20 February 10, 2011

The 4-6 Weeks Project (Week Four)

I’m taking a photograph of Eleanor each day until the new baby arrives, to document our last 4-6 weeks as a family of three.

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Snow day! Chicago had its biggest blizzard since 1999. You went out to play in the snow after daddy had cleared a path, and you loved it! You weren’t a big fan of snow before, but maybe you just needed it to be nearly as tall as you to really appreciate it.


You love to snuggle and read books. Mama and daddy both love books too, so they’ve been reading to you since you were a tiny little baby. You sit and cross your legs daintily, and you listen with great interest through even the longest stories.

You grabbed your sock monkey and sat him down on mama’s desk chair, then ran behind to spin him around. The whole time you were shouting “wheee, wheeee!” while spinning the chair as fast as you could.

The basement isn’t done yet, but we’re getting closer. Grandma and papa came over to help bring things down from the studio so that we could start working on your new bedroom soon. There’s still so much to do and the house has been a mess with boxes of furniture everywhere.

It snowed again, so daddy and mama pulled you around the neighborhood on a sled before the sidewalks were completely cleared. And doesn’t mama’s belly look crazy? She’s less than a week away from your little brother’s due date here.

Nobody can make you laugh as much as daddy can. He knows just the right funny noises and silly faces to get you giggling. You were hiding your face behind the chair, and everytime you popped up he gasped and made a startled expression. You thought that was absolutely hysterical.

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20 Comments

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    Elizabeth
    February 10, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Too beautiful for words!

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    cd
    February 10, 2011 at 10:56 am

    That picture with the little crossed stocking-ed feet is just fantastic. I love this project!

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    natalyn
    February 10, 2011 at 11:03 am

    This is beautiful. A sweet memento for your daughter when she is older. And I love these journaling templates that you have used.

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    Jennifer
    February 10, 2011 at 11:08 am

    These posts are so sweet, and they make me feel quite emotional. I am seven weeks away from having our second, and feeling sentimental about our last moments together as a family of three. This inspires me to do something to commemorate them!

    Your photos capture so much life; they are really a pleasure to see.

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    Whitney
    February 10, 2011 at 11:12 am

    These are great! I would love to see a post about the concept. Which publisher do you use (Blurb, Shutterfly, etc.)? What size will it end up? How do you pick your colors? How did you come up with the ratio of journaling space to photo space? Where do you go for fonts?

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    Molly
    February 10, 2011 at 11:14 am

    So precious. What a wonderful keepsake. Love this pic of all three of you in the snow.

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    Lily
    February 10, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I didnt see a post yesterday and I was sure new baby was arriving =)

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    shalini
    February 10, 2011 at 11:52 am

    I’ve really loved this series. Eleanor is such a charmer.

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    liz @ btb
    February 10, 2011 at 11:56 am

    I’m in love with your belly in the picture from the 6th. And the picture from the 3rd needs to be framed. Adorable

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    Funnelcloud Rachel
    February 10, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Also, I love that photo of your belly peeking out of your coat!

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    Taylor
    February 10, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    These are so beautiful – I really love this series. Such an awesome family!

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    Rebecca @ beautiful square feet
    February 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    The picture of yours and Eleanor’s legs is beautiful – should be framed. Looks like Lily was on to something!

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    Kristín
    February 10, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    lovely post! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Juliana
    February 10, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    You are a wonderful woman with a great knack at seeing how beautiful the small wonders in life are. When Eleanor is grown, she will be glad to have these memories available to her! Thank you for being so inspiring.

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    Uchenna
    February 11, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Your Project is truly inspirational… I am inspired to start my own. Thank you. What a wonderful gift to be able to touch other people’s lives through your blog.

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    Dana
    February 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    is it weird that i’m a little sad that this project is almost over? such an adorable idea! i wish my parents had done this for me to look through later, and maybe it will even help e remember life as the only child a little bit more.

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    Ann
    February 11, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I never usually comment but I’ve been following your blog for a year or so. But I just had to let you know that this series you’ve been doing for your daughter is so absolutely touching.
    She’ll always have these to cherish and read – just brilliant recounting to her those every day moments in her life!
    And one day when she’s older than mommy & daddy are now, she’ll get teary when she sees how much you’ve so, so loved her.

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    RebeccaNYC
    February 13, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Thank you for sharing these with us. I get a little teary when I read them…in a very good way.

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