Monday, January 29, 2007

Six things my baby does that I'm thankful I don't...

6. Discovering my voice at any given moment.
5. Letting my food run down my chin, into neck crevices and onto my shirt.
4. Laying on my back all day unless someone picks me up or turns me over.
3. Crying out in discomfort before relieving the pressure of gas.
2. Soiling myself loudly during a quiet moment in church.
1. Peeing in my bathwater or on my face.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Tummy Time

Micah is growing stronger and stronger every day. He is starting to prop himself up a little on his elbows and he's able to stay like that longer than he used to. Pretty soon he'll be motorin' all over the place!

Thursday, January 11, 2007


Micah's first real snowfall happened here instead of in Canada. Last night the snow came down in beautiful big flakes and covered the ground so we woke up to a wonderful winter wonderland this morning!

Last night David was so excited for the snow he bundled Micah up and had some fun. He even helped Micah throw his first snowball!

Here's Micah all bundled up and ready to go.

And here's Micah making his first snow angel!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

No rest for the weary

This boy does not sleep! Micah is a very awake and alert baby. He's a lot of fun! But when I'm tired and want to sleep, it just doesn't happen. He tried to make it to 12:00 on New Years but fell asleep by 11:30. He was up again around 4 am. Since going back to Canada we've got him into the bad habit of sleeping inbetween us so we (and everyone else in the house) could get our sleep. He sleeps much better that way. He sleeps in his crib most of the night and then after his 4 am feeding he will sleep with us for a couple more hours until he's up for the day. Yesterday Micah and I tried to take a nap. The first time he fell asleep he was awakened by the telephone. After that it took almost two hours for him to fall asleep. Then when he finally did, he only slept for about 40 minutes.

Lately, he's been doing much better at night. He actually went from 10:30 pm until 6 am between feedings last night! He woke himself up a few times with his breathing, but he's starting to eat more and have longer periods between, meaning he can sleep longer through the night! Yay! :)

Both Micah and myself have been a bit under the weather since our trip. Micah has had a really stuffy nose and even wakes himself up trying to breathe sometimes. Babies don't know how to breathe through their mouths. David took him to the doctor on Saturday the 29th just to make sure everything was okay. He's fine. We just need to clear his nose with a suction when it gets stuffy, but he does not like it! The doctor also said we could try putting something under his crib mattress so his head is elevated just a little. At first we had a pillow under the mattress but it was much too high, so we put a towel under there. In the morning, David went to get him when he woke up, but he was laying sideways at the bottom of the crib! We're not quite sure how he maneuvered himself into that position and we didn't think the towel was making the mattress too high, but somehow he wiggled his way down there! Needless to say, we're a little worried about putting anything under the crib now and we just try and rock him back to sleep when he wakes himself up with his boogies!

He is 12 weeks old now, and 3 month old babies are soon able to roll themselves over one way. If they are on their stomachs they are soon able to roll themselves onto their backs. The first time they do it, it surprises them. But we're pretty sure Micah isn't that advanced and that he hasn't learned to roll himself over both ways by rolling to the bottom of the crib! He must have wiggled... :)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Daddy and Micah on Christmas day

Uncle Greg and Micah snoozing before brunch

Our family on Christmas 2006

Micah grabbing daddy's nose. Who cares about the rattle!

We actually had a little tiny bit of snow on Christmas evening. We had walked over to my friend's house to visit for a little bit.

Grandpa and Micah

Auntie Mandi and Micah on Christmas Eve

Uncle Greg and Micah on Christmas Eve

Great Gran with Micah

Great Grandpa and Great Aunt Karen with Micah

We had a very busy Christmas this year. We were in Ontario visiting my family. Everyone was very happy to meet Micah. He's not sure what to do with himself anymore since there's not 20 people gathered around him!

We stayed with my parents at their new house. They have a beautiful home, much bigger than the old condo. There were 8 people staying in their house until the 24th. My mom's sister Enid and her husband from Indiana had come up with her family - her daughter, husband and their 4 children. It was a full house! On Christmas day my brother and his wife were going to stay at my parents house also but they ended up going home to take care of their dogs. There was a bit of a drainage issue with the amount of people staying at my parent's house too, but I just got word that it is now fixed. On the last day we were there, we stayed with my grandparents. The 26th, Boxing Day was my dad's family dinner and it was going to be held at my parents house, but with the drainage problem it was held at my grandparents house. So David, Micah and I stayed with them that night and then left for the airport from there.

There were a lot of people to see, and a lot of dinners to attend... and a lot of food to eat! It was fun seeing everyone and everything was delicious, but we are thankful to be home again and rest up. I got a bit of a sore throat and stuffy nose and Micah has had a stuffy nose as well. We stayed in for New Years and watched a movie together.