Hey, look! Alex DOES have a mommy! (She's usually on the other side of the camera...)
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Anyway, that was the biggest excitement of the day. Other than that, it's been eat, play, sleep, poop, repeat cycle. We have a movie night at church tonight...Night At The Museum, popcorn, and lemonade. It's always nice to get out for a bit and see people who can reply when I speak to them! ;)
For Diane, here's Alex in the outfit you gave him for Christmas. He looks sooo big in this picture! He's also wearing only one sock, which is the norm around here. The other one was probably on the floor somewhere...
Here's Alex sleeping through his "tummy time":
Here's the "Dawn wants to learn to load videos" video:
That's all I can type with a baby in my arms...
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
The thermostat says 70, but it sure feels colder with the wind blowing. Keith's parents have no power tonight, and that means no heat. We told them they could come over if their power isn't back on soon. I hate to think of them out on the icy roads in this nasty wind, but I also hate to think they're sitting in the dark with no heat & no running water. We'll see what they choose to do.
We went to Bible study today, then spent the rest of the day at home. Alex napped in his swing and in his crib. I had to rock him to sleep first, but at least he slept without the warmth of a human body.
I only took one picture today: Alex is wearing a 0 -3 month outfit from Dave & Diane. I didn't get it on the computer...and it really isn't that thrilling of a picture. You'll all just have to wait another day for pics of my baby boy.
I'm tired, and I'm finished on the 'puter for the day. Assuming we have power tomorrow, I promise you a new picture :)
I'm noticing that Alex gets held most of the day on Sundays. Between going to church & visits from family, he gets pretty spoiled. I can't be rude & tell friends/family not to hold him. He's a baby, and he's fun to snuggle. There's no way I'm telling them not to cuddle my boy. It makes Mondays really tough, though. He cried every second that he wasn't in my arms yesterday.
By the way, at what point does a baby learn to fall asleep on his own? They say you can't spoil a newborn, but I don't want to train Alex to think that he'll always be rocked or cuddled to sleep.
Bunco was last night, so Alexander came along. (Daddy got a night to relax at home!) Alex fell asleep in the car on the way there, so I left him sleeping in his seat for the first hour and a half. (out of my arms!) After that, he was passed around the group while we played. I was exhausted, and almost called to say I'd just stay home, but I'm so glad I went. It was good to get out and spend time with friends! :)
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
We went to Walmart (just the two of us) for the first time today. I had Alex in his fleece sling. So many people commented on how cute he looked. The cashier asked how I got the baby to stick to my chest. I found that an odd question, but she was pretty fascinated when I showed her the sling. (It was under my coat.)
I also bought Babywise. Leanne mentioned that book a while back, and then it was recommended by someone at church, too. It's about getting baby on a regular feeding/waking/sleeping routine...not necessarily a strict schedule, but more of a routine, which should encourage sleep patterns. Let's hope that I can read all 13 chapters before Alex is 10 years old. Let's also hope that the theory works for us! :)
Okay, on to the important stuff...lunch with Grandma at Panera, visiting Aunt Donna at work, and the one month pediatrician visit.
Alex now weighs 9 lbs. He is 22 inches long. His head circumference is 15 inches.
(Birth reminder: 6 lbs, 13 oz, 19 inches long, and I have no clue on the head circumference)
Alexander proved to the pediatrician that all his bodily functions are working properly: 2 poopy diapers during the 30 minute visit, spit up on the table, farted noisily, screamed well, solemnly & silently stared at the pediatrician while she used the stethescope. Anyway, he's doing great, no problems at all. Good boy! Next month we start vaccinations. Poor kid! (Here's a first for me: We brought Alex's socks home in a biohazard bag because he stuck his feet in his diaper when the pediatrician changed him...)
I didn't have the courage to be a silly mom & take a picture at the ped's office. I do have a pic of Aunt Donna & Alex at work. So for today's pic:
He's wearing it for a reason.
Apparently Mommy didn't need to sleep last night.
This comes after 5 consecutive nights of giving me 4 - 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep.
I guess I had it coming, but wow...that was hard!
Now it's 9:30 AM, and he's zonked in his bouncy chair...but we're leaving in 30 minutes, so Mommy can't sleep when the baby sleeps.
We're going to the pediatrician this afternoon for Alexander's one month appointment. No shots today, thank goodness. Mommy couldn't handle that on no sleep. We're also meeting Grandma for lunch, and I think we're bringing lunch to Aunt Donna at work.
I'll try to add to this post tonight (if I'm awake) and give his one month update.
My boy is getting too old already!
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Here are a few pics of today's entertainment.
This one is from late last week, but I love this picture. Alex was laying on our bed while we were getting ready for bed. His hands were up like little monster claws. Keith decided to imitate the baby, but it looks like they're playing a game. I love how Alexander is looking into Daddy's eyes!
(Can you read the onesie? It says "Warning! I Leak!" So appropriate. About 5 minutes after these pictures, he soaked through the onesie. Go figure :)
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Afterwards, we had LOTS of family at our house to enjoy lunch together. It's amazing how everyone chips in to make a complete meal! Family is so cool! :)
Here are a few more pictures from today. (Click on the pics to view in a larger size.)
Grandma P made the cake. Thanks, Grandma!