Pick of the Patch

Posted by Karen in Day to Day, Isla.
Sunday, October 18th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Most people who know me know that I am not generally super gushy about babies.  But there are a couple of baby scenarios that never fail to melt my heart of ice.  One of those scenarios is babies in a pile of pumpkins.  Oh man.  It just kills me.  And now we have our very own baby who I do actually gush about all day long every day, so imagine then what happened when we did this:pick of the patch

GUSH GUSH GUSH!!!  AHHHHH!  So cute.barn & wine

Today we took Isla out to Aamodt’s apple orchard.  Every year I think we should explore some of the other orchards, but since St. Croix Vineyards happens to be in the same place as Aamodt’s, the prospect of wine tasting always lures me in like a fat kid to cake.

Normally when wwine tastinge go places with Isla people are all “Ohhhh, look at your baby!”  But this place was Babyville, so everyone was more like “Yeah, you have a baby?  Big deal. I have 8.”  There were also more dads with babies in all sorts of carriers than I have ever seen anywhere.  Very cool.apple tree

So Isla had her 2 month check-up this past Monday, and for those keeping score, here are her stats:

Weight: 12 lbs 13 oz *disclaimer: she hadn’t pooped in approximately 36 hours, so this may not have been a totally accurate representation of her actual weight.

me n' punkinLength: 23.5″

Circumference of head with enormous brain inside: 15.5″

All of this means she’s currently in something like the 80th percentile on the growth charts.  Yay, grow little sprout, grow!

She’s now smiling lots for reasons other than gastrointestinal accomplishments, holding her head up fairly well, making more eye contact and engaging much more, and starting to sleep a bit longer and less noisily at night.guy smiley

As for her parents, we are gaining confidence, patience, and flexibility.  I have to admit, at some point every day I find myself shaking my head in disbelief.  I mean, my whole entire pregnancy and her birth, especially the moment she went from mystery baby on the inside to holdable, huggable baby on the outside, are still very vivid in my mind, but yet I still can’t quite believe that she came from us.  I wonder if it will ever really sink in.  Or if we will ever stop being constantly amazed at how much she changes from day to day, or if our hearts will ever reach full capacity instead of continuing to fall more and more in love with her every day.  Sigh.  Gush gush gush…

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9 Responses to “Pick of the Patch”

  1. freddie Says:

    I got a lump in my throat just reading that.
    Can’t wait to meet her. Laurel will have to gush for me while she’s there.

  2. Rick Says:

    Those are some great photos, and a wonderful post too! I have to agree the photo of Isla in the middle of the pumpkins is pretty “gush-worthy”. But my favorite is her smiling – so sweet! I am really happy for the three of you (4 counting Bruno!).

  3. Mary Jo Says:

    Oh these are great—I’m with Rick though, my favorite is the one with that great big smile. She has grown so much since we were there—think it’s getting close to where we might just have to come for a visit soon–like after I finish her Christmas stocking–hopefully before the hunting trip to Nebraska.

  4. Marianne Says:

    I’m with Freddie – this is a lump-in-the-throat post. Also a great one for gushing! Isla is so cute sitting in the pumpkin patch. Looks like she had a great day at the orchard and winery. Altho, she looks like she got a little tired out by the time she got to the winery. Better tasting opportunities for you two that way. Smart girl!

  5. aunt patsy Says:

    Great photos of you all! thanks for sharing – it is so fun
    to be able to sort of stroll through the day with you via
    your blog spot. It still amazes me how quickly babies grow
    and begin to have their own little personalities. Isla looks
    so pretty with her hair ribbon ! Happy “gushing”! love
    from aunt patsy

  6. aunt patsy Says:

    I just sent a comment and I’m not sure it went, so this may be a repeat…any way I thank you for the great photos of you
    all and how fun it is to sort of stroll with you through your
    day via your blog spot. Isla is growing so quickly and she
    looks so precious wearing her hair ribbon and bow.
    take good care and happy “gushing”! love from aunt patsy

  7. Q Says:

    Those pictures are wonderful, she is so cute! I can’t imagine how much more gushing will be involved when I actually see her and get to hold her. It’s going to be a wonderful Christmas!

  8. Laurel Says:

    Hey, there’s a baby in that pumpkin patch! What a cutie, I can’t wait to meet her. I’ll gush a little extra for Freddie!

  9. troy Says:

    Wow, super great pix and post!