Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Visitors and photos!

Time for an update :) It's been a bit quiet here on the blog, but that's because we had some visitors! First my mom came for a whirlwind visit. She got in on a Saturday and left again on Thursday. So a short trip, but definitely worth while!
During that week we also had our last visit to the midwife and we're officially discharged! A little weird after spending so much time with them. We are very thankful for all the help and support they provided. Would absolutely do it again! In our discharge package was a copy of all the notes they took during our visits, and every time it said: doing well! Both for baby and me. It showed how smooth everything went. And truthfully, are still going! Carice is doing really well, and that makes that we are doing well too. She has put on a good amount of weight (4 lbs/almost 2kg at her 6.5 week check up), as well as 3.5"/9 cm in length since birth. She's also sleeping very well. A normal night is a 7 hr stretch, then a feed, and then another 4 hrs. Yes, no complaining here ;) She sometimes sleeps during the day, and sometimes she doesn't. Right now she's awake, but totally capable of entertaining herself with staring at toys. Carice has also learned how to smile, and yesterday almost broke out in giggles! She's been able to roll over from back to front since week three, so tummy time either is cut short because she rolls over, or she simply falls asleep. Not much success there!

But all in all we couldn't be happier with her, and how she is doing so well. 

A few days after my mom left, my brother was here for a short visit as well. It was nice to see him, and I think he enjoyed spending time with Carice as well. As a proud uncle!

And in other news... We decided to buy a second car. We were totally ok with one car while I was taking the bus to work. But right now it shows how much easier it is with two cars. If all goes well, I should get it next week! Bright red and standard, just like my old cavalier :)
Also, we had our first dump of snow last night. 25 cm of the white stuff, and the world looked absolutely wonderful! The wind has picked up a bit now, so a lot of the trees have lost the snow, but it's still pretty out! I wonder if it stays or not... We still have to put our Christmas lights up, which might be a little tricky with the snow...

Below is a selection of photos. I guess most of them are self explanatory...

And here some really nice pictures taken by my brother:

Monday, November 4, 2013

Carice the grower and Zora the runner

As the title said, Carice is growing like a weed! She's put on a significantly amount of weight and is also growing in length. So no complaints there! She is still sleeping and feeding well. Sure there are times that she's a little fussy, but all in all we are doing really, really well.
Now I just need to learn that I really should try to catch a nap while she's sleeping during the day. But there are so many things to do, and I have a hard time sitting still! However, I'm getting better at that too and will nap a few times a week, depending on how well the night went :)

Nolan and I are doing well too. Nolan is really back into running (and I'm itching to get back at it!) and has found a great running partner in Zora. We've waited for her to be a year old before we took her out running, even though she's known as the bullet among her dog friends since she's always running with the other dogs. She's the fastest one out there. She also loves, LOVES running when we take her out in the woods, she we figured she'd be a good fit for running. And it's true, she loves it! Especially on the trails, which coincidentally is also where we like to run! So a good match made in runners heaven!

I also started attending strollersize, which really is just going for a walk with other moms. A great way to get out and meet other people. Never thought I'd be in to that! But it's fun.
We also have had several visitors, which is great. And we're getting a special one next week!
I convinced my mom to come and spend a few days with us to meet her grand daughter in real life! Sure, they are coming for Christmas, but I couldn't really wait that long to make the introductions. I'm pretty excited, and I have a feeling she is too!

We also had a photo shoot done last week by our friend Claudette, who also did our wedding pictures. Hopefully we'll be able to post the results soon.