Monday, December 25, 2006


Natasha thoroughly enjoyed her first Christmas morning by sleeping through the whole thing. I think that was her present to mommy since it's a been a few long nights.

Christmas Stocking

Surrounded by presents

A new Cow Puppet

Relaxing after all the excitement

Thursday, December 21, 2006

RI Grandpa

Well, Natasha did fairly well on her first plane ride, although we had a seat free for the car seat, and she slept for half of the five hour flight. The second flight wasn't so good, but that was mostly Delta and JFK airport's fault. They never announced our flight and she was starving. We asked and were told they weren't boarding yet, but asked 15 minutes later, and found out it was almost ready to take off, and there were hundreds of people crowded around one gate that had 5 or 6 simultaneous flights leaving from it. And of course Delta didn't get our luggage on board, but it got delivered the next day.
So, we did arrive safely and tired in Rhode Island. Natasha is much loved by all her family, but now is being doted on by her family from the east.

Hanging out with Grandpa Demars in Rhode Island.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Misc Pictures


Our neighbor Natasha holding Natasha.

Reach for the sky.

A true fan already.

Yes, that is a large hairy arm growing out of the back of her head, but apparently she can sleep right through it.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

First Full Bath

First full bath, meaning her belly button thing fell off and we no longer have to do sponge baths. She was great and didn't cry at all. But, right when we put her in the little bit of water she arched her back and lifted herself up out of the water. It was just adorable. But, then she settled in and was great.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Great Picture

Here's a great picture.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Sunday Night

Natasha has been a bit fussy for 2 days. Colic or something, but we really don't know.
Here's a picture anyway. I think her face is starting to round out a bit. :)

Wednesday, December 6, 2006


A couple of people have asked if there's a way to be notified of updates. You can use an RSS feed reader to read the latest ones. (I use or if you send me an email I'll send out emails when I do updates. Email me at Brian (at) Barlowfam (dotcom) and asked to be added to my BarlowBabyBlog Update list.


Well Natasha already loves her Daddy, and here's proof.

Sleeping Beauties

Smiling for Daddy

Cuddling with Daddy

Tuesday, December 5, 2006


I had to take a quick overnight trip for business. I missed my little sweetie tons. The joke is that I would sleep better without the nightly interruptions, but on the contrary I slept much worse. I was lonely without my girls. It's continually amazing how much the little bundle has changed our lives and brought so much joy.

Having children is such an interesting experience. It's very overwhelming. Overwhelming joy
and excitement for a little one, and overwhelming responsibility of raising and teaching the little one. What's been great is that everyone is so excited for us. Most people have kids of their own, and what we are going through is old hat for them, and yet they are still so excited for us. I realized that it gives everyone the chance to remember the emotions they first had as they watch us experience them for the first time.
Everyone has been so supportive. Our parents have spoiled us and many friends have helped out in many different ways. It's impossible to thank them all, but this week Alyson had a good friend Norma come by. She found out the things we were still missing and brought us an armload of gifts. We were very grateful and it was a big help. Many others have helped us so much and we are just brimming with gratitude.
Thanks All.
more pictures to come, once I get home.

Friday, December 1, 2006

2nd week doctor visit

Natasha had her second week doctor's visit. Everything seems to be going well.

Here's a picture of mom comforting her after all the blood letting.