Thursday, November 30, 2006
Sean has developed a bit of shyness for strangers. He gets upset when I leave him in the Nursery at church but that only lasts until one of the ladies gives him a toy to play with. This afternoon Sharon came in to drop something off and Sean was all interested in who was at the door. I think he suspected it was Abby and Bonnie ready to play. So when he saw Sharon he was a little shy and instead of coming into the hallway he turned right around to head back into the living room... Unfortunately he ran right into the back of the couch. He sorta bounced back and landed on the floor. How embarassing! Poor little guy. I picked him up and brought him over to Sharon and she fussed over him and that made everything all right again.
"Mommy, did you make a stinky, cause it smells funny in here!"
" I, the Amazing Sean conquered the Trunk of Great Mysteries!"
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Today we had company, Carolyn (the Mommy) and her girls, Kaylee (2) and Catherine (6 months). Kaylee and Sean had a blast together. Kaylee taught Sean how to hide in his toy cabinet. Sean was super impressed with this. Kaylee would hide in it and call for Sean and he would chuckle all the way over to the cabinet and then they both would squeal with delight when Sean found her. Sean was also very interested in Catherine. She was in her car seat when she arrived and Sean wanted desperately to get her out of it so she could play. Catherine and Sean both seem to enjoy the comfort of sticking an object, any object in their mouth. This could be the beginning of a wonderful friendship! So long as they don't want to suck the same thing at the same time!
I got my first big "kiss" from Sean this evening. I was just holding him before putting him to bed and he put a hand on either side of my face and looked up at me so I went in to give him a kiss. I kissed his upper lip while he licked my chin. It was ever so sweet and rather wet!
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Nice belly eh?! I felt so huge! We took this photo in the hopes that this would be
Monday, November 27, 2006
I had suspected that I was pregnant before we took the home pregnancy test. I had been out with some friends at a restaurant and about half way through the meal I went to the bathroom and started gagging. This was not a normal occurance. I wasn't feeling bad either, just felt like I had to gag. After that fun event, I decided it was time to pick up the home pregnancy test. Marko was a little shocked and asked if I thought we really needed that yet. I said yes! Shoppers was having a sale on them and we got 2 tests, always fun to confirm and reconfirm! So on the night of March 29th we did the test and of course it was positive! We hardly knew what to say. We just kept looking at the lines and mummbling "Wow, we're pregnant!" Just to be doubley sure I took the test again in the morning...still pregnant! We were so excited! We called my folks and let them know and they were quite elated at the thought of being grand parents! Marko emailed his family a rather cryptic message about our latest discovery.
Now here is the fun part!! As a part of our social life we we would get together with our friends at Brian and Bonnie's place to watch the Amazing Race. This was a time of fun, chatting and discussing which team would be next to be eliminated. Well, on the evening of April 5th, Brian and Bonnie announced that they were pregnant, our friends were ecstatic! So I asked Bonnie when she was due and then said "Cool, cause we're due November 30th!!" Well, you could've knocked our friends over with a feather after that one! We were all talking at once by that point and no longer cared who would be last in the Amazing Race. We were now on our own amazing race!
(The only reason I remember the particular dates is because I kept a journal. I'm thankful to have it today. It's interesting to reread my thoughts about the pregnancy and life in general at that time.)
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Today Sean managed to conquer going up our stairs! Quite the feat when you factor in the little bits of gravel on the steps. Needless to say I gave him a good dusting off at the top of the steps. Note to self, must clean steps!
Some other fun Sean tid bits: Sean was ever so helpful this morning by getting his slippers to put on when I asked him. Well, he could only reach one of them so when he decided the other one was out of reach he went for one of his shoes. When I asked him if it was nap time he headed off to his room and let Daddy put him to bed! Mind you, he didn't fall asleep right away. Sean has a favorite book, its called "Disney's Winnie the Pooh Here Comes Winter!" He'll pull this one off the bookshelf and plunk himself down on my lap. So I'll read the Reader Digest Condensed version so as not to lose his attention. We'll finish the book and he'll go on his way but he'll come back and want to listen to it again.
