Finally, more pictures!


I know its been a long time since my last post (believe me I’ve heard about it from some of you) so I thought I’d better put some pictures up. If any of you wonder what Stella likes to do, this is one of the main things.

And here is an update on how things have been going. We are in the middle of our third week as parents and we’re finally flying solo. A big thanks to Erica’s parents (first week) and mine (second week) for staying with us and helping out. Unfortunately, there aren’t a whole lot of wildly interesting things happening i.e. she hasn’t taken her first step, started eating solid foods, said her first words, or begun piano lessons, etc. We are starting to get used to the schedule, though, and Erica in particular is learning to live in 3 hour increments around feeding times. We took her to church for the first time last Tuesday and then to her first Sunday service. Today is her first doctor visit, so we’ll see what happens with that.

I wanted to get Erica out of the house on Saturday so we took Stella to the mall just to walk around a little bit, but still be out of the heat. This little experience provided me with a preview of what is to come-going somewhere will NEVER be easy again. Stella’s stroller (“stroller” just sounds too simple) is actually a monstrous off-road capable machine. I’m not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to putting things together and this stroller was no exception. It can recline, fold, and adjust in every configuration any baby in the world could possibly desire. It has cupholders and all sorts of compartments. And it is about the size of a small go-kart (read VW bug). It folds easily enough, but fitting it in the car trunk is quite another matter. In fact it basically takes up the entire trunk-no room for anything else! And I’ve still not quite mastered the turning radius as I hit a couple of innocent bystanders while trying to navigate through the ocean of 12 year old girls who shouldn’t be at the mall all day anyway. I guess I should be thankful, though, since the “stroller” will come in handy if we ever find ourselves hiking in an area with large bolders to climb over or streams to be crossed. This stroller will handle rough territory like a Hummer.

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  1. do you guys have a < HREF="http://mayawrap.com/" REL="nofollow">sling?<> we discovered after boy number one that malls are not designed to handle vw capacity strollers. so much more convenient getting in and out, etc.and babies love the cozy place to fall asleep. ๐Ÿ™‚i’m jealous of stella’s nursery. had boy number two been a girl he’d have been named stella. congrats again, she’s loverly.there’s lots of great information about the benefits of babywearing < HREF="http://www.askdrsears.com/html/5/t051100.asp" REL="nofollow">here.<> ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. greenemama, we actually received about four or five of < HREF="http://www.snugli.com/" REL="nofollow">these<> but I don’t know if that really counts in the opinion of the baby-wearing gurus. Would Dr. Sears accept me anyway? (I haven’t actually tried it yet)

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  3. thanks for the update! i’ve been checking and checking and checking… i kept thinking to myself, “good grief, why don’t they post more? it’s like they just became parents or something!” :o)just to add a cultural tidbit here, strollers are very convenient here in germany. mothers go to the market or to the supermarket and just load up the baby stroller pockets with groceries. no need for a shopping cart!there usually is a baby or small child in the seat part of the stroller, although i’ve seen some people go shopping with a baby carriage minus the child. oh, and i’ve learned the british call it a pushchair.

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  4. i’ve heard some < HREF="http://www.nursingbaby.com/catalog/sling_spinal_stress.php" REL="nofollow">disturbing things about the snugli type carrier. <> ๐Ÿ˜ the nice thing about the sling style carrier is that they also serve as a good nursing hiding place ๐Ÿ™‚ when you need/want one without having to bring along a blanket, etc. some of the slings have zippered pockets so you can stash a diaper, paci, etc., and not have all of this extra stuff to carry around. i’ve seen people use strollers as carts in greenville, too, at places like goodwill. their kids are running around and the stroller is full of stuff. i didn’t realize it was an international trend. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Gmama-I’m guessing nothing short of our purchasing a Dr. Sears approved baby sling is going to make you happy?I wonder how my profs and fellow students will be able to adjust to me “wearing” Stella in class…

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  6. <> Gmama-I’m guessing nothing short of our purchasing a Dr. Sears approved baby sling is going to make you happy?<>๐Ÿ˜just trying to be helpful as you seem to have stroller problems.

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  7. The SUV-type stroller is definitely worth it. You may feel like you’re driving a tank, but the extra storage is quite useful. Besides, I don’t care if I run into anyone. It’s my world and they shouldn’t be in it. Ummmm, just kidding. We tried using a smaller, trunk-friendly stroller for a while, but it made me walk hunched over. Due to this undersized contraption I have lost approximately three inches off my stature. I am losing my imposing physique. Good luck with the stroller and remember it’s your world, they shouldn’t be in it. Ummmmm, kidding.

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