Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Not too many photos from our Thanksgiving out at the Trygstad compound, but a few. It was just our little family, my mom, dad, brother, grandma, my aunt and uncle and cousins from the cities and my aunt and cousin from Barnesville. It was low key and nice.. just the way I like it.


Edie took a likeness to my uncle Glenn... and fell asleep within a few minutes of him holding her.






Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Edie & Luke

Edie with her second cousin once removed, Luke.


Sixteen Weeks Old

Edie is as wiggly as ever as we approach her fourth month. It's been really fun discovering her personality, which at present tense is smiley, inquisitive, active and sometimes stubborn. She loves to go out and about and usually spends that time gazing at objects above and around her. I have a feeling we have an artist or a scientist on our hands.


Friday, November 20, 2009

Uff Da

It's tough work being a baby. Hence naps, lots and lots of cat naps.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Edie's 2nd & 3rd Months

Fifteen Weeks Old

Little Edie has been talking up a storm this week. Even her cries have begun to have a talking element to them which makes it really hard for us not to laugh when she is upset. Diaper changing time is a perfect opportunity to have a good fifteen minute conversation with Miss Edie Pants.

As usual, she's growing, growing, growing. I had another one of those moments this week when I picked her up and thought "when did you get so big?" She's also been a drooling queen the last week or so which has made us think that she might start teething soon. Either that or she is just a drooler. That's entirely possible :)


Monday, November 16, 2009


Edie's faux cousin's Anna and Liam stopped by yesterday (via their mum & pop, Al & Jen) on their trip back home to St. Paul. It was great to see the whole family. Those kids just get bigger and more cute every time we see them.



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fourteen Weeks Old

Edie has had quite a week. On Saturday, she went home with grandma and grandpa Trygstad (my mum & pop) for her first overnight away from me and Kris. I swear when we picked her up on Sunday both her cheeks and thighs grew an inch on each side! She has really started to fill out.

Edie has been talking a lot these days. "Mmmmmm", with her lips clenched tight, is her new sound. She has so much fun talking, and loves it when we mimic her. Lots of "Gahs" and "Oohs" and "Mmms."


Monday, November 9, 2009

FTM: Things I've learned in the first 3 months.

It's only been three months since little Edie's birth, but I feel like I've learned and realized so much. Though I know parenting is a life long endeavor, I'd like to share what I've learned as a first time mother during the first quarter of Edie's first year.

Babies don't break. Pre-Edie I barely held a baby in fear that their cute little necks would just snap off if I held them wrong. Turns out, babies are pretty durable.

Drool, spit up, poop and pee are not that gross. Well, poop is still pretty gross... especially when it occurs in the bathtub, but, it's manageable. Just don't make me change your kid's diaper.

They really do grow fast. A few weeks ago I went through Edie's clothes to see if we had anything that she's grown out of. Turns out I had this huge pile of newborn clothes that were way too tight, along with a heaping pile of cloth diapers. I almost cried. I know I'm going to wake up tomorrow and she'll be walking, or graduating from high school, or having children of her own.

No matter how much you try to fight it, your voice goes up at least an octave when you speak to your child.

It just gets better and better. When we first brought our little nugget home from the hospital, I often thought nothing gets better than holding this little girl. Then, she started smiling and cooing and I thought there is nothing better than this little girl smiling and cooing at me. I have a feeling this is a vicious cycle of awe on my part.

She puts things in perspective. She makes me want to work harder, be kinder, share more love. She makes me want to become a better person and to become a good example.

Your life completely changes and you wouldn't have it any other way.

You join a new club. Women, and some men, seem to speak and treat you differently after having a child. I guess it's like you've joined their club... you have something in common with them. It's so nice to know there is a wealth of advice out there.

No one can tell you what it's like nor how great it is to be a mother.


Longest eyelashes, ever.

Well, maybe not ever, but at least in the TrygKerz household. She sure didn't get those beauties from me.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Thirteen Weeks Old

Our little girl is becoming more and more inquisitive each day. She loves to play (and chew) on her blankets, float in the sky airplane style (via mom or dad), bat around her buddy Ole, and grab on to pretty much anything she can get her little hands on to. Moreover, she is also a drooling queen... sucking on every shoulder, fore arm and finger in sight.

Tomorrow, Edie will be officially be 3 months old! Woh, does time go fast with a little one.