Archive | March, 2012


21 Mar

The movers are coming tomorrow to start packing us up for the move to Alexandria, so the last few weeks have been pretty chaotic. Ruby and Cash have grown closer through the craziness–Cash gets several Ruby hugs every day.



20 Mar

Our silly baby, always on the move.



19 Mar

Ruby had her 12 month check-up today. She is now 29 inches long (46th percentile) and weighs 19 lb 2 oz (21ist percentile).

This was a tough visit because she got her TB test, three shots (it was going to be four but i nixed the chicken pox vaccine), and had her finger pricked for an iron test and a lead test. The iron test was no problem–it was very quick–but they needed a lot of blood for the lead test and had to squeeze it, drop by drop, out of her finger. Ruby was miserable. I felt terrible.

Her iron test came back very low (9.2) so they redid it and the second test was the same, so we are starting her on an iron supplement. The doctor was very perplexed by her iron deficiency because she has so much energy and great color. Hopefully the supplement will help and her iron will be up at her next appointment.






18 Mar

Ruby got all sorts of beautiful birthday gifts a few days ago. What did she want to play with today? Her piƱata stick.


Little Leprechaun

17 Mar

Ruby had a great first St. Patrick’s Day out of the hospital–last year it came and went and we didn’t even notice. She loved the delicious corned beef and cabbage that our friend Joy made.



16 Mar

We didn’t get a chance to open Ruby’s presents yesterday, so she opened them today. She got all sorts of lovely gifts and loved unwrapping them.ImageImageImage

Happy Birthday Baby!

15 Mar

This last year has absolutely flown by. I can’t believe that we have had our sweet Ruby for a year already, but I also can barely remember my life without her. She is such a blessing and Matty and I both just adore her.

I chased her around with my phone all day trying to get a good picture, but these are the best I could get.






14 Mar

Ruby will be a year old tomorrow. She seems so big so much of the time, but then when she sleeps I realize how little she still is.



Sleepy Shopper

13 Mar

Ruby slept straight through our entire shopping trip today.



12 Mar

We had a lovely dinner with two of my very best friends from Annapolis, Shaina and Cynthia, along with Shaina’s sister Tanya and our significant others. Shaina is visiting from Italy–the last time she was here Ruby and I were in the hospital following her birth! It was wonderful to catch up with every one.