Monday, January 25, 2010

6 weeks today

Hi there!

Owen is 6 weeks old today! He is winning us over more every day. He is cracking smiles at the weirdest things - like Dad playing with his lower lip (while wiping a little spit up off) and Mom accidentally playing peek-a-boo with his bib. This picture is Dad teaching Owen TOUCHDOWN! So cute and absolutely melts our hearts every time.

Grandma and Grandpa left this morning. Owen loved his time with them this past week! He was a bit confused today as he only had Mom to hang out with. We did okay... met up with another mom and her little boy - who is 2 days younger than Owen - at Starbucks. We also napped, put some photos in one of Mom's new albums, and spent most of our time doing the usual (feeding, burping, nappy changes, repeat).

Tomorrow Dad is working from home - woohoo! - but leaving for Greece at 4pm. Luckily he's only gone for one day. Everyone please pray for Mom being alone with baby for 30 hours. (:

That's it for now! Hope everyone has a good week!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Big man!

We just got back from a trip to the baby clinic, and our little man is now 9 pounds and 8 ounces. Wow!!!! Over 2 pounds up from his birth weight. He's even out growing all his newborn stuff and is now officially in 0-3 month clothing. He's also healing well from last Tuesday's... incident. I think he's mostly forgiven us.

He is so darn cute and enjoying his time with Grandma and Grandpa!

Here are some week 5 photos. There are some ridiculously cute ones in there!! I offer no apologies for the fact that there are like a zillion pictures of him in almost the same pose. I just couldn't handle choosing between the pictures when they were all so cute. (:

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Big week for baby Owen!

Wow - this has been a big week for our little man, and it's not over yet!

Dad is home this week for his second week for paternity leave. Thank god, because we've had a lot going on, all of which is so much more complicated with a baby, feeding schedules, etc.

Yesterday was a tough day for the family. Owen had his circumcision. I won't go into any details, but the whole family was upset. Not sure if Owen or Mom was more traumatized. Mom (that's me) had to leave the room when it was being done. It's also made diaper changes a bit more complicated and difficult for the next few days - hopefully he heals fast and forgives us.

Today Owen became an official US citizen! The family headed up to North London, taking Owen's first train ride, black cab ride and tube ride! We woke up this morning and there was a few inches of snow on the ground which causes complete chaos in this country - made the journey, um, fun? Anyway, we got there and submitted all the forms for his US passport, US birth certificate and social security number. After feeding him, we took him to a few of the stores on Oxford Street. Owen was an angel!

Tomorrow we have a few local errands to run, and we are prepping for Grandma and Grandpa to arrive on Friday morning! Can't wait to introduce them to their grandson! It's also Owen's 1 month birthday tomorrow. Expect a cute month birthday photo soon. (:

Week 4 photos:

Week 3 photos:

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Grandma leaving town!

I can't believe Grandma is already getting all packed up to leave town! She flies out tomorrow to a land where she can get much more sleep and not have to manage a (very very cute) screaming infant, projectile poo/ pee, spit up, etc. We'll miss her!

Luckily, I only have 1.5 days on my own and Daddy is on paternity leave next week again. Yay! Let's see how Mom manages.

We did try to take a field trip yesterday to get little Owen's passport photos taken... it did NOT go well. We left the photo shop without pictures. All we needed was Owen to pose for just 1 little second with his eyes open... no luck. What the heck. He screamed his head off on the walk to and from the photo place. We didn't even stop for Starbucks. Complete meltdown.

On the bright side, Mom got almost 5 hours sleep today!!! Owen slept for Grandma on and off for those 5 hours. It was awesome, although I still feel deeply exhausted. I guess one 'good' nights sleep isn't going to fix that.

Hope everyone is having a good 2010! x

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Up 5 ounces...

Little Owen has been eating like it's going out of style. He is now 7 pounds 12 ounces - 5 ounces up from his birth weight. Seems like it should be more, given the hours and hours and hours I spend feeding him every day!

Owen thoroughly enjoyed meeting Grandma and Grandpa K. Grandpa left on New Years Eve, but Grandma is here till Thursday morning. Then I'm on my own for 2 days (gulp) until Jason's on another week of paternity leave. Not sure how I'll cope on my own! But, it's only for a few days. How bad can it be. (:

Happy new year, hope everyone is well! x