Wednesday, December 8, 2010


Julian took his first big cross country trip for Thanksgiving. We flew from Arcata to Philly...a very long two plane rides. He slept on the loud little plane but didn't do so great on the big long plane ride. He did great for takeoff and landing but the middle was full of fussiness. Of course it seemed like every time we got up to walk around the seatbelt light came on! Once we got there though he was all smiles and pretty much stayed that way the whole visit.
It was Julian's Thanksgiving. Surrounded by family, he was a happy little guy. How could he not be with so much love and attention 24/7. We stayed with GranGran  and PopPop and Grandma Rachel stayed with us too. Julian got to meet his Great Aunts and Uncles and even had Great Aunt Mary and Great Uncle Joe drive down from CT to meet him! Grandma Wendy and Grandpa Jim came up from North Carolina and it was one big party! We hung out and played with all his new toys, eat lots of food, and visited the Please Touch Museum with cousin Brian. The museum was amazing...he was a little yound for it and fell asleep halfway thru but I can only wish we had one where we live. I especially loved the grocery store and kitchen. Of course, Julian wouldn't know what have the food was since he will be raised on natural food stores, lol.
The ride home was great. Waking up at 4 in the morning was miserable but it worked to our advantage. Julian slept a ton and was generally in a good mood. He had everyone entertaining him with his big grin. He even got his wings!
Thanks everyone for making his first Thanksgiving so amazing!

Julian with mom, Grandma Wendy and Grandpa Jim

Please Touch Museum



Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Saturday was a big day for Julian! He figured out how to jump in the jumperoo! It is no longer just a place to hang and look at the toys but now he can move. It was great to see him start moving around and them realize that he could jump in it. It had suddenly gone from a 5 minute fun spot to a 15 minute jump a thon. I guess it is time to move the swing out of the living room!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

2 months

Wow, I can't believe that it has been a month since I have posted and Julian is already two months old! So much has happened in the last month. He has hit some major milestones as he smiles now, lifts his head and bats at things. He actually notices his toys and his smile will melt your heart.

Yesterday he had his first set of shots. We chose to go ahead and give him the recommended shots other than the Hep B. Luckily this meant two shots and an oral vaccine. He took it so well, only cried right when they stuck the needle in but calmed down almost immediatly. We did have a tough night though as he cried and cried and did not want to go to sleep. Then he woke up repeatedly throughout the night but I think it wasnt even the shots but gas that was bothering him..go figure. Gas has been the story of his little life so far and I hope it gets better soon. It is so sad to see his gassy face and hear his little cries in the night. We have been having a little success with the gripe water but the doctor recommended Mylicon. I guess we may need to try it though I am very wary of giving him any medicines...

Here are some pictures of the last month
Julian and Grandma

Santa Cruz for my birthday (Reading his new Spanish book with Dad)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

1 month later...

Well Julian is a month old and so far we have survived...with a lot of help. Today marks the end of the round the clock help at my house but so far so good.. Thank goodness I have been getting him f sleep in the swing for the last couple of days. Mom (my mom, his grandma) just left and we were so sad to see her go. We had a really great time. I healed a ton and became much more confident about going places. I am now way better prepared to go at it alone. That said I really wish we all lived closer to one another :(

Julian is growing and growing. He eats like a little piglet and is getting chunky. The newborn clothes have officially been put away and 3 month clothes are fitting now. It feels so weird to have him growing out of stuff already!