My mom made this costume for me years and years ago. Here is my niece Jenny wearing it at Thanksgiving. This costume has to be 25 years old now.
Ryan and Jenny met their cousin Niko for the first time. Jenny wasn't too keen on meeting the competition for Aunt Kim's attention. Ryan however liked helping out with "my baby".
Sensei Uncle Donnie and Niko. Neil really wants Niko to grow up to be just like Uncle Donnie.
Niko hanging out with his Great Aunt Kay.
Niko with his Great, Great Aunt Lila.
Niko hamming it up with Grandma - he loves talking to her.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Today was a dark day.... Niko had to start daycare. But all is not lost - he had a great time.
I did not. Rough morning.
Anglea has two boys of her own that were amazed by Niko (or as they say "baby") and he was equally as entertained by them. He did really good today and hopefully it will stay that way.
I hear it that leaving him in the morning gets easier.... here's hoping.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Niko rediscovered his love of the swing. He has a love-hate relationship with it. He loved it his first 3 weeks then hated it. We haven't put him in it for almost 2 months. I decided to give it one more try and he loves it again. I think it's because he can play with the rings now.
Today is my last day of maternity leave. It's going to be an ugly Monday. My plans of winning the lotto so I can stay home forever didn't work out so back to work I go.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Niko had his first bottle today. I was worried that he would be fussy about it and not want to take it. Niko's doctor and all of the books said that he would not take it if I was in the room. Yea right. He went to town on that bottle with me sitting 3 feet away.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
This week I have noticed that Niko has started to watch TV. Yea.... pretty sure that's against all the parenting books I have read.
He loves watching Neil play Little Big Planet. The backgrounds are very colorful and the music is fun and upbeat. We are rotting his brain at 9 weeks.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Niko had his 2 month check-up today. He now measures at 24" long and weights 12 pounds, 11 ounces. That puts his height near the 90th percentile and his weight near the 60th percentile - he's a big boy.
He also got his first round of immunizations. It was really hard to watch him get those injections - he looked at me with such betrayal. There are several more heart-wrenching immunization rounds to go.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Niko is sort-of sitting up in his green chair. He can sit up for about 3 minutes, then he slumps over to one side. He's officially out of all of his 0-3 clothes - they are just too short for him. Daddy put him in his "Daddy Rocks" shirt one last time... he couldn't fit him in it and snap the top shut.
Tomorrow is his 2 month check-up . . . I'm a nervous about the injections. I have my list of questions and I'm ready to get my answers before any shots.