Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Charlie with Terry...Charlie enjoying the shaded swing and Terry enjoying little Charlie! Check out the picture up close...Charlie has a "car" outfit on...hat and all!
Here's Charlie...staring at the pantry while we eat dinner. Kenny said he's longing for "real" food like us and is silently cursing us for feeding him this formula for the next year.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Charlie turned the ripe old age of 1 month yesterday!! Kenny and I can't believe our little guy has been with us for 1 month already!!!
Here's some facts about Charlie and his first month of life:
*His parents call him: Charlie, Little Hemi, Baby, Son, Little Guy, Little Man, Little Dude, Bud.
*He sleeps anywhere from 3-5 hours at night.
*On July 26, 2008, he happily ate 30 oz of formula.
*He has rolled over on from his tummy to his back 7 times in the last two weeks (yes, we know this is a fluke, but should be documented anyways!).
*He has a few hours each day that he is awake and just likes to sit and take in the world around him (see photo above!).
*He is the sweetest little cuddler his Mommy could have ever wanted.
*He sounds like a goose when he eats sometimes because he LOVES food!
*Although we think he weighs at least nine lbs now, he still fits in all of his newborn sized clothing and most of his 0-3 months sized clothes. I think that weight he's gained since his 2 week check up is all in length!!
*He looks JUST like his Daddy, but with Mommy's nose.
*He was born with lots of hair and some of it is starting to fall out now.
*He's just a great baby and we are so happy he is ours!!
Here's a few of them on their playmats...
Reese was very interested in Charlie...but he didn't pay too much attention to her.
Isn't she cute??!!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Really...Charlie is not sticking out his tongue at the blanket...I think it's at his Mommy since she tortures him with "photo shoots" about every other day!
And below are some shots of a great sign that Kenny's parents had made for Charlie. It was a surprise to us when we walked in the door from the hospital to see the sign. Since they were in Iowa when Charlie was born, they enlisted the help of my dad to get to our house to hang the sign. It says Welcome to the Family Charlie and has pictures of all of our family on it.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Here he is...Mommy is filling the tub and Daddy is holding Charlie...he already wasn't happy!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Grandpa and Grandma meeting Baby Charlie in the hospital.
Rich Mazzuchelli (a friend from New Hampshire), Grandpa and Daddy sharing a toast in the Lake Forest Hospital parking lot..."to baby Charlie!"
Home from the hospital...and no, Kenny's not smoking a cigar in the house with Charlie...it's a bubble gum cigar still wrapped in plastic.
Anna really wanted to see Baby Charlie, but all I heard that day was her calling "Uncle Ken, come and find me." She looked at Charlie, but didn't want to hold him that day and asked me lots of questions about when he could crawl. We decided that if he wasn't trying to crawl by Christmas, she could teach him.
Our sweet Kate enjoying some of Charlie's toys. Kate is almost exactly 11 months older than Charlie. We are so excited that they are close in age. Now Charlie just has to catch up to Anna and Kate so he can play with them.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
We went to the Mundelein Cruise Night with Charlie and is was also featuring Packards so we saw some friends too.
Here's Kenny and Charlie with a Plymouth Duster...the license plate says HEMI DST --- meaning it's a hemi engine in a Duster. Of course, we needed a picture of Charlie with a hemi engine.
Some of the Packards...
and more Packards...
Today, we also had Charlie's 2 week appointment. Now, I realize my son looks like his father...but apparently he's trying to catch up to his father's size too! At the doctor today, they told us he weighs 8 lbs 5 1/2 oz. and is 21 1/4" long. That's 1 whole pound more than he weighed at birth two weeks ago! The nurses actually weighed him twice to make sure because they couldn't believe it! He also grew 3/4" of an inch in the last two weeks!
Besides a great, clean bill of health for Charlie, the doctor also told us the FABULOUS news that he doesn't need to eat every 4 hours throughout the night...in other words, we can sleep until he wakes us up now!!! And many nights, I've been waking him to eat every 4 hours, so maybe 5 hours of sleep is in my future tonight! :)
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Time is flying, our little guy is a GREAT little guy...he's calm (except when naked during diaper changes) and sleeps really well. We even have to WAKE HIM up at night for a feeding...not every night, but many nights we have to do that. He's loved having both his Grandma and Grammy over since Daddy has gone back to work...and Mommy has loved it too! Grandma and Grammy let Mommy take a nap, do some normal adult things like read email and they spend their time loving little Charlie.
This green pillow thing is a Boppy and we love it!!! Charlie is happy sitting in it, being fed in it or whatever. Here's our wide eye guy!
Our first real outing in the stroller...to the Packard Club meeting. As you can see Charlie was just so engaged in the discussion that Grandpa, Great Uncle Jim, Gary and Bill (below) were conducting that he slept through it! :) They were discussing the Des Moines Meet that we missed this year due to the birth of little Charlie...Just hanging out with Mommy...