Gloria Highlights, Week 9

This week was chock full of highlights. Gloria slept 7 hours continuously one night (and is averaging around 6 hours for her long stretch). This weekend she took to the air for the first time and enjoyed a festive weekend with my in-laws in San Francisco. In addition to her test flight, we also had a Halloween test drive courtesy of a ridiculous cow costume from Grandma Sandra.

Finally, on her two month birthday today, Gloria fit into her first “3-6 month” outfit. We celebrated this event (and her good spirits today) with a brilliant passport photo shoot. They grow up so quickly.

Silly Uncle Shawnie
I want to eat the little fingers

Grandma H and Baby G Grandpa M and Baby G
Glowing grandparents

At the Golden Gate Bridge
The Golden Gate Bridge could only keep the afternoon nap at bay for a few minutes

Three Lavoie generations
Three generations of Lavoie

Showing off her 3-6 month clothing
That’s right, I’m already in 3-6 month clothes, what you gonna do about it?

Gloria Highlights, Week 8

Week 8 was a quiet one in the Klauria household, with all of our guests having returned home and Kenny putting in some longer hours at the office to catch up on the backlog that accumulated while they were here. Gloria and I enjoyed low-key activities at home for much of the week. She flashed a few smiles, but I haven’t been able to catch any on film yet.

The week did end with a bit of excitement though – we took Gloria in for her 2-month well-child visit, including her first round of vaccinations. She clocked in at 11 pounds, 12 ounces, and 23 1/4 inches long. She handled her shots pretty well with just a bit of crying, but just as we were finishing up a Discovery Park nature walk a few hours later she started wailing in pain. I couldn’t do anything to console her, but was able to get home quickly and fortunately some baby Tylenol did the trick in short order. We’ll be better prepared for her 4-month pokes.

Hello monkey
Hello Mr. Monkey

Funny face 
I’m gonna pump you up

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Tummy time on the Boppy

Happy baby pose
Happy baby pose

Sweet babySweet baby
My sweetie

Touching toes

Shanghai Garden
Sleeping while mommy and daddy enjoy Szechuan eggplant

Gloria Highlights, Week 7

This week featured a multitude of visitors – Grandma Judy and Grandpa Paul arrived on Wednesday to beat the Labor Day rush. They had quality bonding time, and Grandma Judy (from memory!) put Gloria to sleep by reciting “Goodnight Moon.” Gloria also played host to Aunt Ilene, Uncle Erik, Vidya Auntie, and my college buddy Mark for the long weekend. She was delighted to meet so many exciting people!

We also took Gloria on her first trip to the mountains. Snug as a Glo-bug in her Moby wrap, she summited her first mountain on a family hike to Little Si. She didn’t even break a sweat.

Gloria and Grandma Judy
Comfy in Grandma Judy’s arms

Practicing her social smile
Practicing her social smile

Playing with Vidya Auntie
Chilling with Vidya Auntie

Family album cover
Pausing on the trail of Little Si for our family album cover shot

At the summit of Little Si
Hanging out at the summit of Little Si

Three Wolf generations
Enthusiastic about being with Daddy and Grandma Judy

Gloria Highlights, Week 6

Gloria’s Grandpa Gary and Grandma Lynn came to Seattle to meet her this week, and we had a great time. Our whale-watching trip was certainly a highlight, featuring a number of firsts for Gloria: her first long car ride, her first two (!) boat trips, her first time in Canadian waters, and her first time coming face-to-face with a large mammal.

Kenny and I also had our first “date” without the Globug while Gary and Lynn were here; the grandparents watched the baby while we enjoyed our 5-year anniversary dinner at Spinasse. It was fun, although of course we spent much of our dinner talking about our sweet baby. She was in very good hands while we dined, and we found her sleeping peacefully on Gary’s lap when we returned (apparently he stayed in the same position for 2 hours to avoid waking her).

Green Lake strollers
Babies at Green Lake: Charlotte, Jack, Lionel, and Gloria

Shades
Sporting some cool new shades near the University District farmers market

Dinner with Grandpa Gary
Getting her first feeding from Grandpa Gary

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Hey! You!

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Her first visit to Marination Mobile, wearing the awesome Marination shirt that Kamala and Roz sent

Gloria Highlights, Week 5

We had Gloria all to ourselves for her fifth week. She is clocking in at 9.5 pounds and has outgrown most of her “newborn” sized clothes. The steady stream of visiting grandparents resumes tomorrow.

Play time
Play time with mommy

In a watermelon hat
Sporting her watermelon hat (courtesy of Aunt Laura and Uncle Aaron)

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Gloria’s first multi-mile walk at Greenlake

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She’s starting to enjoy bath time a little more than before

Nap time
Nap time

First 0-3 month outfit Another 0-3 outfit
Her first “0-3 month” outfits

Going RED

After bidding farewell to Grandpa Moose at Sea-Tac, Gloria had her first Target experience. She loved seeing how much of the store matched her car seat, and she took to the adventure well. Her parents had a lot of fun carting her around and documenting her reactions.

Flashing her gang sign
Flashing her patented gang sign

Enjoying the ride in her shopping cart
Loving the shopping cart ride

Spongebob squarepants has an appetite for little ones
Surprise! SpongeBob SquarePants!

Gloria Highlights, Week 2

The Globug’s second week was an exciting one for the clueless but adoring new parents – we really got to start settling in with her at home, and Grandma Helene arrived to begin her two-week visit. If the shots below don’t satisfy your Gloria itch, you can find all of her photos here.

Suitcase
She slept in a suitcase for a few nights, before we managed to acquire a bassinet. It’s already hard to believe she was ever this tiny.

Grandma
With Grandma Helene after eating pho in the I-District

Swaddled
All swaddled up and cozy

Moby
Her first time in the Moby Wrap – on a walk in Volunteer Park

Bath
Getting dried off after her first bath – an experience she wasn’t so sure about

Mommy
Playtime with mommy