Follow us on our journey through the last few months of pregnancy and our first days with our baby boy (due 2/15/11)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Oliver's "Stella dog"

I snapped this picture on Friday, while little man was taking a nap - for which, I might add, he went down for without a single noise of fuss.

The whole 'Ferberizing' thing we've been doing (an adjusted version of) suggests that they have a consistent stuffed animal to snuggle with as they fall asleep. We have a small stuffed animal that family friends gave us as a gift before Oliver was born, because it resembled Stella. We bring it with us in the car, wherever our real Stella can't come with us. (Ironically enough, it is one of only two of Oliver's toys that Stella reeeeeeally likes). I've been letting O snuggle with this in the car, and he's fallen asleep with it up against his cheek, but I obviously couldn't snap a picture - whenever I stopped to, he woke up!

I love this picture, and hope he enjoys it someday half as much as I do :)

Stella's smiling knowing how much trouble she'll get into with this guy.

Sweet Potato!

The latest phase of Oliver's almost 6 months (gasp!) has involved REAL food. Well, it's pureed, and has some breast milk added, but it's still food I suppose! This is a video from today *8/21* of his very first taste of sweet potato. He polished off the whole Baby Bullet serving. He'll have it for three more days, to ensure that he doesn't have any reaction. Then, we can try another food. As much fun as it is to make and give him food, I can't help but be a little sad about how fast he's growing up. He also sat up, unassisted for about 2 minutes today (until Stella came and kissed him). As my mom would say "my baby's not a baby anymore!" He's far from Kindgergarten, but it sure is flying by.... I'd like to pause it all. Right at this age. Thanks!

Monday, August 8, 2011


I took this video this afternoon, at my mom's house, and I'm very glad I captured the chatterbox on camera. The reason for the weird angle? (and not from above) He doesn't talk when the camera is there. I'm sure that will change...

Make sure you have the volume up before you watch this! :)

He's been like this for hours on end the last few days - at Stroller Strides, in the Grocery (Tarzan in Aisle 3!) and in the car so much that I've turned off the radio to listen to him singing :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

The Saucer....

This is the latest example or evidence that this child is going to be active, and quite a handful. Is he content to stand in his saucer and play with the lovely farm animals? Nope, not this kid. He (at 5 months, 1 week and 5 days) has figured out how to MOVE the saucer across the room with his own 17 pounds of body weight. Physicist in the making? perhaps...

P.S. I love how Stella is just laying there.... and for all of you concerned, I stopped the video to remove him from the saucer - as it got dangerously close to the stone behind him :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

88 GREAT Years so far... and a few more updates

Last Wednesday, July 27th, was my grandmother's (Oliver's great grandmother's) 88th Birthday! My mom planned a lovely picnic at Island Beach (Little Captian's Island) for her, and we had a little help from above with the weather. As the radio said, "one of the top 5 beach days this summer!"

Oliver even took a little siesta on the beach towel/blanket from his CO grandparents (good buy, guys!).

Amie (Oliver's aunt, aka A-squared) and her boyfriend took the NJ/NY bar exam. We are LOVING being so close to them, and Auntie Sarah: