Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Catching Up

Here are a few recent events. Nothing major, just what's going on in the Hesemann household.
We went to the doctor today, and she now weighs 12 lbs 6 oz. She is no longer a tiny girl. In fact, she's over the 50% for her age.

Our friend Ruslyan (aka "The Russian Concussion") came over tonight to meet Ella. The week she was born, he and his girlfriend took a spontaneous trip to Las Vegas including a visit to the Little White Wedding Chapel. He is such a happy groom. You can see that he loves babies and can't wait to have one of his own.

This is what he brought when he came over. Aren't they beautiful? What a sweet guy.

Laid back, with my mind on my money and my money on my mind...

Straight out of the bathtub. Couldn't you just eat her up?

The unfortunate event of the night. I don't know if you can appreciate the brown spots completely up the back of her onesie or the smear all over the changing table. Time for bath #2 today.

The aftermath...

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


Ella and her cousin Max were both blessed at church on Sunday. Yet another of the cool experiences of having babies just five weeks apart. My sister and I get to share a lot of milestones.

Don't they both look beautiful?
Ella's gown is the one her Great-Grandpa Ritterbusch wore when he was baptized in 1911. I'd call that a family heirloom.

Look how sweet Max looks. He's such a happy boy. If he's awake, he's smiling.

Nap Time

This is what happens around our house when Mommy has been at work all night. Thank goodness my baby likes to snuggle.
Notice the quilt we're snuggled under. Nathan's mom made that for us. The patterned piece in the middle is from a quilt that Nathan's Grandma Ritterbusch made and all the grandkids used. When she passed away several years ago, that was one thing that all the grandkids fought over, so Lynn cut it up and made a baby quilt for each of the grandkids. Isn't that a great idea?!