Friday, July 24, 2009

A Beautiful Day

Today we started the day with homemade waffles and then went on a 5 km family jog in the cool weather. This is honestly a dream start to the day for me:) Then, homemade smoothies, yum, yum! Everyone should have frozen berries in their freezer. This week I made blueberry pancakes, blueberry waffles, triple berry crumble, raspberry muffins, and berry smoothies (frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries, milk, vanilla and honey). Love it!

I've been struggling this last week with some insomnia so I think I need to start running a little more. We've been so busy that I took about 5 days off. I think that must be contributing to it. That and the inability to stop thinking about Caden's birth:)

Koen can now go from crawling to sitting. I can't believe how much this guy is moving!!!

He visited a massage therapist on Wednesday to get a visceral massage. She compressed and massaged his digestive system, particularly his esophagus. Koen did pretty well lying on his back for 10 minutes and just kept pulling on her hair:) We're going again next week so we'll see how it goes. He has vomitted up several ounces twice in the last week and although he is getting a lot of solids, he is still spitting up frequently. He still stays up til 10pm each night, has maybe one feed in the night, and then sleeps til about 7am.

Koen is Mr. Personality. He LOVES people and exploring and giggling and MOVING. I'll post a video later of him `chasing' Kai and laughing hysterically. I love it. I love this age!

After seeing Ali seconds after the birth of Caden, I've been so emotional. A baby is such an incredible miracle and we are so blessed. I went and held Caden today and he curled up on my chest, with his arms under his head and man, that is too cute. There's something about another 9lb+ baby boy, brings me back:)

Little hands, don't get too big too fast.


  1. love the pictures, as ever :)
    i love this age too (even though they're a few months apart in age). it's SOOOO fun!

  2. Berries, mmmmmmmm, I love berries. Our favorite smoothies are made with plain (but sweetened) yogurt, frozen cherries, and a banana.

    I hope the insomnia passes. I hate insomnia.

    I believe it that Koen is so super mobile, he was just raring to go!

    Cool about the massage therapy!