Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Sweet happy boy.
Tummy time has become a more pleasant experience lately:
I love it when he wants to look at me instead of his toys :)

He's done.

first smiles.

 Here are some of the first photos I have of Gideon smiling..I took them back when I wrote that post promising photos and here they are (I never claimed to be a good photographer):

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


What exactly does 'sleeping through the night' mean?
Sometimes Gideon will sleep a good solid seven hours (not last night, of course), but that means he wakes up at 5am....and that's not really morning yet....not for me, anyway. Can I have a goal of him sleeping from 10 to 8? Probably not, huh?

Tomorrow's forecast: 76 and sunny. CAN. NOT. WAIT.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Just a regular day....

Gideon has brought me lots of joy today. He's been awake a lot. While that means he gets cranky sometimes, it also means he gets smiley. And we've had the opportunity to do a lot of stuff together.

Tummy time seems to be getting better for him (still not his favorite, though)...and today I could swear he was reaching for a little rattle on his tummy time mat.

He follows me everywhere with his big baby blues, which I love.

We tried something new today, too. I had gotten an adoption magazine and there was an article about using massage to promote bonding. I thought it sounded fun and I hadn't had a chance to use his baby Burt's Bees Apricot Oil (I love Burt's Bees baby products!), so I thought we'd give it a shot. It was actually an enjoyable experience for both of us. He seemed to like it and I know I did! And I don't know if it was the massage, but he's finally sleeping.

His sleeping through the night that I wrote about in my last post was indeed a fluke, but I still can't complain since he only wakes up every four-ish hours.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gideon is SUCH a good kid!
He has started smiling in response to my smiles--amazing! That brings me so much joy and causes me to look quite goofy as I smile as big as I can any time he looks at me. I promise to put up pictures of his smiles (not mine) soon!
Also, the past couple nights, he's practically slept THROUGH THE NIGHT. Is that even possible? It's probably just a fluke, but last night I fed him at 9:30, put him in his crib at 11ish, and he slept til 5:30...he was awakeish but wasn't even crying when Ole went to feed him.
I am so amazed at how he is developing and growing. He's such a blessing! I think he just might be the best baby ever.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

I just couldn't resist trying some naked shots again. This kid has cute cheeks (four of them)!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Go Bison!

Here is another example of Ole's great styling skills. Actually, Gideon was quite cozy in daddy's sweatshirt.

Baby #2..... a GIRL!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Not a fan....

....of nakedness.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010