Monday, August 31, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

10 weeks old!

Colben is doing well. He received his first vaccines last week and is still a little out of sorts. My mouth is finally healing enough not to use pain killers. YAY mom isn`t stoned out of her gourd. Sadly during that time my milk started drying up and is virtualy non-existant now so Colben will be on formula completely. I am glad to have given him at least 2.5 months with my milk although ideally I would have fed for the first year. Colben is now squealing like a piggy in delight - it is so funny. He has now rediscovered his hands- man are they fascinating and delicious. Lots of cooing and smiles for daddy and daddy is teach me how to play with Colben. It is difficult because I find I am spending most of my tome on the practical stuff- feeding, cleaning, putting to bed, changing. I am trying to make a concious effort to spend more time just with Colben.

Today I bought a portable clothes line for the diapers and started using it which makes me proud. I am looking forward to making more diapers soon and I have had interest from others in buying some. Auntie Maya is in town and she will meet Colben for the first time on Monday.

Monday August 25th
Today was a busy day. Auntie Maya spoiled Colben rotten and played mum for the day. We went to the museum and out for a bite to eat.

After a long day Colben is off to bed in the sleep sac and head positioner that Auntie Maya got him.

9 weeks old!

what was printed on the onesies fior the baby reunion

The group at Babystock our prenatal class reunion
Grampa Thorhaug looking cool as always

Colben and his babystock threesome

Adam at our secret beach

The family

Grampa Thorhaug and his Siberian Husky (aka bear bait)

The rocking house Adam grew up with given new life by Grampa

Grandpa Thorhaugs Heirloom gift of amish baby chair which is a childs desk, a rocking horse and a high chair

Colbens budy upstairs Ethan

Sorry this is a week late- it has been a busy week.

Monday, August 10, 2009

8 weeks old!

This has been a week of firsts:
Colben's first night sleeping in his room (in his crib instead of the swing, baby carriage, daddy's chest, mommy's arms)
Mom and Dad's first night sleeping in the bed (AT THE SAME TIME!)
The first time we have moved up in clothing size- (packing was sad)
The first time we used our cloth diapers (swearing to only use disposables when out)
The first time Colben had a cloth diaper poo blow out (all over Ethan)
The first time I took Colben out in cloth despite pledging allegance to disposable (it was fine)
First interaction with another baby (was he flirting with a boy?)
The first stroller free trip (the baby bjorn worked like a charm and I ran over a lot less toes)
The first time I put Colben in his bed still awake and he fell asleep (our room is pretty boring
The first time I gave drugs to Colben (I am on T3's and he gets it through my milk. It makes him veeerry sleepy which actually explains most of the stuff above)

Colben's new dipes

Bruised, swollen, high on T3's : minus 7 teeth not a pretty thing

Secret Nana move

Colben terrified at mama's cold pack for teeth

Quilt from the Wandells

Quilt Great Grandma Wandell made

Nana and Colben

Mikael and Roland

Miki and Colben

My little man

Grandpa David changing the diaper like a good man

Grandpa and Colben

Eating is tough, even tougher remembering doing this after surgery

Baby outfit GreatGrandma Wandell knit for me (Mischa) when I was a baby- the tradition lives

Wednesday Aug 12th,
Colben weighs 11lbs 6oz (last week 10lbs 12oz)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

7 weeks old!

Saturday August 1,

We have secummed to big toys and garish colours, and Colben loves it. Colbens first real toy we have bought is a tiny love gym (used). From the second we put him under he started interacting with it, kicking and swatting at the toys.
We really should have got one a couple weeks ago when he started being calm enough to lie on the floor. Sorry Colben- Don`t worry you won`t need to stare at the ceiling any more.

Lily doesn`t understand why the baby gets all the cool toys

Hanging out

Colben's Point of view