Thursday, July 16, 2009

One Month Later

Colin 1 Month Old

Colin 1 Month Old

Colin was 1 month old on July 10th. I have been trying to blog about it ever since, and here we are a week later. Things are busy around here. I guess that is kind of obvious.

Colin is a generally easy baby. He pretty much goes with the flow, as long as I am around.

He loves for someone (mostly me) to talk to him and to be held. He watches the boys and keeps his eyes on them when they are in the room.

He is almost smiling, let's call it smirking. He is most definitely giving us expressions. He has given me 2 big smiles, but he isn't doing it all the time.

One of those big smiles was in the bath tub. He loves his bath.

He eats great and a lot (gotta keep that weight up, you know). At night he goes for 4-5 hour stretches in between feedings. This means mommy is getting some meaningful sleep. :)

Colin 1 Month Old

He does find in necessary to be rather fussy between 8pm and midnight, but I just keep telling myself that it is this magical "almost 6 weeks old" age. I know it will peak and pass, but it makes our evenings a little long around here. I am grateful that this time is after Walker and Eli are in bed, so we can generally handle it.

When we go out he snuggles up in my new sling, which has made eating in restaurants and shopping possible again. I love having him close and he hates his car seat, so this works out for both of us.

I cannot believe he has been here for 5 weeks and at the same time it feels like he has always been here. Can't wait to see what the next month holds.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

From Around the World

How many of you can say your little brother has been interviewed by an Australian newspaper? Well, I can.

Matthew is in Australia for some training and was interviewed by The West Australian here.

Matthew and Elaine sent the boys shirts with his squadron name on them for Christmas. After I got them all dressed in them I realized we had left our good camera at someone's house, so that is the reason for the camera phone picture.

Boys in Diamondbacks Shirts

As soon as I got the picture Walker went and found airplanes for everyone and they played with them all day. Specifically the Super Hornet, which is what Uncle Matthew flies.