Sunday, January 22, 2012

Viva Las Vegas

To celebrate surviving the first 5 months of parenting Chris and I left the baby with Grandma and went to Vegas for 2 nights. Chris has a conference every year, and I tag along. Last year I was 8 weeks pregnant and super sick, so I spent the whole time in the hotel room. Well I might have taken a cab to in-n-out....but doesn't everybody?

This year was much better. The people watching usually starts on the flight, and didn't disappoint. We stayed at Aria, shopped, gambled, and had some cocktails at The Cosmopolitan. We also had an amazing dinner at Mix on the 64th floor with a view of the entire strip. I highly recommend.

Grandma did a great job, and spoiled him like crazy of course. 3 days was just enough for our first solo adventure. I was missing that sweet baby smell.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

5 months!

Yes, the child is 5 months old today. I have no idea where the time went, and at the same time feel like it's been forever since we were able to just walk out the door and do something...without a last min blow out, or spit up, or outfit change etc. What was that like again to just get in the car whenever and go wherever? I digress. 5 months old. Almost 30 inches long and 17.5lbs he isn't a small kid.
He's happy most of the time, and laughs a lot. He loves my iphone, and will literally almost break his neck to look at the TV. He rolls all over the place, and is working on sitting up. Soon we will be starting solid food. Lord help us, I already know this kid will be a mess. He sat in his high chair for the first time and joined us at the table last night. He's an observer, he has a low key personality, and has been sleeping thru the night since Christmas. I don't think I could have made it another month with the middle of the night stuff. I know occasionally it will sill happen when he's sick, or teething etc...but every night at 3 or 4am when the alarm goes off at 6 for work is crazy making. Especially when you walk in and he stops crying and smiles at you.
He is officially the most good looking baby, with cheeks you could kiss all day. At least we think so.

Monday, January 02, 2012

New Toy

Like every new parent I realized quickly that I was going to need a better camera. After some heavy hints to the in-laws at Thanksgiving, Santa brought us one ;) Santa is crazy generous like that.

It will take me some time to figure out how to use all the functions but I'm determined to master the Canon SLR in 2012.

This was my first attempt Sunday at the park. Until he's mobile he's my prop. Poor kid.