Monday, November 26, 2007

Leo's new friend

Leo and his new friend, Mr. Dog.

Hopefully once Leo is talking he can do better than his parents at coming up with a creative name for his friend.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Six Weeks

Well, we have made it to the magical six-week mark. They say the first six weeks are the hardest. The pediatricians said not to bring the boy into heavily peopled areas for the first six weeks since the immune defenses take some time to build up. The first six weeks are the most important for breast-feeding. And so on.

So how has Leo changed in six weeks? He is chubbier. He has lost some hair. He got very spotty and is now less so. He got some "cradle cap" (eeeww) which seems to be lessening somewhat. He is strong--he can kick and lift his head and hold on to our fingers like a champ. He has some new calls. He is squeaking less and honking more. He no longer objects at all to baths or changes, unless they last too long and he gets cold (can't say he is pleased by them either, though). He stays awake for longer periods during the day, and continues to give us a 5-hour sleeping stretch (more or less) during the night. He has some vague little smiles now and then but hasn't started flirting with us in earnest.

Nevertheless, we continue to be in love. And since these first six weeks don't seem to be a "trial period" after all -- and we have to keep him, no money back -- that is just as well. Here's to the next six months, years, decades, and beyond!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

We went to Naples...

... and we got a temporary permanent visa to the US for Paul. And a beautiful view of Mt. Vesuvius from our hotel room:

We were very impressed with how well Leo traveled, in the train:
in the hotel:
and on the crazy streets of Napoli:

More photos of our trip in this gallery.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Yay Ireland! Go!

Here is Leo supporting the Irish rugby team. Anyone know who number 13 is? No matter... Go team! Up the Greens! Rah!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Happy One-Monthniversary!

(yes I know it is one month tomorrow but our new motto is: if you think of doing something do it right away or it might not happen!) Our baby had his first visit to the pediatrician and all is well. He weighs a whopping 4 kilos (8.8 pounds). Hooray! I'm going to bed.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Cheaper by the dozen

Here is Granny Ann with her 12th grandchild! They are getting along famously.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Head Lifter

Some parents have kids who are head bangers; ours is a head lifter. He held his head up like this for a good long while today. Wow! Strong :) (Sorry for the blurriness...)

Sunday, November 4, 2007