Saturday, January 26, 2008

playtime with Sebastian


We've posted some new pictures of Sebastian in the January 2008 web album!
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

new pictures! January 2008



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I've posted some new pictures of Sebastian, taken in the last week or two. He's getting a bit more hair on the top of his head, and his eyes seem to grow ever more aware (and hence rounder).

He managed to roll from his stomach over to his back this weekend. The first two times, I totally missed it - looked over at the crib and was astonished that he was suddenly facing up. He wouldn't do it again while I was watching that day. But the next day, while lying on the floor hippo, he did it again, twice. Steve and I applauded - it was great! I later tried to capture it on film, to no avail (the result is five videos, of varying lengths, of him lying on the floor and contentedly sucking his hand).

Friday, January 11, 2008

2 months!

Well, cousin Danica is a whole year old (as of the 9th)! And our little Sebastian is two months today. I look at Carl and Kim's pictures and videos and can't believe that Sebastian will be able to do so much more in such a short time.

My mom and dad returned home to B.C. after Christmas, and Steve's paternity leave came to an end with the new year, so this week it's been just me and baby. We're managing pretty well, although Tuesday was his 2-month checkup, which meant vaccinations. He got four shots into his fat little thighs, and he screamed bloody murder. He was very happy and playful right before getting stuck - was looking at me and smiling - which made me feel as though I'd betrayed him. In happier news, he's 12 lbs 3 oz, and 23 1/2 inches long.

I bought a new wrap sling and am finding it ideal for wearing around the house. It allows me to cuddle with Sebastian when he's fussy, or hold him while he's sleeping, and still have a free hand or two. We already had a ring sling and a Baby Bjorn. Baby doesn't like the sling very much, and I can't blame him - he looks all squished in it, and his face gets mashed. The Bjorn is really good for longer walks outside, but it isn't great for cuddling. So this latest experiment is working out really well.

Britta sent me a couple of music cd's for the baby - one with a mixture of songs and one by Elizabeth Mitchell. She's terrific - a great, happy voice, and very singable songs (even for those of us who are tonally challenged). We just bought a second Mitchell album and are really enjoying it as well. If anyone has other suggestions for good, non-annoying children's music, I welcome them!

We have a mobile over Sebastian's crib with three little animal creatures - a lion, a rabbit, and a monkey. He just loves it - smiles and kicks his legs and watches his friends rotate around. The batteries were starting to run out of juice and so the mobile was moving more and more slowly, so I replaced them yesterday. But now it seems to be moving too quickly for him - he doesn't get to stare for quite as long at any one animal - and he doesn't like it. I wish there was a speed control - since there isn't, I'm thinking about putting the old batteries back in.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy 2008!


Hope everyone had a very happy new year's eve! Since our photographer (aka my dad) has left us, we are not producing quite as many pictures as previously. On the flip side, we bought a new camera for Christmas (I mean, Santa brought us a new camera) and are having fun trying it out. It's much faster and smaller than our old one and will shoot videos that are lengthier and include sound. So I've posted a few new pictures.

We are applying for a passport for Sebastian, and the application is sort of ridiculous. Eye color: gray/to be determined. Height: 23 inches. Passport photo, eyes open, looking straight at the camera: yeah right.
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