Monday, December 28, 2009
Speaking of the move, we are getting ready to leave Richmond and head to the beach. The packers come tomorrow to box up our stuff, then the movers come to pack the truck on Wednesday, and then they will unpack the boxes on Thursday. We plan on driving down after the movers leave on Wednesday. This is so exciting! I do love our little house and neighborhood here so much, but I really can't complain about going to the beach. The ocean is in our backyard! Well, if you want to get technical it is in our side yard...one street over. But still ;-).
Things will be a little crazy around here, and we aren't sure when we will have our Internet hooked back up, so this might be the last post for a few days. We hope everyone has a safe and happy New Years, and we will talk to you in 2010!!!
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
The beach at 89th street by our house.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
So we went back to leaving one arm out of the swaddle. We had stopped because he needed to be fully swaddled after he got his shots because he was sleeping so bad. He has done so well the past two nights that I'm thinking about just putting him in his fleece sleep sack tonight with a blanket tucked out his legs. Every time I have gone in, he has been sleeping on his belly with his little hand curled next to his face. He has also been scooting all over the crib; I never know where I am going to find him! Hopefully naptimes will go smoothly too!
He also found his voice this past weekend, and now you can hear his squeals of delight from pretty much anywhere in the house. Especially at 630am when he is just SOOOO excited to be awake!!! ;-) It is really funny though, and Matt and I just love listening to his "voice".
Sunday, November 22, 2009
We will be heading to Virginia Beach next weekend to check out a few rentals and peruse the areas that we know we would love to rent. Wish us luck!
Also, if anyone has any great tips for moving with an infant, they would be much appreciated. Secrets to weaning off a swaddle are also welcome :)
Since everything is so crazy right now, between taking care of duders, doing schoolwork, and trying to clean up/fix up the house, posting might get pushed aside for a little while. I still want to put up pictures and write about the new things that Escher does so I don't forget, but it just might not be as often. I apologize to all of our devoted readers ;-)
Today is a beautiful day in Richmond. Lots of great football games today; the Falcons play the Gaints, and the Redskins play the Cowboys (booo!!). I haven't been wearing my jersey lately because I have been so disappointed in the Skins, but I figured since they were playing their arch rivals I should sport it for the day. Both Matt and Escher looked at me like I was crazy! Have a great Sunday!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This morning was a little better. I know it will take a few more weeks to really get used to it. I probably won't start with vegetables and fruits until he is closer to 6 months, since they say that can help with allergies. Since I have so many random allergies to fruits, I want to make sure that he is ok trying new foods. Its so exciting though! Everyday I feel like he grows so much. He really is just fascinating to watch. Its funny, when he was going through his Wonder Weeks leap and he was super fussy, I just didn't know what to do with him. But since he has gotten through it, I just LOVE playing with him! He is constantly surprising me by doing new things, and he is so responsive! When I put him in his new exersaucer, he just lights up, and I really see the big boy in him. His voice is changing, and he is always making new and fun noises. He started blowing raspberries this week, which is HILARIOUS! I love it!
Today we met Daddy for lunch at Arbys. Sometimes the days are so long when he is gone, so its great to break up the day and meet for lunch. Escher was all smiles when he saw his Daddy, too. After that, we came home and I put Escher in his jammies. I figured we weren't going back out again, and who doesn't want to wear soft fleece footie pajamas all day? Here are some pictures of him playing today...
He still loves playing on his whale mat though, which is good. I was in the kitchen washing his bottles, and he was just rolling around, making cute noises and watching the puppies outside the back door. He is getting better at rolling, although he doesn't make it all the way around quite yet. He still gets stuck on his arm! He will flip from his back to his belly, then push right back over. He has also gotten very adept at grabbing at his toys. If you put a stuffed animal next to him, he will roll over, grab it, put it in his belly, then try to eat it. Ahh, the joys of a teething baby. Everything in their mouths! Well, I could go on and on about all the cool new stuff that Escher is doing, but I need to go wake him up from his catnap so he will go to bed on time tonight. Hope everyone had a great day!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Also, Escher got an exersaucer! We had had our eye on the Rainforest Jumperoo by Fisher Price, but it was just too big and too expensive. So I saw a smaller one that looks like just as much fun! He was pretty excited to be in it! This is him waiting patiently for me to finish putting it together. It was like he knew it was for him!!
Ok, so on to the biggest news. If you thought those were great times, hold on to your seat because I saved the best for last! WE ARE MOVING BACK TO THE BEACH!!!! Before Escher was born, Matt applied for a job in Norfolk. 6 months later, they finally made a decision and we are off to the ocean. God must have known that moving with a newborn would have been a mess :) Anyways, Matt will train here until about the middle to end of January, then we will be on our way! We are really looking forward to being back at the beach. Matt and I grew up near the ocean, and it really is a part of us. We are so stoked that we can raise Escher in that same environment. Plus, it will be nice to be close to our families and old friends. We prayed so hard about this job, and are so thankful to have this opportunity. We will keep you posted when we find out more specifics. Oh, and if anyone knows a great place to rent in Virginia Beach, let us know!
Friday, November 13, 2009
I caught him "talking" to the baby in the mirror :)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
All in all, it was a great time. We were able to spend some time with friends that we hadn't seen in awhile. Also, Matt and I were able to get out of the house after 7pm! I realize this sounds pretty silly, but I hadn't left the house after 7pm since Escher was born! Ahh!!! Thanks, Nani, for babysitting! Our nephews, Robertson and Sim, turned 5 and 2 this weekend. We loved watching their faces as they opened up their presents and enjoyed the yummy batman cake that was made.
On Sunday the weather was gorgeous so we were able to have lunch outside at Rudees with the Robsons. It was so great to have fresh seafood! Yumm!
Here are some pictures from this weekend. Escher loved his first trip to the beach!
What a great present! A Batman costume! (I tried to get one of Sim, but he moves too fast!)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
So last night I decided to still swaddle him, but leave one arm out. I've read that it is the best way to wean a baby off the swaddling. Neither Matt or I were sure how it was going to turn out, but we put him down and hoped for the best. He fussed for a few minutes, but he slept straight through until 4:45 am when he needed to eat. YAY!! We are going to try the one arm out for a few more nights, then maybe go for the second arm. I am really looking forward to not having to swaddle him, especially for naps because he likes to sleep in his swaddle with only a diaper on, so that means that for every nap he has to get undressed, then dressed. Thats a lot of shirts going over his big noggin!
In other news, I think he is starting to feel better! He was up for 1 1/2 hours this morning and he didn't fuss at me at all! I think I got more smiles this morning that I have in the past week and a half! I hope this means that this Wonder Week leap is just about over with. His hand/eye coordination is getting better by the day, and he is determined to roll over. He gets stuck on his side right now, but boy is he trying hard!
We are headed to Virginia Beach this weekend for our nephews, Robertson and Sim's birthdays! This will be the longest car trip that we have attempted with Escher, and it will be the first time that Escher has been to the beach. We are hoping for at least one nice day so that we can take him to the ocean. The ocean has been such an important part of our lives, we are hoping that it means as much eventually to Escher as it does to Matt and I. We hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and I'm sure there will be many pictures to post when we come back!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
We hope everyone has a great week!