Wednesday, June 24, 2009

What a baby doll doesn't prepare you for....

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... is just how wiggly a real baby can be. And how they seem to have many more arms and legs when you try to change their diaper (even though the arms, legs, toes and fingers were counted within seconds of birth). Baby dolls also don't prepare you for what you find inside the diaper once you open it....but she's proven a willing mommy-in-training nonetheless.

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The willingness could have something to do with getting to hold a sweet, dry, and thankful baby afterward. Yes, that's it, I believe. Real babies are totally the best.

Very busy in the studio this week, and Roman watches all from his swing, his bouncy seat, or the breast....which I can now manage with a laptop at the end of my lap and I'm mastering my one-handed typing. As long as he's not set on maximum wiggle mode.

Oh, and speaking of baby, baby, we can't get enough of Pandora with Patsy Cline set in the search field. So, so good, and nostalgic, and almost summery too I think. Maybe just cause its all so southern and sweet and heartach-y.

xoxo, Anna

62 comments:

  1. Oh, those babies. Mine is now four months old, and I just can't believe how much less NEWBORN she already seems.

    And the big sisters! Oh, love them.

    Also, can't believe that after almost 3 years of being around the blogs, I've never actually said "hi" to you!

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  2. My oldest daughter is almost 9 (this october) and she doesn't have enought confidence to hold her youngest sister (6 weeks today) while standing (she holds her in her arms only while sitting)!

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  3. so sweet to see big sister holding him. you are so lucky to have all that wonderful help. And the baby he's getting big! wow how time flies when your having fun. I too love pandora~ especially billie holiday radio. have a wonderful summer!

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  4. ok, that's it, I can't watch in silence with tears in my eyes at the beauty that is you and your gorgeous family. The idea of you laptopping while topping up just cracked me up! You are an inspiration to all that know of you for the way you manage your life. Such unbelievable grace. Congratulations, you are woman and I can hear you roar down here! kathy
    ps for the first time in 13 years I thought I could have had another baby when I saw the post of all you holding Roman. Love, pure and simple.

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  5. You are definately an inspiration! So wonderful to see your daughter helping out like that, fabulous! I hope to continue on soon after baby arrives just as you are!
    Cheers,
    Julie

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  6. Amazing aren't they and what a life these little ones lead. So cute to see you have a mommy in training. All the best - what a cutie!!

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  7. So I've lurked for awhile now... to be brought out by that perfect Pandora station! I agree, it's the best for this time of year.

    Also, your sweet boy. I am just as delighted with pictures of him as I was with updates on your newest designs. Lucky, lucky Mama, you!

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  8. I am so excited to have another one around my house! My husband and I are expecting our third girl in about 3 weeks!
    Thank you for posting the library tote pattern. I am in love. My mom is too. I can't wait to make them.
    Also, Thank you for being so inspirational.
    A faraway friend,
    K8lyn

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  9. That will surely be a treasured picture by both in years to come!

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  10. Oh, sweet, sweet sibling-love. Nothing else like it. I think it's a love that grows nearly as strong as a Mama's and a Papa's.

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  11. oh they are wonderful together

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  12. So adorable! Oh,your baby is so sweet. Multi-taskers, that's what we are.

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  13. your baby is soooo soooooooo sweet... very handsome baby... =) i love him...

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  14. aaaah... sooo sweet... both of them! You have beautiful children.. Roman looks so lovely, it's hard to imagine he would ever do something like keep you out of your sleep, but I bet he does! Thank you for sharing your lovely family with us. I am always looking forward to the next photos.

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  15. I've so enjoyed reading your posts since you had baby Roman - a slice of real life.

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  16. Love those baby pics and I too have loved watching older siblings "help" with their new baby in the house.

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  17. Me encanta todo tu blog,eres una gran fuente de inspiración.
    Enhorabuena por tu nuevo bebe y por tu preciosa familia.
    Besos desde España.
    Silvia.

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  19. Just found your blog and wanted to tell you that I loved the "Mom's All Night MIlk Buffet" sign. I esp love that she wrote "YUM!" afterwards. Too funny! I've been the ANMB myself. I used to joke about my kids, "Why would they want to sleep when they're parked next to the ANMB?!" haha!

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  20. Such sweetness. I can only imagine the joy of seeing your children interact with each other. Beautiful photos, too!

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  21. I love to see the interaction between my older girls and our not so little baby girl. Sweet times for sure. Thanks for the Pandora link! I found one of my favorite bands on there..The Greencards...am listening as I type.

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  22. Sweet baby picture! It makes me want to pick up my big boys and just snuggle them.

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  23. Ah, yes, the one-hand typing technique. I know it well and am using it as we speak :). Our latest addition is just a bit old than Roman. I love reading your blog and seeing how much you and your family are enjoying him. We are loving our little bundle too. Such a blessing!
    Have a lovely day!

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  24. Here another mama who recognizes the one-handed-doing-anything-while-feeding-the-baby. It's amazing how good you can get in those one-handed actions! My littlest one is now 6 months already again, I can't believe how time flies. It seems to go faster every time again.

    Love the pictures. Big sisters are great!

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  25. Thanks so much for the link to Patsy Cline on Pandora. I was unaware of Pandora and plan to use it now to check out other artists and channels. Not that I don't love Patsy...I do.

    The family is beautiful. You are truly my idea of a success story: doing what you love while being with those you love on a daily basis. Blessings to you all!

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  26. Hello Anna! I love your blog.
    May I propose you to have some fun and let people know you better?
    (It seems to be a chain letter...)
    I'm asking you to name 6 uninmportant things that you love in a post.
    The rules are:
    Pick 6 uninmportant things you love, mention & link to the person who tagged you, tag 6 of your favourite bloggers to play along (don't forget to comment on their blog to let them know they've been tagged!).
    I hope you will join in and like it!
    Have a nice day!
    Christiane

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  27. Ikea have a laptop table called 'Dave' which is highly surf/feed compatible :)

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  28. Hi! I am new to your blog..I found you from Soulemama. I too love Pandora and had not thought to have a Patsy Cline station..now I do! :)

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  29. So cute! My daughters love to be little mommies to their baby brother.

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  30. You just make me smile.

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  31. These pics just stir my heart deeply, reminding me of me and my sister. I adore children, their beauty.

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  32. Its been so long I've haven't been online that now is when I realized that the baby had come....Congrats to all and God Bless that precious child. He is so handsome. No other words can express that. What a feeling it must be to hold just a wonderful creation. :)

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  33. I just found your blog and I have to say you have an adorable family. It's good to see hat you got a very willing helper.

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  34. Your blog is soo cute & nice!! Regards from Agneta in Sweden

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  35. I read your blog regularly and I wish to leave you this message to say how your family picture on top of your blog is very nice!! You all look so happy and natural, I find that picture really nicely done!!
    Regards
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  36. Wow - love the baby pics. I just got back from meeting my new nephew who is 2 weeks old. I'm suprised every time at how tiny they start out.

    Patsy Cline sounds good right now... thanks for the idea. ;)

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  37. Congratulations to your new baby..

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