Thursday, June 24, 2010

Chicago...Wedding and Baseball

This past weekend we were in Chicago for Mike and Heather's wedding. We had an amazing time and the wedding was beautiful! I was a little nervous about taking Michael on the airplane but he did a wonderful job and didn't cry on the plane at all! The people sitting around us said they didn't even know a baby was on the flight.

On our first day in Chicago we went to Wrigley Field to see a Cubs game with a bunch of people from the wedding party. We had so much fun and Michael enjoyed the first half of the game and then fell asleep. How he slept through all that noise I have no idea. A guy at the baseball game even gave me the scorecard from the game to put in Michael's baby book to remember his first Cubs game.

On Friday we went to the rehearsal at the Willis Tower (Sears Tower) and rehearsal dinner at Lou Malnati's. The Chicago style deep dish pizza was amazing! While we were at the rehearsal on the 66th floor of the Willis Tower a HUGE storm hit Chicago! The building was swaying and people were being evacuated from the tower. We later found out that windows were shattering on the 40th floor! It was pretty crazy and thankfully the weather cleared up the next day for the wedding.

The wedding was absolutely gorgeous! Heather was a beautiful bride and the ceremony and reception were so much fun. I know that the Buttenobs will have a long and happy marriage :)

Ryan and I were so proud of Michael and thought he did a great job on the trip!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

2 Weeks and Then Some....

So I know this is a little late but Michael's 2 week appointment went very well. He weighed 9lbs. up from 8lbs. when we left the hospital. He is 22 inches long and is in the 90th percentile for height and 50th percentile for weight. At his next appointment (1 month) he will get the second hepatitis shot and then we will go back at 2 months for the bigger round of shots.

Having Ryan's mom here to help us this past week has been amazing! The extra hands to help are greatly appreciated and we will miss her help when she leaves.

Michael is doing well and we have started him on a schedule that seems to be working out so far for all of us. I have been taking tips from the book Babywise and have him on a three hour schedule. He eats and then has a little bit of "awake time" and then goes down for a nap the last 1 1/2 to 1 hour of the the three hour cycle. Hopefully if things continue to go well we have a little boy that can sleep through the night in a few weeks :) We have been doing more tummy time with Michael and he is already starting to hold his head up....granted it is only for a second but it is exciting to see him growing and learning!

I just made Michael's appointment to be circumcised on Monday, June 14th. The surgeon was not available while he was in the hospital so we had to make an outpatient appointment. I am a little nervous for him and hope he recovers quickly! We are also excited to see Tara and Paul next weekend when they will be in Fort Worth for a wedding and can't wait to go to Chicago to celebrate Mike and Heather's wedding! June is a busy month for the Andrade family!