Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Grandma gave Evan a musical toy and he really enjoys listening to the songs and seeing the lights flash. Over the past few months he has taken to this toy a lot...
We hope you enjoy the many delights of Evan. We are constantly giving him hugs and kisses as he brings such joy to our lives.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Daisy has been in a very playful mood, as all her toys were strewn all over the family room last night. Here she is tuckered out (and kind of pouting as she wanted to play ball)...
Monday, May 21, 2007
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Monday, May 14, 2007
Daddy called later in the morning and told me that the closest he could get to breakfast in bed was a gift card to Krispy Kreme. YUM! So Evan and I headed out to the grocery to pick up a few items and off to Krispy Kreme for breakfast. Daddy sure knows what Mommy loves for breakfast! The rest of the day was spent leisurely hanging around the house with my children. It was great! Evan rolled over again and was in a happy mood all day.
For those that don't know, Jason was out of town from Tuesday through Sunday at a workshop in Albany, NY. Yes, that means I was a single mom for 6 days. What made it even more challenging was that Evan and I were taking care of Brendan and Maureen's bunny, Turkish, during that time because they were out of town. Let me just say that I have all the respect in the world for single moms. I don't know how they do it. Maybe they aren't used to having all the help in the beginning. Gosh, I was exhausted! From getting Evan to daycare in the morning, to getting me to work on time, working all day, picking up Evan, coming home and eating dinner, heading out to take care of Turkish, heading home to relax a bit, and then heading to bed. Phew! Add to it another cold - Evan is giving it back to me. It was tough! Now Jason is back home safe and everyone is thrilled. Sorry about my weird facial expression in this previous photo. I don't know...I just feel like it looks weird! Anyway, I survived a week without my husband's generous help and had a wonderful Mother's Day. Now we can settle back into life as we know it...until Daddy goes to another conference next month. Ahhhh, the life of a scientist!
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Here's what happened: I laid Evan on the bed so I could change my shirt as he decorated it with a fair amount of spit-up. He was on his back and, like always, rolled to his left side. For the past few weeks, he'd do this but his left arm would be in the way, and he'd just roll back. Well, maybe it was the bunched up comforter that assisted him, but he used his legs to prop his body up and pop! Out comes his left arm. He even turned his head 180 degrees to look at me. I was amazed and squealed with delight. That made Daisy very excited and she wanted to play with Evan even more. I sure wished Daddy could have seen it...
Here is Evan right after rolling over (not the clearest picture as I snapped it very quickly to capture the moment!)...
Big sister Daisy was excited for her little brother and wanted to play a lot!
The start of this Mother's Day weekend is going pretty well. What could be a greater present than your little baby accomplishing a milestone right in front of your eyes! Daddy, hurry home!
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
We have been trying to leave Evan in tummy time for longer. Since he's getting older, he is becoming more tolerable to being by himself. When he was really young, he always wanted to be held. I think daycare is definitely helping him be less dependant. One evening this week, while waiting for Daddy to come home and letting Mommy get some dishes done, Evan found his fingers! He actually didn't find his thumb, he found his index finger and proceeded to suck it until it was pretty red! I let him suck on it for a good 10-15 minutes, then saw the color and decided it was enough. I tried to show Evan his thumb and how he can suck on that if he wants, but he wasn't having any of it! Index finger it is...
Some of you may remember that I got sick with a nasty cold over Easter and battled my illness during my last week of maternity leave and first week back to work. Well, it never fails, I gave my cold to Jason. He's been struggling with it for a few weeks and now it's a family affair! Evan had a stuffy nose a few weeks ago, but it wasn't really bad. Well, it's back and with a vengance. He was pretty nasally the past few nights, and developed a chest cough last night. The pediatric nurse wanted Evan to be seen by a doctor today. Turns out to be a basic cold...no ear infection...yeah!
Drum roll, please......they got a weight on the future Bears linebacker....and he weighs....a whopping...18 pounds, 11 ounces!!!! Yes, and he's only 3 1/2 months old! He goes in for his 4 month check up later this month so we'll see how much more weight he puts on. Guess the Graco Snugride car seat isn't going to last the "average" 6 months for the Mears household. Actually, I'm going out this weekend to buy the convertible car seat. Ahhh, parenthood is great!
Saturday, May 5, 2007
This week was good but pretty uneventful. Evan's evening and night sleeping habits are getting better...I only had to get up once each night this week for a feeding. Evan would fall fast asleep after getting a full tummy. He's started reaching at our faces. I can't tell you how many times Evan has gotten Mommy's nose! It is interesting to see him discover the world in little ways, like grabbing my nose, or ears, or eyes.