Wednesday, July 30, 2008
This yearly trip will always hold a special place in my heart, as it was upon my first time joining everyone there that Billy proposed! This year's trip was also marked by the momentous occasion of Teo getting to meet his oldest cousin, Vince, for the first time. Below are some wonderful shots of Teo enjoying his five older cousins, all of whom had a lot of fun taking turns holding him! Enjoy!
All the cousins:
Vince with Teo, Jack, Joseph, Lauren & Lacey
Lauren, Teo & Vince:Jack & Teo:
Lauren & Teo:
Lacey & Teo:
Jack (being huggy & cuddly, as he is wont to be!), me, Teo & Lacey:
Teo, being generally cute:
With cousin Vince:
Playing peek-a-boo with daddy & trying out some new sounds:
There's one more fantastic picture of Teo with Jack and Vince that I had originally uploaded at home, but for some reason it got erased when I tried to edit this post today, so stay tuned & I will post it tonight.
Friday, July 25, 2008
The BILT group:
Front row from left to right: Clarisse, Danni, Barb, Kara, me & Chris
Back row from left to right: James, Mark (our boss), Mike, Kathy, Robin & Jennifer
Not pictured: Mike Dingwell, who is on a 6 month assignment at the Governor's office
The cake & Kara blowing out the candle:
He's also really enjoying his tummy time a whole lot more these days - now that he can get into and out of that position on his own, of course! His little mini push-ups just crack me up! I set him in the crib so I could put away some stuff in his room the other day, and he flipped over and was peering out over the bumpers through the slats. Adorable!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Teo and I had a playdate last night with Elizabeth and Miss Violet. Elizabeth and I met last year while we were both planning our weddings. We used to get together for dinner and a chat fairly regularly, but lost touch a few months ago. It was really nice to reconnect and catch up. Yay!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Length: 25 3/4" = 63rd percentile
Weight: 12lbs. 3.9ozs. = 2nd percentile
Head circ: 16.5" = 26th percentile
The verdict? He's still a peanut! The doctor does not have any concerns about his size, though, as long as he is still growing, which is all that matters.
Teo did extraordinarily well, considering he was away from home overnight for the first time. He and daddy got a lot of time together, since I had some bridesmaid-ly duties to attend to, and daddy came through like a champ! Both Teo and I are so lucky to have him!
Here are some photo highlights of the evening:
Here comes the bride:
The happy couple
Teo makes a friend (note that this little guy is only 10 weeks old - Teo is a peanut!)
He didn't even seem to mind this!
Friday, July 18, 2008
It'll be our first overnight trip since Teo was born, so you can imagine how much we packed for him, not knowing what exactly we'll need once we get up there. I'm really excited to put him in his baby blue linen suit, purchased especially for the occasion. He's going to be such a handsome little man! :) Billy is especially excited to have a lot of father-son bonding time, since I'm actually in the wedding. I'm excited for them, too, since Billy has had FAR less alone time with the little man than I've had - they're going to have so much fun!
We will be taking lots of pictures, so look for an update early next week when we get back into town. Ta-ta for now! :)
Sunday, July 13, 2008
We enjoyed a nice visit with Grandpa, Grandma, Auntie Monki & Ryan, and my parents' friends, Dick & Debbie Williams finally got to meet Teo. (Debbie officiated at our wedding last year & has been dying to meet the little man!) Grandpa got some cuddle time, but Grandma had a small surgical procedure on Thursday, and since Teo is in a very grabby phase - and once he grabs he doesn't let go! - we decided it would be better to wait until she is healed, just in case. Next time, Grandma, next time.
Teo was fabulous - slept in the car both ways, and was his sweet, sparkling self for everyone to enjoy. He even put on a little bit of a show when Auntie Monki played some music for him (see video below)!
Thanks for suggesting the trip, Billy! A good time was had by all, but my un-spontaneous self would never have gone had you not suggested it! We love you, dada!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
As for Teo and daycare, it's going very well. He really likes all the caregivers, and they just love him. He's gotten used to taking bottles (though he luckily still prefers mommy!) and he's even getting used to napping there, which was a big concern for me. Diane, one of the caregivers, says she just "wrap[s] him up like a burrito" and he rolls over onto his side to "find his friend" (the bear from Auntie Angie - see the "I love my bear" post), smiles, sticks his thumb in his mouth and drifts off. Yay!
Billy has been amazing during this transition. Well, he's always amazing, of course! I really cannot imagine trying to do this without his help. He makes me lunch and loads up my car in the morning, and entertains Teo while I get ready to go. He also gives Teo a shower a couple of mornings a week - otherwise, I don't know how we would keep that child clean during the week!
I will have to take some pictures and hopefully a video of Teo's newest amazing feat to post this weekend. Oh, and in case you're wondering, the newest feat is some very good, controlled rolling from back to front! Stay tuned....
Saturday, July 5, 2008
We went back again today, though, swim diaper and camera in tow, and we got several pictures and a couple of videos for your viewing enjoyment.
Testing the water:
Thanks, Aunties! I love you!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Ready to go!
In the parade:
Front row: Miranda and David, Amy
Back row: Kristen & Liam, Kristin & Piper, Julie & Oliver, Stacey & Abby, Me & Teo
(Teo kept turning and trying to "eat" Piper's shoulder - so cute!)
Success! Quick, take the picture!!
Left to right: Liam. David, Teo, Piper, Oliver & Abby
The wee ones (all born within a month of each other):
Teo - 3/1/08, Piper - 2/16/08, Oliver - 3/13/08, Abby - 3/12/08