Saturday, February 26, 2011


Well, the little man is 2 months old tomorrow! On one hand, it seems like just yesterday. On the other hand.. it doesn't. Mike and I are learning a lot about both the joy and humility of parenting. Our confidence is growing by the day, and I suppose we are doing OK because we have a fairly happy and flexible baby that we are SO in love with! 

Here are some highlights from the last month...

 be boo Auntie Britt with the babe in the Moby. We were so blessed to have her come visit at the end of January. She watched the babe and Mike and I had a lunch date. We even talked about grown up things.. so proud. Since then we've reverted back to being obsessed with learning about the babe.

The little man and his red, red hair.

This is a common Owen face. Big eyes, chubby cheeks, pursed lips, and forward bending ears. I think this was the first day I put him in something size 3months. I can't believe how quickly they grow! 
Mike imitating Owen's faces. Mike does the best imitations of the baby (even better than his Forest Gump impression). They make me laugh so hard.. and sometimes even snort too.
Family photo before we braved taking him to church for the first time on 2-13. Turns out for most of the service I was feeding him in the lobby, but I could still hear everything going on, and he was quiet. Double bonus!
Mama and her sweet sweet baby boy.

Another common pose. He loves having his hands up. This shirt says 'I'm a load of fun'. How true this is.
Owen and his new friend Amity Blythe Culbertson (DOB 2-7-11). There will be a whole blog post dedicated to this first play date, but this is one of my favorite pictures of them. I see Owen saying 'Please hold my hand, really, I'm a nice guy'. She is thinking 'I wish he would just leave me alone'.  
Owen's beary first snow fall. We had to dress him up and go out. He is obviously impressed.
Much happier to be inside where it's warm! I love his face in this picture.
He is just starting to smile more, and I am trying desperately to catch it on camera. Though this isn't the most flattering angle, I think it's so so cute. His smile lights up his whole face!
I had to take a picture of him in his overalls at the baby shower we went to today. I love playing dress up, and I intend to for as long as he will let me!

In general, Owen prefers to be held facing out or on his belly. He doesn't like to be held 'like a baby' unless there is food nearby. He's an excellent eater, and he's frequently hungry. He still eats every 2 -2.5hours during the day. We've already discussed his lack of daytime sleep routine, so I won't belabor that point here. He is, however, getting better at night, and for that I feel blessed. He can't really focus on much yet, and Mike laughs because anytime you look directly at him, his eyes dart back and forth from left to right. He's still a snuggle bug when he's being held up on your shoulder, and I just love the feel of his soft (and thinning) hair on my cheek.

Happy 2 months Owen, we are thrilled to be getting to know you!

Friday, February 25, 2011

the best part of waking up

The best part of waking up is no longer Folgers in my cup.. and it's not just because I think this little one might be sensitive to caffeine and I've stopped drinking coffee. It's because he is SO happy in the mornings, and he just coos and plays. I could watch him do this all day long...

I will try to be better about posting and sharing recent pictures.. If you would like that, please send vibes to Owen that encourage him to sleep during the day. Many days I can't get him to sleep unless he's in my arms. It's adorable, but not sustainable. If anyone likes to cuddle, you are welcome over here anytime!

We LOVE you. Mike, Heather, and Owen

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Well he started this a few weeks ago and I thought it was a fluke. Turns out this boy can just 8 weeks! We are proud proud parents! I hope this means he got his motor skills from Mike!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

whale of a time

Happy 6 week birthday, O-bug. Since you are such a good, good boy, Mommy and Daddy finally finished your nursery! Much thanks goes to Auntie Britt who helped us decorate.

Here is Owen stretched out in his big boy crib. Lots more room in here than in his cradle! He's so chill... 
Grandma Cooper made the bed skirt. Doesn't it look just fabulous? We painted 'OWEN' with the color appletini. Don't mind if I do...  

Owen's friend Mr. Whale and his tag-a-long red fish. I think we should name them... any thoughts?
This is a view from the doorway. Sometimes I still pinch myself that I have a nursery in my home and a baby to put in the nursery!
Spectacular view of Grandma Cooper's curtains. I love this material more and more everyday!

Mr. Whale and his friend.. I went with decal decorations just in case we move to the Midwest soon. I can take the nursery with me, right?

Owen didn't tolerate playing in his big boy crib very long. He preferred to be in my arms. He is a snuggle bug, and I am totally OK with that. He really likes to be held a lot. I can't believe he is already 6 weeks old.

Oh, I don't think I posted that @ his 1 month check-up, he weighed 9lbs even and was 22.5 inches long. This puts him in the 25-50% for weight and 90% for height. There is no denying that he is a Wade boy, and we love every bit of him!