Thursday, August 31, 2006

Anders got a new toy yesterday and I set it up this morning. He is really starting to focus and enjoy his surroundings so it is especially fun to show him so many colors and shapes and see his reaction. He wore himself out playing and had to have a nice long nap afterwards.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Yesterday was a sad day for our little man. We had his two month well baby check up a the doctors office and that included his first set of immunizations. One shot on the left leg and two on the right. Ouch!
I've been pretty calm in the past about him getting a poke or some other uncomfortable procedure because I know it's good for him, and it will be over soon. For some reason yesterday was quite different. I think I cried more than he did! Chris couldn't be at this appointment so I got to do the honors of holding his little hands out of the way making sure he didn't flail too much. As soon as it was over he stopped crying and fell right to sleep on my chest. It was so pitiful.
The rest of the day he didn't feel very good and slept most of the time. Today he is feeling like himself and is smiling again. It's a relief to see him get his little personality back again!
We'll have to do this again in two months but we'll be prepared with geared up nerves and plenty of baby tylenol.

Monday, August 14, 2006

One of my favorite after bath pictures of Anders looking quite sweet.
Last Friday was the official due date of Anders birth and it's been fun to see how he is starting to change and grow each day. It seems like just in the past week he has been able to focus more and is starting to smile at the right times. Chris and I are enjoying each phase and trying to take in each new moment as it comes.
My sister Erin is visiting from Texas this week and she came bearing a very thoughtful and much loved gift. The quilt that Anders is so happily cuddled up to in his moses basket was put together by Erin and her hubby Jim. I love the fact that it was home made and I am sure that this will be a favorite of his as he grows.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

This blog has officially become a baby blog. It started out as a writing outlet and a connection to various cousins and a couple of other fellow bloggers and now it has evolved into Anders' very own picture album.... It may evolve again but I have a feeling that the pictures will be coming at regular pace for a while. Chris and I can't stop oooohing and ahhhing at every cute face or action. The exhausting job of "parent" is made sweeter because of this innocent and helpless little face.

Friday, August 04, 2006

For the record needed to show that my sweet non-fussy little man does indeed have his moments of true freak out. It doesn't last very long and it's always for a very good reason. As soon as his need is taken care of he's fine again. I had to put these pictures up in response to Ariana's blog. =) Yesterday Anders and I spent the afternoon with Ariana and sweet little Amelia. Sadly Amelia spent the whole time sleeping so I didn't get a chance to see her intense little personality. Although Ariana did get a great picture of Amelia and Anders side by side to show the size difference. (Amelia is just a few days older than Anders).

This last picture is of our little man sunbathing. He is still pretty yellow and needs time each day in the indirect sunlight. He seems to enjoy it. I always think that he looks really relaxed and content when we put him in front of the window.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

One of the things I love about Anders (and all babies) to be more specific, are their toes. They are like little peas perched at the end of their sweet chubby little feet. I had to get a couple of pictures of our little man's piggy's. As my sister Heidi would say "who can resist!!"