For those of you who are not scientists, the title is MIRA's scientific name, it denotes the amino acid sequence that spells out MIRA. Is this really a good idea for a tatoo?
It's been a while since the last post. We've had considerable technical issues with our internet provider (this is not the forum for this) and laptop failure due to coffee spillage (also not a forum for this blog). Needless to say, Mira has changed quite a bit in the last two weeks. We've had another doctors appointment, she is doing well and has gained more than 3lbs since being born, that's a 50% increase!!! (If only the stock market behaved in such predictable ways). Even now, 10 days since the last appointment she is considerably heavier, and we estimate that she now weighs 11-12lbs. She has also developed more of a routine. In the morning she is calm, holds her head up steady, looks around with open eyes, and makes lots of funny sounds. Then later in the day she becomes a bit fussy, which by the end of the night dissipates into a pretty consistent sleeping pattern, although still only three hours at a time. In these last couple of weeks we had several exciting excursions, a 4th of July picnic in the panhandle portion of Golden Gate park and visit from Dziadek Andrzej and Babcia Grazyna. Here is a collection of pictures from the last couple of weeks. Enjoy.
Sleeping in the car seat.
At Pizza Nostra in SF, looking good but only sort of well behaved.
Posing for the camera in the Pfeffer lab. Already being indoctrinated to eat vegetables, the war between fast food and vegetables wages on. Which side are you on?
Strolling on Stanford campus.
When we can't pacify her in the car she is administered the pacificier.
Sleeping in the car seat on our walk at Half Moon Bay.
Babcia Grazyna strolling with Mira at Half Moon Bay.
Following a bath, nice and clean.
Nice and calm in Dziadek Andrzej's arms.
Are burrito's really a California invention?
This is the best baby hold ever, she never cries when you hold her like this, probably because she likes some pressure on her belly.
Getting into the anti-colic position...
She does not like this hold so much.
Babcia Grazyna attempting to administer the bottle. She has to get used to this to survive daycare.
Sleeping outside in her Peapod travel bed (tent), complements of Peter, Ryan and Maika of the Pfeffer lab.
Laying in her crib for the first time!! She really likes the soft bedding, compliments of Suzanne!
Still in the crib, second picture.
All dressed up wearing hand-knit booties, compliments of Laurel (did Gautam help? I don't think so)
Still so damn cute