Saturday, October 31, 2009


The decorations made it up 2 days before the holiday arrived. At least they came out of the boxes. The neighborhood celebration didn't disappoint this year. Darth Vader and Princess Leia enjoyed themselves and their company (Peter Pan and Wendy). The loot was plentiful though noticeably less chocolate than in years past - evidence of the recession perhaps? Alas, the children don't seem to care. Mommy admits that 3 kids is definitely, unquestionably, FOR SURE harder than 2. But perhaps a survival tool arrived today. Laney slept in the wrap for at least an hour tonight. Mom was hands free and loving every second of it. Later on, Laney was cranky during her "witching hour." Mom placed her in the wrap (after a few attempts to position it correctly) and voila!, she was out! Pardon punctuation and grammar, the editor is doing well just to post these days!

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Laney's still sweet. Here's a picture with eyes open. She went for her 2 week appt on Monday and all is well. She's not quite up to her birth weight yet, but the professionals say this is typical for a large birth weight baby.

Mimi just headed back to the airport and the family is sniffling at her departure. But, Papa G is on his way as the next helper.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Some facts and mementos about Laney's first days:

1. She's a calm, sweet, sweet baby.
2. She has long fingers and toes.
3. Her umbilical cord was tied in two knots-something the doctors had never seen before.
4. She likes to sleep during the day and eat all night!
5. She falls asleep when eating.
6. She has brown hair and the beginning of a curl at the top of her forehead.
7. She has perfectly shaped ears.
8. Her sister and brother are so excited that she's here. They LOVE her and have to kiss her before they leave the house.
9. She has two nicknames so far: Zany Laney (Daddy's favorite) and Laney Bear (Mommy's favorite).
10. She does NOT like having a wet or dirty diaper.
11. She loves to suck. She calms down quickly with a pacifier or her fingers.
12. She loves to be held. (No complaints!)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Today the Cupit family added a new addition: Laney Cupit was born October 6, 2009. She weighed 9 pounds, 11.5 ounces, and was 21 inches long. She has brown, curly hair and long fingernails. Photos will be posted later in the week.

Mother and baby are both doing very well.