Posts from December, 2009

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ringing in the new year

Thursday, 31 December 2009

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ECPA20091231_1241, originally uploaded by [ecpark].

sparklet:

0y 2m 20d

video: hand munching

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

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httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iiGubYepy0

baby gets a new trick: hand munching. tosses the passifier (and/or the bottle) aside and starts going to town on her hand. nom-nom-nom-nom …

sparklet:

0y 2m 19d

guestbook: the vermont parkers

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

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ECPA20091231_1218, originally uploaded by [ecpark].
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ECPA20091231_1213, originally uploaded by [ecpark].
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ECPA20091231_1223, originally uploaded by [ecpark].
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ECPA20091231_1234, originally uploaded by [ecpark].
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guestbook

sparklet:

0y 2m 19d

pregnant:

-79w

first bar in adams morgan

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

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Sparklet’s First Bar in Adams Morgan: Melissa, Nadine and Joanna @ Bourbon, Adams Morgan, Washington, DC.

sparklet:

0y 2m 18d

zoolights

Monday, 28 December 2009

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photo of the week // week twelve
well, baby sparklet finally started caring/waking-up for something about christmas … and all it took was a trip to Zoolights.

the big win for sparklet so far has been the lights on the christmas tree, and each night she stays completely enraptured with them for hours on end. in hindsight, i guess it makes sense that she’d be pretty happy with a place where every free shrub/tree/building is covered in them.

i wonder if we can potty train her at 12 weeks if we wrap the bathroom with christmas lights?

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zoolights

sparklet:

0y 2m 17d

caffeine

Monday, 28 December 2009

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4223516992, originally uploaded by [ecpark].
when sparklet was born, i cut out the caffeine in a vain attempt to get better sleep. this was brilliant in principle, but utterly unnecessary because sparklet is going to bed late enough (and i’m getting up early enough) that there is precious little room in my life for insomnia.

so, i’ve fallen back on to the coffee bandwagon. actually, sparklet and i are sucking down liquids at tynan right now — i’m working my way through a café mocha, and she’s working her way through a café mommy.

we just need to get sparklet to switch to decaf. for the last couple of weeks, she’s been going down later (midnight) and later (1:30 am) each night … so late that i’ve started falling asleep on the couch waiting for her to fall asleep on the couch.

and the very worst part are her “pre-sleep” naps — the little false starts that get your hopes up, only to be dashed when her eyes open up like saucers the moment you think you are safe to put her down.

in the good news department, combining ourtwo inconvenient, overnight feedings (2am, 6am) into just one inconvenient, overnight feeding (4am) proved to be a success … which means that the lady sparkler is getting much better sleep and a lot more of it.

now, we just need to get sparklet to lay off those after-dinner lattes she’s been sneaking.

sparklet:

0y 2m 17d

anniversary, revisited

Sunday, 27 December 2009

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IMG_1126, originally uploaded by [ecpark].
we already had what’s becoming a long standing tradition of screwing up our anniversary, so it wasn’t much of a surprise when sparklet popped out three weeks early on the night we were due to celebrate our second anniversary.

so, when the spindler sisters — who’ve already been saving our bacon all week long — offered to sparklet-sit for us tonight, we grabbed our fancy clothes and flew out the door and had that anniversary dinner we’d been talking about since October and then tacked on a quick trip to the Capitol Christmas tree.

we were a little preocupied about things to talk about that didn’t involve diapers (and we already have a long-standing prohibition about talking work at social events) but in the end we did okay (we stared at each other without speaking). turns out that we enjoyed it enough to do it again in a couple of weeks.

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anniversary, revisited

sparklet:

0y 2m 16d

pregnant:

-79w

married for:

2y, 2m, 23d

guestbook: the citros

Sunday, 27 December 2009

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IMG_1102, originally uploaded by [ecpark].
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IMG_1101, originally uploaded by [ecpark].
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guestbook

sparklet:

0y 2m 16d

first metro

Saturday, 26 December 2009

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IMG_1089, originally uploaded by [ecpark].
the spindler sisters took baby sparklet on her first metro adventure (to the national portrait gallery) and while there are better pictures of the spindler women from the trip, this is the only one with the crazy-looking guy on the right.

sparklet:

0y 2m 15d

pregnant:

-79w

first christmas, part 2

Friday, 25 December 2009

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IMG_1050, originally uploaded by [ecpark].
truth be told, we knew going into today that sparklet’s first christmas was going to be a little underwhelming for her — we’re still at the stage where the only thing about Christmas that captures her attention are the Christmas tree lights, and the tree’s been up for four weeks now.

we got her a couple of small things centered around Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, but this was definitely the calm before the storm … we slept in until 10 am, dawdled around with breakfast until noon, didn’t start unwrapping presents until 2 pm, and took our dear, sweet time. i’m pretty sure that’s the last time we’ll be able to say that.

if sparklet has a christmas of awe and wonder this year, i’m thinking it’s going to be when we go to see the Christmas lights display at the National Zoo. she’ll stare at our little tree for hours, so i can only imagine what will happen when she sees dozens of displays at two or three times the size.

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first christmas

sparklet:

0y 2m 14d