Monday, January 30, 2012

by request, more cute baby pics

Caving into peer pressure and posting a couple more pictures of baby Rosebud. I'm hindered by several factors: 1. my camera totally sucks -- it's broken, in more ways than one, including the fact that I can't see anything but a black blur in the view finder, the fact that the view finder, bad as it is, is actually off subject -- no matter how carefully I center subjects, they wind up with heads or feet cut off. Oh, and the fact that the light meter no longer reads accurately, so the auto-flash function either doesn't work when it needs to, or goes off when it doesn't need to and washes everything out.


2. The vast majority of the time Rosebud is like this:

Seriously, it's like the kid is narcoleptic. Which works for me, I'm the most well-rested new Mama on the planet! No lack of sleep around here. I know babies are SUPPOSED to sleep a lot, but neither of our boys seemed to know what a nap was, nor did either of them sleep longer than 1 1/2 hours before waking and demanding to nurse until they were about 3 years. Rosebud has already settled into a pattern of only waking every 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours per night (yes, you read that right, she's only waking ONCE during the night to nurse), then goes right back to sleep. It's hardly even disturbing to my sleep. Heck, I haven't slept this much conceiving J. Which is GREAT for being well rested! But not so great for photo opportunities, especially when the request is "more pictures with her eyes open, please".

Most of my good photos wind up having Zoo Boy in them. He's crazy mad in love with his little sister (tho don't tell him I said that, he'll deny it for sure). Which makes for totally adorable photos that I'm just nuts for, but also means all our photos sort of look the same.

Totally off topic, but check out the skin tone difference in those two kids!! Both J and Zoo Boy have The Map Man's pasty white German complexion. Rosebud's complexion is just like mine. She's also going to have brown eyes, I'm pretty sure, or at the very least hazel like mine, unlike the blue in all our men-folk. Hair color is still a mystery -- I was born with very dark hair which lightened over time, The Map Man was born with very light hair that darkened over time (the same with the boys). Rosebud doesn't have enough hair to even make an educated guess (although the Pediatrician says she's going to be blond, due to her lack of dark eyebrows, we know that's pretty much genetically impossible, so we're not betting on it).

Sorry, that's all I've got for today! Hopefully things will pick up a bit once we start getting her out in the world a little -- if nothing else, other people with GOOD cameras will start having access to her.


Christine said...

How much longer until i can meet her?? The wait is killing me!!!

Nicole Milman said...

She is SOOO cute! It makes me want to have another baby. I especially love the idea that you're getting more sleep than ever and that's WITH the little lady. Hope we can meet up sometime! There's a chance of us moving to NH or MA, but we won't know more for a while. So glad everything is going well :)