Sunday, June 27, 2010
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Leon at 2 months and 11 days old
He continues to make Chris and I laugh... from his facial expressions to funny sounds he makes. This 'lil guy is full of personality!
He has not been a great day napper but he is an awesome sleeper at night therefore I am not complaining at all. My day is still mostly spent bouncing baby on his bouncer to help him nap but at night Leon has been sleeping 5-6 hour continued stretches... something that I could only wish for just a month ago. In total Chris and I get a full nights' rest and wake up energized.
It is true that caring for a baby gets easier as times go by. I won't dare say that I am now completely confident as I still second guess myself from time to time. However it helps tremendously now that I know Leon's cues.. when he is hungry, sleepy, frustrated, overstimulated or just straight up fussy.
In my quest to find an automatic bouncer I dragged my 'lil family to our local Right Start store to check out the "MamaRoo". As cool and space-agey as it looks, it won't take the place of an old fashioned bouncer. The MamaRoo's motion is very gentle even at its fastest speed. I just know it won't be enough to lull baby to his day time nap. I had high hopes and imagined Leon on the MamaRoo napping while I cross out laundry and cooking on my chore list.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
My Tita (Auntie in Tagalog) Mel and my Tito (Uncle) Gene were in town over the past weekend. I'm so glad we were able to spend some time with them before they returned to the Philippines. I grew up surrounded by family and having Leon made me miss family even more. I miss the good old lazy days of hanging around, chatting and snacking all day. Nothing ever accomplished and yet totally content to just be with people I care about.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
We've been very brave to take Leon out on dinners whenever we can. Of course we make sure to limit our restaurant choices to family friendly ones. Sometimes Leon cooperates and other times we end up rushing our meal or taking the food to go. I admire Chris for always keeping his cool and for making sure he still enjoys his favorite beer while entertaining a cranky 'lil one.