hello, hello! i'm finally back after my nearly 10-week break from blogging...i hadn't intended to be absent quite that long but Hoss has also been off and so we've been doing a lot of family things together and it's been really wonderful!
without further ado, though, please let me introduce the newest member of our family...
our tiny pink bundle of joy came into the world just after midnight on Tuesday, March 5th. she was itty bitty at just 6 pounds and 3 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. i don't think she was as tiny as my doctor thought she was going to be--the reason he had me induced a few days early--but she seemed so small to us!
our little Nemy is so, so sweet and growing like a weed! she is such a good eater and weighs about 11 pounds now at 10 weeks old. she started smiling right at 6 weeks old and hasn't stopped!
i snapped these photos a few days ago--Daddy was making her laugh. she is very much a daddy's girl. Hoss was smitten with her the second he met her. as you may remember (or maybe not, it's been so long!), we didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl and so when she arrived, Hoss got to announce her gender. he's not a man who gets easily choked up and when he saw that she was indeed a girl, it was pretty emotional for both of us. i think we had both secretly been hoping for a daughter since we already have a son, so the moment we found out was pretty amazing. i don't know that we'll have anymore kids but if we decide to, we're definitely going the gender-surprise route again.
as i said, i hadn't intended to take such a long vacation from blogland but we've been so busy that it's been hard to find the time. funnily enough, it hasn't necessarily been Nemy and Mr. Bagubian taking up all of our time. we've been busy trying to make the most of the 12 weeks of leave Hoss has had. we've been on the go pretty much since right after Nemy got here. i was fully expecting to feel like a hibernating zombie like we did for the first 6 weeks after Gooby was born but that was not the case at all. we were out and about right away this time and found ourselves with a strange amount of energy. having the second child, i guess, is not the culture shock that the first one is. it's been nice not to feel drained all the time and constantly wonder when i will ever sleep! she doesn't sleep through the night yet but i know she will in a few months and i can deal with that.
so we've taken day trips and a long road trip, had a good long visit from my parents (complete with a 3-day jaunt to Vegas!), and are set to see and do as much as we can in the next two weeks. after that, Hoss returns to work and i figure out how to deal with a new baby and a toddler without him!
luckily, Mr. B is head over heels crazy about his baby sister! he loves looking at her, kissing her feet, and trying to make her laugh. and for some reason, he often says to her, "hiya Nems, nice to meetcha!"
i just wanted to finally check in with you folks and let you know i'll slowly be coming back to blogging. i've gotten some moments here and there in my studio and i can't wait to share what i've been working on with you. but for tonight, it's late and my sweet Nemy is asleep so i've got to take advantage of that myself...