Thursday, October 23, 2008

Arrgghhh Matey!

Whew! This week was so busy! Let's see. First of all, Daniel had his 2 month doctor's appointment. He is now 12 pounds 12 ounces and 25 inches long! Woo wee! That's one large baby! Doctor says he's right on target though, and to continue doing what we've been doing. Daniel also had to endure four vaccinations during this visit. I give people shots all day, and I always said I would always remain nonplussed when it came time for my child to receive shots. After all, since I've given about a million injections to other people, why would it bother me? Well, I'm here to say I was wrong. I had tears in my eyes while I watched him get stabbed over and over. ::sniff:: Poor Danny! The world can be such a cruel place!

Its starting to get cold outside! Jay, Danny and I went for our usual walk around the parkway (3.5 miles)this weekend, but we had to bundle Danny up this time! I'm not looking forward to winter, since we'll have to stop our daily walks. :(

Even though it was cold, it was sunny outside!

Another picture of Danny in some of his warm autumn attire.

Every other week, Daniel and I go to a breastfeeding support group in Annapolis. Its sponsored by Arundel Medical Center. The lactation consultant who helped us out so much in the beginning told me about it, and it has since become one of my favorite activities! Its fun to meet other moms in the area. Daniel is very quiet and observant during these meetings. He watches and listens to all the other babies! This week was a Halloween party. Everyone brought their babies dressed up in costume. It was really adorable.

Daniel went to the meeting as a pirate. Like his "Surrender the Booby" bib? We were at a breastfeeding support group, after all!

What's next? We're heading up to Hagerstown this weekend to hang out with Drew and Victoria Lobely (Jay's friends from law school). Can't wait to see them and their two little ones! I'll be sure to post pictures next week!

Next week is my last week of maternity leave. I am so SO upset about having to go back to work. Its not that I dont like my job (Heeeeyy Meyer 9! Shout out!) but... well.... who would want to go to work when you could stay home?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October Memories...

October Memories....

Danny and Mommy love to go for walks in our neighborhood... especially now that the leaves are changing colors. We are lucky enough to live in a place that's great for walking. Daniele Farrisi knit this orange sweater for Daniel. Its perfect for the cool October mornings!

Bath Time!

Daniel loves his robe and slippers from Aunt Rebekah!

A Weekend With Friends...

This weekend we spent time with our friends Tammy, Mike and Max. Here we are.. all spiffed up and waiting for our guests to arrive...

We love having Dad home on the weekends. Wish he could be home all the time!

Tammy and Mike have a son named Max. He's two years old... it was cute to watch him interact with Danny.

Here, Max tries to share his HotWheels truck with Danny! Such a nice boy!

Kitsie brought chocolate cupcakes for everyone, but nobody enjoyed them as much as Max!

Evolution of a Smile...

The following are a bunch of shots of Daniel learning to smile. I know there are a lot of them, but they're just so darn cute!

Daniel is already reading! He's so advanced!(I borrowed this idea from someone I used to work with... its hillarious though, isn't it?)

Daniel is definitely more interactive these days!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Hail to the Redskins!

This has been a pretty quiet week. Daniel's evening fussy periods are improving. He goes to bed every night at 8pm, and sleeps straight through until 1am. Its nice b/c Jay and I get our evening together to relax. He then gets up every 2 hours until 6am. I wish he would take the long stretch during the late night hours instead of the evening, but I guess we'll take what we can get!

Well, apologies to my family (Cowboys fans...) but we just HAD to make sure everybody knows where Daniel's true allegiance lies... Here, the entire family gets ready to watch the game against the Eagles! Hooray for yet another win!

Doesn't he look good in maroon and gold??

Cute little duckie!

Thanks for the outfit, Aunt Sarah! Its obviously comfortable!

Isn't he getting big?!?

Smile! I love that Daniel is smiling more and more!