Saturday, June 30, 2007

And We're Off!!!

Four weeks, three-month old baby, two fools, and one orange cat in an SUV.

Sounds like an adventure.

Will try to post updates as often as I can. Some planned highlights: lots of friends, lots of family, a wedding, Bourbon County, New Belgium Brewing, the Royals, barbeque

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Our Favorite Games

His two favorite games rolled into one. "Baby stand up" and "The baby in the mirror"

Friday, June 22, 2007

Some Happenings

Sorry for not posting, the camera batteries had died.

1) The big news around here is that it seems as though Thomas has learned how to sleep through the night. He goes to sleep after his 9 or 10pm feeding and wakes up between 5:30 and 7am. It's pretty amazing, though it means that Curtis and I have to relearn how to go to bed at a decent hour ourselves.

2) I have a new favorite buffet. Todai's is a chain that has all-you-can-eat sushi and seafood. It's kind of expensive, but worth it if you love sushi. Curtis had to try one of every roll and nigiri they had. I wanted to, but my stomach gave out long before the rolls did. Oh, yeah, Curtis eats rice now. He can now say that he is a true omnivore and eats everything. It is a little strange now that he makes the rice and I make the beans (I used to hate beans.)

3) Charles, Preston, and Katie stopped by to see us while they were in town. It's hard cooking a nice meal for others when it's too hot to have the oven on and you don't have a grill. The added challenge was that we were very low on food since we've been trying to use everything up in anticipation of our vacation and the move. We had pot roast (crock pot), baked potatoes (microwave), and glazed carrots (stovetop). We also went out with them a couple of times.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Big Baby

It's amazing how fast he is growing. Here he is in his bathtub at 10 weeks compared to his first bath at three weeks.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

George and Norma

Went out to dinner at Spago (Wolfgang Puck's restaurant) with Charles's parents while they were in town. Thomas was in his public persona. We were sitting next to the server station and Thomas sat in his stroller and flirted with the wait staff all through dinner. We walked around Ceasers Palace with Norma for a while until he got hungry and fussy. We went up to their room for me to feed him. Boy are the rooms there nice. It had a flat screen tv, a minibar, and an enormous, gorgeous bathroom.

The Heat is On

There's just something about hearing a weather forecast that ends with the line ". . . and cooling to 104 on Sunday."

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

School's Out for the Summer

Right now, it is blissfully quiet here. Curtis took Thomas to go and submit the grades. After this, we are free, free, free until sometime near the end of August. We've already got plans to be out of Vegas (and its heat) for most of the summer and visit friends and family. This month, we need to go to L.A. and find a place to live. July will be a 4 week trip to Missouri and Baltimore. And in August, we're going to northern CA and Washington. It'll be lots of fun, though I keep hoping that gas prices will drop soon.

In other news, Thomas is happily settled in his crib. It's the same crib that I slept in as a baby. He took to it right away (mercifully). However, with all the years of education between the two of us, it still took us way too long to put the crib together. I think we made every possible mistake. We tried to put the springs in upsidedown, then figured out that the side was also upsidedown. We were also trying to do this in a narrow space in our hot bedroom. But after some choice words and a lot of sweat, it came together. He looks so tiny in the crib after nearly filling his bassinet.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Two Month Checkup

Thomas turned two months old on Friday and to celebrate, he got his next round of vaccinations. One liquid by mouth and three shots in the legs. He was an unhappy fellow Friday evening when he seemed sore and fussy. The drugs also made his diapers powerfully stinky for a couple of days afterwards.

The pediatrician said that he is thriving. Now Curtis and I don't know much about babies, but as we look around at others, Thomas seems, well, big. The doctor showed me the growth curves. Thomas is 90th percentile in weight, below average in length, with a slightly above average head circumference. At this stage, this is good and healthy, but after he's six months old and starts getting taller, then they'll evaluate whether he might be overweight.

He is now 22 1/2 inches long and weighs 13 lbs 10 oz. He has outgrown his newborn/justborn sized clothes and is wearing the 3M (M=month) size. He's getting pretty big for his bassinet and we will be putting the crib together this week. I hope it's not too difficult a transition into the crib.