Monday, December 12, 2011

Munchkin's Birthday Cupcake


This is the video of Robbie's Birthday cupcake on his actual birthday.  He didn't sleep through this one.

He made a better mess of the cake they had for him at daycare.  It was a sight to see.  But this one is still pretty cute.


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Happy First Birthday!

Dear Munchkin,

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!

Love Mom



Sunday, December 11, 2011

Happy Almost Birthday

December 11th was a much better day today than it was last year.  Last year I had gone to the hospital to wait for my wee  guy to be born 7 weeks early and have some heart surgery.    I was a little on the worried side there (well a lot).

Today however we had a birthday party for our Munchkin.  He's got a bit of a cold and we recently changed his medication so he was one sleepy boy.  So sleepy in fact, he fell asleep in his father's arms just as we were getting everything together for the Happy Birthday Song and cupcake.  We sang anyway.  

Sadly I seem to have had a malfunction on the video I was taking.


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Moral of the story???  Don't try to hold the cupcake and shoot the video at the same time. 


Tomorrow on his actual birthday we will try again with the cupcake and see if he has some.  And we'll have his dad do the video this time.   I can't believe he's going to be a whole year old tomorrow.  Where did the time fly.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tooth Number 7

It looks like tooth number 7 has made an appearance.  It's one of the lower teeth on the right side.  It also looks like tooth number 8 is ready to make an appearance right beside it.  We aren't surprised.  He is a drooly drooly mess.  We are kind of wondering if a bunch of other ones aren't making themselves ready as well.  We shall see.



Friday, December 2, 2011

How the Time Flies

Wow, is it December already?  Where has the year gone?  My little baby is going to be a whole year old soon.  It has been a whirlwind and adventure.

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

Santa Claus Parade

Today we went to Robbie's first Santa Claus Parade.  It was pretty fun.  He slept through a lot of it.  In fact it was kind of funny....He slept through the air horns on the 18 wheelers and the sirens and horns on the police cars but woke up to one of the bands.  Go figure. 

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

11 Months Old!

Where has the time gone?  He's such a big happy boy now.  Pretty soon we'll have a 1 year old little boy.  He won't be my baby anymore (well he'll always be my baby).

We had such a busy day today that this was one of the only photo we took today.



Friday, November 11, 2011

Lest We Forget

Today we took our little Munchkin to his first Remembrance Day ceremony.  We went to the ceremony down at Fort York.  It was a beautiful day and a wonderful ceremony.  We wanted to start him young on remembering.




Thursday, November 10, 2011

Nutbar

Dear Munchkin,

You are such a nutbar.  You nuzzle right into my shoulder like we're going to have a cuddle, but then you snort into my shirt and lean back and grin.

Nutbar!  But I love it.

Love Mom

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sleep!!!

Strange thing has happened over the past couple of days.  Robbie's sleeping habits have improved tenfold.    Now of course as I write this he'll wake up.  But he slept on his own in his crib last night from 7:30 pm to 3 am.  He's never done that before ever!  And today he napped really well as well.

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

Growing just a little!

Our little Mr. Munchkin isn't going to be so little anymore I think.  He must be on a major growing spurt or he's just eating a lot more than he used to.  In the past two weeks he's gone from 8.2 kilos to 8.8 kilos  (18.04 Pounds to 19.36 Pounds).  

If this keeps up, we'll have a gigantic child soon.  


Friday, November 4, 2011

Today's New Skill

Today our little Munchkin has acquired a really cool new skill!  He has figured out how to snort!  Yes, he now has an essential new life skill.  And now that I've shared that, here's a picture of my cute little guy.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

New Sounds

Yesterday our wee Munchkin started making a new little babbling sound.  It's pretty gosh darn cute and I wish you could all hear it.  I'll have to dig out the video camera from wherever I hid it and do a bit of video.

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

Happy Hallowe'en

Today was our Munchkin's first Hallowe'en.  It was lots of fun.  We dressed him up in a super cute lion costume and his Dad took him around to the neighbours.  He even picked a candy out of a bowl at one of the neighbours.

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

Dad's Office

I meant to post about this yesterday, but a certain Munchkin just wanted snuggles all night last night so there was no writing of blog posts.

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

Funny Duck

Dear Munchkin,

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.

Love

Mom

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Captain Six Teeth

Well this morning after what seemed like forever, our Munchkin poked his second upper front tooth through.  It's been on the verge since Thanksgiving Weekend when the other one popped through.

