Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Today's Cuteness

My mom was saying yesterday that Noah gets more beautiful every time she sees him. I agree. He is so stinkin' cute I can hardly stand it! See...

I LOVE how he has no neck in this picture, it is too funny. It looks as though his shirt is swallowing his head.

He is wearing a 3-6 month outfit. I have no idea how they size baby clothes. Noah is an "average" size, & there is no way this will ever fit him at 4 months. I had originally purchased this outfit for Owen when we thought we would travel to Vietnam early. Even if we had travelled before Owen was eight months he never would have been able to wear this outfit.

I had just had a talk with Owen about having to "share mommy", here he is explaining that to Noah. So sweet.

It's been raining all day today, so we have been inside playing & baking cookies. Some of the cookies are missing chocolate chips. I'm not sure why...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Everyone always mentions how alert Noah is for a infant. This is Gavin's impression of Noah being alert. Noah was not very impressed.

But Owen sure was....

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Two month checkup

Noah had his two month checkup today, the doctor is pleased with his development & health. I was happy to report that Noah has been feeling & sleeping much better ( waking only once or twice a night), & hasn't been crying nearly as often. His weight is 11 lbs 6oz (50th percentile), height is 57.5cm (50th percentile) & his head circumference is 37.5cm (10th percentile). With such a tiny head, his body looks much bigger than it really is. Noah had his first round of immunizations today, it was difficult to see him cry in pain. I was distracted however because Owen started crying, he thought he would be getting a needle as well. Now for the next 16 months every time we go to the doctor it means another needle for the little guy. I hate that they get a needle in each leg, the second shot is always worse, & holding their little leg still when you know they are scared is tough.

First pictures

Noah (7 weeks old)

Noah & Owen (almost 2yrs)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Today I am thankful that both boys went to sleep on their own & at the same time. If all goes well I should have approximately two hours of free time! amazing.

One baby fell asleep in his swing....

and the other with a butterfly toy on his face....

I guess I can't be picky.

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Yesterday my mom & I took the boys to the zoo, I had purchased a zoo membership recently & thought we should put it to use. I knew Owen would LOVE it, but I was worried about taking Noah, worried that he'd cry non stop all day. At least having the membership I knew that if we had to leave early it wouldn't be a big deal. We had planned to be at the zoo for when it opened at 9am, but made it there for 10am. The line up to get in was crazy, the beautiful weather brought everyone out. We had an awesome day, we didn't even get home until after 3pm. Owen loved the zoo just as I had imagined, & much to my surprise Noah slept most of the day in the stroller. We had so much fun & are looking forward to going again soon. Owen's favourite part was when the "monkey fell down & went boom" (his words). He couldn't wait to tell Gavin about the animals he saw, & for some strange reason he was very excited about the trees & seagulls. Figures. We really need to get him out more.

This orangutan came right up to the glass, we thought it was neat to see him up close.

Friday, April 17, 2009

2 Months Old

My sweet little baby isn't so little anymore, he now tips the scale at 11 pounds! I can not get over how quickly he has grown, his cheeks are chubby & he has grown a few extra chins :) every week he changes so much. Noah has been a much happier baby this week, it seems his reflux issues are less frequent since his medication has been increased to three times a day, he doesn't cry a painful cry anymore, & for that we are thankful. Noah has been more interactive, he is making eye contact & following objects the past couple of weeks. He has been making the sweetest cooing noises & giving us gummy smiles when he sees us. His favourite "play" item is his play mat. He loves music & kicks his feet & waves his arms when he hears it, he gets so excited. Last night we had the best surprise ever. Noah went to sleep at 10:30 & woke up at 5:15! almost seven hours of blissful sleep. I kept waking up when he would have normally been awake just to check on him & make sure he was alright. Usually he wakes up every 2-3 hours, waking at least three times a night to feed. We are hoping that some more restful nights are ahead.

update: Noah slept six consecutive hours last night. Woke for a feeding at 5am, and we were back in bed sleeping until 7:10. I may try to give him his last diaper change & feeding around midnight, with the hope that we can start a new routine.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

This morning when Owen woke up he could hardly wait to get downstairs to see if the easter bunny had come. Of course I had been talking about the easter bunny coming for days, so he had time to be excited. The first thing he said was "Presents! Treats!" it didn't take him long to rip through his easter basket and start eating the chocolate. He was much more interested in the candy than looking for eggs. He found most of the eggs on his own, but there were a few we had to "direct" him towards. The holidays have become so fun since having kids.

Owen's easter basket

Noah's easter basket

Found an egg!

Not so sure about this easter thing...

Noah checking out his new rattle.

The easter bunny brought Owen a water/sand table. After his afternoon nap we went outside to play with the water table.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Hai Duong Heartbreakers

Have you ever seen three cuter boys in the same room at the same time? seriously.