Sunday, September 28, 2008

Look what showed up on our doorstep

Zander has arrived. Let the party begin.

Little Zander is really starting to engage with us, and his playful personality is coming out. Here is our beautiful baby boy smiling at his dad.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fiji Toes!

Zander has Fiji toes! Is this a new development? Have I simply overlooked it until now? Who cares! He has Fiji toes!

My boy, you can look forward to a lifetime of picking things up with your feet. Hooray!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

One Month Already

Believe it or not, Li'l Z is already a month old. Time is flying by, and he is already changing so much.

He has already outgrown:

- the small setting for the straps on his car seat

- he is almost too big for his Beastly Bumz newborn diapers

- the baby straight-jacket (aka swaddling). If we try to swaddle his arms, he will lay there and punch until he gets his hands free

- he can drink out of a bottle (which, I have to admit, made me a tiny bit sad)

- sponge baths (now that he has a proper belly button, he can have regular baths). On the upside, he LOVES taking baths.

Here he is "sun bathing."

On advice from some of our friends, I went to "Grow with Me," a shop for gently-used baby stuff. It is a great store, and I found an infant stroller for $25! We are getting tons of use out of it, and Zander seems to enjoy our walks.

One of Zander's favorite places is him faux-lambskin rug. By a wacky coincidence, we received two identical rugs as gifts. Perfect! Now he can spit up on one and use the other while it is being washed.

"Baby on the lam"

Friday, September 12, 2008

Goodbye Umbilical Cord, Hello Belly Button

Zander lost his umbilical stump today!

Here is his new little belly button.

Zander seems to prefer not wearing clothes, but his hands and feet get chilly. This is our compromise.

Sunday, September 07, 2008