Some new Professional Pictures of Portia

Portia in the MirrorYesterday we were fortunate enough to have a photo-shoot in our own home courtesy of Jessi from Pixelated Memories. It was a long session and Jessi managed to capture around 250 or more images.

Jessi sent over a few of the pictures that she had already post processed for us to have a look at, and this one is one of our favorites. We have a walk-through closet on the way to our en-suite that has mirrored doors, which is a magical place for a little 8-month old – she adores spending time there and playing with her reflection, so this makes an excellent place to take pictures. At just over 8 months, Portia has turned into a little busy bee that has learned to stand and will spend hours working her way around the furniture and anything she can lean against, as you can see from this picture.

We are super proud of our extremely happy little girl, although mummy and daddy to sometimes wish that she would crawl a little longer before taking her first steps, sigh…

Please visit Jessi’s blog to see more of Portia as well as the rest of her work. We would both strongly recommend contacting her if you would like to have pictures taken, she has a wonderful eye and a great way with the little ones.

And a quick plug for Jessi, if you like her work, fan her on Facebook, so you know where to look when you need a photographer…

Stats Update: December 15, 2009

At six and a half months, Portia has kept her growth curve going with some outstanding results. She is now “off the chart” for weight and at the 100th percentile for height! Extraordinary!

Height: 71.5 cm (28.1″)
Weight: 9.78kg (21lbs 8oz)

Portia’s First Tooth!!!

Our little girl is growing up! I can hardly believe it. After a very stressful night of Portia waking up every hour and a half and nursing a bit and then sleeping for another hour and a half, Portia's first tooth pushed its way through her … [Continue reading]

Portia’s First Solid Food (Besides Sophie, That Is!)

Portia in her High Chair

After Portia had her last appointment, our doctor told me that Portia should start solid foods. She said this is very important to maintain and replenish the iron stores that she has most likely almost used up since birth. Interesting Factoid: … [Continue reading]

Stats Update: November 2, 2009

I would say she is 1.2 Conans long!

Portia is now five months (and a bit). She is simply becoming "huge"! Weight: 9140g (20lbs, 2 oz) Height: 71.5cm (28") Head Circumference: 43.3cm (17") Her doctor said she is still above the 97th percentile for growth, but that she is … [Continue reading]

H1N1, Anyone?

H1 N1 Virus

So here in Canada, they are telling everyone to get the immunization for the Swine Flu. However, depending on your health status, you either get it sooner or later. Canada has assured us that even though you may be at the bottom of their … [Continue reading]

Hilarious Baby Warning Labels

I happened upon this blog post with some hilarious baby warning labels such as this one on how to wash your baby. This one is particularly funny as I have to confess to thinking after certain events, how nice a hands-free baby washing method would … [Continue reading]

Jolly Jumper’s Rock!!

Conan thinks, "Portia is at perfect petting height"!

After a super energetic recommendation from a friend about the delights of the Jolly Jumper, I decided to get one. I luckily found one for a very reasonable $20 on Craigslist. I got the one with the stand, so I could use it in my living room. I … [Continue reading]

Baby Get Dummer Watching Baby Einstein?

So for a long time I thought Portia's drooling was just cause she was a baby...well, it may have a different cause...BABY EINSTEIN! Apparently, the videos I have long thought to be intellectual development tools for early baby education and super … [Continue reading]

New in Baby Hairstyle Trends?

Back of head bald spot

As most of you know...Portia was blessed with an amazing full head of hair when she was born. Thick and luxurious! And as time marched on, she did not seem to be losing any of it, which usually happens in babies. Then I started to notice that … [Continue reading]