Here are some photos of Sean in his winter jacket that Grammie Peric bought him.
Might just be a tad on the big size yet but he looks so cute in it!
The hood sure makes him look taller!
Saturday, November 25, 2006
So without further ado here is a pregnant picture of moi:
This was at about 34 weeks. I was hoping that I would go early but Sean had other designs and decided he would hold out past his due dates..Yes my little guy had 3 different possible due dates and didn't arrive on any of them. Our family doctor came up with Nov 30th, My Obgyn said Nov. 29th and the Health Nurse said that it would be Dec. 2. So I guess the Nurses had it!
Guess what I did today?! Look:
Yep, I'm in the Christmas spirit and now most of our apartment is too. I did this after Sean went to bed, couldn't imagine trying to get this done with him up! I love decorating the tree. I love looking at all the ornaments and just remembering past Christmases..Isn't it a great time of the year?!
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Now for the stuff that didn't happen when were "just" married. No one ever pooped in the tub! I really don't know what to think of this. I hope Sean isn't thinking that this is something he would like to do every time hes in the tub. And this time there wasn't any grunting to alert me to the ensuing turd patrol. Just all of a sudden there they were floating in the tub! Sean almost sat right down on one but I hoisted him out of the tub and placed him on my lap, this time on his belly. This way I could check for cling-ons.. Again this is just WAY too much fun!!
"What are you looking at?!"
"Hmm, now where did I put the blueprints for my secret hideout?"
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Sneaky little cheerio boy strikes again!
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Sean is such an interesting little guy. He has a little book called Baby's First Book of Hymns. It's a board book and he really loves it. I've sat with him on my lap and sung each little hymn many times over and over again. Well, today we had Abby over and they were playing. At one point Sean was off puttering around and I was sitting with Abby and noticed the book was open to Away in a Manger, so I started singing it. I happened to look up at Sean and he had this quizzical look on his face, then he walked right over to the book and started looking at it! How cool is that?! I sang some of the other songs in there and Sean tried his best to do his own humming along. Pretty cute. I suppose he may have been on his way over there anyways but I thought it was pretty interesting.
Sean is getting pretty good with picking up different toys when I ask him. He loves getting his teddy bear which he likes to call Tedun. He smiles gleefully when he picks him up and smooshes him into his face.
"Top o' the mornin' to ya!"
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
I plunked Sean down in the tub and he, being Sean was ecstatic about being in the water and began splashing about and getting everything wet. So far nothing all that out of the ordinary. Then he stands up, also not that exciting...then he starts grunting..okay so this is new, doesn't normally grunt in the tub...And then, well to say the least I was flabbergasted...Right then and there my sweet, wonderful little boy...pooped!! Boy did he poop. After the third turd hit the water I scooped Sean up and put him in my lap. This seemed a reasonable and smart thing to do...I was soon to be thankful that I had a towel on my lap as mister still had some remenants on his behind...I had no idea what I should do next. Do I deal with the poop first or get Sean into bed? I opted with putting Sean to bed 'cause I still wasn't all that sure of what to do about the poop. Quickly I got Sean to bed and came up with my plan for the floaters. I decided to put on my rubber gloves as well as grab a ziplock baggy to snag the little turds and plop them in the toilet. Oh, what an exciting life I lead. Once all turds were safely flushed away I got busy with the serious disinfecting of the tub and Sean's toys. Fun, fun, fun!
Sean's other big first came at nap time. We had been sitting on the floor munching on some cheerios and I said to Sean, "Its nap time Sean." So he gets up, wanders over to our door and taps on it and says, "Nigh, nigh". So cute.
Would you believe that the little guy has yet another tooth!! This would be his fifth. I didn't even realize he was teething, until I fed him his lunch today and there was another little white pearl peeking from his gums!
