Saturday, December 23, 2006

Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year

Hey everyone, sorry that we have been a bit busy lately and haven't been updating our blog for a bit. We have been a little sick, with at least one of us in the house sick at any given time for over a month now. It looks like we are through most of it now, so hopefully we can get back to normal a bit.

David is growing so fast still. It's kind of alarming, especially when you think about the fact that it is only going to be faster in the future. he is now fairly cognisant of the fact that he actually controls his own body, meaning among other things that we have a constant need to pick toys up that he throws out of the stroller when we aren't looking. So far, we haven't lost any of them, but I don't think the streak will stay alive to much longer.

We thought you would like to see David in his festive attire, he is modeling a hand made touque and a santa's little helper shirt. As much as we are not going to go into the whole santa thing much with David, we did think the shirt was cute, as well as free since it was a hand me why not. Anyway, we will try to post a little something of Christmas day.

Heimsoth's out

Friday, November 24, 2006

Four and Fourteen

Well David is now just over four months old and yesterday I had him weighed and he is also just over fourteen pounds. Its crazy looking back at the last four months, it has been fun and life changing all at the same time. We wouldn't change any of it. Chris and I can hardly remember what life was like before David. Nor would we ever want to go back.
It has been a lot of fun these past few weeks as David has become even more active. From him being able to roll over (see last blog) to enjoying his toys more, giggling and talking (baby noises) with us more. He has also perfected the "rock on" gesture as you can see in this picture.
Heimsoth Family


Thursday, November 09, 2006

New stuff all over

This past week has been a week of discovery and firsts for David. Last weekend David giggled, now he has been making different noises for awhile, but he giggled a real giggle. The best part about it is that both Chris and I were with him when he did it the first time. Which I have to say was very cool, Chris really wanted to be there for it. I am very glad that David waited until then.
David has also been learning over the last few weeks to use his hands better. He likes to just stare at them as he moves them around, he is also interacting with his toys a lot more which is also a lot of fun to watch.
And the last piece of news about David is that he started to roll over on Tuesday. The first time he did, he was in his bed for his nap (he sleeps on his stomach) I went in to check on him and he was on his back. I was so surprised and excited I put him on his stomach to see if he would do it again and he did. And now when we play on the floor he is enjoying the fact that he can decide how he is lying. Chris and I are very excited about this. In fact just the night before Chris said to me that he was wondering when David would start to roll, and now he is.

Anyways we are both very excited and wanted to share this with you all. Here is a video of him rolling over if you want to see for yourself, you just have to be patient at first, since he doesn't seem to want to roll right away.


Saturday, October 28, 2006

Monkey see....

So we have discovered a little bit of what things will be like in the future. People always say that a child will mimic the ways of his/her parents when they are older, but we have realized that it starts pretty early. This particular shot is of David copying his Mom when she was sticking her tongue out, which we found to be quite adorable (at least when David does it, maybe not when some others might). But it's not just that sort of thing. David has been developing other manerisms from us too. He has got a great smirk going a lot of times that I think he probably got from me. As well, much of his noises are somewhat similar to how Katherine Talks to him (thankfully not "babytalk-ish"), and he winks sometimes, which we are not sure is on purpose but is still increadibly cute. The whole copying thing just makes it that much more fun to play with David.

Heimsoth's out

Friday, October 27, 2006

Big Boy Bed

Yes, after some 3 and a half months, David has graduated to the next level of sleep comfort, the crib. Now it's not technicaly a "big boy bed" but it seems that way to us. He has his lion to either keep him safe or if he is biblically minded, to remind him that God can protect him from the lions just like Daniel. The second option is a bit of a stretch, but I found it fun, so on the blog it goes. Since we haven't been bloggin' much lately, we will probably throw a few more blogs on in the next few days. Oh yeah, and we are filling up our quota on Flickr, so that should be updated soon as well. Worth a gander, in my opinion.


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Am I Cute or What?

So David is 11 and a half weeks now and is becoming more interactive with both the camera and the people around him. Actually David is becoming a bit of a flirt, he loves to smile and make noises for us as his parents but also for others around him. The other day I was talking to some teenagers at our church and they started to talk to David and he just looked up at them and started to flirt (by this I mean smile) at them it was very cute. They teens thought it was fun too.

When we take out the camera to take pictures of him he turns right towards it and starts to smile and make faces at it. This of course encourages us to take more pictures of him.

