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Monday, July 21, 2008


The presence of babies is a very ordinary thing in my life, personally and professionally.

Since I was 19, my West Coast pals (guys and dolls alike) have been getting hitched and popping out offspring all over the place. In fact, quite of few of them are either baking or making their 2nd child now and their younger siblings are walking down the aisle and planning for their future families! Yowza. Unfortunately, since I've lived on the East Coast for the past 3+ yrs, I don't get much playtime with the little bundles. My friends having babies is a common occurance, but me having access to those babies isn't.

But, oh how things just took a turn for the best!!!!!! Now my NYC friends are getting married and pro-creating and I have an ALL-ACCESS pass to the baby loving and spoiling. Yessssss!!!!!

This past week was especially busy. I had 2 close locals give birth 3 days apart and a childhood friend who I've known since I was about 13 have her first cutie a week after. ( She's a West Coaster but still worth a blog nod) I have a lot of names, dates, sizes, and genders to keep track of and I'm loving every minute!

First up....
John Alexander Forman III (aka Xander)
July 8, 2008 ~ 7.2lbs ~ 20 inches ~ NYC

The oldest of the trio, (and the only boy--no fighting girls!), and the first child of my dear friend Karley (aka Baby Mama)

and her Hub of Love, Al (aka Big Papa)

While we LOVE HIM TO BITS, Xander's a little colicky so when he sleeps we pretend he's baby Jesus, cause when he's awake he's a little Devil! ;P

Following 3 days later.....
Penelope Mae Carter** (aka Maebe, or Lopey as I call her)
July 11, 2008 ~ 7lbs 6oz ~ 20 inches ~ NYC

Sister to 2yr old Adeline**

and 2nd baby girl to my Montreal-met friend of 7yrs Aubrey and hubster Col**.

** = Click for blog (yes both girls have a blog--Col has literally documented EVERY day of their lives, he rules.)

Then, jumping on the Baby-Week Bandwagon, we have....
Brynlee Gene Murphy (or Bean as I like to call her)
July 20, 2008 ~ 7lbs 9oz ~ 20 inches ~ UT

First child to my own childhood friend of at least 11yrs (I've lost count!) Kariann (aka Crayon)

and hubby-ness Joe.



Aubrey said...

Yay for cute babies! Come over and love them any time :)

Anonymous said...

Babies are great but being a grammy for the first time is even greater... I think this baby is the cutest!haha Grammy Packer aka Crazy Connie