Thursday, January 31, 2008

Long time, no post

Hi everyone! Sorry for the long stretches between posts!

I would like to issue a correction to the last post - I spelled Connor's name with -er instead of -or. Sorry Heidi & Ben (& Connor)!

Last Tuesday (1/22), I took Josiah to a breastfeeding support group that Jen & Andrew introduced us to. It is super informative & offers a great support system, because breastfeeding is not as easy as you would think! Anyway - while we were there I weighed the little guy, and he was 8 lbs 3 oz!! That is huge! I didn't make it to the group this Tuesday (1/29) because I didn't want to get out in the snow & freezing cold weather, but I'm guessing he's up to about 8 lbs 10 oz by now, and that he will hit the 9 lb mark next week.

The weekend of the 19th, my aunt Naomi & her husband Kevin came to visit. We went out to a restaurant (Josiah's 1st time at a restaurant!) and watched the MU/KU basketball game with them, which was fun. Jason made sure that Josiah wore his MU bib. Even though no one got to see it (because he was sleeping in his car seat for the duration of the game), Jason said that it still counts as cheering for MU.

Last weekend we went to visit family in Missouri for a day. We got to see our nephews Chandler (13) & Bryan (11) play basketball (Josiah's first live game!). This was also my first time feeding Josiah in a somewhat public place, and our nephew Trent (2) was very curious & confused about what was going on, and tried to take a look under the blanket to find out! Fortunately his mom was able to deter him (thanks April!). Then we went to April's house where Josiah got to enjoy hanging out with his 2 great-grandmas & aunt Dana, and being held and loved on by his grandma and grandpa (and his aunt April of course). Unfortunately, Josiah had decided to stay awake for most of the previous night, so I spent a couple of hours sleeping while he was hanging out with the family, and he loved every minute of it. We forgot to bring our camera (which didn't matter because the batteries were dead anyway) so we'll post pictures from the weekend once we get them from Jason's parents!

Jason and I are enjoying being parents. Josiah is so cuddly right now. He hasn't started smiling voluntarily yet, but that could just mean that he doesn't think we're very funny. He is now 2 months old, which means that we have to take him in next week for his shots. I am going to make sure Jason is there because I don't think I can be in the room while they are sticking needles in him! I don't do well with needles being poked into me, much less my baby! We'll update you next week on how that goes and if I survive without crying.

As promised, here is a link to the pictures we got taken at JC Penney. Just enter my first name, a space, and my last name to view them. He is 5 weeks old in these, and there are pics of his cousins Kason & Ava interspersed. Enjoy (email me or Jason if you're not sure how to spell our last name!)!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Places to go, people to meet

Josiah has been a busy guy! We went to my parent's house last weekend so Josiah could meet his uncle Dave & aunt Jessica & his cousins Kason & Ava, his great-grandma Fultz and my aunts & cousins & their kids (don't ask me to figure out what their titles are in relationship to Josiah - 2nd cousin? 1st cousin once removed? It is too confusing).
He also got some pictures taken last weekend at JC Penney - we'll provide a link to those once they are available.

Jason has been busy working on the pantry. He is currently taping & mudding the seams around the new sheetrock. Jason also started back to school this week. Anyone want to do homework for him? We are hopeful that he will be done with his MBA this summer.
Yesterday Josiah & I went to meet some of his new friends - Conner & Jacob Byers. They are super cute twins that were born to our friends Heidi & Ben one day before Josiah was born! They got along for the most part except for the fight between Josiah & Jacob:
Jacob: Hi Josiah!
Josiah: Don't touch me man! That's it - I'm going to kick you!
Conner: I wouldn't kick him if I were you...

Jacob: I'm gonna knock you out!

Conner: Don't say I didn't warn you, Josiah.

Josiah: Bring it!

This is when Heidi and I had to intervene. Luckily no one was seriously injured, and the boys made up and were friends again before the end of the day.

Happy Friday everyone!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Quick update

Josiah's doctor appointment yesterday went really well, and we found out that his current weight is 6 lbs 15 oz!!! He is 20 inches long now, so he has gained 1 lb 11 oz from his birthweight (5 lbs 4 oz), and 2 lbs 3 oz from his lowest weight (4 lbs 12 oz), but has only grown an inch. We are super happy that he is starting to fill out! He is even getting those cute little baby fat rolls on his legs.

It is hard to believe that the little guy is already a month old! More pictures to come soon.

Friday, January 4, 2008

So many pictures, so little time

Happy New Year!! Sorry for our long delay in blogging. We've had a fun Christmas & New Year with family & friends in town to visit & meet Josiah.
Since our last posting, Josiah has had his first bath at home (and has had lots of them since then), first nail trimming (which is way tricky), and is almost ready for his first haircut! We found out that he was up to 5 lbs 10 oz at his last doctor's appointment and he goes back to the doctor on Monday. He looks SO much bigger to us! Any guesses on his current weight?
Here's a family photo:
Here's a more realistic photo - this is how tired we usually look...
We are learning how to survive on 2 hours of sleep at a time. It's not too bad for me since I can take naps during the day!

Here's a link to some pictures from the past couple of weeks - enjoy! (let me know if anyone has problems viewing these)