Sunday, May 31, 2009

Grammy Shahnamian

Steve's mom died on Friday. I know it brought her great joy to see her son become a father. We will always be grateful of the 5 months she had with Lucas.

Of course, this got me thinking of my mom and I felt sadness for Lucas. I know he will probably not feel the same sadness over losing these two great women but, sadness because he will never know either of his biological grandmothers.

Cousin Eli

We took our first road trip down to New York to meet the newest addition to the Powell family. Steve and I were a little anxious to see how Lucas would handle the 4 1/2 hour car ride. Lucas did awesome in the car. He slept for a little of it, looked out the window, and played. So far it doesn't seem that Lucas inherited his mother's motion sickness. I hope he doesn't.

Eli is a doll. Half the time we all forgot he was there. We would here a little "eh, eh" and Holly would feed him. Holly, Nate, Steve and I reminisced about the previous NY visits where we would shop during the day and bar hop at night. Now, we are taking turns changing diapers and burping babies. At one point during the visit the kids decided to do things in unison: Theo was puking, Eli was crying and Lucas was hiccuping/pooping/crying. I like to call it organized chaos. Family events will never be the same.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Food and Thumbs

I tried starting Lucas on rice cereal this week. Some days he enjoyed it and other days he wasn't that interested. As long as he is getting enough milk (and we all know he is), I am not too concerned with rice cereal. We'll start the other solid foods at 6 months.

Lucas has been sucking his thumb a lot lately. Frankly, I'm glad. He doesn't particularly like the pacifier, but likes to suck. It seems to calm him and I don't have to worry about him dropping it or loosing it!

Steve left today for work in Nantucket. He won't be back until late Tuesday night. It's me and Lucas until then. I wonder how it'll be without Steve!?!?

Monday, May 11, 2009

17 pounds of baby

In no particular order here are some highlights from the past week:

-Lucas went to his 4 month check up and weighs 17 pounds! The doctor said he was healthy and wasn't worried about his weight at all. The doc also wants to wait to give Lucas any solids (including rice cereal) until 6 months. He said babies that start solids before then are more likely to develop allergies.

-Lucas has a new cousin! Eli Cooper Powell was born on Friday in his mom and dad's bathroom. Lucas is very excited to meet him over Memorial Day weekend. We even went shopping to buy the new guy a little something.

-This was my first Mother's Day as a mom! For the past 14 years I dreaded Mother's Day but I actually enjoyed this one with Lucas. Steve even made me a great lobster dinner.

-Steve and I went out on a date without Lucas. This was the first time we went out together since Lucas was born back in December. Donna came over and watched the little guy while we enjoyed Star Trek. It was so nice to get out and relax without worrying someone will have a crying fit, poop or be overtired (Steve did great). We'll be calling Donna again real soon.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Hot, hot, hot!

It was so hot last week that we broke out the kiddie pool. Lucas loved splashing in the water with his daddy. Take a look at some of the pictures.

Lucas participated in his first 5k walk on Saturday. The family walked for the March for Dimes with the Chien family. We had to stop about 10 seconds into the walk because someone got fussy and needed food (not Steve). All in all it was a fun day and I think Lucas would like to do some more charity walks/runs.
Lucas has his 4 month appointment on Tuesday. We are sure the doctor will tell us to start feeding him rice cereal. As you can tell by the pictures Lucas doesn't miss a meal, so we don't anticipate any problems with Lucas eating his rice cereal.

I'll update you next week to let you know how it goes!