Monday, December 12, 2011
Happy First Birthday! I can't believe it's been a whole year since you came into our lives. And I'm so glad you are here. It's been a such a rollercoaster of a year. With arriving 7 weeks early, the heart surgery, the stroke and the seizures you keep scaring us half to death. We love you so much and we wish that none of that had happened to you.
You're a trooper though. You have to take awful tasting medicine every day and do exercises you don't like and yet you are such a happy little guy and you have smiles and charm for everyone.
One smile from you makes my day. It just lights up the room. And your snuggles are the best ever. Even your snorts are pretty cute too.
You're growing into a little boy now and aren't going to be our baby boy for much longer.
Your Dad and I love you very much. Have a Happy Birthday!
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
Big changes are happening next week. He's starting daycare. I won't have my wee little guy around all day anymore. I have a feeling I am going to have a harder time with it than he will.
This morning we had a really wonderful snuggle on the couch. I guess that will be the last leisurely weekday morning snuggle we're going to have for a very very long time. He was so warm and small and snuggly.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
He seemed to have fun. It was more for us than him really. You could see though that he was following the action . We didn't stay for the whole parade as it was chilly out and his parents were cold. We didn't dress as warmly as we dressed him.
It was lots of fun though and hopefully the start of a tradition.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
I think it may be food related. I've started to stuff more solid food on a more consistent basis into the little guy. Apparently having a full tummy may make our wee guy sleep a little better.
So we'll see how he does tonight. Then all we'll have to work on is getting him to learn how to fall asleep on his own.
Mind you all of this could be a total fluke as well. But we'll see, we'll see.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
We also had a few major giggle sessions yesterday. It is such a wonderful thing to make my little man giggle. He always looks so happy. I'm getting some strong biceps from it though. He loves it when I do press ups with him. And since he seems to be getting bigger and bigger by the day, it's getting harder and harder to do.
Monday, October 31, 2011
It was too bad we didn't have too many kids, but all the adults on the street had fun. We hung out, chatted and gave the few kids that came by lots of candy. Our little Munchkin fell asleep while we were all standing around chatting.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Yesterday Munchkin got to see where his Dad works. Since he works so close now, it was easy for us to pop by and meet his new boss and see his digs after we had an appointment nearby. Everyone thought he was a little adorable guy.
We forgot to take a picture, but we'll remember to the next time we stop by. I promise I will post some photos sometime soon.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
You are such a funny duck right now. The past several swim classes you've either fallen asleep or tried to fall asleep in the pool during the bit where you're supposed to be learning. You were so funny the first time. You literally just fell asleep while I was holding you in the water.
So in today's class I decided I would skip the aquafit part so you wouldn't get too tired. But that didn't work. You fell asleep anyway. The instructor had decided we should take bets on how long it would be before you fell asleep.
You're so silly sometimes.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Hopefully this means I have a happier baby at night now as that's when it seems the teething bothers him most.
I can't believe he has so many teeth already.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
You are growing up too fast my friend. Tonight your Dad had you standing up by your hands and you started with the walking motion. You made it across the room.
Now I'm sure it will be awhile before you really walk as you need to figure out balance and pulling yourself up.
It was neat to see, but Mr. Munchkin, we're not ready yet for you to be grown up enough to walk.
Monday, September 26, 2011
It's almost gone as far as I can tell and hopefully he will be back to normal soon. He was pretty sleepy yesterday.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
I friend shared this quote with me the other day. I think it was written just for you:
"There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.”
Christopher Robin, to Winnie the Pooh
You have proven over and over again how brave, strong and smart you are. You are my little joy.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Munchkin is probably a bit small for really enjoying the zoo, but my favorite reaction was of the orangutans. He was very interested in this animated stuffed toy.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
I can't believe you are 9 months old today. It seems like you've been in my life forever yet it seems like you were born only yesterday. You are a little ray of light in my life. You are growing so fast and changing every day. You desperately want to walk and talk, but you're just starting to figure out what you need to do to crawl. When you giggle it makes me so happy.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
Not the one we were expecting though. We thought it would be one of the two top front teeth, but he seems to have gotten one off to the left.
Thankfully it didn't seem to bother him too much.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Monday, August 22, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
As I write this you are still peacefully asleep on your 8 month birthday. I can't believe how much you have grown this month. You have two little teeth now and your hair is starting to come in. You are trying to hard to tell us all the stories you have inside you and you desperately want to walk. You have decided that food is something kind of fun to eat and you get all excited when I put you into your bumbo because you know it's time to eat.
Every day I am reminded of what a joy you are.
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
He was a little on the fussy side last night but other than that he didn't make a peep about the tooth starting to poke through.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
His Uncle Gamble has been promising Robbie ice cream since before he was born. So last night was the night. We plunked Robbie into the bumbo, put a bib on him and his Uncle Gamble gave him his first taste of ice cream.
