Wednesday, December 24, 2008

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

But I heard him exclaim ere he drove out of site,
"Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!"

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Call in Sick

This weekend has been a lot of fun. Daddy got sick on Wednesday, and then Joey and I started with the congestion Friday night. Daddy and I took turns Friday and Saturday holding Joey so that he was somewhat upright, keeping the mucus from draining into his throat. Otherwise, we'd put him down and in less than a half hour he'd been wheezing and coughing and it was horrible. But we suctioned a lot, used some saline solution for irrigation, and he's doing much better. (So are Mommy and Daddy.) In the meantime, we're using a pillow to prop up his head. Oh yeah, and I don't think it got above zero today, so we needed extra blankets to keep warm.

On a happier note ... only 5 more days until we're in Easton!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Surfin' Safari

Joey usually looks a little more happy than this in his chair, but today was a long day. He didn't sleep much after lunch, until Daddy came home. He always, ALWAYS falls asleep on Daddy. And the second Daddy put him down, he started crying. Time to go tend to the baby.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Realizing that it's already December 16th, I figured it was about time I got on top of our Christmas cards for this year. I knew I wanted to send out a picture of Joey, but I thought I'd get a more recent one than the professional ones from the hospital. So I dressed him up, and took some pictures on our bed. (You'll notice that I use our bed a lot, since the light sheets usually offer a nice contrast to whatever he's wearing.) Anyway, I haven't decided which picture to use yet, but I thought Joey looks especially happy in this one, so I'd post it.

I can't believe we'll all be in Easton in just under two weeks!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Kung Fu Fighting

When we woke up yesterday morning, I realized I must have left swords on the ends of Joey's fingers, as he had scratched himself on both sides of his nose, drawing blood. Makes him look a little like he got into a scrap at the bar after someone insulted him mama. He's been wearing his little mittens ever since.

And doesn't he look just like Pop-Pop when he wears his winter hat? He had to have his hat on today; it was only 6 degrees this morning when we left for my doctor's appointment, and I didn't want him getting sick. (It was my 6-week check-up and all is good.)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Shiny Happy People

Sorry for the long break in postings ... nothing exciting going on, and I've been pretty busy taking care of the baby. But Babcia and Grandpa came to visit (while Daddy is working), so I left them to do the feeding. Which gives me a few minutes to post.

I'll see what I can do about a picture in the snow tomorrow, before it all melts on Sunday. (Yes, we're finally supposed to have a decently warm day, but it's going to rain all day.)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Let's Never Go to Sleep

So I have absolutely no problem posting pictures, but I'm very quickly running out of things to blog about. I mean, it's not like a 5 week old really does too much - except eat, sleep, and poop. We have been playing a bit more, and he's really been trying to roll over. I think he actually might have rolled over this morning, but I can't be sure how much he was helped because we were on the bed. (If I'm lying next to him, he does get a downhill advantage). The last couple nights he hasn't slept as well as he was before, but I keep telling myself it's because of the Hep B vaccine and not because he's not really a good sleeper. Although Lord help me if he inherited his sleeping habits from his father!

I know it's only December 5th, but I'm already looking forward to spring ... or at least temperatures above 40 degrees!! Maybe I'll get lucky when I'm in Pennsylvania after Christmas and we'll have a warm spell. A girl's got to dream.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Bigger Brighter Better

We had our 5-week checkup today, and everyone can stop asking me how big Joey is. He weighed in at 10 lbs 5 oz. Which means he's still 50th percentile, so you can stop worrying. (Although I'm sure you were more just wondering how much  you were going to have to lug around when we come home for Christmas.) Everything else checked out OK. We have vitamins to take now, and got our round 2 of the Hepatitis B shot. And then Joey took a 2 hour nap while Mommy visited Daddy's office and finished Christmas shopping at Kohl's. Which means we'll be up the rest of tonight, but oh well. At least shopping is done.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

We Are Family

This is the whole family, sans the photographer.

Nothing really new to blog about, but I wanted to make sure my mom got her daily dose of Joey. He's still up most of the day, and I'm trying to figure out how to be more mobile after feedings. We've been dealing with some bad bouts of spit-up, so I really try to keep him vertical, or at least with his head relatively elevated, which means I usually just stay in the glider watching tv. Not that it's horrible, but I could be email-ing or pogo-ing or something other than watching another episode of What Not to Wear. My baby sling is supposed to arrive via UPS tomorrow, so we'll see how that goes. Hopefully I'll at least be able to keep the floors cleaner. (Yeah, that's my logic. If I can "wear" Joey around the house, I will at least be able to Swiffer and vacuum.)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Hello, I Love You

I just thought this picture was absolutely adorable. I think he was actually opening up, hoping I'd give him his pacifier. But doesn't it look like he's shouting a big "hi!" to everyone?

I can't believe he's a month old already. It really doesn't seem like he's been with us that long. And it unfortunately also means I'm one month closer to having to leave him behind and go back to work. But I'm not going to think about that right now. I'm just going to enjoy being home with him. Dirty diapers and all.