Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I've been very busy tending to important matters, like making sure that Maggie is exposed to Joni Mitchell, Willie Nelson, Doc Watson, and Emmylou Harris while she is still young and impressionable. (During these musical sessions, I have momentary regrets over not naming her "Joni" or "Emmylou" or "Shady Grove"; however, on more sober reflection, I am happy with our choice.)

We're all adjusting to life as a family as four (plus two housemates and two dogs, of course). Joe refers to Maggie as his "Baby Friend" (not sure where he got that, but it's cute!) and asks me to bring her outside where he's playing. But until today, he was too shy to touch her, and I didn't want to push it. After all, getting used to a new sibling takes some time! I am the eldest of three, so I should know.

But today, Joe decided he might like to try holding Maggie. 

Let's just say I'm surprised I survived this photo session with my heart intact. I was pretty sure it was shattering into a million little love-filled pieces.

Joe and Maggie

Joe and Maggie

Of course, while I was exploding with pride, Maggie was, understandably, a bit worried. Smart girl.

(Thank you for all of the breastfeeding support! You ladies are awesome! I was disappointed when the ENT called yesterday afternoon to reschedule Maggie's tongue-clipping appointment from today at 3 p.m. to tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. Waaaah! But the pain has actually improved some on its own, and of course we can get through another day. Hopefully tomorrow's appointment will make a difference for us!)


  1. Oh, 'Baby Friend'... be still my heart! Seeing siblings enjoying each other (or even if it's one-way) is honestly one of the most precious things in this world. That is an amazingly gentle, wondrous expression on Joe's face as he looks down at Maggie.

  2. utterly adorable! his face in that first photo is priceless, he looks so proud! good luck tomorrow, hope all goes well!

  3. Oh my goodness! Those pics are adorable! And look how gentle he is with his baby friend! Too cute!

  4. Lovely. Special times, for sure.

  5. Lovely!
    Liddy was tongue tied and it was painful to feed but it did settle down. We sorted it out together.
    Good luck,whatever your decision.

  6. Beautiful photo of your two babies. Enjoy these special moments - there will be arguing and hitting each other before you know it!

  7. Oh. my. goodness. My heart also just burst. Beautiful!

  8. Stupid pregnancy hormones. those pictures got my crying at 6 am... only one more month and I'll have pictures just like these! Though, I don't think that Rosie will wait a week to hold Nora... she's SO EXCITED about her sister I think she'll be first in line after the c-section. I'm pretty sure I wasn't nearly as excited when I became a big sister!

    1. Yeah, Rosie is a bit older than Joe, so I'm not surprised she's super excited! Poor Joe, I don't think he really understood what was in store, so he needed a bit more time to adjust! I was Joe's age when my baby sister was born, and I definitely remember it being a shock! But I love my sis, so all is well. :-)

  9. did you know that the music you listen to during pregnancy actually influences their preferences as infants? folk music was the only thing that could comfort out girl on car rides!


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