Sunday, September 28, 2008

Oliver's Stats

Ollie had his two month check up on Friday and here are his stats compared to four weeks ago:

Age- 1 month
Weight- 8 lbs 11 oz
Length- 21 1/4 inches
Head Circumference-  36 1/2 (I don't know what measurement they use, probably cm)

Age- 2 months
Weight- 11 lbs (50th percentile)
Length- 23 1/4 inches (75th percentile)
Head Circumference- 38 1/2 (25th percentile)

Some things about Ollie:
-He is smiling more and more often and he has the cutest dimples
-He is officially sleeping through the night (it has been about 2 weeks)
-He learned how to kick his legs and use his arms, he loves to kick especially in the bath
-Sometimes when he is sleeping he will smile and giggle, it is my favorite thing
-He LOVES to be outside, we go on walks daily 
-He is holding his head up really well
-He is tough, he got his shots and hardly cried
-He recognizes us and can follow us with his eyes
-He brings us more joy than we could have ever imagined, we love him!

He was so tired after his shots, he fell asleep on me with arms and legs sprawled out

We were running around getting ready on Saturday and I came into our room and Jason had set Ollie up in our cute!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Baby Photography

I have so many friends that are really getting into photography, and they are all so talented, I'm amazed. Jami came over the other week and we had some fun taking pictures of Ollie. He is not the best subject, in fact, it is like he knows we want him to behave and so he doesn't, but we managed to get some really cute ones.  I really like the black and white pictures (obviously).   These are some of my favorites.  Thanks Jami, I love them!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

First Documented Smile

Oliver has been smiling since around 6 weeks, and they are becoming more and more frequent and sometimes with a little giggle.  I just can not get enough of him, he is so adorable.  He is 2 months old this week, and I just can't believe it.   He is such a good baby.   He has been sleeping through the night since about 6 weeks.  I keep telling myself it is a fluke and one of these days he is going to go back to getting up 3 times a night, but it hasn't happened yet.  He is going in for his 2 month appt this week so I will post his stats after that.  I am kind of dreading it since he is getting his immunizations.  Oh well I think two days of a sad baby is better than a lifetime with polio.   

Monday, September 15, 2008

Pacific Grove Triathlon

This weekend Jason finished in his second Olympic distance triathlon, this one was in Pacific Grove (right by Monterey).  His swim was in the ocean with lots of kelp, I was only slightly worried he would drown, but he did great as usual.  The bike ride was along pebble beach following the "17 mile drive". And the run was from Lovers Point in Pacific Grove to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, all very scenic. He wasn't as well trained for this one, with the baby and a new job he hasn't had as much time, but he finished and still felt great (except for his raw nipples).  He thinks with a little more training he will be ready for a half Ironman.  I am just so impressed that he can even do this.  Once again for those who forgot, an Olympic distance is a 1 mile swim, 25 mile bike ride, and a 6.2 mile run.  Jason's mom came down to watch, which was really fun, Ollie loves when Grandma comes to visit!  It is so fun to watch Jason, and we were all so proud of him.

Your going to have to enlarge this picture to see Jason, the swim was two laps around the bouys.  So they swam one lap, got out of the water, run around that rock and then swam the second lap.
We weren't able to be as close during his transitions as we were at the Battle of Midway, so I didn't get pictures at every transition.  Here he is coming in from his bike ride.
Starting the run
Crossing the finish line..woo hoo!!
So proud of our triathlete
What an angel!  Ollie was so good the whole weekend.  He loves being out and about, he only gets cranky when we stay home all day, which means I have to think of reasons to get out of the house everyday, which is good for me too!
Uhhh...please no more pictures!
Jason and his Mom, with the ocean in the background
This isn't the best picture of Ollie but here he is with Grandma, he loves the attention!
Jason and I, I'm still trying to get rid of that baby belly :(
Looking down Cannery Row in Monterey

I loved all the sailboats, if I was one of my artistic photography friends I probably could have made this a really cool picture, but I'm not, so here is a parking lot with some sailboats in the background.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Oliver's Blessing

On Sunday September 7th we blessed Oliver in Auburn. It was a wonderful weekend full of great family and friends. It was great to see so many of Jason's family come from Utah and Idaho. Ollie's aunt Jenny got him the cutest little white tux for his blessing, he looked so adorable. Jason gave the sweetest blessing. I feel so lucky to have such special boys in my life.

This is the adorable face looking up at me every morning
Almost everyone after the blessing
Willow trying to lick Ollie's head

This is a stinky face, but it shows his little tux
The guys and their babies, Scott and Simon, Chris and Willow, Jason and Oliver, Sean and Paige
Our little family
A picture with the great-grandparents
Me and my bestest friends
Our good friends Sean and Spring live in Sacramento so they came up for the blessing, it was so nice of them and it was great to catch up, we miss them being our neighbors
With the grandparents, minus John
The Millers and the Hardmans
Alyssa holding her cousin
Hanging out at the Millers afterwards

Monday, September 01, 2008

Monterey Bay Aquarium

On Saturday we took Ollie on his first trip to Monterey.  We went with our new friends Jami and Layne and their adorable kids. It was crazy busy at the aquarium because of the holiday weekend, but it was still really fun. While in Monterey we stopped at Ghiradelli's for some decadent sundaes and then on the way home we stopped in Gilroy for some delicious In N' Out. Ollie was great, he pretty much slept the whole time, we were worried he wouldn't sleep that night but true to his style he slept for a 7 hour stretch. I love that kid! Last night he slept for 9 hours. While the nights have been great he has had a rough time during the days. He needs lots of attention and cuddling to be happy, which can be really draining at times. Luckily Jason has been home to help.  I don't know if he has a tummy ache or what but it is really sad and I hate to hear him cry.  If anyone has suggestions, I would love to hear them.  

Oh and as if I haven't had enough health problems lately, I went and got mastitis. If you don't know what that is I will let you look it up, but it basically consists of some serious tenderness of the breasts, a wicked fever, extreme malaise (tiredness), and for me a serious headache. So I have basically spent Sunday and most of the day so far in bed resting. I called the Dr. and got some antibiotics yesterday so hopefully I will be feeling better really soon. I am trying everything to keep my milk from drying up, which also really stinks. So any suggestions about mastitis would be greatly appreciated. I swear I am not a sick person, but lately it is one thing after another.  I decided my body prefers to be pregnant, since my pregnancy was perfect and everything since the birth has been less than perfect.  
Me and Jami and her cute twins
Jason is such a cute dad, I love him!
How cool are these jellyfish...the jellyfish were our favorite
Me and my sweet baby
So we took the majority of our pictures with the jellyfish...we are dorks
Ollie with the ladies
At In N' Out, thanks honey for catching me mid-chew
I was trying to keep him warm, hence the burp cloth on his head
Ok I took this picture with my computer's camera and sent it to Jason while we were chatting, I just love his little baseball cute!