Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Back to reality - sort of...

Well, I'm back at work, but once class ends, you can't get me out of the building fast enough! I've got a date with two gorgeous girls that are waiting for me to come home! Woo-hoo! Vanessa is looking lovelier than she ought to - motherhood is definitely agreeing with her so far, no?

Trudi is a lot of fun, so far. When she cries to be fed, her cries are distinctive and plaintive. She's doing the vocal version of "puppy-dog eyes" - and it works! I mean, a few seconds of that and V starts lactating. Intelligent design, indeed. Trudi has a very expressive face, and I love it when her eyes scan my face when I'm talking to her. I know she can't focus very well yet, but she sure knows who I am.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Welcome to the world, Trudi!

Gertrude (Trudi) Marie van Dyck took her first breath on Saturday, December 9th, at 9:09 pm. She's beautiful and I love her so much. The world is a very good place right now.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Last Day Inside

Well, this is it. Our last evening just the two of us (just the three of us, if you count Gustav). Tomorrow our daughter will be born and our world will change forever. I can't wait, and apparently, neither can she. She was very active tonight after V had a glass of egg nog. Check out the video below!

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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Just 4 Kicks

Look at the top of Vanessa's belly and you'll see 4 kicks/punches. Someone wants out!


Vanessa's belly moves pretty independently by now. Hours of entertainment!