Monday, June 30, 2008

A Visit from Grandma Jody

For the last 9 days or so Jody came and visited. It was great. Not only did we get to see one of Emilia's Grandma dote over her, but Julianne and I got a few extra naps in! Hooray for naps! It was also fun to compare the red hair - its now official where Emmie got it from! See the few pictures we took at Photobucket.

Monday, June 23, 2008

1st Gray Hair

It seems like an extraordinary cooincidence that my 1st gray hair showed up suddenly within 2 weeks of Emilia's birth and my average hours of sleep per night plummeting.

New Photo Shoot

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

So Tired

Some time in the middle of the night last night, I decided I should post this song off The Beatles' White Album. I also realized that Say Hi to Your Mom does a great cover of it on the Numbers and Mumbles album. Enjoy.

The Beatles - So Tired

Say Hi to your Mom - So Tired

In all honesty though, things are going great. Emmie sleeps for aobut 4 hours at a time during the night. Its just tough to get her to go down in the evening.

Here's another sleep related Beatles track for your enjoyment

The Beatles - I'm Only Sleeping

Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Buddha Baby, and first smiles

Some of you may remember that when I (Brenden) was an infant, my family called me Buddha because I was quite fat and chubby. It looks like this is a genetically inheritable curse!

On a happier note, we were trying to get a good picture for her birth announcement and right when I was focused in on her face, she smiled! As fas as we've seen, this was her first smile ever, and we got it on camera! Julianne quickly yelped, "Did you get that?!" Thankfully, I had because it was gone in a flash and replaced with the frown. See below.

The Smile

The Frown

Friday, June 13, 2008

New Emilia Photo Site

Alright Kiddos - here's the drill. Rather than flooding this blog and our photobucket site with the never-ending stream of photos and videos that grandparents require, I have set up a whole new photo site dedicated solely to Emilia. Everything is posted in albums sorted and titled by date.

I will still post stuff here, don't worry, but the non-stop every adding of pictures for doting grandparents will be relegated to the new site. Here's the details

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The first of many Emilia-related posts

I'll try not to overdo this whole baby thing on the blog, but needless to say, we're pretty excited.
Here's the latest:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Introducing Emilia Mae

Born: 9:09 PM, 11 June 2008
Weight: 8 lbs, 2 oz.
Length: 20 inches
Cuteness Level: Elevated
Parental Status: Cloud 9

Visit her Photobucket Account for all of the pictures (don't worry - all G rated)

Delivery Room Mix-Tape

We meant to post this a couple days ago, but never got around to finishing it. Now we're in the delivery room waiting for labor to start in earnest. Yikes!!!

Alright people. We thought it would be funny to put together a playlist for a delivery room mix-tape. Here is what we've come up with so far. Some songs were chosen for lyrical appropriateness and others because the music itself would be appropriate for the ordeal. We need some help filling out the list. Suggestions?

  • Europe - The Final Countdown (best/worst synth line ever?)
  • Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
  • Led Zeppelin - Black Dog
  • Salt 'n Peppa - Push it
  • The Beatles - The Long and Winding Road (in the event of a long labor)
  • AC/DC - Back in Black (best guitar riff ever . . . I can picture Julianne screaming to this)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Tornado Sirens! Quick, get the Camera!

Whereas most of our foreign neighbors decided it would be wise to huddle in the interior hallway of our apartment building when we got the tornado warning, I decided to run outside with the camera. We stayed close to our patio at first, when the warning was still in effect, but once they downgraded us to severe thunderstorm warning with high chance of damaging sheer winds, baseball size hail (some was reported about 15 miles north) and torrential rains, we went out to the parking lots to get some shots of the lightning show. It was non-stop lightning. And instead of being up behind the clouds, most of it was running laterally under the clouds. Very cool. Good thing I had my tall metal tripod with me.

The rest of the pictures are in our 2008 Misc album on Photobucket

New Poll

Please direct your attention to the new Poll on the right. Any bets on when Julianne will deliver?

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Noxious Fumes

We figured that we should subject our unborn child to a more hazardous, possibly birth-defect inducing, atmosphere, so we painted our new dressers we will be using to house this kid's mountains of stuff. Seriously, the baby isn't even born yet and already owns more things that I do!

Here are the results (ignore the junk all over - that will all be INSIDE the dresser tomorrow)

(and yes, we know that blue is for boys, but these just happen to be the colors that we liked and matched some of our baby bedding)

Here's a sample of the bedding prints:

Hammer Time

I remember this commercial from last year, and it still kills me. A bit ridiculous, but hilarious!

Now playing: Death Cab For Cutie - Grapevine Fires
via FoxyTunes

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Julianne's 8.5 month Belly

Seeing as Julianne is due in 2 1/2 weeks, we figured we should get some pictures of her belly before this kid pops on out. Lately lots of strangers have been coming up and telling her how adorable she looks. They're right - she's the most smoking hot pregnant girl I've ever seen. Then again, I am a bit biased. Here are some pictures as proof.

Lee's Chicken

We had a memorable experience this weekend at Lee's Chicken in Lincoln, NE. A few people had mentioned the place as an old time Lincoln landmark and we heard the atmosphere was unique. That is was!

First, the crowd: The median age was 63.

Second, the fare: Tasty fried chicken. Brenden ordered all white and got a "wishbone" piece. It was amazing- one little bone and the rest pure meaty delight.

Third, (and most important) The music: About half way through our meal a older man began to play hits that the 60+ crowd would recognize on an old time organ. He even played Take Me Out to the Ball Game. We were swaying uncontrollably to the music.

Fourth, The service: The waitress gave us free beans, told us to take the rolls home (which were delicious) and informed us that there were free pieces of bubble gum at the cash register. That 30 seconds of Double Bubble never tasted so good.

Next time you are in the mood for fried chicken and some organ music... go down to Lee's.