Monday, January 29, 2007

First Bath, First Stroller Ride, First YouTube

Lillian had her first real bath this weekend; her cord fell off a few days beforehand. To our mild surprise, she enjoyed the experience. The following day we decided to christen the Graco stroller due to the beautiful (June)uary weather in Virginia. Lillian alternated between fussing and sleeping--I think Liz was pleased to just get out of the house.

Of course, photos are located in our web album (links to the right). I've also posted a short 1 minute video of the stroller ride. Keep tuned for more updates.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Two Week Check-Up

Lillian went to the pediatrician today for her two week check-up ( She is up to 8 lbs and 20.75" which represent a healthy gain in weight and length. Liz continues to have success breastfeeding and Lillian is obviously getting plenty of milk! At this point, her pattern is a tad backwards, sleeping during the day and cluster-feeding at night. We received a number of tips from the pediatrician to turn this schedule around, e.g. introduction of the pacifier and waking techniques. In summary, Lillian is doing very well and we appreciate every day.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Family Visits Lillian

Trent's parents (Jeff and Lynn) visited Fairfax this past weekend in order to meet their granddaughter. Liz's niece and nephew (Abbey and Mac) and her brother (Pat) and sister-in-law (Bern) also made the trip. Lillian continues to be a great baby and all enjoyed meeting her.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Lillian Mae's Birth

Lillian Mae Richardson was born on Friday, 12 Jan 2006 at 11:18 PM in the Prince William County Birthing Center. She weighed 7 lbs 8 oz and measured 20.5 inches. Parental bias aside, she's a cute baby with a good temperament and in great health. Liz is recovering quickly after a long labor, but rapid delivery. All the grandparents are very pleased and Liz's mom (Pam) was especially helpful during the labor. We brought Lillian home on Sunday around noon and we've thoroughly enjoyed having her at the house.

Coastal Sediments '07

Trent's first professional journal article--Historical Shoreline Changes and Morphodynamics of Parramore Island, Virginia (1852-2006)--was recently completed. The paper was developed in partnership with the chair of his dissertation committee, Dr. Randy McBride (George Mason University). He will present his research at the ASCE Coastal Sediments '07 conference in New Orleans this May.