Friday, June 19, 2009

One Month Already

Today is exactly four weeks since Nathan joined our family. I can't believe that it has already been a month that he has been here! Nathan continues to be a very easy going baby. I always hesitate to write about how easy he has been so far because it seems as soon as I say it everything changes. He is on a good 3 hour schedule and often sleeps longer than 3 hours in a row at night. He is rarley fussy for no reason, and only cries when he is hungry or has gas.
Naomi is still head over heals for her little brother. I thought that the "honeymoon" phase would be over by now and that she may show some jelously, but so far she is just so loving towards him. She always is asking to hold him and wants to give him kisses. I am so glad that this transition has been going so well.

Happy Birthday Dad

Yesterday was my Dad's birthday! He is 52 years young. So we all went out for dinner to White Spot, and then back to my parents for dessert. Love you Dad. Here is the photographic evidence that we had a wonderful time!
The Birthday boy and his grandson.
Oma and her grandkids
Big smile from our big girl
My brother Dan and his girlfriend Daisy
And all of us together :)

Saturday, June 13, 2009

And the winner is...

I bet you all thought that I forgot about my baby pool promise. Nope, so without further ado. Drum roll please........

Alexa is the winner. She guess a baby boy born on May 22! Way to go Alexa!!

Alexa, I would like to give you a small prize for playing along and guessing right, so I am going to leave a comment on your blog or facebook and hopefully we can be in touch soon for you to get your prize.

For all the rest of you, sorry there is no consolation prizes... I would say better luck next time, but I am not sure there will be a next time. Oh well, thanks for playing along.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Baby K'tan Rave

I am completely new to the whole "baby wearing" world.
When Naomi was born I borrowed a conventional carrier (Baby Bjorn) and just used it for quick trips into the mall. She did not like it at all when she was a newborn and so I only ended up using it a few times when she was old enough to face forward. She is a solid little girl and soon she was just to heavy to carry in the Bjorn so I stuck with the stroller. I really wished that I could have carried her longer.
When we found out that we were expecting Nathan, (who arrived 3 weeks ago), I knew that I would need my hands free as much as possible in order to still care for my active two year old and take care of the house. I researched a lot of carriers but I found that most were not as versatile as I would have liked. Since money is always a little tight I knew that the carrier I bought would have to last more than a few months or it could be a waste. After much debate and chatting with those who know more about baby wearing than I do I decided to order the Baby K'tan

I am defiantly not an expert on baby carriers but I LOVE the Baby K'tan. It can be used from birth to 40 lbs and has 8 different carrying positions. So I know I will be able to use it for a long time. Right now I am using the cradle position with Nathan since he is only three weeks old, but I can't wait to try out the other positions soon. Check out their website for more info and even an instructional video for how to use it.
I like that it is made of cotton and does not have any buckles or snaps to worry about. They also have a line of carriers that are made of completely organic cotton. There are lots of colors to choose from and you can even customize your K'tan. I also like that it comes in different sizes so that the fit is better. Most of the other carriers I looked at did not offer as much versatility as the Baby Ktan, and often felt really small for my plus size body.

The first time I put Nathan in the K'tan I knew I would be using it a lot. He felt SO secure in the cradle position and it was SO comfortable.
I anticipate using the Ktan a lot since the infant car seat gets really heavy after a while, especially with a big boy:). I have already carried Nathan around the house while I am doing chores and I even wore him at Ron's softball game this past week. I am looking forward to many more opportunities to use this great carrier in the months and years to come.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

As of late...

Since I know most (ok all) of you stop by for the pictures, here you go. Here is a taste of the cuteness that has been filling our house in the past few weeks. Enjoy.

"To laugh often and much, to win
the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false
friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, or a garden patch... to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This
is to have succeeded!" - Emerson