May 30, 2005
Mara's ten days old today and hasn't let up on
the dazzle factor. She's an amazing little girl, eating and sleeping
well. We feel really lucky that she's been sleeping through the
nights--Stacey wakes her up for feedings and they both go back to
Stacey's doing well--I'm thrilled at how well
she's doing just a week after giving birth. Staying active during
her pregnancy certainly helped both during delivery and now--she
feels and looks great for a new mother!
You hear it from all new parents, but I'll say
it, too. It's amazing how much they grow and change in the first
week . . . she looks so different than when we brought her home
from the hospital. Speaking of hospital, Mara's five-day checkup
went fine--she had put on ten ounces since leaving the hospital
and was looking good.
I could go on for pages about how adorably precious
our child is, but I'll save that for another time. For now, just
spin through the pictures (I tried to keep them in the order they
were taken) and enjoy!
Stace and I took Mara for her
first walk around the block. It was strange, to say the least, suddenly
being "those people" we used to watch strollering their
kids around the streets of CB South.
Proud mom, enjoying a gorgeous
May morning with the baby.
And look! She's so unpregnant
now that she can nurse!
Mara, after the stroll, completely
This shot, along with the page
header, was taken the afternoon we brought Mara home from the hospital.
She's still awake here, but Mara captivates me even when she's asleep
. . . I crawl up next to her on the floor and just watch her sleep--she's
What's not to love?
We took Mara to her first party
(a "wild hat" party) at our neighbors when she was three
days old. I got to carry her around in the front carrier and she
stole the show.
The family, ready to party.
The little tuckered out partier.
People love to come visit Mara!
She amazes and sucks them all in with her adorableness. This is
Mary Barrett checking out the new arrival.
This is my boss, Scott Harman--he's
been great about letting me have time off for Mara's arrival. Looks
like he's hooked, too.
Shelly gave Mara the award for
cutest person of the day award. Even though we run the content daily,
and don't put any make-up on her or do her hair, Mara usually wins,
Mara makes even not-so-baby people
One of the many different looks
Sleeping in with your little one
on your chest . . . I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be.
Mary's been the first of the grandmothers
to arrive. I think if we put a dollar-per-baby-kiss tax on the grandmas,
that would pretty much cover ALL of the diaper costs!
Mary, thanking Stacey for such
an adorable grand daughter.
Norma arrived late this afternoon . .
. talk about a thrilled grandma! "What a beautiful baby, she
exclaims over adn over! So here's three generations of Moore women
. . . not a bad looking bunch . . .
Mara, working on her tan. We managed
to keep the jaundice away--that was good.
First bath time . . .
We figure she holds up the "cute"
store every night . . . "give me all of your cute and nobody
gets hurt!" She gets more and more cute and precious every
Drying out after the bath.
A little time in the sun before
Dad's usually in charge of dressing
and undressing Mara. We've almost got it to the point where all
of the fingers and toes make through without getting bent over backwards!
She'll probably grow out of those
overalls in no time . . .
Being that we're kind of lake
people, we took Mara to Blue Mesa yesterday. It wasn't exactly one
of the better days at the lake, but she survived the sand storms
and rain showers like a champ. The rest of the summer'll just be
Mara seems to be a big fan of
Flash, the stuffed kitty. The contrasting colors seem to catch her
Any question about who's totally
gaga over his new daughter?