Tuesday, July 21, 2009
We tried giving LJ some rice cereal since he seemed ready to eat (following food, sitting up pretty well, etc.) at five months. Well after 3 days he simply refused to open his mouth. So we gave up! As you can see in this picture there is a lot of cereal on his face and he doesn't look interested.
We headed down to Quincy, IL for Bissellpalooza, aka Great Aunt Mary's 80th birthday party. LJ was a champ and only added one hour on the way down and a half hour on the way back to our trip time! He slept great in the pack-n-play and only had a couple of meltdowns during the trip. We were so pleased! (Video tour of Aunt Mary's house coming soon)
Sunday, July 19, 2009
The cats seem to be adjusting to the baby ok. Dexter is kind of a baby himself and needs attention too. When we first brought LJ home we were worried about the cats trying to sleep with the baby so we locked them out of the bedroom. Well when we got up in the middle of the night to feed and change Jack, we would find Dexter sleeping on the changing table. He wouldn't even move when we put Jack down!!
It was another snowy day. I got up early (4 days past my due date and on the date we were to schedule an induction) to make it into work on time, despite the slow commute due to snow. I made it to work at the Medical College of WI at 7:25 am, five minutes early and my water broke. I walked from my lab over to the hospital and my doctor confirmed I was in labor. I called in the troops and then waited and waited and waited. 17 hours later, 3 1/2 of those pushing, John James Bark was born, 8lbs 7 oz, 21 inches long, at 12:30 am the next day.