Monday, September 28, 2009

IJG is 3 months old!

3 months old

So much has changed in the last month. IJG consistently sleeps 12 hours at night without waking up. I've also been able to get him to go to sleep earlier. Bedtime is now between 7:00 and 7:30 pm. He wakes between 7:30 and 8:00 am. We are working on him drinking milk from a bottle (I started pumping 2 weeks ago) so I can be away from him. It's going well. I was wondering if he would ever fall asleep "at the bottle" as he likes to do "at the breast" and he did today for the first time. IJG is a thumb sucker! He sucks his thumb at all times, including in his sleep! I often go into his room to check on him to find him sucking away while sleeping. He still doesn't want to touch or hold things but will grab onto toys or diapers (prefolds) that get between his hand and his mouth. He smiles all the time and will give any stranger who speaks to him a big grin. His favorites are diaper changes, baths, walks, leg massages, deep discussions, funny noises/faces his daddy makes, animal noises, and bouncing. He also tolerates stroller rides now, which allows me to go for walks without him strapped to me. This is helpful since he's about 14.5 pounds now.


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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

uncle MNP's b-day

here are some pics from uncle M's b-day party last Sunday...before we fled after hearing about an attendee recovering from swine flu


Auntie C was also there.

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IJG is lucky to have such a hottie for an Auntie!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

IJG is playing!

IJG is finally entertained by toys!!! On Saturday we got him a play gym after finding out IKEA makes a wooden one for $25. He seems to like it. He accidentally spins the pieces on the sides while flailing around.


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While he played, I used the time to sort through his clothing and see what should fit when we go to Colorado next month. I put pants on him for the first time. They were a bit too long, but I'm trying to buy winter clothes that will fit when Texas winter arrives and be usable in Colorado.

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He is also finally enjoying his bouncy chair. We bought this when he was a few weeks old so I'd have somewhere to put him when I'm downstairs. He's never liked being in it. He'll sit for a few minutes and then start screaming. Now, he's looking at the toys hanging from it and having a good time. This morning he sat there for at least 15 minutes.


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Sunday, September 13, 2009

IJG's Room

We've finally finished IJG's room. NJG had to paint one more picture and he completed it last weekend.

This is the view from the doorway. As you can see, his room, which used to be just a guest room, is doing double duty and functioning as both for now.

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This is a close up of his name, up above the window. I ordered wooden letters online, which you can get in pretty much any font you like. I then glued different patterns of origami paper to the letters and trimmed around them with a craft blade. I stuck them to the wall with putty. I always had a yellow "H" leaning on the trim above my bedroom door.

ilan art

Here you can see his dresser, which was already in the room, and his bookshelf filled with books and toys. We also already owned the dark green bookshelf. We added bright orange paint to the outside surfaces. Above the dresser are two of NJG's pieces of art, the caterpillar and bee. On the dresser is a framed picture of my parents holding IJG.

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Here's his crib and rug. I love this rug!

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Here's a view of the guest room side with the dragonfly, snail, and tree art.

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This is a closeup of the tree picture NJG painted...complete with mystery animal hidden in the tree hole.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

pics from the long weekend


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happy baby before sunday brunch

tired baby during sunday brunch
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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Who does baby IJG look like?

baby daddy?

baby daddy

or baby mama?

baby momma

baby mama 2

Thursday, September 3, 2009