Monday, March 31, 2008


Emmett bundled for the outside world.

Out for a stroll.

Emmett enjoys eating dinner with us.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter! Happy Spring!

Hints of spring are everywhere - from Emmett growing to the crocuses blooming. We have more and more birds arriving at our bird feeders, and my thoughts are turning to my garden. I'm about to order seeds from Johnny's Selected Seeds - peas and lettuce mixes.The crocuses bloomed thanks to the hot air from our dryer vent, which we use a lot now days.

Emmett is getting bigger. He hit the 9 pound mark last week. He's big enough to fit into the blue hat that Dodie Martinson (a Bowdoin co-worker) knit him.

My parents brought Easter brunch to us this morning.

Eugene, Emmett and I even left the house today. A miracle! I can walk!

And Emmett was critical of this bunny hat that our neighbor gave him.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Eugene & Emmett

As our friend Gren said, "Son of a Gene!"

To give you some insight on our days, we have lots of decisions to make. When he wakes up, do you change Emmett's diaper first or nurse him first? Emmett is asleep, so do you update the blog/shower/cook or take a nap? After how many of Emmett's poop grunts is it safe to change a diaper? Do you put Emmett in a cloth or disposable diaper?
We're trying cloth during the day, using Bummies covers and Field O' Flowers, a local diaper service, and disposable diapers at night. I'm still figuring out how to keep the Bummies covers clean and the cloth diaper in place in the wrap. Just one of many things to learn.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


So cute.


Kate, our doula.

Jeanne, Catey's co-worker.

Caroline, a good friend.

Friday, March 7, 2008


Emmett's one-week Birthday cake. Pineapple/banana with mango cream cheese frosting.

A huge thank you to those local friends who have sent food baskets and brought by meals. You all have been life savers!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Catey, Emmett, and Molly.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Breastfeeding is hard.

And exhausting.

Monday, March 3, 2008


The note Catey left for me on Thursday morning (the day Emmett was born) when she left the house for Back Cove Midwives. She couldn't reach me because I was out surfing.

Catey and Emmett reading.

PROUD GRANDPARENTSCatey's mother and father.

Emmett sleeping.