Saturday, July 26, 2008

the week of firsts...

This last week has been the week of firsts in our household. Here they are in order of event:

  • First tooth broke through - Friday, July 18th (after a rough few days!)

  • First time Kellen pulled himself up into the standing position - Saturday, July 19th (he worked so hard for it!)

  • First time Kellen sat up on his own - Sunday, July 20th

  • First day back to work full time for me - Monday, July 21st

  • First time Kellen had a non-family member babysitter - Tuesday, July 22nd (she's so great!!)

  • First time Kellen pooped on my leg - Thursday, July 24th (uh...that was real fun - I thought it would be a good idea to let him air out after a long night in his diaper...he rolled over and I grabbed him and then he decided he'd take a big ole dump on my leg. luckily i was wearing pants and it was better that then the carpet (which would not have been a first!)).

  • First time Kellen rode in a shopping cart - Friday, July 25th

And that my friends wraps up a long week!

Friday, July 18, 2008


ok - this is a departure from my typical subject matter, but i can't believe that britney spears has just given up her custody rights to kfed - he now has full custody of their kids. one of my favorite pre-baby time sucks was checking out the latest celebrity gossip on Pink Is The New Blog. oh how i'd love to check out who was dating who, who was flashing their privates or who was a drunken mess...but now, i'm so out of touch. so when i saw the headline on yahoo, i had to go check it out on PITNB to see what T=trent had to say about it. i'm pretty surprised that britney didn't get it together and while i used to be entertained by this's suddenly very, very sad to me to think about these poor boys and the fact that their mom couldn't get it together enough to care for them.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

crawling...or is it creeping or cruising?

Kellen has been on the move for most of his life - he's a busy, active guy! He started rolling from him tummy to his back at 7.5 weeks and the other way around at 14.5 weeks. At that point, the boy would roll to get from place to place. When Aa called me one Saturday while I was out and about and proclaimed that Kellen had just crawled, I didn't believe him. But when I came home, sure enough Kellen was moving forward - not on hands and knees, but army crawling with his belly on the ground. That was 7.5 weeks ago and he hasn't looked back. He can now move pretty fast...especially if he locks in on the telephone, a remote control or a cell phone! His eyes simply light up and he is off!

We spent last weekend in Seaside with Aaron's family and the condo we were staying at was great, but straight out of the 60's - blue carpet and a mirrored fireplace mantel and hearth. This was awesome for Kellen because he could spot himself in the mirror and would then race towards it! It was pretty funny - I tried to capture it on video and although I don't think it quite does it justice...I still think it's pretty cute! A baby likes nothing more than to look at himself in the mirror right now and developmentally I believe that they don't even know it's them in the reflection - they just think it's another cute baby! We think there is none cuter!!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Speaking of babies...

There are a lot more on the way! This has been the year of the baby or maybe we're just at that age where everyone is having babies and it's now the norm. At one point I counted 15 women that I personally know who were pregnant or just had a baby. It's now more than that and really just too many to count anymore.

Kellen not only has a cousin coming in February, but we have another coming right around the corner! My sister, Molly, is due at the beginning of August. And, one of my best friends, Andi is also due the beginning of August. Interestingly enough, I have a picture from when they were both visiting us in the hospital and they were both pregnant at the time and neither one of them knew it!

My book club alone has four prego's, one who just had her baby a couple of weeks ago, and two of us who had babies 1 day apart just 7 months ago! Oh and the two book clubbers who moved away to Sacramento...yes, they are both pregnant, too! Here's a shot of Kellen at book club and then with Mel...interestingly enough, all three of these ladies got pregnant within months of these pictures - hmmm, maybe Kellen is inspiring baby fever!

Whatever it is, we are so excited to have more cousins and friends to play with! Also, while last year it seemed everyone was having boys - this year it seems like there are a lot of girls on the way! More girlfriends for Kellen...except for his cousin of course, because that would just be wrong!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Last weekend...

Our boy turned 7 months


we found out that he'll have a new cousin in February!!

We couldn't be more excited!!