Tuesday, November 20, 2007

New Firsts

Today we had some new firsts! Gwen sat in her highchair and ate some cereal out of a bowl with a spoon!!! This was an experience for the both of us. Gwen got the hang of it pretty fast and within the first couple of bites she knew she had to open her mouth when the spoon was there. She didn't eat much, as you can see most of it laned outside the mouth. But she did eat some which I think is GREAT. For the first time I think she did a wonderful job. I, on the other hand need more practice at this feeding thing. Jamie doesn't know it yet but I think I am going to have to practice on him with a spoon. I don't know how to put it in the mouth. How do you drive a spoon? Do you put it in straight and pull out straight? Do put it in straight and the kind of turn it up when exiting? I have no idea... and as of the feeding today I now think Gwen knows that too!!! Overall it was a fun experience and I am lookig forward to doing it again soon.


Monday, November 19, 2007

Uneventful November

For the most part November has been uneventful. We have been hanging around home. We have been keeping busy with things around the area. Recently, I have gone back to work full time. This has been harder than I thought it would be. One of the first nights that I had to put in long hours at work Gwen rolled over...at my mom's. Missing something like this is hard emotionally, but it is getting easier every day. Since that first time she has been rolling over often. The first time she did it at home we caught it on video. This will be something fun for Gwen to see when she gets older.

Both Jamie and I have had the run of sicknesses. Two weekends ago Jamie was sick Wednesday thru Sunday and I was sick Sunday thru Wednesday. That made for some long days. The weekend we were sick Joanne, Jamie's mom, came up on Sunday to hang out. (See picture of Gwen and her hanging out watching the Packer game)

This past weekend we traveled to Oshkosh to celebrate Aunt Meaghan's 29th Birthday. We spent the afternoon and evening there eating and watching the Badgers and Packer's kick some Minnesota A**.

We are all excited for Thanksgiving. Gwen's excited to be starting some solid foods in the upcoming days. I am excited to do some day after Thanksgiving shopping and Jamie, well he is just excited. We will post how the rest of the week goes with all the excitement.

Here are some pictures of Gwen all bundled up in her car seat now since it is so cold these days, and some of time with mom and dad. Check out those eyes! She gets these huge eyes when she sees the camera in front of her...It's HILLARIOUS!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Gwen's 1st Halloween!

Halloween was a lot of fun! Just look how cute she is ~ cute enough to eat. And those cheeks!!!

We were able to visit some family but not for long before Gwen started getting fussy, she was waken up from a nap to get dressed and head out. Then she was getting hungry and tired while at my parents so the night was cut short.
P.S. Grandpa's favorite candy is the Tootsie Roll, coincidence? I think NOT!

Brian and Vanessa's wedding

On Friday October 26th Jamie stood up as a groomsmen in his cousin Brian's wedding. The wedding was in Crystal Lake, IL. This was the first time Gwen left Wisconsin and got to stay in a hotel. What an experience! The drive alone was an adventure. What was supposed to take 2 hours and 45 miutes turned into an over 4 hour trip. Thank goodness Gwen slept...the WHOLE time. It was amazing, she did so well. The trip could have been high stress with a husband drivng and taking "detours" and a screaming daughter but whitout the crying it made the "detours" not so bad. When we finally got to the hotel we realized there was a dog show there so there were dogs everywhere! The people next door to us had 3 themselves. It was a nice hotel so I was suprised they allowed animals even for something like this. The wedding was a lot of fun and it was nice to see people we haven't seen in awhile. Jamie and I didn't get to do all that much together since he was standing up and all but Gwen and I had a good time. We even danced together, it was fun. She did really well the whole trip. She slept good in the room (we brought her pack n' play) and on the drive to and from Illinois. She didn't make a noise during the service and slept through the dinner. It was PERFECT! We didn't go swimming because I want to wait until she is a little older with all the chemicals in the water and her sweet skin. Over all we had wonderful time but we have decided we need a mini van. You need to bring a TON of stuff when you have a baby.