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

Getting Educated

Dear Robbie,

On Friday we started up your education fund for you.  We're told that it will be super expensive by the time you're old enough, so we thought we had better start saving now.

Love

Mom

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Baby Steps

Dear Munchkin,

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.

Love

Mom

Happy 10 Month!

How the time files.  Today is Robbie's 10 month birthday!  He's getting so big and less babylike every day.

Today he was rather on the out of sorts side as it looks like he's trying to grow a whole bunch of teeth at once.   But all in all we had lots of cuddles and it was a good birthday day.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Cold

Well Munchkin had his first cold this weekend.  He woke up with it on Friday morning.  It's been a very mild cold which is good, but he's been a Mr. Grumpy pants on and off.  I think we got pretty lucky with this cold.

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

An Appropriate Quote

Dear Robbie,


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.  




Love


Mom

Monday, September 19, 2011

The Zoo!

Today Robbie and I went to the Toronto Zoo for the first time together.  It was quite the trek to get there.  We took the TTC and it took about an hour and a half to get there.  We met up with a friend of mine and her son and walked around the zoo for the afternoon.  We saw lots and lots of animals.

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.


I don't end up going to the zoo very often but I think that particular Orangutan hangs out right there just checking out the people all the time.  

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Captain Four Teeth

Today tooth number 4 started to poke it's way out.  You can't see it, but you can feel it.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Health Hurdles

We've been dealing with another health problem for our wee Munchkin for the past month or so.  It turns out he has a form of Epilepsy called Infantile Spasms.  This has probably happened in part because he was a preemie.  We'll know more in awhile as he had an MRI yesterday to have a look at his brain.

The good news about the Infantile Spasms is that he will grow out of them by the time he's about 2.  He's on medication that controls them so that is good.  The hard part is giving him the medication.  He hates it and we have to give it to him twice a day.  

Poor little guy just can't seem to get a break some days.  But we caught the spasms pretty fast and Sick Kids saw us super fast so we were able to get it under control quickly which is a good thing.   If you don't control the spasm a child can end up with some pretty severe mental delays.  

All of this has given us a clue to why his right arm (and to a certain extent right leg) aren't as advanced as his left side.  We've been getting a physical therapist to work with him and he's learning to use it.  It turns out that the root cause of all of this might be a little damage in the left side of his brain.  This is what the MRI is looking at.  Thankfully, because he's an infant he should be able to compensate for the damage.  Babies are very elastic that way.  


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Cheerios!

Today my little Munchkin ate his first Cheerio.  He seemed to like it.  We'll have to try it again tomorrow.

He also tried beets today for the first time.  I don't think he was terribly impressed.  He decided to give the spoon back.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy 9 Month Birthday

Dear Robbie,

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.  

Love Mom


Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Walk of Hope

Today Robbie and I participated in the Walk of Hope (the Ovarian Cancer fundraiser).   It was a 5 K walk in around Riverdale Park.


Robbie did great on the walk.  He got his own T-Shirt and everything.  Even if it was a little big, it was still neat.  And I was glad he got one too as the forecast was saying COLD, so I put him in long sleeves and pants which were really not needed.  He was so cute swimming in his t-shirt.  

Here we are wearing my T-Shirt together.

Here's hoping that this is the first of many Walks of Hope we'll go on together.  I think I would like to make it something we do together every year.  I managed to raise $150 for the cause.  

More info is at the winnerswalkofhope.ca and my page is here.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Teeth!

Well it would seem that going to the cottage means teeth. We came to the cottage for the weekend and lo and behold this morning we noticed that one of his upper teeth has started to poke through.

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

Kisses

Today our Munchkin had his first kiss.  There is this little girl that he hangs out with when I go to my pilates class.  She's the one I think I've mentioned that he holds hands with every time.  Today I was sitting with the two of them on the blanket and watched as they wiggled and rolled and ended up face to face and smushed their lips together.  It was pretty darn adorable.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Today my little Munchkin decided that he was going to roll from his front his back.  Then he rolled across the room.  It was nifty and cute.

I wonder how long it will be until he does it again.

Too Much Cute

This weekend my sister and her husband had a little friend join their family.  He's 6 weeks old and his name is Scrappy!  He's a pretty cute little kitten.  Robbie got to meet him yesterday.  At one point he was crashed out on the floor for a nap and a certain little kitten decided to come and have a look followed by a nap.  We almost died of the cute.




Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy 8 Month Birthday


Dear Robbie,

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.

Love

Mom

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

And Tooth Number Two Has Arrived


Robbie can now be known as Mr. Two Teeth.  His second tooth has broken the skin.  Poor little guy was rather miserable the second one.  But I think he’ll be a much happier camper with now that it’s come through.

It’s really cute to see him figuring out what these little sharp dealies in his mouth are.  He keeps running his fingers and tongue over them.  Perhaps the drool will be a little less for a few days now.


Saturday, August 6, 2011

First Tooth

Today is the day that Robbie cut his first tooth. He's been drooling up a storm for months it seems and his gums have been bothering him for weeks.

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

Robbie in the Lake

Robbie and I are up at the cottage for a little bit to enjoy summer and visit with his grandparents.  On the weekend we were feeding him some Mango as we are trying to introduce foods and he seems to like Mango quite a bit.  Mind you not as much as the fresh peach I gave him yesterday.  But that's another story.  As all babies do, he managed to make a huge mess out of him self with the Mangos.  Head to food coverage in Mango.  So much so that I decided he needed a bath.  However, the bathroom was occupied with someone having a shower.

So off we trucked to the lake and put him in Bumbo and all for a cleanup.  



 

Monday, August 1, 2011

First Ice Cream

Yesterday Robbie got his very first taste of chocolate ice cream. We didn't get any photos of it, but we did take a video which I will see about posting at a later date.

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

First Babysitter

Dear Robbie,

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.

Love

Mom

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Happy 7 Months!

Happy 7 Month Birthday Robbie!

I can't believe that we've had you in our lives for a whole 7 months already.  It just seems like yesterday you arrived.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Giggles

Our little Munchkin has learned how to giggle.  It's most wonderful to listen to him giggle when I'm playing with him.  He loves to giggle when I hold him up in the air and bring him back down.

He's such a little cutie.

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Last Shuttle

Dear Robbie,

I thought you might like to know someday what you were doing when the last space shuttle was launched into space.


You were sitting in front of the TV having a nap.  We thought you might watch if you happened to wake up.   But you didn't.  You woke up about 3 minutes after the shuttle was in space.  

Love

Mom

Bubbles

Robbie seems to be enjoying bubbles a lot these days.  Well, his parents are probably enjoying them even more than he is, but he does seem to like them.  In his swimming class the instructor had a song and a bubble blower.  Now that swimming class is over for the summer I got a little bubble blower for him for home.  Of course I shot a wee bit of video for it too!

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EDIT - and it looks like we will have to try again for the video.  It's kind of on the small side

Thursday, July 7, 2011

First Swim in the Lake

This past weekend we went up to my parents cottage for Canada Day.  It was a fun relaxing time with Robbie having another couple of his firsts.  One was his first swim in the lake.  It didn't last long as the lake is still a little chilly.


The other was that he got to go to his first Canada Day party @ his Aunt's house.  It was much fun as always and he was the life of the party.  

Friday, June 24, 2011

Everyone loves Munchkin

This Robbie guy of ours seems very popular.  I'm often stopped on the streets or have random people talk to me about him.  I wonder if this happens to everyone with a new baby?  I'm sure it does.  Today was no exception and it was a couple of ladies from the Buddhist temple around the corner from out house.  One of them was one of the nuns based on her mode of dress.  I got off the streetcar as they were walking up the street to wait for one.

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

The Snugglebug is a Yardstick

Yes it's time for one of those comparison posts.  Check out how HUGE my baby boy is now.  My little munchkin isn't so little anymore.


Munchkin - January 2011



Munchkin - April 2011



Munchkin - June 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Toes in the Grass

On Tuesday we took our little Munchkin to the park for the first time.  We don't have any grass in our backyard so we needed to go to the park for it.  He was kind of surprised by the grass at first, but seemed to really like it.  I think we will be going to the park fairly frequently from now on so he can play in the grass.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Happy Half Birthday

A very Happy Half Birthday to my little guy.  I can't believe he is 6 months old today.  Where has the time gone?  He's getting bigger every day.  He's also changing every single day.  He's learning new skills and sounds at what seems like an astounding rate.

