Sunday, August 30, 2009

Cleanser

So the News is really getting me worried about the Swine Flu and the fact that the age group most at risk includes Wyatt. I've already been pretty careful in general about clean hands around him but there's this little voice in the back of my head that says, "What if that's not enough?" One of the radio stations had a guest Doctor on air this past week was talking about a product called Hibiclens and I did end up going to the store and getting a bottle. The thing that really sparked my interest about it was the fact that it says a residue (that you can't feel) is left on your hands that continues to kill germs for up to 6 hours after washing with the soap. I've also given a bottle to my Mom and sister who are school teachers and my brother who seems to get sick more than the rest of us. Anyone else heard or used this product?



On a lighter note, here are some more pictures of the little man! These were taken at my nephew's 14th birthday party yesterday. The party was at Blue Springs State Park - luckily the canopy cover and the pavillion made it much cooler than the 95 degrees it was in the sun!

Wyatt with one of his Uncles.

Birthday Cake time!


Wyatt's cousin saying hello...

Mom and son.

Dad and his son.

The Birthday Boy!

Wyatt in the arms of his proud cousin.

One of Wyatt's Aunts. . .
This is Wyatt's favorite position right now. He normally calms right down if you put him on your arm. His Ah-Kong does it best though, he has the magic touch.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Swingin'

Several people have mentioned that a swing is a great thing for a baby (and Mom and Dad). So, this weekend I decided to give it a try. I found a nice one on Craigslist and picked it up on Saturday. It is true...he does like it!




We also had a visit from the Great Grandparents...



Wyatt is starting to follow things with his eyes...it's amazing that a week ago he couldn't focus on on object but now I can tell he's noticing things and is focusing on things in front of him!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Work

Well, I feel like I got SOMETHING accomplished today. I went to work for about 2 hours. It is so nice to get out of the house for a bit and do something! Wyatt was so good too. What a good little man :)

This morning Wyatt also got a hand and a foot imprinted for a little bronze plate. It was a gift from my Sister in Law - can't wait for them to come back. They're called, "Patty Cakes" -so cute! It was pretty convenient too because the place the imprints were done are just down the road from work. It takes about 8-10 weeks to get the finished product back...I'll post pictures when we get them! Thanks Charity and Don!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Air conditioning is great

The air conditioning unit at our house has not been functioning properly for the past week - Thankfully we have family nearby so were able to stay overnight at a house with cool air for several nights this week. Now, after 5 visits from a/c technicians the problem is finally fixed!! Hooray!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another blog

In my new role as a Mother I'm learning a lot and finding that what I once thought to be true has now been replaced with a "better" truth. So, I've decided to write about some of those realizations and new truths on a different blog. I've titled it: Realizations from a Mom. Take a gander if you'd like! http://www.realizationsfromamom.blogspot.com/ .

Also, I should have more picture of Wyatt very soon for those who are asking!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Photo shoot

One of the girls in the knitting group I'm part of, Jen, is putting together a portfolio so offered to do a photo session of our newborn, Wyatt. We were very excited about the opportunity so took her up on the offer. This Sunday was the photo session - I think there were a few shots that may come out well. He wasn't all that cooperative though. Fussy little man. Guess he didn't care for being the center of attention that morning. Here are a few she has sent us...there are more on the way.





Monday was his 2 week check up at the pediatrician and everything seems to be looking good. He weighed in at 7 lbs 13oz so he's been eating!! Normally they like to see newborns back up to their birth weight at 2 weeks old...well, Wyatt has surpassed that by 11oz! I'm glad he's getting what he needs during his feedings! There are A LOT during the day!