Thursday, August 28, 2008

Catch-Up (or ketchup....)

So, it's been a bit. Life is really crazy with a baby who doesn't sleep very well. Hopefully we're headed for better sleep in the future. (He did sleep pretty decently the night before last, but then last night, not so much.) Of course, just when I get him sleeping again, something else will happen and I'll have to start all over. Welcome to life as a mother, hey? Anyway, we had a blast in Canada. It was so good to see family and friends from up north. I don't have as many pictures of the trip as I would have liked... I need to work on specific pictures for these trips and then make sure I get them. I don't think I have any pictures of Luke with Grandpa. I have some video, but no pictures. how did that happen? There are quite a few like that that I just can't believe I missed. Next time I will be better.

The two weeks since we've been home have been crazy. Andrew's had a lot of stuff going on at work, and Luke and I have been struggling to find a workable schedule since we've been home. First we were thrown off by the long trip and then by shots and "pre" teething. He did SO well for his vaccinations though. For which I'm glad because I was a mess sitting in the waiting room listening to other children and babies screaming as they got theirs. I couldn't decide whether I was happy or sad that this didn't yet pose a problem for Luke. I mean, it's great that he doesn't anticipate the pain, but it's also hard to not be able to explain what's going to happen to him. Anyway, it's over and it seems like he's doing okay. He's growing well and as of last Thursday he weighed 16 and a half pounds and was 26 and a half inches long. Yay Luke. I can't believe my baby is so big! He's almost five months old, which is just ridiculous.

Anyway here are a few pictures of the car ride to (and from) Canada, in no particular order. I'll try to post a few pics of the time there at some point...

Diaper changes in the car... If I recall correctly this one involved an outfit change as well.

Mmmm mmmm. Hands really are delicious!

I blow bubbles in your general direction.

Good morning! That was a good nap. Now let's play.

A nap.... and, it seems, another outfit change. He actually arrived at Gramma and Grandpa's in this one. :)

"Mom??? What are you doing?"

Our sleepy boy.

Well, that's it for now. The above sleepy boy is "helping" me type at the moment. He's getting really good at hitting the keyboard and bringing up the start menu. :) I'm off to try to get him to take a nap.

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Wow. I was looking at some old photos this week and just can't believe how big our boy is getting. These pictures are from his first two days of outer womb life. It's just really hard to believe how small he was back then. I know I've posted some of these before, but they just made me smile so I thought I'd share again.

Luke and Daddy cuddling in the hospital.

I love this pic because you can see his little chubby cheeks!

Finally in our own hospital room, getting to know our little guy.

Wow, he looks tiny in that hospital bassinet!

"It's hard work being born. I need a nap!" (Geez, I wish he'd say that more often now... the "need a nap" part, not the "being born part.)


First family shot. (It's a picture of us you idiots, not a headline!)

The good ol' days. He simply doesn't fit like this anymore. :(

I just can't believe how tiny he was!

Profile shot, in his boxing gloves.

Daddy's first day back to work - I know I should be grateful that he had a whole week off, but seriously, it just wasn't enough!

Look at his squished little face!

He looks really little when Andrew's holding him. His hands could overlap! Now, not so much.

Again with his goofy first smiles. I love this baby!

It's just hard to believe that my little boy is already so big. Where did that baby go? We love him like crazy and it's fun to see him grow and change but I can't help but be a little bittersweet about it all. That tiny baby is now sitting beside me on the couch trying not to nod off. He keeps jerking awake like, "Hey! I don't want to sleep!" Yeah well, I wish he would!

Our Canada trip was spectacular and I hope to post a few pictures of that in a few days. It kinda messed with Lukey's sleep schedule and so I don't think I've recovered from it yet! :) He did really well though, both in the car and in meeting a BUNCH of new people. It was so good to be there.