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Prune juice

Grace has had a rough week.  With all the excitement of Thanksgiving, she forgot to poop.  It was no big deal when Monday passed with nothing, or Tuesday, or even for that matter Wednesday.  By Thursday, Mama was beginning to get concerned, so she called the doctor on Friday, who suggested Gerber’s apple-prune juice, or pear juice to try to jump start things.  Friday came and went with no movement, so Mama called the advice nurse again on Saturday and was told that baths in baking soda help, and taking her temp too.  So after several bottles of prune juice, 3 baths and 3 temperature takings, things finally made their move last night at about 1:30 am.  (Mama had to grumble that it happened on her watch, but she was also very happy that Grace’s little tummy was no longer tight).  Now we just have to wonder if it’s safe to restart the rice cereal…  Guess that Mama will be calling the doctor again on Monday.

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Christmas photos

Grace’s grandpa helped us take Christmas photos…  Grace was not very amused.  Here are a few funny ones.

I don't like this!

I don't like this!

It wasn't me!

It wasn't me!

Daddy's kissing me!

Daddy's kissing me!

I think it's naptime

I think it's naptime

My cute tights

Taking a cuddle break with Mama

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Grace was happy to enjoy Thanksgiving with her Great Grandmother Emmy, her Great Aunt Jenny, Great Uncle Larry, second cousin Elizabeth, Grandpa, Uncle Chris and Godfather Alex.  The only person missing was her Uncle Mike, who called us from New Orleans (unfortunately, Grace was taking a nap, so she didn’t get to talk to him). 

She’s still not sure what the big deal with turkey is, but she did enjoy her rice cereal…  She also enjoyed all of the napping people who were willing to snuggle her and let her sleep on their lap.  She also showed off her new baby vocabulary to anyone who would listen and giggled at her great grandmother’s jokes.

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While Grace is visiting her Great Grandma in Reidsville, her Great Aunt (Great in both respects) videotaped Grace both talking and dancing (two seperate videos).   The shirt Grace is wearing is one that Erin’s Mom picked out when helping Erin chose something cute for a friend’s daughter.  Once Kaylee grew out of it, Amy was kind enough to send it back for Grace to enjoy something her maternal grandmother had chosen.  As the shirt says, “Cowgirls Rule” and I am sure that somewhere up above Grace’s grandma is grinning to see such a happy smiling baby enjoying the shirt.

*Note: When traveling, Grace uses disposable diapers, as you can see in the dancing video.  We are excited to try g-Diapers from now on, however.

Dancing baby

Talking baby

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Grace was lucky today that she got to meet one of Daddy’s roommates from graduate school, Brett Jones & his wife Rebecca, and their daughter Mia today.  We had not seen Brett, Rebecca & Mia since slightly after our wedding in 2004.  (Brett & Rebecca couldn’t come because Rebecca was 8 months pregnant with Mia at the time of our wedding)  We were delighted to see them and enjoyed getting to know Mia a little better.  We were also happy to hear that there will be a new member of the Jones family around May.  Mia thinks that it will be a boy because there are already 3 girls (including Daisy, the dog) and there should be more boys.

Roommates at UNC (and now, Daddies)

Roommates at UNC (and now, Daddies)

After our visit with the Jones’, we stopped by the Brusseau household to say “Hi” to Greg & Karen.  Because it was past Grace’s bedtime, we couldn’t stay long and we hope to be able to visit for a longer period next weekend on our return from Thanksgiving with Emmy & Erin’s family in Reidsville.

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Visiting NC State

Grace considers joining the OASIS staff

Grace considers joining the OASIS staff

Yesterday Mama took Grace to campus to see her friends in the OASIS office.  While I was there, I got to take a nap under Mama’s desk (the darkest place in the room) on top of my changing pad and blanket.  This was the first time I’ve been to OASIS when I was wide awake.  Here is a picture of Keri, who had just defended her dissertation proposal– doesn’t she look happy?!  After we heard about Keri’s defense, Mindy cuddled me for a while before Mama put me down for a nap.

Soon to be Dr. Bowman!

Soon to be Dr. Bowman!

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The snowy day (or morning)

Grace's snowsuit!

Grace's snowsuit!

When we got up this morning, Daddy pointed out that it was snowing!  Mommy hurriedly put Grace into a snowsuit so that she could interact with snow, which to this point, she had only heard about through ‘The Snowy Day’.  Unfortunately by the time we’d gotten a new diaper on, and zipped up in the suit (with the appropriate number of photos snapped), there weren’t many flakes to be seen.  This did not deter Mom & Dad however…

Look... it really did snow!

Look... it really did snow!

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