I’m cute

I’m cute
More Lucy pictures on flickr here.
Also for those people requesting prints, there is a selection of Lucy’s first week on this shutterfly album – and for people in the UK/Europe who don’t want photos delivered from the US there are two albums on photobox here and here. I’ve already gifted some photos with photobox and apparently the glossy with borders looks very good – their first 30 prints are also free.

Eat Food

Michael Pollan’s got a pretty interesting (if LONG) article in this week’s NY Times Magazine. I’ve now been e mailed the article multiple times and read about it on various food blogs. He’s obviously one of the most notable food writers on the scene now. The basic gist of the article is: “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” Specifically, he draws the distinction between food (i.e. things like potatoes and milk) and nutrients (carbohydrates, unsaturated fat, etc.). We should be focusing on eating food and worrying less about the nutrients or components of said food.

I’ll admit, I’ve not come even close to finishing the article yet. My attention span is only so long at present. But I am slowly working my way through it. I’ve also got “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” out from the library. Hopefully I can find time to read it between Lucy feedings.

No More Belly

G has been bemoaning the fact that I no longer have a big, pregnant belly as he misses it. I can’t say I feel that way myself! I happen to be thoroughly enjoying NOT being pregnant for a change. In no particular order, the top reasons I’m happy to see the belly go away:

1. No more heartburn

2. I can lay on my stomach. AND my back.

3. I can touch my toes and tie my own shoes.

4. I can eat blue cheese. And deli meat. And sushi! (OK, I haven’t gotten around to most of these yet, but I CAN eat as much of them as I want).

5. I don’t have to go to the toilet every 20 minutes.

6. Last, but most certainly not least:

LUCY! I’m sure I’ll miss feeling her kicks, but I prefer having her on this side with us.

Morning Mosaic

Morning Mosaic

Not really many photos today, concentrating on being Daddy and Mama. I’ve added a couple of mobile phone shots that I took for our phones this morning, and I’ve uploaded duplicates of the last 3 days in highest quality so they can be printed.

Normally I only load “screen only” shots to flickr but for Lucy I will upload quality shots, tagged with printable.

You’re pretty much on your own for “how to” print (no easy shutterfly here) but if you’re in the US I think you can from flickr with Qoop (using the Order Prints if it shows up), do crazy things at BigHugeLabs, or just download the full-size images and do what you will (click on All Sizes and use the download icon – Large will give you a good 6″ x 4″, Original will go to 10″ x 14″ or so – here’s an example).

I generally recommend the “download” option for all non-US people, people who want to use their home printer, or people who can’t get flickr printing to work as I’ve never used the flickr printing service and can’t comment on how easy it is.

After a long and exciting labor, Lucy arrived late Sunday evening. The vital stats are: she was born at 10:33 pm on 1/21 weighing in at 8 pounds 14 ounces! 22 inches in length with a head circumference of 14 inches. She’s got a head full of dark hair and gorgeous eyes. We took plenty of pics but haven’t gotten around to transferring them to the computer yet. Stay tuned…I’m sure we’ll get them up in the next day or two (the grandparents insist!). We’re all home and healthy, though exhausted. It was a bit of an endurance event (43 hours) and I think all 3 of us will take a few days to recover. In the mean time, G and I are enjoying staring at our beautiful daughter for hours at a time. More updates soon.