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Sweet Peach

Anna

Our little sweet peach fancy pants.

I love how nicknames tend to take on a life of their own. Peach. Sweet peach. Fancy pants. And then of course you have to string some of them all together. So many different terms of endearment - some stick and some fade over time (thankfully).

I am pretty sure I captured some of Simon's nicknames ("Simon-bug" & "bugga bugga" were early favorites) but would need to go back through his albums to see how many I really documented. Those are the little things that we lose way too quickly if they don't get written down.

Anna's doing great. She's gaining weight (almost 7 pounds now) and being awake a bit more. I am feeling better and more confident in general. Finding my way once again through the maze that is baby-ness.

My sister-in-law Liz was here this past weekend. There is nothing quite like having very helpful people around - especially ones who are excellent cooks and who have a special way with infants. Liz is amazing. We love her and are so glad she was able to visit. 

I think I finally decided on a direction to take on a 12x12 scrapbook for Anna. I am working on and documenting in the "Reflections" book but am starting to envision what will go into her first larger album. I'll share more on that in the coming weeks as it begins to come together.

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[ Organic Crocheted Booties from She Knits by Amy. Pink monkey pants from Skoon. Onsie from Petit Bateau. Crib sheet from Land of Nod. ]

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  1. Vicky says…
    03/02/2009

    Ali:
    She is absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing with us. I'm sure this is the first of many wonderful nicknames to come.
    Take care.

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  2. Stacey from Two Writing Teachers says…
    03/02/2009

    Documenting nicknames... love that idea!
    Glad your family is doing well.

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  3. Jus says…
    03/02/2009

    look at her absolute sweetness, she is something to look at - so beautiful.

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  4. Lycia says…
    03/02/2009

    Thank you so much for sharing your life with us, and especially your new baby girl. My "baby days" are over, but reading your posts brings back a flood of sweet memories. May your family continue to grow in its joy!

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  5. MARILYN NIMMO says…
    03/02/2009

    Love that little fist. So precious! She is a swwet peach fancy pants!

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  6. christen says…
    03/02/2009

    she's beautiful...glad you're doing well!

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  7. Christina says…
    03/02/2009

    Her nicknames fit her perfectly! Glad you are feeling well-this can be a rough time for every Mom so glad that you are getting help. Your ideas are making me think about going back to the old baby photos of my kids. I don't have many, so it should be pretty easy to choose from the ones that I do have! Happy Monday!

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  8. Ashley M says…
    03/02/2009

    she is just too precious! cant wait to hear more abut your plans for her scrapbook!

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  9. Mardi Davis says…
    03/02/2009

    She is so beautiful, congratulations.

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  10. Gayl Staffler says…
    03/02/2009

    Those "little" names are precious. Our Jenny was "sweet cheeks" and Erin "Erin-Toes". Erin will be 29 in June and to her close friends she is still "Toes". She would hear her name and giggle.

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  11. Jan Connair says…
    03/02/2009

    Don't repeat this, but my now-21-year-old son was "Pooter" (no reference to things that come out the back end!), and my youngest son was "Schmoopie." How do we come up with these things?!!!

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  12. Amanda says…
    03/02/2009

    Oh yummy yummy... how precious is her tiny little sweetness. Thanks for sharing the pic. Just so small and perfect!

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  13. cathy says…
    03/02/2009

    You realize i will nibble on her elbow in June, right?
    Just checking.

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  14. JodeeS says…
    03/02/2009

    How do you plan to do the holiday's? Will you do seperate LO at Christmas/Easter/ect for Anna and Simon? By the way, she's beautiful, enjoy this time with them.

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  15. sue Treiber says…
    03/02/2009

    she is scrumptious!
    My mom calls my daughter Peaches. Has for years. It's a cute nickname that at 11 she doesn't seem to mind!

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  16. Michelle Giaimo says…
    03/02/2009

    She is a bundle of joy and inspiration!
    I can not wait for more.

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  17. Shelly Kettell says…
    03/02/2009

    Absolutely Adorable! Can't wait to see the projects you'll do with her as your focus!!

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  18. Nicky from Canada says…
    03/02/2009

    Love nicknames - and it is amazing how that happens. Glad you enjoyed your company this weekend and on the upswing to recovery.

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  19. Julie Howard says…
    03/02/2009

    What an adorable photo! Anna is so cute!
    Love the fancy pants nickname - too cute!
    Can't wait to see what you have planned for her album.

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  20. Marlene Moore says…
    03/02/2009

    Anna is absolutely adorable. So glad that Simon is being so protective of her.

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  21. jenn h says…
    03/02/2009

    such a sweet picture! she is so adorable!

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  22. Dana Nichols says…
    03/02/2009

    Oh, so sweet!! That is the best picture. I can almost smell that wonderful baby smell! LOL I just LOVE snuggly, cuddly, squishy newborns. Our granddaughters just didn't stay in that stage long. They were both in such a hurry to be up and about, exploring the big world. That's not a bad thing--just doesn't allow much time to enjoy them as infants. I don't remember my own children being in nearly as big a hurry to become explorers. Enjoy!!

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  23. Lisa says…
    03/02/2009

    Just love her cutie nicknames! So adorable.

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  24. Tanya says…
    03/02/2009

    I love that photo and the cute thoughts on nicknames! Nothing is better than those sweet baby stretches with clenched fists. Thanks for sharing, TanyaS

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  25. Kathleen D says…
    03/02/2009

    It's amazing how big she has gotten in such a short period of time. So adorable.
    My husband is a great inventor of nicknames and to this day many of them have "stuck" to my kids (they are in college). The nicknames always "keep them as mine, my babies" no matter how old they get. I just love that!

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