Matilda's birthday ticker Margot's birthday ticker

30 September, 2008

8 weeks old

Another happy birthday to Mati.

At 8 weeks she is enjoying her little rocker.

28 September, 2008

Relaxing Sunday

With Dad one year older, Matt and Mati enjoy a Sunday afternoon.

Dad's birthday

Happy Birthday!

Mati shares many gifts with her Dad.

26 September, 2008

Hands & head

Amazing how flexible babies are--

It looks like her hands belong to another baby under the covers.

Self photo

It's difficult to take photos of myself with Mati using my iPhone. This is actually the best one of the five I took.

25 September, 2008

Strolling expressions

Matilda enjoys a stroll--or at least parts of it.

24 September, 2008

Mom & Mati

Matilda and I enjoy the day while Dad is at work. It's still strange to think that my new name is Mom and to refer to Matt as Dad.

23 September, 2008

7 weeks old

Happy seven weeks and one day. Matilda used a pacifier for one whole day. The next day, however, she decided she still prefers our pinkies.

New hold

Matt tries a new way to hold Mati.

22 September, 2008

Onesie wisdom

According to Matilda's onesies, she loves me and she's brilliant.

20 September, 2008

Matt & Mati

Father and daughter enjoy a relaxing weekend together.

19 September, 2008

I'm feeling lucky

Only 6 weeks old and already 7 results in Google for "matilda cole smart".

18 September, 2008

Bath time

Matilda enjoys a swim (bath) in the tub (kitchen sink).

17 September, 2008

Little lamb

Matilda loves her little lamb outfit. Here she is modeling both the front and back.

13 September, 2008

Tummy time

Matilda has not yet mastered tummy time although she is learning.

11 September, 2008

Smiles for you

Occasionally, Matilda will share a smile. She typically gives us a gassy grin after eating. Mmmmm...milk.

10 September, 2008

5 weeks old

Matilda is now 5 weeks old (and 2 days.) According to her pediatrician, Matilda has gained a pound and a half since birth as well as two inches. She is now a hefty 9.38 lbs. and 21.5 ins.

Check out those cheeks.

09 September, 2008

Family photo

It's always hard to have everyone look at the camera at the same time. Nonetheless, it's a nice family photo.

I forget how tall Matt is--can't remember if he is wearing shoes. Matilda also has two socks on--versus just one with another missing somewhere around the house. Plus my belly bump is gone--or most of it.

I like our family photo.

06 September, 2008

What's shaking?

Baby's first earthquake was a quick 4.0 jolt from the east. She didn't notice.

Little hands

Everything is so tiny and adorable. Amazing how those little hands grow.

05 September, 2008

Grandpa & Grandma Smart

Many thanks from Matilda to the Grand Smarts for the high chair and rocking chair. Action pics to follow soon.

Matilda already misses all the grandparents. It was great having family in town. We can't wait to see you all over the holidays.

04 September, 2008

1st birthday

Happy 1st (month) birthday, Matilda! Just one month ago, you became a Smart. Since then, you have given us approximately:
  • 150 hours of sleep (~5 per night)
  • 300 diapers (~10 per day)
  • 240 hours of nursing (~8 per day--more eating than sleeping)
  • 10 hours of sucking on our pinky finger (it's a newish trick--ow, my pinky)
  • endless hours of love

More sleeping

03 September, 2008

Crying, sleeping

02 September, 2008

4 weeks old

Today Matilda is 4 weeks and 1 day old.

Yesterday we celebrated her 4 week birthday with Dim Sum. She is quite handy with chop sticks, even with her eyes closed and no hands.