Chan Chan: Buena Vista Social Club
Here come the Martian Martians: Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers
If You're Feeling Sinister: Belle & Sebastian
'Deed I Do: Blossom Dearie
Handle With Care: Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins
After Hours: Velvet Underground
China Girl: David Bowie
Don't Call Me Whitney, Bobby: Islands
Centerfold: The J. Giles Band
SexyBack: Justin Timberlake
Who By Fire: Leonard Cohen
Ugly: Violent Femmes
Rockaway Beach: The Ramones
Apo held a sleeping Hazel for half the day. She was quite content.
Jack, Patty, Grandpa Ralph and The Star of the Show.
Taline, Nora, Mama and the big bald dome.
Nora and Hazel-and-Gretel modeling her new handmade headband.
Amy and Hazel in her fabulous new sunglasses from Lisa Cowley.
By the way, Hazels new stats for those keeping track: 10 pounds 8 ounces (50th percentile), 24 inches long (75th percentile) and 15.5 inches head circumference (50th percentile).
Hazel also got to spend the day with her grandma Sandy who returned from Florida on Monday. We went over for lunch and stayed all afternoon to show her off.
On Sunday, Hazels other grandparents Mike and Ellie came for a visit. We entertained them with a walk around Newburyport and dinner at Agave Mexican Bistro. Mama was happy to get a couple of pomegranate martinis into herself, of course.
Unfortunately, Bad Mama forgot to get pictures of Hazel with her (great) aunt Audrey (Ani). Ani came up from Brookline to Ipswich bearing a ridiculous cheese borek. It was off the hook delicious, but I fear that I now need bypass surgery. Ani and I took Hazel out for a walk in the carriage in downtown Ipswich and had a nice lunch at Stone Soup Cafe. We love visitors, and Ani was particularly patient with an especially fussy Hazel.
Yesterday, before going to grandma Sandy's, Hazel and I attended our Neurotic Mother's Group in Beverly. A bunch of women have returned to work and some have "graduated" to the Thursday morning group because their children are now four months old. The group felt much smaller so it was a bit more relaxed. There was a large turn-out of brand new moms last week. One woman was there with her five day old baby, after having a c-section, and she has 21 month old twins at home!! I'm shocked at how tiny and new the babies look compared to Hazel, who is now getting to be one of the Big Kids. I remember when she would just sleep through the whole group, but now she is wide awake and a trouble-maker!
This coming week is a big one for Hazel. She is having a vaccination on Friday, and we are terribly nervous about it. Because we are doing the Sears Alternative Vaccine Schedule, Hazel is only getting DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis), but we still are sick to our stomachs. (The current CDC schedule recommends Hepatitis B, rotavirus, haemophilus influenzae type B, pneumococcal and polio in addition to the DTaP all at once at her 8 week visit.) Please keep your fingers crossed for us on Friday morning.
Twisted Sister: We're Not Gonna Take It
The Swirlies: Pancake House
Modern English: I'll Melt With You (she's just as mortified as I am that this is now a fast food commercial)
Ben Kweller: How It Should Be (Sha Sha)
Death Cab For Cutie: I Will Follow You Into The Dark (too bad mama can't hear this song without crying her eyes out)
Jay-Z: Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
Justin Timberlake: Sexy Back
The Kingston Trio: MTA
Marvin Gaye: Whats Goin' On
The Pipettes: Dirty Mind (Demo)
The Be Good Tanyas: The Littlest Birds
Postal Service: We Will Become Silhouettes
School House Rocks
Wycleff Jean: Perfect Gentlemen
Cowboy Junkies: Sweet Jane
Any Jonathan Richman with or without the Modern Lovers.
Anything that makes mama scoop her up and dance around singing.
And especially that CD that just plays a heartbeat.
Hazel in Harvard Square
Floor napping. Flossie joins in.