David is growing so much that I have again in the last few days gone through his clothes to pull out some more things that he can fit. I think that he will be better dressed then both of us some days. But that's the way it is you spend more time on your childrens clothes then your own. Or at least that's the way it seems.

Heimsoth Family


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Baby Long Underwear

So, the weather has been getting colder here in Kamloops lately, which is cool because we have these nifty outfits for David. Yes, it is Baby Long-underwear!!! We have this set on loan from friends, but I think we are going to have to make sure he has a few pairs of his own, because he is incredibly cute in them. He looks like he passed out after a hard day of skiing or something, which I hope you are trying to imagine seeing in your head right now, because my mental image of it is pretty funny. (Since he can only hold his head up for a few minutes at a time, not even getting into the fact that he can't stand up and has, to my knowledge, never seen a pair of skis) All the same, he is really cute and we thought we would share the sight with whoever actually reads this blog.

P.S. He is getting so big, if you look on our flikr pics from when he was first born to now, it's crazy. (for those who are interested, as of our last check up from a week ago, he had grown 3 and a half inches already, and gained about 4 pounds)



Saturday, September 30, 2006

What are you Doing?

I thought that this was a cute picture of David. You see ever since David was born (and I mean minutes after he was born) he has had a camera in his face. Chris and I love to take pictures of him, we now have over 400 pictures and he is just over 10 weeks old. Due to this he is becoming an old pro for pictures time.
The other day I was taking some pictures of him holding up his head when he brought his head down he got close enough to look right at the camera. It was very cute, and I had to share it with you.


Monday, September 25, 2006

A nice first

This actually happened a few weeks ago, but I thought I would just talk briefly about it. I got to feed David for the first time a little while back. We decided to wait for the first six weeks before we would introduce a bottle. We want David to be able to take a bottle once in a while. That way it gives us (and especially Katherine) a bit more freedom to go out.

It was really cool just to have that time with David, and I love to do it when the opportunity arises. It is evident that he still prefers to have the real thing, which is probably a good thing, but after a little bit of confusion he gets right at it. I am glad it isn't the only way we are doing things, as the whole process from pumping till he gets it is much more time consuming and labor intensive, but it's a great Dad time with my boy.

Anyway, just wanted to share a bit of that with y'all


Sunday, September 24, 2006

Giving a shout out to all my hommies

Life around here is never boring around here. Looking back at our schedule, we have things going on pretty much every day. This isn't as big a deal when it was just Katherine and I, but now that David is here, we have realized we need to slow things down a bit. In our week, there is few days where he can just stay home all day long. So we are trying to figure out how to reschedule and cut a few things out so that we can maintain a life and have David be able to have a bit more consistency.

On the plus side, David is doing very well and is always ready to roll with things. As a PK, life is going to always have a bit of Chaos to it. It's amazing how well he does going through the gauntlet of admirers at church, or sleeping through rowdiness at youth nights. I am very glad that we started from the begginning by teaching David to sleep through noise.

He has continued to be a quick learner in many ways. As you can see from this picture, he is holding his head up quite well. He sometimes does it for an amazingly long time, especially if he is not wanting to fall asleep at nap time. One of the most appreciated things he has picked up is how to sleep through the night most of the time. He averages out at between 7 and 8 hours at night, which I can tell you is very nice, especially since he is only 9 weeks old. He is starting to move around a lot more in his "tummy time" and can throw himself around pretty well. Somehow, he will unwrap himself completely for some of his naps. Which is pretty amazing, since he is wraped pretty tight when you leave him, and then you pop in to check on him, and he is peacefully lying on top of his blankets. As winter approaches, we will have to make sure this habbit doesn't get him to cold.

Heimsoth's out

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

2 Months already

Time is a funny thing. When I think back, it both seems like it was yesterday that David was born, but at the same time it's hard to think of a time without him. It's now two months ago that we first met this precious little boy, and we are more in love with him now then ever.

He is already got a great personality and he is learning about his environment and how his arms are actually his to control and all that other cool stuff. He is also showing his smile even more often, which melts my heart every time he does it. It's probably every couple of minutes that either Katherine calls me over or I call her over to see what David is doing because he is being so cute, or funny, or wierd.

It's neat when someone comes into your life that ends up making the world around you a better, more vibrant place to be. David, thanks for coming into this world. You are truly a gift from God and we love you very much.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Boy in the Hood

Ahh, sweet movie refrences for titles. I would feel worse about doing it, but I am not exactly the only one who enjoys doing it, which makes me feel that even if I am lame, at least I am in good company. The alternative title name was "Mamma said knock you out" but I figured I might catch a few more people with the first.

