Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 08

Watching the Laker game with the guys

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My Sleeping Beauties

Monday, December 22, 2008

Tammy Brown and the terrible, horrible, no good very bad day

or everything is harder as a mom.

A quick trip to the Dr.'s office turned into a visit to Sam's Club to fix a flat tire, and then a visit to discount tires to buy a new rim, and then a drive home on the spare tire because no one had the rim in stock. Add to that an overtired six week old who peed her way out of her only warm outfit, soaking her car seat in the process. Mix in some dirty looks from people at the tire store wondering what kind of mother would take her daughter out in this kind of weather only wearing a onsie Throw in a trip to Taco Bell that ended in me spilling my nachos all over myself and my car. What you end up with is an emotional beak down. Good thing Mom (that is my mom) is only a few blocks away. I need a nap.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Monday, December 15, 2008

More pictures of Maddie

We posted some new pictures of Maddie on Flicker.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/25310191@N07/sets/72157608851609681/

Here are some of my favorites.

We call this her" E.T." neck.  it mostly happens when she is not very happy and she makes her neck grow by about three inches.

Our first month

Maddie Day One

Maddie Day 36

Actually, it has been five weeks, but I never got around to posting last week.

I'm tired to the n'th degree but, I love being a mom.  Maddie is so beautiful and sweet.  I can hardly believe that Spencer and I had a hand in creating her.  Motherhood is both harder and easier than I thought it would be.  We have a wonderful support system and so that makes taking breaks easier that it would be easier, but then again there are no real breaks to being a parent.

I don't really have any wise insight into this parenthood role. Right now I am just managing from day to day, enjoying my beautiful princess while I change her, feed her and rock her to sleep.  She's growing so big already.  She's out of preemie clothes and  into newborn sizes. I know that to everyone else she is still tiny, but to me she is growing up too fast already.  I look forward to the years ahead, but I am a little sad that each day is a day we won't have again.