Monday, November 23, 2009

11.5 pounds and 24.5 inches long!

Those were Connor's stats at his 2 month pediatric appointment on the 17th. I can't believe how big he is already! Some miles stones are he has learned how to get his hand in his mouth whenever he likes, not just by accident. He is also figuring out how to grasp on to things. One of his favorite toys is his firefly, he has grasped the rings that hang off the bottom and pulled on them numerous times. Sleeping has been getting better too. He goes from about 9 pm till 2 or 3 am, then he wakes up again around 5 or 6 am. I hope that it won't be too much longer till he sleeps all night, but for now 5 to 6 hours is a good stretch.

Connor sitting up with the hick-ups

Our trip to San Francisco went really well. Connor slept almost the whole plane ride out to the west cost, and then on the way back was awake more since it was day time, but still did really well. Our fellow passengers commented that they hardly knew a baby was sitting so close to them. Everyone things traveling with an infant would be hard, but I think it would be harder if he was older. We got to skip the long security line on the way back since we were traveling with a little one, and the good folks of United Airlines really did a great job accommodating our little family and making it all that much easier on us. On our first full day Connor and I went to Pier 39 where there are a lot of tourist shops, restaurants, and best of all Sea Lions! Then I hiked up the steep hills to see Lombard Street. It was cool to see the street that I had seen on TV and photos so many times in real life. The only problem is we had to go back down the hills to get a cab back to the apartment we were staying at, and that scared the crap out of me with Connor in the stroller. I wish I could have seen more, but it was hard getting around the city by myself, perhaps if there is a next time and Connor is older it will be easier.

Sea Lions

Well I am down to only 2 more weeks at home till I have to head back to work. I now wish that I could extend my leave till the new year, but I am afraid it is to late to make that request. I know those first few weeks are going to be hard, I just hope it gets easier. I won't lie I do wish I could just say home and take care of my sweet boy, he is just a joy and I don't want to miss any of it.

Well Thursday is Thanksgiving! My favorite holiday, it is just getting together with family and eating food, what could be better! I hope you all out in blogger land have a great holiday with your families.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Month #2 with Baby Connor!

Connor’s second month of life has been very busy! Since our last post we all went down to Connecticut to attend our good friends Chris and Val’s wedding, and Auntie Marci, Nick, and Grandpa Chagnon hosted a party for everyone from Greg’s family to meet Connor! We also celebrated two more birthdays: Uncle Ham Bone (Tom) turned 22, and Sophia Sauk turned 1 year old!

Connor attended the rehearsal dinner so he could meet Uncle Chris and Aunt Val before there big day! He was not even the youngest baby there, Val’s friend and bridesmaid brought her daughter who was only 11 days old! Connor did not appreciate Mr. Gonzales trying to use him as an example, he let out a loud cry when he was pointed out to the bride and groom as an example of what the parents would like for their next big gift, a grandchild of their own. Connor wailed in protest, I think he was trying to say, “They will create a new friend for me when they are good and ready, lets all let the nice Aunt and Uncle enjoy their wedding day first.” The wedding was wonderful, Chris and Val both looked so happy! Greg was finally able to relax once his best man speech was done, and it was a wonderful party. Connor stayed home with Grandpa Jim and company during the wedding. I came back to check on him and feed him between the ceremony and reception, however he was in good hands with Great Aunt Sandy to help out, so I was able to relax myself and have a good time at the reception, and Daddy only called once to check in on him, not bad since this was the first time I was away from Connor for more than an hour or two.

Groomsmen feeding the Groom some beer

Some proud papas

Greg & Chris
Chris, Val, Greg, & Jill The Best Man Speech

The next day Connor got to meet his Daddy’s families, and some more friends. Auntie Marci deserves the most credit for making the day so great with her cooking and hosting! We are so glad so many family members from both near and far were able to join us and got to meet Connor while he is still a little guy.

This week Auntie Marci is going to come and visit for a few days and spend some quality time with Connor! This coming weekend we will be back in CT again for Nikki P.’s Baby Shower and to celebrate yet another birthday Grandpa Changon is going to be 59. Then we are off on our big adventure to San Francisco! We will be sure to take lots of photos and report back on our trip, the day we get back Connor will be 2 months old!