Monday, June 13, 2011

Mommy, Edward, and Stroller Strides!

This morning was our first time at Stroller Strides. It's a group of moms that get together with their babies to exercise. There's an instructor that leads the group. While we exercise, we sing songs to our babies as we do squats, lunges, etc. There's lots of walking and jogging. This class kicked my butt. I don't think I'll be able to walk tomorrow, but we had so much fun! Chris and I bought the car seat adapter for the BOB stroller last weekend so that Edward wouldn't have to sit in the stroller, because he's still a little small. I was worried that he wouldn't sit in the seat the entire class because he's not a huge fan of the car seat. He has been much better, and the instructor, Chellie, assured me that this is all about the babies. If I needed to stop and tend to him, it's perfectly fine. However, he totally shocked me!! He sat in the seat the whole time and was a happy camper. He smiled and giggled at me while I made a fool of myself in front of him. He's such a good sport!! I'm so glad that I found a way to exercise 3 days a week with the baby. He's too small to go into a childcare setting at the gym, so this class fits perfectly into our schedule for the summer. Perfect body, here I come! Well, maybe not perfect, but better!

Until next time...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Our First Bath (A Little Late)

I promise I didn't wait 4 months to bathe my child! Our first bath was a couple days after we came home from the hospital, I just haven't had time to blog until now. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing and was so nervous. My mom was with us, and walked us through it. Edward was NOT a fan of the sponge bath. In fact, he hated bath time until we were able to put him in the tub. He likes it now, until you wash his hair. :)

I don't know about this, mom!

Save me, daddy!

A moment to catch his breath.

I love looking back at these pictures. Even though it was only 16 short weeks ago, it's hard to remember he was that tiny!!
Until next time...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Day of Firsts

Today my sweet boy is 16 weeks old! I can hardly believe how quickly the time has gone. Today we went to the doctor and Edward weighs 14lbs 15oz. WOW!! He's also 25.5 inches, meaning he'll probably be tall just like his daddy!

For the last 13 weeks, Edward has struggled with pretty bad acid reflux. He's on Prevacid to help control the acid that his stomach produces. It has helped quite a bit, but we are anxious to get him off this medicine. That's why we are welcoming the 4-month mark with open arms. Four months meant we could start rice cereal, which will hopefully keep the acid down. Edward takes his Prevacid in a paste, so I was pretty sure that he'd be able to eat the cereal without any trouble. I was right!! He ate it well, but didn't look like he enjoyed it much. The face says it all!

Thinking about it...

I'm not so sure about this...

Let's give it another try...'s not so bad!!

Sweet boy!!


Before we ate our cereal, we went swimming for the first time. Edward and I went over to Aunt Kelly and Uncle Chris' house, my sister and brother-in-law. Their home backs up to Chris' parents, who happen to have the most beautiful pool. They kindly allowed us to come and swim tonight. I bought Edward the cutest suit a couple weeks ago and was dying to see him wear it. Edward loves bath time until you wash his face and hair, so I was anxious to see how he'd do in the pool. He seemed to enjoy it until he got a little cold. The air was warm but the wind was blowing. He didn't stay in too long.

Look at me! Here comes trouble!

Swimming with mommy!

I love my cousin, Ben!

Getting warm with my Nana.

After a busy day of going to the doctor, going swimming, and having cereal, I'm hoping for a good nights sleep!!

Stay tuned for more posts. I'm going to try and catch up by posting some of the happenings of the last four months.

Until next time...