Sunday, September 19, 2010

3 months!

I can't believe it has been 3 months!  Nothing remarkable happened this week.  We have enjoyed the fall weather and gone for a walk everyday this week.  Owen likes to fall asleep on our walks.  We went to see Great Grandma Charlotte.  She really loved seeing him and is very impressed with his super tiny feet.  She also isn't sure if she likes Owen's name :) Too unique she says.

Grandma Vicki gave us some more worms for our compost bin.  I accidentally left them in the house and we had some escape and die before I could get new bedding in their bin :(  They got pretty smelly too.  In the picture Owen is helping me put the worms in their new home.  He will really love feeding and playing with the worms when he is older. 

Oh, wonderful news!  I finished my Content Area Reading Course I was taking this summer!  (I needed it to renew my teaching license.) It was a lot of work, but I am so happy it is done.  My stress level has dropped tremendously!

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

12 Weeks!

Owen has begun to show an interest in books. Here he is reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We have had a great week! Mom is almost finished with her homework for a reading class she is taking, so the fun is ready to begin! I have a little more time off and can't wait to spend it enjoying the weather with my little boy! Owen is getting into a routine. Still nursing about every 3 hours, then playtime for about 1 to 1 and a 1/2 hours, then a nap for 1 to 1 and a 1/2 hours. He loves to sleep just like his mommy. He has had a few nights where he has slept for 6 hours during the nighttime. Keep it up Owen! Owen got to meet his cousins Stephan and Alex this weekend!  Here is a picture of Stephan and Owen at Heather's Patio. We will hopefully get a picture of him with Alex soon (she hasn't gotten to hold him yet). Cousins Jane and Evan stopped by to visit with Uncle Johnny on Sunday. It was nice to see them :) Owen will be visiting his Great Grandma Charlotte tomorrow- he is the star of the nursing home when he visits!

Size news: Owen weighs about 10 and 1/2 pounds now. He is quickly outgrowing his 0-3 month clothes- mainly because he is getting so long! He will be 3 months old next week! Time is going by so quickly! It seems like forever since we were in the hospital! We have enjoyed every moment of being home :) I would love for time to slow down for a bit...
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Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy 30th Birthday Daddy!

Today was Andy's 30th birthday :) We had a wonderful weekend with family. The weather was superb- 70s and sunny, with a nice breeze. Owen LOVES it outside! Andy's whole family got together for Labor Day weekend and the birthday- even his brothers from Chicago and Las Vegas! Owen got to play with his cousins JD and Ellie for the first time and survived having trains choo choo on his head :) He sported his Miami Polo for the game... but the Redhawks lost... boo. Still, he looked pretty cute.

Some milestones this week-
Owen licks and chews on his right hand. He likes to lay on the floor and coo, talk and smile for an extended period of time. He really liked nursing every two hours for the past week, but is back to every three hours now, thankfully. We attribute it to a growth spurt. Owen is getting better at laying on his tummy, but still working on the head lifting thing. Also, we have stopped using SwaddleMes at night since he squirms and fusses in them (see picture in album), so we moved to a wearable blanket.
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