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Monday, November 2, 2009

In A Blink Of An Eye .................

That describes how we feel our beautiful baby boy is changing.  Each and every day seems to bring on something new that we notice, a new facial expression, a new little sound, a great big ear to ear smile, so many new and incredible things.

 Even a 'What now?' look

Blaze seems to also be growing in leaps and bounds.  He has moved up to size 1 diapers, and is wearing size 0 -3 onsies and sleepers and even some size 3 months.  He also has outgrown some of the shoes we had bought and now he is into size 1 shoes.  So every now and then, we continue to feed Rhonda's addiction to buying our son clothing.  He really does look adorable in everything!

Daddy teaching Blaze to swim

Having Rhonda's Mom and Dad here in Arizona for the winter is so great.  Seeing them interacting with Blaze is just incredible. This has been something that Rhonda has looked forward to for a very long time. Their weekly schedule is pretty packed with lots and lots of golf, playing Pegs and Jokers and Aggravation, shuffleboard, swimming, and just plain relaxing.  They are retired you know!  So we had to make sure that we had one day set aside just for us and therefore Saturdays are reserved for us to all spend time together. Well, on Tuesday, both Rhonda and I were off, so we decided to go over and have a quick visit and a swim, and we got an added surprise, a fantastic home cooked meal.  This unexpected visit sure made Grandma happy, and us too! 

Our nanny is working out fantastic.  She is such a natural with Blaze and already has begun to bond with him.  It is so hard to find someone to take care of your child, we are so very thankful that we were able to find her.

We took the doctors advice and added a teaspoon of rice cereal to Blaze's nighttime and morning bottle, and I must say that it is really going well.  He is sleeping longer and longer each night.  Just last night we fed him and put him in his crib at 9:15 pm and he slept until 5:15 am.  Count it .......... that's 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 hours, WOW!

Well on Saturday, it was Halloween and our boy just couldn't be left out.  So he actually had 2 costumes, nothing fancy but nonetheless adorable.  One was a cute little bear and the other, an even cuter little monkey, which is Rhonda's pet name for our little guy.

Grandma and Papa got to see him dressed up and we also went and paid a visit to our neighbors house who have 6 boys, who just found him so neat.

This coming week I will be getting the H1N1 injection at work, due in a large part to the fact that since I am a firefighter, I come in contact with a lot of sick people and I definitely don't want to pass anything on to my newborn son.  Rhonda on the other hand, is uncertain about getting the injection.  Even though she is a nurse, she works at a facility that mostly takes care of the elderly and the risk is much lower.  So this is our dilemma, I feel that she should get the injection, but I also know that it is a personal choice and can't force her.  I am certain that there are so many others facing this decision as well.

The stores are all getting decked out for Christmas now that Halloween is over.  We are really looking forward to celebrating Blaze's first Christmas, even though it is hard to get in the Christmas spirit when it is sunny and 90 degrees and no chance of snow whatsoever, but we will definitely try.