Saturday, September 30, 2006

In the double digits!

Maya is 10 days old today!!

We had a visit to the pediatrician today..Maya is 6 lbs!! She was born at 5 lbs 13 oz. When she checked out of the hospital she was 5 lbs 6.5 oz. On Tuesday at her follow up she was 5 lbs 11 oz--so she gained 5 oz in 4 days! She loves to eat, that little one... Her umbilical cord is about to fall off--then she'll be able to take her first real bath. The doc pronounced her in perfect health, so we'll just be going back in 3 weeks for her first month appointment.

Speaking of weight, I've lost 35 of my 45 pregnancy pounds! Granted, quite a bit of that was water weight from all the swelling, but I'll take it. That's 20 pounds in one week (they weighed me when they discharged me from the hospital). A couple more weeks like this one and I'll be supermodel Then maybe I'll post a picture of myself...

Maya's been going on her daily walks. She took her first trip to the mall yesterday--Nordstrom's was her favorite. However, she didn't buy anything..her mom got some boots..

Last night Maya was a champ sleeper. She went to sleep at 11:30 and slept until 4. Then she was up for an hour and then slept from 5-9! It was glorious... Generally, we can't complain..she is quite a good sleeper. Hopefully soon she she can transition into her bassinet..

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Maya's 8th day...

Things are going very well here in the Karafotas household--adjusting to the baby has been smooth so far. We have found that rules are made to be broken--she sleeps in the bed with us, we give her a pacifier and she eats formula. A happy baby makes happy parents we have found..

We have gone on walks through the neighborhood...yay for the bugaboo! Today we went on our first outing..Babcia, Maya and I went to Target! Afterwards, we went for a walk in Gilson Park in Wilmette by the lake--wow was it cold!

We purchased a swing..which Maya is still getting used to. We find she is most happy being held ;)

Here are some pictures from today:

Sucking her thumb!!! What a genius:

Monday, September 25, 2006

A couple more pics...

We've been home for 2 days now and I think we're settling in well..First night was really rough, but the second night was much better. We've gone on 2 walks through the neighborhood and Peter and I went out to Target today (without the baby)--very exciting!

Proud love your husband that much more when you see him fall in love with his daughter:

The proud Dziadek (grandpa):

Saturday, September 23, 2006

She's here!!!!

Maya Joan Karafotas came early!!

9.20.06 7:24 am

5lbs 13 oz

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Drumroll please....nursery pics!

So, I think we are finally at a point where we're so close to being done that pictures can be shared..There are a couple of things we'll still do, but I can update you on those little bits later...

View entering into the room (on either side of the window we'll be putting Peter's portraits of the dogs):

Bookcase & Chair:

Crib (behind the crib we'll put wall letters spelling out Baby K's name):

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

36 Week Appointment..

Today was the first of my weekly appointments..I can't believe the end is so near!

Nothing new at the appointment today..Baby K is head down, which bodes well for delivery. We won't gauge "progress" until I am about 38 weeks..

Otherwise, I really don't have much to report!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Yikes! One Month from today...

Is my due date! Not that I think she'll be on time--she is a Karafotas-Rapaczynski after all! My doctor says she won't let me go more than two weeks overdue, but that she'll induce me at one week we're looking at around 10/14..give or take a few days. I think she is pretty comfy in there, so I have no faith whatsoever that she'll decide to come early on her own.

Things are slowly getting done--my output has been diminishing as I get more and more tired, but I am trying!

This month celebrates 8 years that Peter and I met and started dating..awww....

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Baby's got wheels..

Baby K's wheels are all ready to go for her arrival! For those of you who know me well, the cart preceeded the horse on this one ;) Not really..but I really wanted this stroller even before I was pregnant. It's the infamous Bugaboo Chameleon..the Range Rover of strollers..

It came to reside at our home courtesy of Babcia Wanda all the way back in early May! It's been sitting in the box begging to be assembled..

Some pics of the stylin' ride:

Friday, September 01, 2006

One more thing!

Happy 18th Birthday Tessa!!!

Ajax's rough life...

Many of you may know Ajax as the hyper active, intellectually challenged golden retriever that runs our household. Well, he seems to be mellowing out in his middle age..he'll be 6 this November. This is how he spends much of his day:

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