Saturday, April 21, 2012

Juni's first water gun fight

My favorite part was when her opponent ran out of water in his gun and he gave the gun to his dad and said it needed new batteries.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Juni writes her name

Yesterday Bob and I met with two of Juniper's teachers for our first ever parent/teacher conference. It was nice to hear how normal-to-above-average our daughter is. Among other things, we learned that she can write her name. I said, but she writes the J backwards. That's okay, they said, and a lot of kids do that at first. Well, today I practiced with Juni writing a J the correct way. She wrote about 30 Js. Sometimes she needed a reminder for which direction to make the curve go. Then a bit later when I wasn't looking she wrote her nick name on a clean sheet of paper all by herself. And the curve of the J is in the right direction!

Gran Gran's back!

We picked up Gran Gran from the airport yesterday. We waited for her at the security gate, where Joey got hungry and had a feeding. He'd just finished drinking when Gran Gran arrived, so we put her to work right away and she burped him. We are so happy to all be together again!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Middle of the night glee

Clean diaper and full belly at 3 am equals happy baby. 



I have one more week of maternity/family leave. I go back to work next Tuesday. So much I still want to do before then!

Sunday, April 15, 2012


Another birthday party for a former classmate of Juni's. Juni looked cute in her new dress from Aunt Squishy. She loves to jump on the trampoline.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Aunt Squishy and Kung Foo!

Juni in the morning

"No pictures, please. Not before my morning coffee!"

Okay, she didn't really say that. She was busy watching Saturday morning cartoons in her Aunt Squishy's robe. Photo by Aunt Squishy.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Update on bottle feeding

It was easier today to feed Joey from the bottle. Juni coached me and said "tell him it's Mommy's milk". I did and he drank 2.5 ounces!


Yesterday at the grocery store a woman who just learned that I have a 2 month old baby said to me "you look great--you don't look tired". I said that I sleep pretty well because my baby is a good sleeper.

Then last night he went and slept 8 hours and 45 minutes straight! From 10 pm to 6:45 am. I got more sleep than a used to get on a typical night before I had kids. Woo hoo! Boy oh boy is he a good sleeper. Usually he sleeps in 3 to 4 hour chunks during the nights, and so I usually get up 1 to 2 times during the nights to change and feed him. Which is also really good! Someone at a party recently commented to me about what a calm baby he is. I said "he is an angel sent from God" and a friend of mine said "yes, he is!"

Two days ago I started keeping track of when and how long he sleeps throughout the day and night. On Wednesday and Thursday both he had 6 naps during the day. The naps range from 30 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes.

Since I am going back to work in 11 days, I've started to pump every day at noon, which is the time I'll be pumping at work. I'm giving Joey a bottle in the afternoons, but it is slow going. The most he drank from a bottle is 1.5 oz at one time. Yesterday it was only half an ounce at a time, then another half ounce after a nap. He definitely prefers the boob. He cries and resists, and then takes a few sips. Pause. Repeat. My mom says he will take the bottle when he's hungry enough when I'm at work. I said either that or he will only drink a few ounces, and then he'll eat more when I get home. I'm glad that she's not worried about it. She's right. He'll be okay. He'll adjust. My mom will be taking care of him for us when I go back to work. We are so lucky to have this high quality care for him! Also it is great to be able to spend more time with my mom, who is awesome.

Juni is next to me now, very interested in the computer. I asked her what does she want to tell all of you, and she says "I love you."


Joey has been smiling at us for the past two weeks or so. I have yet to get a good picture of it to show you! But it fills us with joy when we get to see him smiling.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter bunny

Egg hunt!

Oh, the excitement! We went to the egg hunt at our neighborhood park and Juni had a lot of fun. Joey woke up and was hungry at the same time that we were leaving, and I didn't want to be late for the egg hunt, so we got there with shoes on the wrong feet and a hungry baby. It was a beautiful day and we got to see classmates and neighbors.

Monday, April 2, 2012

New haircut

I think she looks like such a cute kid with her bangs cut short.

Life is good