Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday Hike

Why is that woman so oddly shaped?

Because her baby hates the wind in his face.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Hello Mirror

I think Noah saw his reflection in the mirror for the first time today. Previously he's been way more interested in the contrast between the dark frame and the wall then anything actually in the glass.

This morning's main event: Pytel boy tummy time.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Working at it...

You can do it! Get that moon!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Where we are at 6+ weeks

I can make Noah smile on command, but not really coo. We are working on it.

Also, I am quite confident that after posting this video to the internet no one will ever take me seriously again. Mom, I hope you appreciate it. :)

(Also this video is from the other day, it just took me a while to figure out how to post it)

Babywearing (2)

This is the carrier I have started using when going shopping (Noah has been to Home Depot in it three times already!). It is reasonably cute from this angle, which other people get to see.

But from my point of view, he is almost unbearably cute.

In other news, Noah weighed in at 12 lbs, 15 oz today. Huge. The kid is HUGE!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Naps are for wimps

Noah always cries when we put him in the carseat, and then falls asleep in the stroller when we go for a walk (you may have noticed the abundance of "baby sleeping in stroller" pictures). That is, until today, when he stayed awake (and not fussy!) for our entire walk. I was shocked - we walked for at least 45 minutes (including a 1-mile jog, yes I am practically a fitness god). The kid has never before withstood 45 minutes of bouncing. But outside is interesting - there is so much to see!

Then we came inside and he further amazed me by not fussing due to being in the seat and instead cooing at his bees.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Gym Time

Noah loves his new play gym, where there are toys dangling over him just within reach.

He bats and grabs at the toys, and occasionally coos at them (or to himself - it's hard to tell). I was impressed - before setting him loose on the mat I didn't realize he could manipulate things so deliberately. It is so neat to see him learn how to do new things each day!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Baby news

Noah has started to purposefully talk (or rather, coo). It is very adorable. Especially when he gets all excited (waving arms and legs and all) but only gets out a tiny little "goo."

Noah also requires constant bouncing, which is very tiring. We may have found a solution:

And finally, Noah had the world's most impressive baby cowlick this morning, which I present here for internet posterity.

Basement Story, Chapter 1

Hi. Remember me? Rachel and Chad's cement basement?

With the baby, they can't get to the gym so mom and Sue came down to help them make a workout space in the basement.

We coated the walls with waterproofer and put down a fancy plastic/plywood subfloor...

And put up a wall to separate the rest of the basement

So now we're ready for carpet and exercise equipment!

(also spackle and paint)

Very exciting! A whole new room for our home!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Time for reading

Just how hungry is that caterpillar?

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fun with puppy

Noah says: How did I end up on the back of this dog? And why is the dog so flat?

Also, tummy time is exhausting.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Smiley Baby

The cuteness! The cuteness!!!!!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My, this blanket is delicious

Does it seem like our blog features an unreasonable number of pictures of Noah in his stroller? A picture a day is a big goal, and when he's in the stroller he meets the two major requirements for my taking a picture: 1) looking cute, 2) not currently requiring both of my hands. So expect a few more.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Noah, on a scale of Saba*

Noah at 1 week:

Noah at 2 weeks:

Noah at 3 weeks:

Noah today (5 weeks):

Big changes, huh? But don't worry, although we are now featuring at least 30% more Noah, he is still very small. Look at his little hands!!

*For reference, Saba turned 2,818 weeks old yesterday.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Big News

Oh by the way...

THE BABY CAN SMILE NOW. This new skill (he's been doing it for the past week now, more and more each day) reduces his parents to a quivering pile of goo (the cuteness!! We are helpless in the face of the cuteness!!!) rendering us unable to take a picture (hence no mention of it here until today). Luckily, having grandparents around allowed him to smile at someone else so I had a chance.

He still smiles at Chad more than anybody, which is also freaking adorable.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Baby on the move

Noah is a traveling man this weekend, headed over the river and through the woods to Grammy's (and Saba's) houses

Today he spent some quality time looking around Grammy and Sue's house.

We also got to see their crazy cats. One cat slept under a towel (seriously) the whole time, while the other did things like this:

Apparently this cat does NOT like to have his belly rubbed. He just lies like this to relax. Or something.

Friday, February 13, 2009

New stuff

Noah got a sweet new car seat cover, so we can take him for walks even when it's cold and kind of windy out.

Today we even did a (very very short) bit of running with the stroller! I miss running a lot, so am very excited about taking Noah for some jogs.

The following picture is purely for archival purposes. This is tiny Noah in his new pack and play. Sooner than later, it will be giant Noah in the pack and play, and we will compare things then.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Work out with Noah

Noah's plan for remaining svelt:

1. Grow giant head
2. Get parents to lay you on your belly, then practice lifting giant head. Extra points if you use your entire body to do this, including toes. Also points for grunting.

Noah's backup plan: wear giant cloth diaper, so you look slim by comparison.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Darth Noah

Noah says: Luuuke...

Noah snoozes like a pro whenever we get together with the other moms and babies from my prenatal yoga class (the picture above is from when we met for a walk in the park this afternoon). I try to assure them this is not what he is like at 4am, but to no avail...

He is adorable while sleeping, though...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

One month old!

Can you believe it?

To celebrate Noah joined us for dinner.

And in his honor we attempted to eat a (slightly freezer burned) piece of Tania's cake that was as big as his head. Paaartay!

Seriously, though. What a month. What an amazing, crazy, tiring, special month.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Mommy's little monster

Actually, not so little. But still very cute.

Noah weighed in today at 11 pounds, 11 oz.

This means he's gained almost 3 pounds (or 1/3 of his birth weight) in just under a month. Clearly the kid can eat.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Family Picnic

Today we headed out to Evansburg state park, for a little picnic and a hike in the woods. Noah enjoyed the picnic until he woke up, and at that point he was NOT impressed with the wind.

He seemed to enjoy the hike a lot more.

At least until Mommy and Daddy misread the trail map and the hike extended past his mealtime... luckily we all made it back safe and sound and avoided starvation. Narrowly.

Then in the evening, we came home and Noah challenged Chad to a staring contest.

Noah clearly won, since Chad looked away to get the camera.