Sean also seems to be showing some signs of stranger anxiety. Yesterday we were down in the laundry room when our land lord stepped in to chat. Sean had been just wandering about, but when Gerry came in Sean scooted right over to me and pushed himself as far into my legs as he could go. He also wouldn't let go of my pantleg. I was a little concerned at first that he wouldn't go to other people, but my fears were soon put to rest as he went happily to the nursery during Bible study this morning. Yay!
Another fun first is that Sean will now bring his toy or book over to you so that you'll play with him or read him his story. I love this! Its so much fun to play toys with him and see how happy it makes him. He really seems to enjoy his books too. Oh wow, I just asked him to pick something up off the floor and bring it to me..and he did!! This is so much fun, to see them grow up and understand...I know, this will all probably change when he becomes a teenager! ;)
"Well, looks like you forgot to get this one in the laundry Mom."
Thursday, November 09, 2006
He was super sweet at bedtime tonight. He played around as usual and was just crawling over me, when he looked up into my eyes and I said "Thank you Sean". At this, Sean put one arm across me, his little head pressed up against my chest and the other arm against my arm. He stayed like that for some time and then pulled back to look me in the eyes again so I thanked him again. He softly put his head back down and held me a little longer...I'm not sure why saying thank you moves Sean into snuggling mode, its kinda funny really. He won't do it all the time either. You have to catch him looking right into your eyes and give a very sincere thank you and then he becomes the Cuddler. After cuddling, he settled in to finish his bottle and then it was bedtime. I scooped him up and brought him to his crib and said "Night, night Sean." And you know what he said?...Nigh, nigh...I love him so much!
The beginnings of milk moustache..and what appears to be a goatee?!
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Marko and his (ahem) half eaten birthday cake...I got it yesterday and we treated ourselves to a couple slices last night...sooooo yummmy!!
Looky how cute he was as a baby!! Now I know where Sean gets it!
Yes, Marko is 31 and I'm so blessed by him. He has been and continues to be the most wonderful husband! He listens to me when I bellyache, he laughs at me when I do really stupid things, which makes me laugh too. He holds me when I need him. He helps me with whatever may need being done, be it a dirty diaper to change, dishes to dry or garbage to take out. He works hard to provide for his little family. He tells me he loves me and that I'm precious to him. He is a wonderful father and I could go on and on about how wonderful my husband is but that could get a little mushy...I love you Marko, Happy Birthday!
My two fellas.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Should also mention, today it snowed. Actually, it's still snowing. It's more of a flurry than anything..still it's snow...eeek.
Sean in his relaxed pose.
Sean, all ready to rumble!!
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Well, he has just figured out that the side of the bath tub is a great place to make really wet sounding fart noises..always delightful..
He will grunt and push his little belly out if you don't let him at least see whatever it is you have...I'm hoping that this won't turn into temper tantrums later on...
He thinks its hilarious when you hit your head with something...this is great for distraction...I try to pick things that won't hurt, like his wipes container.
He loves to walk everywhere...If hes going anywhere he is most likely walking there.
Thankfully, we have him back in his usual bedtime routine, the hour difference didn't mess him up all that much.(Phew) I'm very happy to have him in bed by 6! Which if you're wondering, puts him waking up anywhere around 6:30-7:30
He likes to hold his bottle by himself.
He loves to boogie to his tunes. Currently I'm trying to get him to boogie to Abba tunes.
His favourite food is cheerios, dude would eat these all day if I let him.
He still loves to play Peek-a-Boo
Hmmm, looks like someone found something to eat off the floor...
Our little plumber.
Still crazy about playing Peek-a-Boo.
Thursday, November 02, 2006
He loves to play with anything that isn't a toy; paper, tape cases, dvds, cds, cabinet doors, etc.
" I love this paper, Mommy! I think I'll use it as a cape and be Super Man!"