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4 Weeks Old and Joseph’s Birthday

  • January 16, 2009 9:56 pm

Kira is 4 weeks old today!  I can’t believe it.  Seems like just yesterday she was being born.  Time is really flying.  She’s doing really well, holding her head up a lot, following objects with her head and eyes, and looking at us.  Most of the time she’s pretty content and not fussy, although she does have her squalling moments.  She sleeps about 4-5 hour stretches every night, which is pretty fantastic.

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Playing with my cousin Isaac (6 months old)

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Napping in a cozy little ball

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Sleeping in my crib for the first time

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Playing with my panda and my New Zealand puppet

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I love my daddy

Tomorrow is Joseph’s birthday.  I surprised him with a Playstation 3 as a gift, so now I will probably never see him again except when I pass by his chair in front of the TV 🙂  I was happy to get it for him, and it counts as both a birthday and an anniversary gift.  (Our 2nd anniversary is next weekend.  We bought my gift today; I’ll post next week with details on what it is.)

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Happy with the PS3 (kitty peeking round the side)

We went out today to have birthday lunch and buy accessories and games for the Playstation.  It was -22 C this morning before we left…very bitter cold.  The only thing making it slightly okay is the wind was really low; otherwise it would have been even more intolerable.  However, by the time the sun went down, the air was so cold it hurt to feel it on your skin.  We kept the baby bundled and covered any time she came near the outside air.

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Going to need a path to get firewood from the shed

Tomorrow I will be cooking New Zealand lamb for Joseph’s birthday dinner.  My parents will be coming to help enjoy it.  Neither have ever had lamb before, so hopefully they will like it.  If not, Joseph and I will eat it all 🙂

4 Days Old

  • December 23, 2008 10:03 pm

Today we went into the Doctor for Kira. It is the day after the discharge and it appears there are some issues with getting enough food into little Kira so we are now playing a bit of catchup with supplemental formula.

On the way home we decided to stop off at the mall and have a nice lunch and buy a book for Mel. Was in there for a couple of hours with no disturbance. So it appears life may not be over.

However we got caught out in yet another dump of snow and as we were taking the back route so had to deal with snow drifts across the road. Life in Michigan.. strange, I still like the snow 🙂

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More Snow… sigh

  • December 17, 2008 8:00 am

A little bit of catchup to do so will start with pre Kira. By 2 days.

So before heading to the hospital we had a bit of snow. Maybe about 20cm deep but with a big pile at the end of the driveway from the snow plow. As I was expecting visitors, due to the new baby I went ahead and cleared the the spare car  port too.

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But while stuck at the hospital we got even more.

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