Anyway, life has been crazy for all of us lately. We have had more company, including a great grandparent, a great uncle and aunt (and I am not refering just to quality, but to relation), as well as his Aunt back from London, the jet setter (my sister). As well, David has survived his second and final baby shower. He is actually quite good with being passed around, which is good considering he is a PK and that is just going to happen anyway.

He has been growing like crazy lately, which among other things means that he fits into some really cute outfits that he has been given. It's been really cool to start putting him in real clothes, and he is insanely cute in them. Just wait until you see some of the pics that we will slowly dole out on Flikr and on the blog. The sad thing is that on some of the clothes we have been given at the baby showerrs, we have to wait a year or two (or 4 in one case) before he can fit them.

Hmm, what else....oh, in case you didn't know, David has been awarded the "cutest baby in the world" award. As his Parents, we are of course, very proud. He seems to be taking the title well, and hasn't yet got a big head about the whole thing, which is good.

More to come...same Blog time, same blog address.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Little Butthead Won't Sleep!

Now I say butthead out of Love. You see David has decided in the last few days to stay awake for one of his naptime. Sometimes he will fall asleep just before his next feed but not all the time. He is usually a happy baby during this time. He will sit in his chair and make faces, lay in his bed well I clean his room or we will play together and now he is making different noises as well. It is really cute. I feel bad for him though because by the time he goes down for his next nap he has the biggest bags under his eyes, but it is his own fault (well maybe a little of ours he did inherit both our stubbornness). Poor kid he just doesn't want to miss anything.
Well I should go it is almost time for his next feed and I can hear him in his room.......not wanting to sleep again.

Friday, September 01, 2006

No bones about it

Sorry about the pun, but it was there.

Sometimes, David is impresive just in the ways he finds to sleep. I can't imagine how I could make my foot go that way, but he seems comfortable with it. Hopefully his bones do actually exist, because it can sometimes be in doubt.

David is now over 6 weeks old, which is the stage where you start thinking it has been forever that he has been around (as in you can hardly remember not having him) and yet at the same time, it feels like just a moment before that we got to meet him. Somethings are just like that, things that fit so amazingly into your life that it's hard to afix a time to it, or see past it on the chronology of your life.

David has now been through his first cold, at least for the most part. It is truly a horrible thing to hear a 6 week old cough. It just tears me up a bit. The cold made things a little more complicated for having him sleep normally, which wacked out his schedule for a bit. But he is mostly on it again and is up to 6 hours on sleeping through the night, so that is exciting, especially for Katherine as you can imagine.

Heimsoth's out.

Friday, August 18, 2006

The concept was Good...

So, we had this idea, that while we were down on the coast a week ago, we would get together with Josee, Jeremy and their son Joe (He's the one in green) as well as Travis, Rosie and their son Spencer (He's the one in the plaid shirt) and to take pictures of the three boys together. To top it off, we had these little foam balls at the house that were from three different sports, so each of them could hold a different ball. It was overdone and cute, but a good idea... the execution of the idea wasn't the greatest. We had a very limited time when we were all together and all three of the boys were awake. The problems began when Spencer decided he wanted to get home and started to cry, we got him a bit ok with it by distracting him with some noise maker and by then, David decided that he had had enough of leaning up against Spencer and all the commotion and started to cry too, meanwhile Joe, the oldest, just got majorly confused by the whole ordeal and didn't even want to sit close to the other two. At the end, this was the best we could manage. It worked, but not quite what our concept was. That sort of sums up the last little while.

The whole idea of the trip as a whole was to make a low impact trip down to the coast which would have a baby shower, a trip to Ikea and a trip to church in it. The rest of the weekend, we were just going to rest by the pool(albeit with some major shade for David). Well, like the pictures, it didn't quite go as we had planned. The shower ended up being a all-weekend affair, with people randomly showing up, talking for a bit, wanting to meet David, and all of that. Plus the actual shower, for those that could make the scheduled time. So the weekend started to fill up, with that and a bunch more that started to get put into the whole weekend down there. By the end, it was a good weekend, but not quite what we had thought it would be. Luckily, David handled all the craziness and attention very well, which was nice, and the whole trip turned out to be a lot of fun.

So don't get too set on the concepts and initial plans and life can be pretty sweet.


