Lillian’s great-grandmama has this bassinet that’s been in the family for generations. It’s been painted and re-painted, broken and repaired, and so many babies have slept in the thing that I’m pretty sure everyone’s lost count of exactly how many it’s been. When we came down for our Christmas visit, it was all polished up and decked out in pretty pink ribbon:
Naturally, we had to get at least one photo of Lily in this heirloom bassinet that had been enjoyed by so many of her cousins and ancestors, so we put her inside to take some pictures. She seemed to enjoy it, and spent the whole time grinning and kicking:
Although as you can see from the above photo, she’s almost grown out of it already: at two months, she can already just about stretch from one end to the other. I guess the bassinet was really meant for teeny tiny newborns instead of rapidly-growing twelve-pounders.
The lighting was just perfect for taking pictures, so here’s one more closeup of her in the bassinet just for fun:
Funny story: just before our wedding, Joe and I stayed in the guest room at Grandmama’s house, and this bassinet was in there for storage reasons — she assured us that it wasn’t supposed to be a hint or anything. And now, a little over a year later, we’re taking pictures of our baby daughter in that same bassinet. Gotta love when things come full circle like that.
Anyway, since I’m posting this just a few hours before midnight on December 31st, I figure I should wish everyone a happy new year! 2011 has been so exciting and eventful for us, and I’ve had a blast blogging about everything that’s been going on. Here’s hoping that 2012 will be just as great, not just for our little family but for everyone reading!