Monday, January 21, 2013

Week 7 - Out and About

By Mom
So far Doug has been writing weekly updates about Roland, but since he has been back at work I've seen more of Roland.  Sunday night Papa went back to California, and Grammy stayed to spend another week with us.  Sunday was a pretty uneventful day.  We watched football and hung out around the house, spending time together as a family.  Doug did a race early in the morning; his mom and stepdad went to watch while Roland and I stayed home and slept in.  It was the second race in a three-race series - you might remember Doug having mentioned he did a race the morning Roland was born.  That was the first race of the series.  Luckily I was not on the list for another childbirth.  Yet.

Monday was a terrible day for weather - making it perfect for getting things done around the house.  Roland was a champ in his swing which made it easier for me and Grammy to get things done around the house.  There was lots of cleaning mixed with a bit of box packing and furniture rearranging done.  With the list of chores completed the rest of the week was left open for more preferred activities.  We went shopping, visited Daddy's school again, and visited Mama's school for the first time.  Grammy found things to decorate her house and helped me find things to make our apartment feel a little more homey.

When we were shopping Roland was in his Ergo - and asleep.  The bigger he gets the more he fights naps during the day.  Put him in the Ergo though and he snuggles down and visits dream land.  On a few occasions he has stayed awake to look around a bit, but he usually doesn't last long.  When he is hungry he'll wake up to nurse.  Besides soothing a fussy baby, the Ergo is fantastic for nursing on the go.  I might have been a little skeptical of trying if it weren't for the instruction booklet stating that the carrier had been designed with nursing in mind.

Grammy stayed with us through Saturday night.  Doug and I even went out for a couple of hours on our own while Roland stayed with Grammy.  It felt weird to leave the apartment without a baby and the baby things.  We had a hard time figuring out what to do with ourselves.  It's only been 7 weeks and already we revolve our decisions to go out around the baby.  The first thing we noticed was that it was nice to be in the car without someone hollering from the backseat to get there already.  So we got off the freeway and stopped at all the lights.  The highlight of our trip out was finding a Star Trek version of Settlers of Catan to bring home.  Since we've been spending almost all our nights in I had the idea to shop for board games.  Figured it would be easy to stop in the middle of to do things Roland needs us to, then go back to once he is happy again.  Even though we were only out for a couple of hours I was eager to get back home and make sure he was doing okay.  Of course he was fine, making it obvious to everyone that the mom worry has been turned on in me.

And now for the part you came here for: pictures!

Parental Tragic Face

Cannonball Tragic Face

All the smiles for mommy

Mom on the new giant pillow

Carry the baby like a football

"Why must you make me sit up?"


King of the Side Eye

Getting the snuggles

"Tell me again why we hate the Giants, daddy."

Love my swing

Grammy + glider chair = yaaay

"I suppose you're all wondering why I called you here today."

There are four lights!

Crime fighting socks

Papa gotta fly home? No!

Yeah, I'm a frog now. What?

This is my monkey. Sometimes I smack it.
A video where I dance on my mat after playing the elephant.


  1. Great write up Angela! Can't wait to see him in person. Thanks for the pic too!

  2. It was super terrific spending weeks 6 and 7 of Roland's life with him. He is such a snuggle bug. We enjoyed our Hawaii time so much with the Robertson family and only wish there could be more of it without a 3000 mile plane ride. That little blue eyed boy is amazing and we saw so much growth in just 15 days. Looking forward to our next trip, soon I hope. Mommy and Daddy are also adjusting well and doing a great job with the tiny cannonball. xoxo