And Then There Were Four

We're creating this blog because it's the cool thing to do when people are having a baby. Just kidding, really we already have a hard enough time keeping up with everyone we want to, and our lives are about to get even more wonderfully busy. We can't wait - and we want you guys to be able to share in it too, so we both plan on reporting on it. Read at your own risk, and hopefully you'll enjoy it!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Sunshine and Surgery

What a beautiful weekend! No time to blog because I was spending every possible minute outside enjoying our 70 degree weather. These are the times I'm grateful to be out of the midwest and in a warmer climate. Talk to me again in August when the air is so thick it suffocates you the moment you walk outside...but for now....BEAUTIFUL! Our whole family spent most of the weekend outside. I enjoyed 2 runs on Saturday- 1 just wasn't enough. Ben loves coming along on runs because he's now facing out in the jogger and can look around. In the past, walk = sleep. The jogger was like an infant sleep drug, but now he'll stay awake the whole time and admire the world around him.

We enjoyed having cousin Nate in town for the weekend. Nate is in his 3rd year at Case Western Med school in Cleveland and came down for a few days. Ben loves Nate. He often doesn't do well with new faces and new people picking him up and carrying him around but he had no problems with Uncle Nate. Having children like him bodes well for Nate since he's on his way to a pediatric residency in a year and a half.

Lovey had surgery this weekend. The rattle-ectomy was successful and he is recovering just fine. Nate skillfully removed the rattle with minimal cutting and no permanent damage to the head. Ben still loves Lovey, and now mom and dad do as well. Our friends, Alan and Nicole came over on Saturday with their 1 month old son, Andrew. They have 2 "loveys" as well so there are now 3 silent floating bear heads and 3 round, plastic rattle things sitting in my kitchen.

While Ben loves Lovey, his new infatuation is with Albus. The other morning we heard him in the monitor cooing and making noise. He would occasionally grunt or make a screeching sound but he definitely wasn't crying. Finally we went in to check on him and we found Ben on his back, bench pressing Albus above his head. He had him in both hands straight out in front of his face. Who knows.....maybe he's prepping at an early age for his NFL offensive lineman career.

Friday and Saturday nights we both gave a "C." Up 5-6 times. It's strange though how consistent he is lately in the times he is waking up. He'll normally sleep from when we put him down until midnight but will wake up several times between 12-4. After 4 he's asleep again until 6ish when he's up for good. Last night was better- only up 4 times. Who knows....Ben dances to his own tune and that's ok for now. He's far too cute and fun to be too upset about the sleeping thing.

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