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

First Motorcycle

I've been a bit slow about posting up all the neat stuff Robbie has been doing of late.  We've been busy getting out in the good weather and playing.  This is a post worthy thing.  On the long weekend we were at my parents cottage and Robbie finally got to meet a couple of his Aunts who live nearby.  It was lots of fun.

His Aunty M got him a little prezzie.  You see, he recently got his first truck.  So she found him his first motorcycle!


It's pretty gosh darn cool that Spiderman Motorcycle.  I think he likes it!


Friday, June 10, 2011

Robbie Likes Carrots

Our wee boy is in full on teething mode these days.  Even thought he has his miserable moments, he's still pretty cheerful.  He's a total drooly mess and I keep forgetting to put bibs on him so he goes through lots of onesies every day.  Thankfully he has tons of them :)

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.


I hold them and he gnaws on them.  They seem to fascinate him and make his gums fee better at the same time.  Who knew?  And I get the lovely present of a baby carrot covered in drool dip to eat.

Here's hoping that some of these teeth actually show up at some point so he doesn't have to be in pain so much anymore.  It seems like they are taking forever.  Mind you I don't really know how long they are supposed to take either.  

Monday, June 6, 2011

Playing with toys

Today I put a carousel out for Robbie to play with.  He's still figuring out what to do with it, but he does seem to think it's kind of neat.

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Another attempt with Food

I'm a little behind in posting news and photos of our wee Robbie.  Since the last time I posted we've been to Sick Kids for a neo-natal checkup.  During the course of the course of appointment we told them we had started a wee bit of food as per our regular doctors.  We were told that we should wait longer due to the preemie issues.  So we have decided to wait a little longer.  It's no biggie.  We had only tried him on food twice anyway.  But I did want to bring you a photo of the last time we tried giving him some food.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Driving the Backhoe!

This long weekend we were up at Grandma and Grandpa's cottage.  It was fun and it was Robbie's first time at the cottage.  We showed him lots of things, saw some friends and family and most importantly he got go in the Backhoe with Grandpa!


They didn't actually go anywhere in it, but it was fun to see him there.  And Grandpa promised that in about 15 years he would teach him how to drive it.  

We didn't get to go for a swing on the swing set this weekend because a tree fell on it and the set had to be taken down temporarily to get the tree down.  Never fear though, this is one tough swing set.  It didn't suffer any damage.  Those good old Toronto Parks Swings last forever (they were purchased at an auction when I was a kid).

More pictures from the weekend will be coming soon.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Wallpaper Paste! Yummy!

So today was the day we gave Robbie his first little bit of Rice Cereal.  When we were at the doctor last week, they suggested that since he's starting to get teeth we should start giving him a little bit of rice cereal.


  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

First Tonka Truck!

Last weekend, our little guy got to meet the Aunts & Uncles from the cottage.  It was pretty fun.  Everyone had a good time playing with Robbie and he seemed to have a good time meeting all these new people.  At this party he got his first truck from one of the Uncles.  I think the truck is a little bigger than he is at this point.  But he's going to love it once he's big enough to play with it.

Funny Little Guy

Dear Robbie,

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.

Love

Mom

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Happy 5 Month Birthday!

Wow I can't believe you are 5 months old already! How the time flies.  Every day you continue to grow and change and amaze me.  Happy 5 months!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First Swim!

Today I took Robbie for his first ever swim in a pool.  We've signed up for Mommy and Baby swimming classes.

I think he enjoyed it.  He's always enjoyed swimming in the bathtub so this was a bigger bathtub.


The first half of the hour is a fitness component for the moms.  So the little ones get to float safely in a little raft while the moms do their thing.  It was kind of funny, Robbie seemed to want to join in a little with what the instructor was saying.  Every time she told us to kick harder he seemed to kick harder too. He pretty much spent the whole time kicking his little feet in the raft.


The second half of the class is playtime and lesson for the babies.  We sing songs and teach them a little about being comfortable in the water.  So there is dipping the sides of the head in the water and getting them used to getting their heads wet.  It was a lot of fun.  

The only thing was the little guy got a little cold near the end.  But he warmed up pretty quickly afterwards snuggled up in a towel and then had a nice nap in his carrier on the way home.

  I think I'm going to have to find one of these little rafts for the cottage this summer.  It was fantastic.  



