Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Josiah did well with the assent. He nursed and he didn't fuss at all. I waited a bit on the decent to start nursing him and he did fuss a little so I let him nurse and he was fine. He finished before we landed but did pretty well. I think the pressure feeling of the final approach to the runway scared him a bit but bouncing him seemed to make it all ok.
Dad has rusty. He put his kennel in your little green house area hoping I think to cause the least amount of trauma to the new cats. I hope rusty likes it. He's usually fine wherever his kennel is. TJ has been irritated by his neighbor's wind chime, so I warned him he will now hear clang clang yap yap awhooo. ;)
Thursday, May 16, 2013
We said good bye to Grammy and Grampy today. They left to drive back home at 9:30. We took some pictures before they left.
|three generations of Wrights|
We just had a lazy and relaxing day. We watched TV, surfed the web, did a little laundry and took a walk. I wanted to experiment with the Moby Wrap positions. Turns out I didn't break out too far from the mold. I still wrapped it around me the exact same way, but I learned how to use the same wrap to leave Josiah's feet out, and how to let him face out with feet in or out.
|He's wearing a puppy hat made by a patient I took care of when I was 36 weeks pregnant.|
It was nice to get out an walk around since really all we did today was finish a complete season of the Amazing Race.
|He wore my favorite shirt for his birthday! (he doesn't like it much, he thinks it makes him look like a picnic table.|
I planned the day to do very Bryan things today. We slept in. We had smoothies for breakfast. We relaxed and messed around on the computer. We went to Gyro House for lunch. We relaxed some more and took a nap. I made angel food cake and shrimp pasta with herb cream sauce for dinner (his favorites). His parents were already here, and mine came over for dinner. I didn't pressure him to hang out with anyone, or do anything big and birthday like, and he seemed to like that. He got his present two weeks ago, when his parents came. They picked it up at Cabellas in Eugene on their way up from California. It's a compound bow for hunting. Here is Ethan modeling it. He's pretty excited about it. There is a target set up in the back yard for him to practice with and everything. Hurray for a successful but special low key birthday.
|can I go hunting with you?|
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
We have been gone from home so much and so busy, that we decided to just rest today. So we got out of bed around 11am (well actually I got up several times before that, I just didn't stay up until 11am). We ate a leisurely breakfast and puttered around. I got a text from Laura saying we should hang out, so I went over there for the afternoon and we talked, played with babies and sewed. It was nice. I got some more burp cloths finished for Nike, and I cut some flannel to surge the edge of for a swaddle blanket. Josiah tested out Jess's (note: Laura checked and this is grammatically correct due to the 's' making a soft sound. So, you add an apostrophe 's' to make the 'z' sound to make it possessive) activity mat. He sure got a kick out of talking to himself in the mirror.
While sewing he got a bit fussy after laying on the floor for a while, so I borrowed Laura's Moby Wrap to calm him down. It worked; he slept some in it and was happy until he got hungry. I wasn't finished with what I was working on so I decided it was time to get creative. I have heard people say that you can breast feed a baby in the Moby. Josiah has pretty consistent head control now, so I just loosened everything while he was in the newborn hold and got him down to the right level and scooted him a bit over to the left and he went to town. I thought it might be uncomfortable, but it was fine, and he was happy, so I finished my sewing project.
|He's nursing in this picture|
|sleepy smiles before bed|
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Bryan said he wants to go to both churches today, so he hopped out of bed as soon as I told him it was 40 minutes until we needed to leave. He got himself all ready and was able to take Josiah when he was done eating, so that I could get ready. We made it mostly on time to early service at Southwest Bible.
The sermon was from Luke 10 about Mary sitting at Jesus's feet while Martha was distracted serving. Martha was so anxious about her tasks serving those at their house that she was upset that Mary was not helping her, and she was not even listening to what Jesus was teaching. This verse on the left is Psalm 94:19. It is a verse I want to memorize. I have a hard time not being distracted by things that give me anxiety and having this verse to quote to myself will help keep my mind in check. It was very fitting to be in this section on Mother's Day. It was purely coincidental, but fitting. It was the closest to a holiday sermon I have ever heard at Southwest and it was just because the next text in the series from Luke was fitting. ;)
Josiah slept in the pew most of the sermon. He fussed a little, but was able to be consoled without a bottle, and we didn't have to cary him out at all. I couldn't remember if BNC started service at 10:30 or 10:45, so we left early and headed there. I was able to feed Josiah in the "mother's room" before service started. It was very nicely arranged with a changing table, 3 gliders, a few toys, a bouncer, and a bumpo to keep babies entertained. It was dimly lit with mirrored windows into the sanctuary and sound so women don't have to miss the service to nurse. Once again Josiah slept though the sermon and only fussed a little during worship (He doesn't like clapping. It startles him.) The sermon was about Jesus's ascension being important to our faith. It was very Biblically sound, we were impressed and pleased.
