Wednesday, February 10, 2010

DC is becoming a frozen wasteland

So the storm has not subsided yet. It has been nuts all day and there have been raids on the tiny grocery store in our apartment building. We are going a little stir crazy, but I have had a chance to try a little cooking. I made stir yesterday, and I'm working on beef stroganoff tonight. I also made some afternoon banana bread which made the apartment smell delicious. We've also taken some great pictures of Luthien the best of which is unanimously...

Peace everyone!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Snow Day!

We had a snow day today! Yes, I am on maternity leave so really, I wouldn't have gone to work anyway, but I have a bunch of errands to do that I wasn't able to do today due to the weather. But, today Andy got to stay home and we had a relax today. I don't think we've had such a chilled day since before Luthien was born. We are starting to get the hang of baby care I think. We certainly aren't experts, but we are learning. If work is canceled for Andy again tomorrow, I think I'll attempt to make banana bread in our moody stove.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


The baby is here as of sixteen days ago. I suppose eventually I'll have to start counting her age in weeks, but so far its been days. I think we are slowly adjusting to having a baby around. Of course, it helps that every time we look at her we want to make the world perfect for her. Seriously, every time she wakes me up at night, no matter how stupid tired I am, one look at her little face and I'll do whatever she needs.

Yes, Luthien has been and will continue to require a lot of sacrifices from us, but she makes them easy to do with her innocent eyes and endearing helplessness.
Also it is amazing seeing Andy as a dad. He is an extremely caring one. I know he will never be a stranger to our daughter.

The childbirth experience was...well hard, and painful, but also very blessed on reflection. It meant so much to me to have Andy by my side the whole time, and we had an awesome midwife. I loved the birth center and would recommend it to anyone who is not having a complicated birth. I am not a fan of hospitals, but having her at home would have been a little too intense for me. And I am up for having more kids eventually, so that shows it really wasn't too bad. All those years of cross country definitely helped me out!