Monday, May 9, 2011

Mothers Day

Yesterday was my first Mothers Day as a Mom.  It was great!  I got to start off the morning with my Mom and then it was off on the bus home with my little guy.  Being able to spend part of Mothers day with my mom was really cool.  It was also great that little Robbie was such an angel on the way home.  He pretty much slept the whole time.

When I got home, I found the card and present he got me.  It was so sweet.  Then it was off out to dinner with his Dad and Grandad.  

All in all it was a wonderful day.  I'm looking forward to many more.


Busy Busy Week

Wow that was a busy busy week.  Robbie & I were off at his grandparents house for the past week.  Lots of fun was had.

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

Ladies Night

Right now I'm visiting my parents with the little guy for a few days.  So far we've mostly just been hanging out at home and having lots of giggles and smiles for his grandparents.  Last night though we went out.  It was Ladies Night at the Home Hardware.  We smuggled him in (well we did check at the door and they said it was ok as long as he didn't shop) and checked it out.  It was quite busy and since he was the only boy there (aside from staff), the ladies just couldn't help themselves and flirted away with him.  I think he must have been the most popular person in the store.  All this attention tired him out and he ended up passing out in the carrier.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jolly Jumping

Today was the second time we put you in the jolly jumper. The first time dad put you in it was a few weeks ago when it first arrived from your Aunty Jo. The top of the seat reached to just under your chin and you were not overly impressed. Today was a different matter.

video

I have a feeling you are going to be walking before you learn to crawl!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Still Growing

Yup, today marks the day that he's officially into size 2 diapers.  The size 1 diapers were getting mighty tight on him.  We used the very last one late yesterday and he's now into the comfy size 2.

I know babies grow quickly, but i kind of wish he was stay this small for a wee bit longer.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

More Rolling!

Bruce just told me that today while I was out on my bike ride (a mere 20 minutes today) our wee man managed to roll over from his tummy to his back twice!  I'm so proud of him.  I can't wait to see it myself.

Look how he's Grown!

One of my favorite Aunts sent Robbie a really cute Snugglebug while he was in the hospital.  It was pretty much bigger than he was as you can see from the photo below:


I took this photo a couple of days ago and I almost can't believe the difference:


Saturday, April 23, 2011

Rolling Over

Yup our Robbie is changing every day.  Today we were playing on the playmat with Robbie and he was doing a lot of rolling around and trying to roll from his back onto his tummy.  He's been doing pretty well with getting onto his side, but then all of a sudden he managed to roll onto his tummy.  It was pretty cool.  Now all he has to do is figure out how to get back.  He's not so fond of being on his tummy.  We were so proud of him.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

He's a Hockey Kid

Looks like our Robbie likes Hockey as much as his Dad.  Last night the Pittsburg/Tampa Bay game was on the TV and he was mesmerized by it.

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

hmmmm.....teeth

A little while ago I was changing my wee man's outfit for the third time today and I noticed something on the interesting side.  He tends to laugh and make neat noises when I have him on the changing table so his mouth was wide open.  And what do I see on his bottom gums, but two little white bumps!  Looks like teeth are going to be here soon.

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.

Something About the Change Table

There is something about the change table in Robbie's room that he really loves.  Almost every time we put him there to change his diaper he becomes Mr. Happy Smiley Guy.  He makes all sorts of happy sounds and smiles.  He does little dances and generally has fun interacting with us.

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

Grabbing!

Our little guys is learning some new skills.  He's starting to connect the grabbing reflex with picking things up.  Yesterday he accidentally picked up some plastic keys and was looked very surprised.

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

Yay!

Today was our follow up with our Cardiologist at Sick Kids.  It went very well.  Looks like we have a healthy kid.  They don't want to see us again for a year.  He's been cleared to be a totally normal kid with no restrictions!  We are ever so pleased about that.

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.

4 Months

Happy 4 Month Birthday Robbie!

It's hard to believe you've been with us for 4 whole months already. 

You are such a joy and we love you more and more each day.

Love Mom & Dad

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Robbie starting to laugh

Our little Robbie is working on making a variety of sounds.  One of them is something that we think is him trying to laugh.  He just sounds like teradactyl.  It is just far too cute as far as I'm concerned.   Right now he's  lying on a play mat while I type this hopefully tiring himself out to go to bed.  He is such a night owl.  


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.    



Friday, April 1, 2011

A month's Difference

It's time for that game again!  Beginning of the month to the end of the month!


March 1


March 31