Monday, April 14, 2008

50th Anniversary, Part 2

I forgot to mention that we get to see/order the family pictures on Thursday. I don't know when we'll get the pictures, but I'll scan & post them at that time. It was actually a really fun time, and I look forward to seeing how the pictures turned out. We did a white shirt & jeans thing, so it's a casual look. Keith, Alex, & I also had our first family picture taken.
On to Sunday...

watching the DVD of Mom & Dad
Tony, Keith, Alex, David
Mom & Dad with aunts and uncle
Mom with her siblings, looking at the scrapbooks
Derek & Greg
Mmmm....dogbone cake!
Happy 50th!
Surprise! Howie & Ellie came!
Mom & Dad with VanderWells

party tables
Danielle & Alex
Josh & Matthew

Edited for baby book purposes: Alex did NOT sleep overnight this weekend. He woke up between 3 & 3:30, wanting to eat and then snuggle in my arms for the rest of the night. We tried letting him cry it out (for an hour, after which he slept a measley 3o minutes). The next night, we tried comforting him every so often (which did no good). We tried putting him down on his tummy, which did get him to sleep from 5:30 - 7:30 AM...but we had to get up & ready to go at 7. Oh well...such is life!

He was an amazingly good boy through all the craziness of Saturday & Sunday, and we're so glad! Sunday night - Monday, we kept him up later than he wanted, fed him LOTS in the evening, added an extra layer of PJs in case he was cold, and put him to sleep swaddled & on his side. He slept from 10:30 - 6:30! Which of these helped? I don't know! Too many factors to figure it out...but maybe we'll do it all again tonight, ha! (Explanations: we're swaddling with one arm in, one arm out, hoping to break him of the swaddle before long. Also, Keith thought the baby might be cold at night because Keith has been waking up cold at night.)

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