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30 October, 2008

12 weeks old

Matilda is now 12 weeks (and 3 days) old.

Looking back, she was so much smaller on the day we brought her home from the hospital.

Heads up

Mati is growing stronger although she is still wobbly during tummy time.

27 October, 2008

Baby shapes

Matilda folds up nicely into a cute ball of baby.

She's so precious here all curled up on her Dad.

26 October, 2008

Elephant wishes

Matilda enjoys her elephant rattle. It tastes good.

Happy birthday to Auntie Ben! We hope she enjoys her birthday as much as Mati enjoys her rattle. Here's to 30 being a delicious year.

25 October, 2008


Mati has such cute socks. I like when they reach her knees. She doesn't like when I take too many photos.

Just recently has she started frowning. Most of the time Matilda is all smiles.

24 October, 2008

Mini Googler

Last week, Mati slept through her first visit to Google.

Dad enjoyed showing her off. Sleeping babies are adorable.

23 October, 2008

Matilda's first friend

Yesterday, Matilda met her first new friend, Oceanne. Oceanne's mom, Emily, and I went to high school together.

With just three months between O and Mati, I'm sure they'll grow up to be great friends.

20 October, 2008

11 weeks old

Happy 11 weeks to Matilda. Before joining our family, she was a kicking baby bump in my belly. This video was taken two weeks before she was born.
Wow! What a big belly.

19 October, 2008

One minute of smiles

Matilda is smiling, cooing, and gooing. Enjoy her one minute show.

18 October, 2008

Strolling around

Mati and I enjoy taking a stroll around the neighborhood. We like to walk down Chestnut and Union as well as visit the Marina and Fort Mason.

17 October, 2008

Say what

Matilda is "talking" more and more. She coos and goos and has conversations with us.

16 October, 2008

More Fleet Week photos

With the loud sound of jet engines flying overhead, Matilda slept soundly during our Fleet Week walk.

15 October, 2008

Mati's first Fleet Week

Matilda slept through the Blue Angels and other flying festivities this past weekend while Aunt Tiff, Matt, and I enjoyed the show.

14 October, 2008

Me & Matilda

Mati and I are enjoying our days together although our nights could include more sleep.

13 October, 2008

10 weeks old

At 10 weeks, Mati drools and bubbles in celebration.

10 October, 2008

24: The Matilda Chronicles

I was going through some papers and found the notes I took before Matilda was born.

The following events take place between 3am August 3, 2008 and 4am August 4, 2008:
  1. Kristin feels what she thinks is the start of labor at 3am.
  2. Matt gets the heads up that baby is on the way at 7am.
  3. Contractions are fairly speedy and regular from the start, at around 3 minutes in between.
  4. Arrive at CPMC at 4:40pm and seen by Nurse Chelan.
  5. Go home after observation at 6:35pm.
  6. Kristin quickly decides that we are headed back, and we arrive at CPMC at 7:35pm.
  7. Nurse Joy taks us up to the delivery room on the 2nd floor.
  8. Saline IV starts at 8:25pm.
  9. Dr. Chang, the anesthesiologist, starts Kristin's epidural at 8:45pm.
  10. Kristin begins pushing at 1:51am.
  11. Matilda Cole Smart is born at 3:41am.

09 October, 2008


Through a coordinated effort and in less than 6 seconds, Matilda had her vaccinations.

During Mati's 2nd month pediatrician appointment, two nurses literally counted 1-2-3 and then simultaneously stuck her in each thigh, not just once but twice for a total of four shots.
It was a rough day for all of us.

Socks & clouds

Mati models her diaper clouds and knee high socks during tummy time.

08 October, 2008

07 October, 2008

Heads up

Matilda is learning to lift her head up.

Here she is showing her Dad how she can keep her head up and look around.

06 October, 2008

9 weeks old

Mati had a few bouts of crying this weekend.

Matt and I took turns comforting her as seen in the photos.

Today at 9 weeks she had a much better day.

05 October, 2008

Baby ball

Matilda has grown quite a bit since these pics from 1 month ago.

She's still a little ball of baby but definitely heavier and longer. Her hair has thinned and lightened. She's also now cooing and gurgling.

04 October, 2008

2nd birthday

Happy 2 months to Matilda.

This month she gave us a wonderful gift--a smile. Plus, we caught it on film.

03 October, 2008


Mati was asked to smile for the camera.

This is what we got.