Friday, August 10, 2012

85 days, 3 months, 47 years

Today is the 85th day Cristina has been with us. She's technically 3 months old. She's an infant, not our newborn girl anymore, and the changes are happening so fast it's a bit overwhelming. I leave for work in the morning and by the time I get home she's just a little bit different. Babies are so amazing. Here's a slightly boastful list of what's been happening in Cristina World:

1.  No more neck bobbles - that means rides in the Baby Bjorn are much more interesting because she no longer has to face in and can face forward. 

Before

After!


It also means she can sit in the Bumbo and entertain herself...

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Video of the first Bumbo sitting (please ignore my irritating voice)

2.  She's getting out a lot...

We spent last weekend on Kauai to go to Cristina's godmother's wedding.

Note to self: when packing, remember to the put the bloomers on the bottom so TSA doesn't think you're a pervert

At the hotel pool. To diva. Or not to diva?

Family photo the day of the ceremony. Beautiful weather!

A day in Hanalei. PERFECT!

My favorite view as we entered Hanalei. Check out the waterfalls!


Sleeping in at the hotel

Wedding dress!

Goofing off -- fish lips x 2

3. She's getting a lot of visitors...

The "GUNKLES" Scott and Marco visited from LA, and we had a nice day at the Elks Club with Cara and Eric, too. 

On our deck with grumpy girl :-)

Godfather Todd visited for a weekend

A stroll through Waikiki with Todd and his aunt and uncle.


4.  She's sleeping a lot -- sometimes from 11 pm to 8 am. How lucky is that???  The trick??? NO FRIGGIN' IDEA!

Baby stretches are the best!

5.  Her feet are getting WIDE.

We call these LUAU FEET in Hawaii. 
But she's hoping to fit in to her new pink Havaiianas from her new uncle Joao in Brazil, soon!


Just kickin' it!


6.  Lots of tracking and smiling going on!


What is it about babies and ceiling fans?


I love this photo. Makes my heart melt.







7.  And with all of this...right here, in this very moment, we are very grateful!

Handwritten messages on diapers from one of our baby showers...it was just too perfect not to take a photo!

Happy Three Month Birthday, Cristina!

(You're probably wondering why "47 years" is in the title of this post. Well, tomorrow is my 47th birthday and I'm doing my best to tell myself that age is just a number, darnit!)
  



38 comments:

  1. Happy birthday...you are now 564 months old!
    Your family is just gorgeous and living a dream out loud....happy 3 glorious months to your angel!

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    1. Great. Thanks Edward! :-) And thanks for the compliment. I'll take it! Amazing how much love one baby can bring...I can't imagine having three! Ha!

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  2. Beautiful photos. It's amazing how time goes so fast. Wishing you an awesome birthday!

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    1. Thanks you guys...it was a good one. Very relaxing...and Cristina let me sleep in a bit, too...

      ...just about four months to go for you guys until those sleepless nights! :-)

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  3. Wow she is growing so fast! Happy 85th Day Birthday Cristina and Happy 47th . She is such a gorgeous girl and looove the photos

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    1. Thanks for all the wishes...our gorgeous girl is keeping us young (that's what I tell myself anyway!).

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  4. Awwww...so cute!! Beautiful photos!! She's a doll!!

    And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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    1. Thanks jesse! As is your little surrobabe!

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  5. Happy birthday! Beautiful photos of a beautiful little treasure :) Love from Sweden!

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  6. You are all looking fantastic! HBD to Doug and congrats on holding up that noggin to Cristina!
    K

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    1. I'm sure Baxter is getting there, too...thank goodness that noggin is on a boy because he'll be stronger, earlier to keep it on straight (of course until he gets in to high school!).

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  7. AWWWW happy 3 months, Christina! SOOOO glad she's sleeping longer through the night ... she just knew you needed your beauty sleep at your age. ;) Not that you look 47! Very surprised to see that ... you look awesome!

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    1. Sleep is awesome! It's been going so well...we're very lucky. Either that or she really does know I need my sleep (yes, at 47 and three days now)...thanks for the compliment :-)

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  8. Happy Birthday and happy 3 months! Enjoy all the changes that come with time.

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    1. And the changes are happening so fast. Thanks Aleksandra! You two are adorable!

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  9. A very Happy Birthday to you (you look amazing and age IS just a number)!!! Love the photos - please keep them coming as Christina is just gorgeous xx

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    1. Thanks so much. I try, but not too hard...I feel good that's the most important thing. Cristina is just a few months behind your girls...exciting!

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  10. She is beautiful and clearly correctly adored! Very happy for all three of you and much appreciate your sharing your joy.
    Amazing to realize in one year she will be an experienced walker and talker. FABULOUS isn't it!
    old ca grandmother

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    1. Thanks oh loyal grandmother! Hopefully we have some more non-mobile times ahead..crawling and walking scare me right now! :-)

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  11. lol fish lips pic! Love her. She is clearly settling into her new role of daddy's little girl just perfectly :) You're turning 47 but it's your first bday with Cristina. Either way, you're a youngen! Happy 3 month bday Cristina, and happy bday Dug, have a great one!

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    1. Thanks Toban! A youngen who acts like a youngen too. Keeps me young!

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  12. Awesome pictures!

    Happy 3 months! Happy 47 years!

    The diaper message...yeah, that's really cool. I love that.

    P.S. Your voice is not irritating at all! We see pictures of each other...we imagine what we sound like based on our writing, but the voice helps to complete the picture.

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    1. Thanks jeni...for the birthday wishes and enduring my voice...lol!

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  13. Happy Birthday 47 year old! Thought Daddy needed some recognition...now Cristina is so dang cute...from Bumbo to Diva stretch to readable diapers...it's all perfect. You guys seem to be doing well too...sleep, enjoy, and more fun...right!?

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    1. PS...Bumbo recall here....in case you didn't know...adding a safety belt....Cheers!

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  14. Just love all the pics, she is absolutely beautiful!

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    1. thanks M&T...just like your little girl!

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  15. Happy Birthday! Great photos too! And I miss Kauai...

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    1. Thanks guys...Kauai has always been my favorite island. So was so much fun to share it with Cristina!

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  16. Loved the pics! She is just beautiful!

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  17. Loved the pics! She is just beautiful!

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  18. LOL @ at bloomer comment! Thanks for sharing pictures of her sweet little face.

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    1. Thanks Melissa...I love those bloomers and I can't seem to find them online anywhere in adult sizes. (JOKE)

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  19. BEAUTIFUL Post
    BEAUTIFUL Baby
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to You

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  20. Happy birthday to all! Cristina is adorable! I love all the outfits you have, she is a very well dressed little girl! I think you may start a fashion trend...look out daddies! Its gonna get expensive! LOL

    Sadie

    PS. The bumbo seat has been recalled. A safety belt has been issued. Just an FYI, not a dig on you guys :)

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