Monday, December 21, 2009

Five Weeks Old!

Life has been a little busy with our new baby. I am enjoying each day with Elsa. She grows and changes and I feel so lucky to be a part of it. She has started to socially smile and engage with us. The exciting part is that it will only increase as she grows. With Christmas around the corner, it has been fun buying a stocking for Elsa and filling it with things that she loves. Her first gift from Santa will be a teddy bear and some new pacifiers. She LOVES her pacifier!

It is easy to only focus on Elsa, but we also have visitors coming for Christmas. Tim's parents and brother and sister-in-law will be joining us along with our very cute niece Leah. She is two and a half. We've been preparing for the visit and looking forward to some family time together.

I feel like I am physically getting back to normal. Today, I put on my pre-pregnancy jeans and they fit COMFORTABLY. I did not have to squeeze into them.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Go Vikes!

This has been an exceptional year for the Minnesota Vikings. We have been able to watch several games. We've gone some years with just one Monday night game. We celebrated another Vikings game on television with Elsa wearing Tim's Christmas Vikings hat. Poor Elsa...I have a feeling that she will be dressed up in lots of get-ups to entertain her parents.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009


On November 16, my daughter was born. We named her Elsa Maxine. Her first name was a name that I had for several years that I had always liked and her middle name is after my paternal grandmother.

I am amazed at the love and connection that I feel for Elsa. She already has a personality of her very own. She likes fuzzy blankets. She likes to stretch. She likes to face out and see the world. She makes really big burps.

We are still working out the difference between night and day. She likes to be held with one exception...she likes to swing in her swing. She is not a fan of getting her diaper changed.