Monday, May 9, 2011

Week in Review 5/8/2011, 10 Weeks Old

downloadWhoo man is our little guy getting big.  We figure he has to be over 16 pounds by now.  He’s also started to reach for things and has taken a keen interest in his hands, the right one in particular.  Not  sure if that means he’s a right hander or what …  He’s also grown into his hats, so now he and daddy can both wear their caps around town looking quite stylish if I do say so myself.

We’re having to start learning a bit more in the way of time management and trying to schedule our time so we don’t hit the dreaded meltdown  (see below).  With him sleeping a bit more, it means we need to start paying attention to what’s going on and now he’s doing so we can have him fed and or in bed before we pass the point of no return.

Oh, and of course, it was Mother’s Day here in the US, so that means it was Felicia’s first as an actual mother.  We celebrated not with flowers or a really nice dinner, instead we bought crab and shrimp and tossed them onto newspaper on the table.  Not a bad way to spend an evening.

Firsts This week had a number of unique firsts: first trip to a national park (Great Falls) where he got his first junior park ranger badge.  It was also his first trip to the Maine Avenue fish market.

Good Our little guy seems to be sleeping a bit better.  Over time he’s sleeping a bit longer and night.  I know that mommy likes that a lot.

Bad We did have a bit of a meltdown on Saturday night.  We were in Leesburg visiting friends and on the trip back Alex got a bit over tired and became inconsolable.  We had to pull off in Tysons Corner to let him blow off a bit of steam and to relax before we could head the rest of the way home.


  1. such a blessing that you share the story of how you are raising your son:) as an "aunt only" i love the insight it gives into parenting. thank you:)

  2. Aunt Sara, I hope baby Alex will get to meet you soon:) (hope the Women of Faith event you go to is the one in DC!!) I am glad you are reading our blog, it makes me feel you so much closer.