For Mother's Day Twi and Jason came up and we took Mom and Dad and Bob and Edwina to Thai Bloom for lunch. It was very nice. We were glad we had made reservations (Twi's idea, but she made me do it.). We were in a room where a huge, and somewhat loud, extended family (maybe 12 adults and 18 children) were also seated. The wait staff handled it really well, and all the noise the large group made prevented me from being concerned about Josiah's occasional fussiness bothering anyone.
|Holding the mum that I was given at BNC for Mother's Day.|
After lunch we went to my parent's house for a game of crazy croquet. I don't think we'll ever play croquet normally. It's too fun to set it up like a mini golf course, and my parent's back yard holds endless obstacles. Bob didn't want to play, but he walked around with us and enjoyed the humor of it all. He only went inside once when it was raining pretty steadily. Mom had lawn chairs out under a big umbrella in the center of the yard, and we had our camp chairs and umbrellas out everywhere for comfort.
|Jason broke the handle to a flimsy mallet right when he had his ball under the trampoline, so mom got him an extension handle.|
|Josiah wants to play!|
Josiah hung out either in the Beco carrier with me or Bryan, or he laid under the big umbrella with all the chairs. We just had to make sure that while he was laying there someone stayed within his eye sight or he would cry. He didn't want to be left alone. He enjoyed looking around, whether laying there or in the carrier. Eventually he fell asleep, and Bryan used his hat to keep him dry. He fell asleep as soon as the hat was put on him, so I suspect the rain drops were keeping him awake.
Josiah sure had his share of fun. He loved being tossed up and down and all the people coming to talk to him trying to make him laugh. Mission get-Josiah-to-laugh-before-Grammy-leaves has not been successful yet, but it keeps us busy trying, and we sure get a lot of smiles!
|Daredevil baby loves to be up high in the air or tossed. Bryan was using him like an umbrella for a few seconds, maybe not intentionally, but it's what it looked like.|
|This umbrella was so light weight that Josiah could move it all around. It was pretty cute to watch him mess with it.|
|Big Smiles from "flying"|
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Josiah was so tired from only short naps and all the in and put of the car and in and out of his carrier yesterday that he slept for 8 hours. He went to sleep late at 10 after we got home from my parent's house. We tried to get him to sleep there but it didn't really work. Bryan was up tinkering trying to fix his old iPhone. He stayed up till 5am messing with it because he thought surely Josiah would wake up for his bottle soon but he never did. I fed him when he woke up at 6 am. He woke up once after that but settled with a pacifier and slept till 9 for another feeding. Too bad Bryan didn't get all that sleep.
|he can almost suck his thumb|
We left the house around 2 and took Max downtown to Saturday Market. We had fun looking around. We are some snacks and got a couple trinkets.
|at the spoon man shop|
We walked from there to Powells Books, and looked around there for a while.
Josiah was pretty hungry but I couldn't find a suitable place to sit and feed him so we went to noodles and company for dinner and I nursed him there. Crazy that I could find a place at Saturday market, but not at Powells. At the market I just sat on a cement riser and put my feet up on the stroller. Powells was just full on people every isle and stool was crowded and the cafe had people at every table. It worked better to nurse him at the restaurant. After dinner we meet Laura and some frients at Cupcake Jones just a few blocks down.
|diet sized cupcakes|
We got cupcakes and took them to a near by fountain in the pearl because there was no seating at the cupcake place. It was just as nice to sit out in a park and chat with friends.
They continued on to the Rogue, but we decided to go home since we had been out and about for so long already. We took the street car to the max and home.
|On MAX, Edwina's first time on a commuter train.|
|Josiah's first time too.|