Monday, November 9, 2009

first week

it is another blog! this time the authors are mommy and daddy - tami (thats me!) and harry, but i think we will have some guest posters once in a while to spice it up (hear that allison?!).

anyway, it has been a whirlwind of a week starting with the birth of our daughter, shirley lucille, and ending with a traditional baby naming ceremony for little shirley. we gave her the hebrew name, shayna, which means "beautiful," and she really is! shirley was blessed by the rabbi in the company of many of our friends and family who traveled from all over the world and from maine to new york to north jersey to join us for the special event welcoming shirley into the jewish community. it was wonderful!

over the course of shirley's first week, we have gone from struggling to wake shirley up to eat, to hearing her little coos and lips smacking after a 2.5 hour nap - waking up ready to eat! she was a little yellow in the beginning and now she is pink - bye bye bilirubin!

we are tired and physically exhausted, but unbelievably happy and thankful for our little shirley. she is amazing.

check back for regular updates on this blog. we will post photos, funny stories about our adventures with shirley, talk about cloth diapers and whatever else comes to mind. we hope you enjoy it!

before i go, i want to send a special thank you to our friends and families who have spent many hours of our their time cooking, cleaning, changing diapers, and doing whatever they can to help us. harry and i love you guys - and so does shirley!

see photos here.

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