Tag: Mara

Has rattle, may shake it

It’s been an incredibly busy couple of months. The move into the house started at the end of July and kept going for the first two weeks of August. It feels like it’s been ages already since we’ve been here, so I have to keep reminding myself that only a few weeks have passed and it really isn’t bad that there are still boxes to unpack. Thankfully, Cullen and my cousin Colette were able to help us with the first stages of unpacking. We also had other relatives come up over the course of the month to help us get settled a bit (and to play with Mara).

Last week Mara held a rattle for the first time. She also shook it a bit, which made me very excited! A few days later I saw her pass the rattle from one hand to the other, but I think this actually happened by accident since it hasn’t happened again.

Sleeping like a baby

Here’s some evidence (or a reminder for me, really) that at times Mara does sleep soundly:

(I had to stop mid-post because Mara just woke up from another nap.)

Baby shower results

Back in May some of my friends threw me a baby shower in Ottawa, and each of them tried to guess the birth date, weight, and gender of the baby. Here were the guesses:
I’d say that Kristina was the winner!

(No one would have guessed the 8 lb 2.5 oz birth weight, though!)

Mara has arrived

Just a quick post to announce that our daughter Mara has arrived! We were so happy to finally meet her. I’m hoping to post more photos later. My parents and Cullen were up on the weekend and it was nice for all of us to spend some time together.