Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving!! We have so many things to be thankful for -- but most of all the safe arrival of our little "indian."

Much love -- Mike, Britt and Eleanor

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

She's here!

Pictures, birth story, full gush of a proud mother to come -- but in the meantime enjoy this: 


Eleanor Mae Ratelle, born November 16, 3:24 am, 8 lbs. 3 oz, 19 1/2 inches long.


 More pictures here.
And here.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

40 weeks...or close enough

So no...I don't have a baby yet. 

And despite the serene appearance of these pictures, I am still the normal impatient person I have always been and am feeling very ready for a baby now, instead of a bump. 

So, these are my *last* official bump pictures...and here's hoping that this baby decides to greet the world sooner rather than later and put a big smile on Mom's face. My official due date is 13th/14th/15th (I believe the tide schedules in Maine are involved...as well as El Nino)..so baby is not late...yet. But somehow, I believed my darling alien would surely want to break free from the womb and stretch its limbs in a proper way. 

Apparently not. Apparently its more fun to gyrate in a way that would put Shakira to shame inside of a stretched abdominal cavity, rather than the great wide wonder of the world.

So, I am resigned to rotate back and forth at night like some hot dog at the 7-11 station, and I am considering having a plaque installed on my favorite bathroom stall. Come on...let's start this party baby...get your game face on and join us!!

Is Michael ready? Well...the Daddy-to-be has chosen to celebrate these last few days of fatherlessness by killing Cubans and Russians in a drug-induced torture frenzy (e.g. Call of Duty: Black Ops). Maybe not a time-honored tradition of yore, but he has been game for nightly eating-out dates while we revel in the lack of a carseat/infant SUV. Parenthood...here we come. 








38 Weeks