Saturday, October 10, 2009

Colin Sleeps, Part 2

Our poor baby has been banished to the closet because he snores SO loud (read previous post to find out why this is a problem). It sounds abusive but if you heard the little gremlin then you too would understand. He even wakes Monster up at night! She will go check on him by standing up on her hind legs and peeking into the bassinet.

When you think about it, the closet is actually the perfect place for a baby - the hundreds of clothes provide nice sound proofing and there is no cold draft from the AC. In fact, once upon a time, David's crib was kept in the closet. When David's dad told us that story I laughed out loud. Just when I thought we had a genius/totally original idea. How funny is that?!?

Colin Sleeps, Part 1

Could this baby be any more relaxed? I love that he can fall asleep in the strangest positions. He must get that from David because I have to be in bed, pitch dark, total quiet with my "nest" (3 pillows and 3 blankets) and it still takes me half an hour to fall asleep.

Baby Bjorn Rocks!

I have a few "tricks of the trade" that I would recommend to any new parents. First off, buy a swing because that will be your favorite thing! Second, get an activity mat because that is how you will be able to take your shower every day. Lastly, get a baby bjorn because that is how you will dry your hair, put on make up, unload the dish washer, fold clothes, make the bed, cook dinner, feed the dog, walk the dog, etc. Basically if you need hands to do it, the Bjorn will get you free to get 'er done. I wish I had a picture of me drying my hair with Colin strapped to my chest bc it's quite an interesting thing to witness.

BTW, I feel like I've mastered the art of multitasking. I can now breast feed while holding Monster, working on the computer and talking on the phone. And I can even grab things with my feet when I'm giving Colin a bottle. Today David said, "Can you hand me the burp cloth?" I hooked it with a toe and tossed it to him. All in a days work.

I did snap a picture of David with his Bjorn on. It has a funny name but don't laugh bc this sucker is a God send...

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bath Accident

I gave Colin a bath today and it ended kinda like this...


Colin Smiles

It's not just gas this time...he's happy and he knows it!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hi, My name is Colin Peden

Today my mom dressed me up like a girl...

And this is what I thought about it...