Friday, August 11, 2006

David, Destroyer of worlds

Hey everyone, just thought we would throw another post on here. So here is David doing his fierce "I am a jungle cat ready to pounce" look. He is truly a formidable opponent to anyone unwise enough to challenge his might.

Seriously though, he is quite a force when he doesn't agree with what Katherine eats. As we have been lucky enough to discover, he doesn't like wendy's food (not a huge surprise) and he also doesn't like potato Salad. Spicy food in general is a bit of a risk, which is sad, but he is worth the loss of my tasty Picante dishes for a while.

Besides that, not a lot of news. David has gotten the chance to meet a lot of relatives and friends lately, which has been really great. The down side is that his schedule has not been the most stable, which is a bit of a complication to him being the calm, peaceful child we have often enjoyed. Luckily he bounces back quickly and within two feeds or so, he is all good again. So we really don't have much to complain about.

Heimsoth's out

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

All hands...and maybe ears

Well, David is going to be two weeks tomorrow. It's amazing how fast time has gone. Now that David is here, I can't imagine life without him. He is still the cutest baby in the whole world, which even other people are starting to realize.

One of Davids habits is that he loves to have his hands up by his face. We think that it's because he probably had his hands there before he was born, and got used to it then, but it lends itself to some pretty cute pictures. Of course it's hard not to think of every one of the pictures as cute.

David has already fallen victim to the fact that he is a PK. He has already been used as a sermon illustration for me, where I talked about bathing him and him crying because he didn't understand what was going on. This of course led to a pluthera of helpful advice on bathing babies ;), but what can you do.

I find myself staring at him when I hold him, just in wonder at what God has given us. And for some reason, Katherine and I both find his ears to be very cute. It's wierd, but it's true. The strangest part is that others have also said that, unprompted by us.
Maybe it's just the new parent pride that is already so rampant in this blog post, meh. Whichever it is, I'm ok with it.

The Heimsoth's

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

One Week Today

Well today David is one week old and I have to say that I have loved the last week watching him as he is discovering the world around him, and I am looking forward to watching him as he grows up. I am not sure as to how much the average new baby stays awake but David loves to be awake and looking around at his suroundings. In the past few days he has had a time in the morning and afternoon where he will stay awake. During this time I will talk to him and he will just stare up at me (I love being his mom) or I will put him down on the couch and he looks around taking everything in. In the evenings when Chris comes home David and Daddy hang out on the couch, its wonderful to watch the two men in my life together.
David is already starting to develop his personality. He is starting to smile at us when we talk to him. I feel very blessed and am very glad that David is here. He makes me so happy and is a wonderful addition to our family.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

First Everything

One of the most amazing things for us as new parents is how everything, even the mundane and ordinary stuff is exciting, because it's the first time we do it with David, and the first time period for David. We wanted to go for a walk around the neiborhood, but it has been so hot that we had to wait till this morning to go, since it was much cooler if you are out before 9am. So we got to break in the stroller and David got to cruise around, though he did seem to be content to sleep through most of the trip, I am sure he enjoyed the time with his parents in a new setting.

We (Katherine and I) find ourselves getting all gushy and picture crazy over every little thing, like his first time on a car ride, or first bath at home, or any number of other things. It's kind of crazy really, but a very good kind of crazy if you ask me. We are about to get David weighed in. Not for a boxing match or anything, just cuz that is what you do with new babies, make sure they are gaining weight(or not lossing too much in the first few days) and that everything is healthy. So we must go now and meet the Nurse.



Thursday, July 20, 2006

David Cole Heimsoth

We would like to announce the Birth of David Cole Heimsoth on July 19th, 2006. He came into this world at 3:01pm wide awake and ready to take everything in. He was quite excited to come out and meet everyone. He weighed in at just over 6 pounds and 12 ounces. We were very happy to meet him and there was many tears shed by both Katherine and myself.

David is such an amazing child. He was so smart that he picked up the whole breastfeeding thing in no time, and got his bowels working and all that other good stuff. The Hospital staff was so impressed with how fast he got the hang off "life on the outside" that they let us all go home a day early, after just 27 hours in the hospital since David was born.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Count Down

This is our first family blog, where we get to regail you with stories of how the family is doing, and keep you all up to date on the baby. It should be at least somewhat interesting, but we shall see.

We are in the final count down now before the arrival of Little Baby Heimsoth. We are very excited to finally meet our little one, after 9 months of waiting. We will update you all when the baby arrives (or in the days after, because really, there are more important things to do than blog). But the news will go out soon.