Tuesday, January 23, 2007

skipping down the streets

the winter air has been crisp, the snow has gone from fluffy to glazed with ice but the sun has been shining for days. I feel like we're developing a daily rhythm, and it feels so good. Owen has been sleeping through the nights; he's been going down between 8:30 and 9:30, sleeping somewhere until 6 and 8. I'm still pumping and feeding Owen my milk by bottle. That's formed into a routine as well and I've grown accustomed to how that works, as has Owen. It's comfortable and quick, and pleases the both of us.
Matt Frise turned 33 this past week, and we went to his party. Owen feel asleep on the walk there, and he slept the whole time we were at the party, and didn't wake up when we put him into bed. It was amazing and it felt so freeing. I went out earlier in the week as well while Ry stayed home with Owen. It was nice to get out; I skipped down the street, acknowledging the fact that i didn't have a cute babe attached to me. I love little Owen, but it's felt great to get out of the house, alone.

Owen loves when we sing to him! He gets the biggest smile on his face, and he watches us, enthralled. He also really enjoys being lifted into the air. We've put him in his jolly jumper a couple times too, and he enjoys having control and moving his strong legs. It's really cute. Just like all his other independent activities (like his chairs or toy rugs) he can only stand being by himself for so long. He's been doing better lately, though.

Friday, January 19, 2007

sweet sweet boy

ry and joel have a show tonight. i've thought about going but i'm going to stay at home with owen. Owen has been going to bed some time around 9 lately, so i don't want to throw that off, as we're really enjoying having him on a bit of a schedule. His incoming teeth are still bothering him, and i think that wakes him up in the first few hours he's asleep. he'll become roused, but not fully awake. As soon as you pick him up, he's immediately asleep. So sweet. He's been really snuggly lately, which i love.

These photos are from around New Years. We haven't taken any new ones lately.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

of teeth and other things

Owen has begun the painful process of cutting his firth teeth. None have come through yet, but by the way he's gnawing on our shoulders, his hands, his blankets and anything else soft, and not to mention the constant drool upon his lower lip and chin - they'll be appearing soon! Poor little guy. He's doing so well with it thus far. We have these homeopathic teething tablets that we've given him (thank you Kira!) and they have given relief to the whole family. I do believe his first tooth will be top, my right. We'll see if I'm right.

In the midst of his teething pain, Owen has been all smiles. And for the way we've been feeling lately, he has brought us comfort in our pain. What I mean is: This past Monday our friend committed suicide. He was one no one would have thought; Nathan was confident and talented, he had his life together. He was basically, if not actually, engaged to a great girl. It's been a difficult tragedy to work through. He was loved by many, and a friend to many. Our entire SSU community is mourning his death, and we're all trying to let the mystery of why he took his life go. So, to have Owen be so sweet and dear to us, has been a wonderful comfort.

This past week has been a whirlwind, with the new semester beginning and Nato's death. I do believe I'll call it a night soon, in hopes of gaining the lost hours of late.