Sunday, December 13, 2009

Double the Trouble

Just to make us a perfect cliche, we are expecting a biological child in June. We will be finding out the sex sometime in February. We will keep you posted!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

We've Survived a Month

We've been parents for a month, and the little guy is still alive and, dare I say, happy and health. We see his peepers more and more every day, but sleeping is still taking up the majority of his time. When he is awake, he takes watching the lights on his bouncy seat very seriously. He is also already used to doggie kisses. (The dogs were also essential to answer the doctor when he asked if CJ startled.) And never in my life have a met a more vocal baby, not in the crying sense. He's quite the squeaker.
With more awake time, we have started reading stories. So far, The Hungry Caterpillar seems an early favorite. Snuggle Puppy not so much, mostly because it means I have to sing. Even at a month old, the kid knows what music is supposed to sound like.
We managed to get the Christmas tree up this week, though it took two tries due to parental exhaustion.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sleep, More Precious Than Gold

CJ sleeps a lot. Except at night when we try and put him down. Then he pretty much won't sleep unless he is being held. I have spent a couple nights on the couch. Last night, I tried to make it back to the bedroom. It was a lot of up and down until I fell asleep with him in bed, yes, I know, a mortal sin these days. But he slept for almost three hours that way, so call me a sinner.
Otherwise, he's agrowin', getting fatter as he sucks down bottle after bottle. He's still not much for keeping his eyes open, but we see them more and more each day. Right now, he's being mesmerized by the lights and music of his bouncy chair. Here's some homecoming pictures.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

In the Beginning

It has been a long, hard journey for John and me to parenthood. Five years to be exact. It has all been worth it. Note that statement down as our kid is only three days old, and I might just change my mind somewhere along the way. Right now we are sitting in a hotel room waiting for the states of Delaware and Pennsylvania to OK our trip home to PA. So here are some pictures to start the show. If you want a more detailed account of Coltrane's arrival, go to The Unknown Zygote. Cheers!