Saturday, January 24, 2009

Four Month Pics

Photos courtesy of Owen's aunt, the wonderful, talented and lovely Tara


Owen had his four month appointment on Friday. He comtinues to score off the charts as far as weight and height. Weight was 16lbs 13oz (86%), height was 26 1/2in (99%). Poor little guy had to get 2 shots but he did well all in all. The doctor suggested we start him on cereal once or twice a day. He had his first taste later that day...

Happy in his bumbo seat

Pre-cereal face

First bite....

Eh. Not lovin' it.

I'm done!

He's had it twice since then and has done a little better. Poor thing isn't sure what to do with it, the cereal just kind of sits there in his mouth while he stares at me. Hehe, what a cutie.

Brotherly Love

Here's a pic of me and my little brother, Jesse. He's leaving for the Navy next month so I'm trying to get as much time with him as I can. Thanks to Tara and JoAnn for watching Owen so Jesse and I could get lunch this week!

I'm so sad for Jesse to go, I'll miss him so much! But I know he will be able to see lots of new things and meet lots of new people. I'm so proud of him for his desire to give up all he knows to serve his country.

Love you J! I'll be praying for you while you're away.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Johnny Jump Up

We got this great new Johnny Jump Up from my sister-in-law. Thanks Tara! We put Owen in it last night. He was a little grumpy to begin with, but seemed to like it ok. However, when he got really going with his little legs and was bouncing all over the place, he almost bounced his little head right into the doorframe. Hmm. Ladies? Mommies out there, is there a way I can avoid a little Johnny Jump Up collision? Am I using it right?

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Owen's First Trim

Owen got his first trim on Monday night. He was born with a full head of hair but over time it has fallen out in this odd pattern leaving lots of hair at the nape of his neck and almost bald right above that where his head rests when he sleeps. I think I have to plead mother's bias on this because I think it looks cute. A few other people in the family disagreed, however, saying it looked rediculous. So I let Shelley give him a little trim (thanks Shelley!). Have to admit, it does look a little better now!

And yes I kept the hair! It's safe and sound in a little baggie in his dresser.

Monday, January 19, 2009

4 Months

Owen Parker is four months old today. Boy, have the past few months flown by! Owen seems much more like a baby baby and less like a newborn. He's developing such a personality. He's so fun!

I don't have any stats on him quite yet. His four month appointment is scheduled for Friday, so I will post them then.

Now, for some Owen updates.

He enjoys his walker every now and then, but much prefers to just be held. Not a very independent baby.

He has started to put absolutely everything in his mouth

Here he is entertaining Great Grandpa Lin

Big smiles for mom :]

Just look at this sweet face! It melts me every day

Discovering fingers

His little feet are crossed at the ankles ALL the time!

More smiles

"Mommy loves me" - oh YES she does

Owen has been really coming alive this month. He's pretty feisty and loves attention. He also loves kisses, walks, sleeping on mommy in the baby Bjorn, being sung to, having his diaper changed, musical toys, and he's warming up to his swing.

He does NOT love being alone, sitting down, being put into his carseat, baths, and nap/night time.

He was doing well sleeping through the night last month, but something has changed and it's been more difficult. He generally sleeps about a six to eight hour stretch, then wants to eat and go back down. Hoping starting him on cereal this month will help this problem.

Another favorite around our house these days is the sound of Owen's laugh. He doesn't do it very often (Daddy is the best at getting a giggle out of him), but when he does, boy does he melt our hearts! Ryan and I so adore him and enjoy spending time together as a family. Owen is such a blessing to us, and we pray that we can continue to walk through each season with Owen to the glory of God.

I'll post another update after his appointment this week. I'm wondering how much he's gonna weigh... he's in 6 month clothes already!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Years

This year we hosted our 3rd Annual New Year's Eve party. Here are some pics of the night, better late than never :)

The banner came out of the package reading "Happy New Yaer"

The food spread, yummy

David & Cynthia

Ry & I

The boys

Cynthia and Ruth

Liz and Jessica

The girls

The boys playing a video game

We also played our annual charades game, but I was having too much fun to take pictures!