Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It's "Trial" Week at the Wolfe residence...

So, laugh and call me crazy, but we are having a this-is-what-life-will-look-like-once-mommy-goes-back-to-work week. We are fixing bottles, planning meals and working our schedules as if I am back at work to see if I, in fact, can keep up with the bottle-making and that Tony is prepared to have Noah all to himself for an entire day. I have been sure to stay out of the way and not hover as Tony and Noah learn their daily routine. It has been a fun learning experience for us all...and Tony is doing a FANTASTIC job!! What a great daddy he is!

Tony and I went to dinner the other night, our first time both being away from Noah. It was definitely strange to be without a baby, even just for two hours. And I was ready to get back to him soon after dinner was over, no dessert for us! But it was good to have time to reconnect and talk about life with the baby and all the new dynamics taking place around our house. I feel so grown up...and yet kind of like we are just kids having kids...it was a wonderful evening!

Noah has been going through a major growth spurt, I'm interested to see what the doctor says at his two month appt next Thursday. I have had to pray for extra patience to make it through the past week or two, but I do think we are coming out of it, gradually, and are settling back into a somewhat regular routine.

Although it has been a challenging time, we are seeing SO many smiles from Noah, hearing LOTS more coo's and A-goo's...A-ghee is his favorite sound to make. And he has started laughing, just a little, but it's happened a few times now so we don't just think it's a fluke anymore. He has also made several attempts a day to suck his thumb...new discoveries everyday!!

Check out our biggie boy!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Six Weeks Old and Smiling


Cutest little Buckeyes fan!!! Even
though they didn't pull off a victory...

My not-so-happy bathy time...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

1 Month Old, Holidays & Dr. Appts

So, it's been awhile...everyday seems to slip away as we follow our daily pattern of eating, playing, sleeping and messing diapers. I really thought that being home on maternity leave would mean the blog would stay updated, the dishes would always be clean and all of my holiday decor would actually make it out of its boxes this year...not the case. It's amazing that you can spend SO much time in your house and get none of those things accomplished! But its all for something much more rewarding and that's all that matters!

I'm down to having a little over three weeks left before I return to work and I am hoping to start getting Noah on somewhat of a routine by that time. Although he has gotten pretty good about letting me get 2-3 hours of sleep a couple of times throughout the night, which is more than I could say a few weeks ago!

His 1 month checkup at the doctor went well. Noah weighs 9 lbs 1 oz and is now 20 inches long. Biggie boy!! He's got the cutest smile ever and Tony and I have discovered his favorite place to be in the whole wide world is laying on the changing table. Silly boy! Everyday is a new adventure as Noah is becoming more alert and beginning to discover the world around him!

My First Christmas!!!

Daddy put me in the laundry basket!

Check me out!!

Sleepy Boy

See...I'm happy on my changing table, plus, it
was happy bathy time!!

What a stud!