Thursday, May 31, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
At three weeks, Noah's personality is really developing. He is becoming very attentive to our voices, and he is starting to respond to our faces. He can reach much higher decibels when he cries and he has also developed a whole new set of squeaking and grunting noises. When he does tummy time he makes a series of noises that sounds like a feral cat! Here's some additional pics from the last few days.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
We we were sad to see the Baubuy invasion end. Time flew by and we all had fun taking Noah for walks, eating meals and holding Noah.
The days seem to go by fast and he is growing even faster.Time to get into bed.
It's a craps shoot if we sleep, but hey, that is the fun isn't it?
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
We've had fun taking Noah out in the last few days. The weather is perfect in the evenings, so we've been going for little walks around the neighborhood. It's like we're the baby parade because all our neighbors stop and get their "baby fix" as we go by. It's fun! We went to a gathering at Jan and Tony's house, and Noah was as happy as a little snugbug in his sling. Laura has been putting Noah in the sling for a little time each day, and he seems to be so cozy in it! We also attend the Parent-Child Dedication at our church on Sunday, and along with 11 other parents, we dedicated Noah and promised to raise him in a way that is pleasing to God. It was a great experience. Here are pictures from the last few days.
Grandma Marilyn is coming to visit Noah this week, and it promises to be another week full of new adventures and experiences.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
The past few days have been relatively busy, but not in the rushed sense. We have taken our time to enjoy our time with Noah. Diaper changing, feeding and the daily activities of caring for him have been a nice experience. Don't get me wrong -- it isn't without it's moments, however we enjoy the activities of parenthood.
In the past few days, our friends Ron and Kristen dropped by. They brought their son JT and daughter Ali by to visit Noah.
Grammy and Grandad Christiansen brought a bassinet from Laura's Great Aunt Eunice's house. They worked hard to varnish the wood and put new bedding inside. We put Noah in the crib he officially initiated it within moments of being put inside.
Tummy time has been a neat to see how he can now lift his head and move independently.
Normally, before Noah, Emma our yellow lab would have been the focus of our affection and attention, and up until now, we haven't mentioned her. She is getting over her initial apprehension of Noah and starting to get closer and beginning to see if he is around and he's up to.
Growing up in Bethesda, Laura had a neighbor Janie Harmon who Laura's family keeps in touch with, sent a nice gift of a teddy bear (which is a gift that Laura has wanted for Noah for awhile). We took pic's of Noah with the teddy which is just as big as he is! Check out the pics from these days!
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Next we went to our General Family Doctor for a 48 hour follow up where Noah received a perfect evaluation from Dr. Wolff. Here are a few shots of Noah's day.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
We all slept last night for six hours (not continuously)! It was a heavenly experience. Noah spent his first night in his bassinet. Today started out with a feeding at 2:55 am and progressed nicely from there. Grammy and Grandad Christiansen have been working hard around the house, helping out with chores. They put balloons on the front porch to decorate for Noah's arrival. Later in the day Laura and Noah had their first tummy time. After tummy time Noah needed to be changed and during the process found out out that he has feet. With a clean diaper and a full tummy, we ventured out on our first walk. The temperature was perfect, not too hot, not too cold (rare in Charlotte). We walked to the end of the street, and back -- little steps at a time.
We hung out on the porch and enjoyed the rocking chairs. A little later Dean and Joy brought over Austin and a supper for our family. Dean got to meet Noah for the first time, and Noah's new friend Austin came for a visit. They were posed in the pack and play for their first meeting. We all ate dinner and it was delicious, thank you Joy and Dean! Wheeeeew. What a great day!
Well as I type this we are preparing for our day tomorrow, and completing the last feed for the day. See the pics from today's activities here.
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Our second day at home was fun filled as well. Taylor, our new dog sitter and next door neighbor visited Noah and held him. Grammy and Granddad Christiansen visited from Michigan and met Noah for the first time. Laura and Matt gave Noah his first sponge bath. As I type this, he is still recovering from the excitement!
What exciting days! See all of fun photo's here!
Friday, May 4, 2007
Noah enjoys being held and bounced, so we have been taking turns walking around the room and bouncing him. We have learned so much from the nursing staff at the hospital, they have been wonderful in helping us learn how to care for Noah.
Our friends Kim and Steve had a print made from a picture we took right after his birth, everyone has commented on what a nice gift it is! We have a uploaded a few photos to see a little more detail of Noah and our activities.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
We ate dinner here at the hospital -- room service (very romantic). Later Laura fed Noah and we had fun changing our first really, really messy poopy diaper (yes, Matt helped).
Later that evening, Noah was weighed. They had to strip him down to his freshly minted birthday suite which he really didn't appreciate. He has lost four ounces so, he is now 7 pounds and 8 ounces. This is a normal change in infants, as they will loose weight in the first few days of life, only to gain it back in their mid forties.
After being weighed Noah was up and wanted to party. He was hungry, tired, not hungry and fussy all at the same time. Many emotions for a little guy. Laura and I were pretty tired (Laura more so than me for obvious reasons) as by 1am we had been up for over 30 hours, but Laura's mommy skills kicked into high gear and she rocked him until he was comfortable. Matt took over for awhile and then he was ready to sleep by 2:30. He slept his first night until almost 6am! After his early morning breakfast, we all took a 40 min nap and everyone ate breakfast together around 7am.
Laura was able to take a shower this morning ( Matt did too) and she felt much better. She says a shower never felt better.
Today Dr. Capp's visited Noah again, and said that he was in good health.
It's great to see everyone and share this joyous experience. More pics to follow this afternoon/evening.