

Here's what she looks like when we start out on our walks:

This is what we look like three minutes later, after she starts screaming, because she hates her stroller and prefers to be worn in a sling (better work out for me, as a bonus):

Sleeping. (When she wears her sleep sack she looks like a civilian extra on Star Trek. You know how they always wear romper-type outfits?):

Goofing off with Sfrajett:

And finally, what she looked like last week. Happy, chubby, sweet little girl:
(photobucket is being stupid, and not letting me paste this in this smaller and turned around. By the time you see it, maybe the changes will be in effect.)


Blogger NotesFrom2Moms said...

i can't believe she is 10 weeks old already.. adorable, adorable. She has a great sense of style...

3:13 PM  
Anonymous New Kid on the Hallway said...

She. is. ADORABLE!!!

(I like the pic with Sfrajett especially!)

3:51 PM  
Blogger Hilaire said...

Thank you, thank you for posting these!! What a precious, gorgeous, and yes, extremely stylish tiny person!

4:30 PM  
Blogger Dr. Crazy said...

She is SO SO ADORABLE! (And belated congratulations - my August and September were so nutso that I'd not been over here! I'm so happy for you and GF and for wee little sweet Maude!)

5:53 PM  
Blogger R said...

Where has the time gone?? Just adorable!! Love the cute little bonnet!!

6:51 PM  
Blogger What Now? said...

Hurrah for Maude and you and Sfrajett for ten weeks of fabulousness (if also occasional boredom)!

7:32 PM  
Blogger m(mmm) said...

Indeed, she is absolutely beautiful! I'm glad you're hanging in there. It's ironic how much your description of the long hike with no payoff coincides with so many of our academic lives.

10:44 PM  
Blogger j.k-c. said...

So happy to see those beautiful pictures...she is perfect.
And what you said about being the mom of an infant makes a lot of sense. I'm sure things are ever changing though. :)

8:00 AM  
Blogger adjunct whore said...

stylish indeed! i want her clothes....she is unbelievably beautiful. seriously stunning.

you can tell by her sly grin that her brain is big.....i can't WAIT to meet her in person. you three need to take a road trip post-tenure to visit, we have room, kids, fun, food, regional hilarity. seriously, think about it.

12 weeks is magic.....and almost instantaneous. one day, life is better.

8:44 AM  
Anonymous Theophilus Davenport said...

Sisyphus smiled the first time the rock rolled down the hill.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I would love to see an update...I've got a screaming 1 month old now...wondering if its starting to get better as far as the crying?

8:10 PM  
Blogger Rev Dr Mom said...

She's so adorable.

And really, as I'm sure you're learning, the changes come so fast! My little granddaughter is 8 months old, and every picture or video she's different.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Lizzie said...

Margo - cannot for the life of me figure out your email or how to reply to your post - totally clueless on my part. Anyway, we do not have the same insurance that you do. Happy to tell you about ours via email. My email, to get in touch directly, is jencas20009 at gmail. But it appears they are cutting off at least two insurers. So frustrating. Trying to take deep breaths.

9:35 PM  
Blogger CD and SP said...

freaking adorable, that little maude!

7:39 AM  
Blogger joshua said...

The payoff is beautiful! Is it not?
Thanks for sharing the experience and the pictures.

This is Joshua from Israeli Uncensored News

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