Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Here's a good smile from our little guy. I think he looks like a someone from biblical times when he has the towel over his head like that. I think of baby Moses when I see him like this actually. He generally loves bathtime each night, but he doesn't like hanging out for the massage afterward. Lately he's gotten pretty fussy if we don't dry him off right away and get him dressed for bed so he can eat and hit the sack. Of course, he doesn't settle down for bed right away ... In fact, last night was the first night in about a week that he didn't fuss after his late night feeding. We're hoping that keeps up, but tonight things don't look real positive.
Last night Drew also suffered through the worst diaper blow-out to date. It soaked through two onesies and Jasper's pants to mess up Drew's shirt and pants (and the cover of his bouncy seat). Drew was seriously close to cutting off the onesie before he figured out how to get it off Jasper without messing up his face, etc. It was a tense episode while I was out at Target, but they both made it through. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger, but listening to Jasper cry through that episode is something Drew wishes he didn't have to live through.
He is getting stronger all the time!
I love this picture, but don't miss the hair!
Erica is looking fabulous as usual!
That is all for now. The next update will include a video of our future cyclist!
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
I've been working from home due to the traffic hazards traveling in Austin. They don't have the equipment to deal with this type of storm. I'll send more pictures later as the snow continues to fall here. It is a crazy day!
Monday, January 15, 2007
Friday, January 12, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
Saturday, January 06, 2007
We started our adventure from the Whole Foods parking deck. Jasper started out in his jogging stroller, but he quickly decided that it wasn't comfortable. Eventually, Erica transitioned Jasper to the Baby Bjorn. Jasper took to that a little better, but we eventually transitioned Jasper back to his stroller.
One the way back to the car, I took a curb drop a little too hard, and Jasper started to cry from the jostling. That made the last couple of blocks a little long. Once we got back to the car, Erica fed Jasper, and we then enjoyed dinner at Whole Foods. We will keep taking Jasper out on short walks. We want to expose him to the outside world as conditions permit.
My parents left on Saturday after spending a week here with Jasper. We enjoyed having them here. On Saturday night, we confirmed that Austin has its first Panera Bread restaurant. A co-worker of mine said he saw it on the SW side of town, and Erica confirmed it on Panera's website. Of course, we went there for dinner, and even Jasper enjoyed it (he had milk courtesy of Erica).
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Jasper on his 1 month birthday. This onesie was retired after one wearing.
In addition, we are making the transition to feeding him when he wants it not just every two-three hours. He can (but doesn't always) go up to 5 hours between feedings once each day, but we've only been lucky to have that one long stretch overnight once. I'm still getting up at least once each night to feed him, and sometimes I find myself up more than once and stumbling through the day on about 3 hours of sleep.
Tummy time is no match for my son. He does not dread it, and even sometimes falls asleep while we're trying to get him to be active. He has a super strong neck and back and can lift his head to look directly at your face if you're holding him up against your chest. He can also lift his legs and head at the same time during tummy time and can lift then turn his head from one side to the other. Pretty good stuff! He reminds me of his cousin Linnea who didn't like the feel of grass as a baby and would sit in the grass lifting her leg (alternately) in the air so she wouldn't feel the prickly grass blades on her leg. For being little fragile things, some babies have amazing ab muscles. :)
Right now, as I type, Drew is bonding with his son. He's asleep on the couch (lying on his back) with Jasper lying on his chest. He loves this position. They're pretty cute together.
Over the holidays we've had lots of visitors. Grandma and Grandpa Jasper were here for an unusually quiet Christmas Eve and Day. It was relaxed in anticipation of the rest of the family. Grandma Jasper has been a lifesaver this first month. She's been with us the most and has helped us get through some of the more challenging nights of fussiness. Even she was shocked to see how much Jasper had grown in the 10 days since she was last with us. Good friends Rachel & Bret Horton as well as Joel & Stacy Hock came to meet the little guy. Then on Dec 27th, my sisters arrived with ther husbands and Jasper's cousins, Linnea and Karin. Oh wow did that crew have a blast with Jasper. His aunties loved on him as much as they could, and his cousins just doted on him. They didn't like how much baby Jasper slept because they couldn't play with him as much as they wanted to - but they each got to hold him, and Linnea spent time with Grandma Jasper feeding and changing him. On Dec 31st the last of that crew departed, and Drew's parents arrived. They'll be with us until the end of this week, and they are having a great time bonding with Jasper.
Cousins Linnea and Karin Shively with baby Jasper