Thursday, January 24, 2013

Baby Smiles

Capturing Simon's "social smile" (as it's called) on camera is a bit like trying to photograph Big Foot. Here are our best attempts so far...
These really show the half-smile leading up to the Big Grin, but they're still pretty cute.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Play Mat

How is it possible that this play mat has survived the last almost 4 years?  It might not make it much longer with this crowd around!
See the play mat's past lives here and here.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Rainy Morning

Kira and John decided to play on the porch on this cool rainy morning.  I don't think they lasted more than 15 minutes once they were out there, but they sure had fun getting ready!
P.S. They will wear those Christmas pajamas until they no longer fit no matter the season.  That's how we roll.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Bath = Mowhawk

Simon's hair is just a little bit curly when it gets wet, so this doesn't work quite as well as it did with John, but it is still pretty cool. Kira's hair would have worked the best, of course, but we don't think Millie was letting Jay do things like this back then. Now, of course, who has the time to stop him?

Six weeks old and we started getting some smiles, even some sleeps near the five hour mark. It's all uphill from here!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Simon: 1-month-old

Simon was 1-month-old on the 29th and had his check-up yesterday.  He weighs 9 lb 12.6 oz (50th percentile, which is in line with the last time he was weighed as he lost a lot of weight right after birth) and is 22.25 inches long (95th percentile).  There is no doubt that he's a loooong baby.  We had to go buy some bigger swaddle blankets yesterday!
Unfortunately, Simon is still sick.  He's coughing and congested.  Poor baby.  We're hoping to have a healthy household before Jay goes back to work on Monday.