Monday, April 30, 2012

Swaddle Magic

Before the swaddle

After the swaddle
Today, John ended up at the doctor's office.  He has RSV, maybe/probably picked up from DAM or another germ carrying creature.  So we were up all night, holding him upright so he could breathe with the humidifier running full force, and first thing this morning MB called the pediatrician and back we went to see Dr. Sluis.  After an RSV test and X-rays (just like David had), MB was relieved to know that we caught it early.  Not so relieving was the fact that there's no real medicine to give him, so we just have to keep him sleeping upright in his baby carrier near a humidifier, and we need to suction him when he sounds slurpy.  Yes, those are the joys of parenthood.  That and sleepless nights...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Name that baby

David? John? Both David? Both John?
Answer: John above, David below.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

It was just a matter of time...

Today was DAM's first visit to the ER.  Our little monkey got a gash above his eye as he fell off the dining room chair.  He was climbing up, presumably, to get to work on his dad's laptop.  We're not exactly sure, though, because neither of us were in the room at the time of the accident.  We just heard the scream afterwards.

The unhappy photos are hours after the trip to the ER. He screamed more about having his photo taken than he did about getting his cut glued together.  He was hopped up on sugar, because MB made the not-so-brilliant decision to distract him with several popsicles while we used a rag to stop the bleeding.  Then Ned took him to the ER (that's the happy photo up top, after treatment, and before the latent sugar effect).  Now, if we can just keep him from trying to peel the glue off his skin.

Morning bath

Friday, April 27, 2012

Ghost Train!

Tonight, as I put DAM to bed, I turned on the iPod and asked what he wanted to hear. He said "Marty," of course, so I started the Ghost Train album. He excitedly squealed, "Ghost Train--call now" and then he started reciting the phone number announced on the TV show. Watch out, Eddie Stubbs--DAM is after your job!

Being silly

With the sgeti-sgeti-sgeti.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bronchitis it is...

After one epic meltdown, one sucker, four popsicles, three X-rays, and two stickers, DAM was diagnosed with bronchitis. Earlier suspicions indicated pneumonia. Thankfully, it wasn't. Awaiting Rx now.

Saturday's Riverfest

We arrived early.  Though the spring's been beautiful, Saturday was cold and gray and threatened rain.  We didn't stay long -- just long enough to have a cartoon drawn of DAM and look at all the street food offerings.  Most everything was 10 a.m.  Yuck.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Lunch date with Mama

Flashback: Friday at the park

Nothing says fun like a water fountain that soaks you! (DAM, James, and Manu) 
No fear of slides!

Monday, April 23, 2012

First sink bath

Oh!  I lost my Belly B plug.
This water feels so good!
Mama scrubbed my head.
John lost his belly button plug the other day, so it was time to give him a first bath in a sink full of water (rather than just soaping him down on the countertop with a bath rag).  He loved the warm water.  In fact, he loved it so much that when he was taken out of the water into the cold air, he wet all over himself, rendering the bath pointless.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday at the park

David loves his MA!

MA helped out last week, and gave DAM all the attention he demanded.  He loves that!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Blue & Gold Saturday

Today was ND's annual Blue and Gold scrimmage game.  Good news: the Irish won!  And the boys dressed in their Irish gear to help cheer them on to victory this morning.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hanging out at the body shop

Because the van wasn't fixed properly (puddles in the paint). And he's hungry. And it smells like cigarette smoke. And no one is happy.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

First visit to Dr. Sluis

and he weighed in at 9 lbs. even!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Sweet brothers

Custom onesie by Big Daddy

Saturday, April 14, 2012

DAM at Catfish Row

Morning nap after breakfast

John sleeps while MB and DAM make a run to the coffee shop for some cookies.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bubble fun

The Easter Bunny and MA and Jimmy gave DAM bubbles, and they were the hit of the afternoon.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Families are the best!

JDM meets Aunt Jessica.  He's smitten.  We can tell because he's quiet when she holds him.

DAM things that Uncle Patrick is a little jealous that Sharon is kissing him!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday, and JDM's one week birthday

Can you believe that Mama put these ears on me?!?
My brother felt so sorry that he kissed me to make me feel better.

Team Mitchell, Easter 2012

Happy Easter!

DAM received a basketball goal.  He's been observing the neighbors play, but the Easter Bunny thought it would be best if he practiced on a shorter hoop before he took his game to the street.

A Peep?  I'm not so sure about this.

What does Mama like about these things?

Oversleeping the Easter Bunny

He'll have to visit this afternoon.

Friday, April 6, 2012

First Bath

John is naked...John screams

At first, David wants to know what's happening

Sweet baby feet

Big Brother is not interested...

Love the warm washcloth

Happier now that he has a diaper on

Cozy in a towel