We’ve had our little babyOregonian for the span of time it took Jules Verne’s character Phileas Fogg to circumnavigate the world. It’s Lucie’s 80-day birthday!
Eight Week old Lucie at her first Oregon Ducks Game
We haven’t made a second trip around the globe, but we’ve now been around the block a time or two these past few months when it comes to diapers, baby baths, and try-it-and-see bedtime routines.
Speaking of, we’re not racing time for the sake of a wager, but we’ve certainly spent weeks up around the clock, desperate to get Lucie to shut her eyes and go to bed so we could have just a little time to ourselves. (Lesson learned: Sleep? Don’t bet on it.)
We’re not carrying carpet-bags or trundling along in steamer ships or railroad cars, but we’ve swapped our trusty backpacks for a classy diaper bag and we’re making our way just fine with a little baby carseat.
We haven’t crossed borders lately (well, not counting the Washington/Oregon state line to make it to the newborn photographer’s studio for those sweet pics of our little peach), but we’ve been immersed in new cultures and avoiding sparring tribes (so far so good staying out of the mommy wars).
No Passepartout following us around offering assistance, but between the family and friends who’ve brought meals, offered company, shared hand-me-downs, and joined right in on this new adventure, we feel pretty blessed with trusty, loyal help and all the provisions we need.
So just what do we have to show for our 80 days of this new adventure?
Um, probably 8.0 GB of iPhone photos.
Here are just a few… (cough, cough).
Leave it to the little people of the world to reminds us that time never stands still and we are all on a journey, changing day by day…
Have a favorite photo? I’m terrible at choosing…