Sunday, October 31, 2010

The "Official" Photos

They get you at the hospital with "free" photos, knowing full well that new moms are full of pride and hormones and would fork over the money to get the CD.  For your enjoyment, Mira at ~30 hours old. 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Welcome Miriam Becker Selkin!

You might notice that the blog name has changed from "Our Little Veliger" to "Spat and Veliger" to mark a new addition family as well as the blog.

On October 15, 2010, we welcomed our daughter, Miriam Becker Selkin. We're going to call her Mira for short. She was born at 8:28am, weighed 7 pounds 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Already standing out from her brother, she was only five days late and has a ton of brownish/reddish hair.

I started having contractions over a week before she was born, and was having regular contractions for days. Solly was very helpful during this time, rubbing my back, comforting me, and bouncing on a ball with me.

Finally, at midnight it was time to head in.  All of that work beforehand paid off, as eight hours later I was holding my baby!  Here are some of the more tasteful photos from the delivery.

With birth behind her, she started the lifelong process of learning about life on the outside.  First bath.

Meeting Bubbe.

Meeting big brother!  He was so excited to finally get to see her, and kissed her and hugged her as he had been talking about for months.

Since me and baby were both doing well, they released us from the hospital after only one day.  Ready to go home!

Since then, we've been getting to know each other, and adjusting to life with an even fuller house.  Things have been going great.  She's nursing well (almost back to birth weight!), passed her first exam with flying colors, and has faced the curious snout of Babaloo with aplomb.  Solly is a very responsible big brother, and takes every opportunity to be with his sister.  He loves helping with diaper changes and requested to give Mira a bath after his bath last night.

We're celebrating this special time and are looking forward to introducing Mira to her loving family and friends in the near future.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Harvestfest 2010, the Video

Harvestfest 2010

Today we went to a couple of farms for Harvestfest.  Solly had so much fun he could hardly keep his eyes open on the way home!

We started at Spooner Farms, where there was so much to do, we didn't know where to start.

Solly got to ride a pony (again), see lots of animals, pick out his own pumpkin (or three), eat some yummy grilled corn...

The spoils of his hunting.

Then we went to Tahoma Farms, where most of our veggies come from (we get weekly delivery from their sister company, Terra Organics).

Their Harvestfest celebration was just about over, but we still got to paint some pumpkins and play around.

They were done with the hayrides, but some of the people who work there offered to go on one more ride so Solly could go.  We're friends with the owners (they were in our birth class) but I don't think they knew that--they were happy to help!

I've got some great video from today.  I'll try to get it posted soon, so it doesn't get lost in the *new* stuff coming soon...

Getting Ready

So I try to keep this blog pretty focused on Solly, but I realized that there aren't too many photos of me with my belly.  As I start my last week, here's a recent self-portrait.

My friend Andrea came over this week and did a henna tattoo on my belly.  These are self-portraits, using my camera phone, so you can't see the silly "jewels" we put on there.  By the time Peter got home, the dark part had rubbed off.