Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Wrap Me Up!!!

Yesterday you got your shots...today you were not feeling so hot. After a few moments of fussiness, I decided to put you back into the wrap and carry you around as I had earlier in the morning.
I placed you on the bed, as you cried a bit. As soon as you saw me putting the wrap on, you immediately stopped crying. You extended your arms for the first time, as a sign that you wanted to be picked up...and you kicked your little legs in excitement.
It was a lovely moment. I couldn't believe that you recognized what was about to happen. I placed you inside the wrap and carried you around the house were you slept for 2 hours against my chest....Bliss!!!

Going Bananas!!!

This was taken a few days ago, but I wanted to update you that your eating journey is going right on target. You hate solid food.

Hanging Out With Grandma!!!

Monday, January 30, 2006

Happy Birthday Piglet!!!

Today you are 6 months old. Six months.

You get cuter everyday O. I feel so privilidged to be your mom...to spend so much time with you...to enjoy you and learn from you. Did you know that even at 6 months you are a great teacher?

You weighed 20 lbs 5.3 ounces at 3pm today.

You got three shots.

You laughed a lot.

You sleep soundly here next to me...as always, hugging your beloved Gyro.

I love you...

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Grand MA!!!

Grandma Mary came to visit...she is here for a couple of weeks...and she's been playing with you lots and lots...she also brought this lovely "Grandmother" book that she filled out telling you about her life...what a great grandma!!!

Lucky, lucky O to be so loved!!!

O Eating Aitachi!!!


O had a lovely time in Bingen with Aitachi, (dad) and our outtings. He also slept great at dad's house...it was quite cool at night, a severe contrast to our own home. We will try to set up the same temperature here at home...easy enough!!!

Here are some pictures of Owen from the trip.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Another Play Date!

Penny and Suzanne came over today for lunch. It was fun to see you interact with Penny...you had lots of giggles...
...and you also cried a bit when Penny squealed. She was really good at squealing...and you didn't much like it...

Ironically, as I type this, you are laying in bed, gleefully squealing away!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Hard Day!

I'm finding today to be the hardest day at this mother thing...I have been feeling sad all day...I'm reading a lot...online and a couple of books I got, "Unconditional Parenting" and "Buddhism for Mothers"...along with current reading on babywearing. I don't know, I just feel like I'm not doing enough. It's not like I'm setting the bar so high that I cannot reach it...but today while shopping around for another carrier, I read that if you "formula feed, or put your baby in a swing/exersaucer you NEED to wear your baby all the time"...to make up for the abandoning I guess...and of course, as a bottle feeding mom, it's obvious that I just prop the bottle up at every feeding.

Ugh. I think I need a much needed vacation...HEY! As it happens, we leave Friday for one. I hope the 4 hour ride in the car seat doesn't cause further damage.

Tummy Time!!!

Not O's favorite activity...EVER...

More Rolls...

Sorry...I can't get enough of these thighs...and when you add the kneehighs...well...what can I say?

Oh Baby!

O had his first play date last week...we went to Penny's house, who you see here. What a beautiful baby!!! Thanks Penny and Suzanne!

Sunday, January 01, 2006

This Ain't No Rice Crispies!

OK...Here we go...


No, YOU eat it, dad....

It's All About The Tongue...

Need I say more?

Happy New Year!!!

You were so adorable last night at the fete! We were all so glad you were there to celebrate the new year with us...I hope that your life is filled with gatherings like last night's celebration...with lovely friends and lots of laughter.

Happy New Year O!!!