Robbie thought it was pretty darn nifty. The first taste he made a bit of a funny face because of the cold I think. But then he was all about the ice cream. He even wiped his face with his bib between bites. I think this was the very first time he hasn't dribbled back any of the food we gave him. He swallowed it all.
I get the feeling that Robbie will be demanding ice cream at every meal from now on!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
I want to remember this for when you are much older and don't want your uncool parents to stay home with you.
Tonight your Dad and I went out for the first time without you. We left you with your Auntie Margie who was going to have a fun dance party with you. Your Dad and I managed a whole hour and half before we got the text that you were going to be Mr. Inconsolable soon. So I came home and you were just screaming your little head off. Then you became Mr. Happy again once I was home and gave you some snuggles. After that we hung out with your Aunty Margie and you were as happy as a clam to have two ladies hanging out with you on a Saturday night.
Next time we hope you'll last a little longer so Mom & Dad can have a date sometime.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
I thought you might like to know someday what you were doing when the last space shuttle was launched into space.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Anyway, neither of the ladies spoke much in the way of english, but they had quite the chat with Robbie who provided smiles and giggles. I have no idea what they were telling him, but he seemed to love it. I ended up spending a good five minutes on the street corner. They seemed very sad to see us go.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
He's such a cheerful little boy who loves everyone and flirts with all the girls. I can't imagine life without this sweet little guy in it anymore. I'm looking forward to the next 6 months and all it brings.....I just hope it doesn't go too fast.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
His Aunty M got him a little prezzie. You see, he recently got his first truck. So she found him his first motorcycle!
Friday, June 10, 2011
We've been trying lots of things to help with the teething. The usual, cold cloth, cooled teething rings etc... He's not so much into them. But he does seem to like baby carrots fresh from the fridge.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
He didn't seem to enjoy the wallpaper paste.. I don't think I got very much of it into him as most of it drooled right back out. I of course also forgot to put a bib on him so there was an outfit change right afterwards. I guess we'll be trying this every day until he decided to actually swallow some voluntarily.
I'm having a bit of difficulty posting the video so hopefully it should be up soon.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
You are a funny little guy. You are such a happy guy most of the time, but when you're not you sure let us know it. You also seem to have this little on/off switch with the cranky. It seems to be rather instantaneous.
Yesterday for instance.... We took you for a checkup and your shots. You were a happy little boy afterwards (you did not like the actual getting of the shots) and were awesome all afternoon. Then all of a sudden around 7:30 you were cranky, tired, unhappy and had a bit of a fever. All you wanted were snuggles and sleep. It actually seemed like you were sleeping and crying your little head off at the same time. Then all of a sudden 3 hours later you were again all Mr. Smiles and Giggles and wide awake wanting to play. It really was all of a sudden too. One minute you were crying and the next you were happy.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I think he enjoyed it. He's always enjoyed swimming in the bathtub so this was a bigger bathtub.
Monday, May 9, 2011
He went on his first bus ride to get there. That was when I found out that you needed to get a ticket for your infant even if they are riding for free. Thankfully my bus driver said he would wait if it took a few minutes.
The rest of the week was filled with lots of being cute and hanging out with his grandparents. We went to the museum to talk about antique ice cream scoops with one of the volunteers. There was ladies night at Home Hardware. Visiting with relatives and then there was the big cottage dinner on Saturday night where he met all of his Aunties and Uncles from the cottage.
It was lots and lots of fun, but we're glad to be back home too. We missed Dad and he missed us.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
I have a feeling you are going to be walking before you learn to crawl!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I know babies grow quickly, but i kind of wish he was stay this small for a wee bit longer.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I think at this point it's really lots of movement on contrast that interests him right now, but I'm sure he and his Dad will be talking hockey soon enough.
Monday, April 18, 2011
I was kind of hoping it would be much later than this, but apparently not. I knew I was doomed with the amount of drool he's been producing this week.
It's probably that he's happy he's getting that nasty wet diaper changed to a new one, but still it's nice. We will often stay for a little while talking and tickling him on the change table.
Of course every once in awhile he is Mr. Cranky and screams his little head off while we are changing his diaper. Thankfully though, it is fairly infrequent now. When is was much smaller he would scream to get the diaper changed and scream the whole way through.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
I put his Sophie giraffe in his hands a couple of times and he waved it about a bit.
So we will have to see this week what he does.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
He had sedation today and didn't like it one little bit. I've never seen the poor guy cry so hard. The sedation medication tastes really horrible apparently. He's been pretty chill for the most part since he's had the sedation, however, he has been far more alert and awake than we had expected. I'm hoping he actually sleeps tonight since he's been asleep for most of the day.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
We'll have to try and get it on tape to have a record of it. He's changing and growing so fast it's amazing and I have to stop and remind myself every day to cherish every moment of it.