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.