Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Big update

The days all run together, but I will do my best to recap what has gone on in the past 3 weeks or so. Michelle's sister Angela came to visit for a few days and to get in her Gillian time. There were several pictures of Gillian by herself during Angela's visit, but only a handful of Gillian with her Aunt Angela.

After Angela left, Gillian had a doctor's appointment the following week on the 14th of August. At that appointmnet she weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. (50th percentile) and was 21 1/2" long (90th percentile). Rupel also mentioned that she was in the 30th percentile for head circumference (up from the 25th percentile at the 1 week visit. Last week on the 24th, Michelle had her first post-partum visit and while the nurse was taking her vitals, Dr. Sarah took Gillian to see how much she weighed. With all of her clothes on (which can't weight all that much) she weighed 9 lbs. 10 oz. She gained a full pound in 10 days!! She's getting so big!!

Anyway, back to the task at hand....the weekend of the 18th and 19th, Adam (cousin) and I trekked to Wisconsin for a float trip for Eric's (another cousin) bachelor party. The only problem was that it was only 60 degrees and it rained the entire time. I overheard someone saying that the river temperature was 51 degrees. Needless to say, we did not float the river!! Adam and I left KC on Friday afternoon and returned early Sunday evening. It was a fun trip, but I missed my girls! I didn't think I would say this, but it was nice to get back to the KC heat after such frigid weather up north. It certainly felt like football weather, I'll say that much!

This past weekend brought the Danz Family, consisting of Michelle's sister Mary, Mary's husband Don, and their 2 boys Drew and Will, to Kansas City. Don flew back to Tulsa on Sunday and I came back to work on Monday but the girls and all of the kiddos went out to the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead for a little fun in the sun.

Last night, the Dave Matthews Band made their annual stop in Kansas City at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Michelle and I decided a few weeks back that we would definitely go to the concert this year, since it fell so close to our anniversary (Thursday, the 30th). Anyone who knows me would be very surprised to learn this was my first DMB concert, given the enormity of my man-crush on Dave. The man-crush (or man-buddy) discussion is one to be had at another time....anyway.....we bought our tickets a couple weeks ago from someone who is a member of the Warehouse (the DMB fan club) and so we had pretty good seats, but then yesterday Margaret K. sent Michelle an email offering their seats to us. Margaret's tickets came with VIP parking and access to a VIP tent, where we could enjoy drinks and a catered dinner, so we opted to take those tickets instead. As it turns out, the seats from Margaret were center-stage, 8 rows back. I don't think I've ever used the word awesome as much as I have today. I still have that perpetual stupid silly grin on my face and the concert has been over for over 12 hours.'re probably wondering what we did with Gillian last night, huh? She kicked it with her Uncle Josh and Aunt Abby. She told us on the way home that she had a great time and can't wait to do it again....neither can we, Gillian...

This weekend brings us a trip to Iola to visit Nana and Pops and to see Great-Grandma and Grandpa, then we'll go out to see Grandma Janet for the first time with Gillian, which is just a few miles from where Pops and Nana live now. After that, we'll be heading to Tulsa to see Ma and Pa and to check out Aunt Catherine's new dorm room at the University of Tulsa.

Okay, enough of my rambling. The only other thing I wanted to make sure I was telling you was that Gillian is smiling all the time now and holding up her head very, very well. Here's another picture slideshow for you to enjoy!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Just a quick picture or two

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while. We have a ton of great pictures of Gillian taken of late, but I haven't had time to get them all organized and posted. I plan on posting more very soon (hopefully in the next 2 days), but I thought I would offer a little tease of what our little girl is doing now....

This next one is one of my favorite recent pictures. I'm not quite sure what she was doing, but it looks pretty hysterical.

At last week's doctor visit, she weighed 8 lbs. 10 oz. so she's definitely growing!!

More to come....

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

how long has it been?

Wow. Talk about 2 weeks flying by in a flash. I feel like I just posted my newest compilation out here. Now all of a sudden here we are 2 weeks later and I've not posted anything! Gillian is as happy as they come, unless it's feeding time, and we don't get something in her belly quickly...Late last week, when Nana and Pops were in town, Gillian began to smile. We haven't yet caught one on the camera, but we've been trying. Her hair is getting longer, and she's definitely getting bigger. We have our next appointment at the doctor next Tuesday. We can't wait to see how she's doing! Enough of that...I know you didn't come here to read my ramblings. Let's see some pictures!!

Actually, before we do bout a little story? Well, people have asked how the dogs are handling having another human in the house and to be quite honest, they've been great with Gillian and we've had no major episodes...that is, until last Friday. We had been hanging out around the house, and at one point, noticed that our dogs were nowhere to be found. They're usually underfoot, nearly being trampled. We really thought nothing of it....and then we found out why they were hiding. When we went into our bedroom, I noticed a GIANT wet spot on the bed. Someone decided to empty their bladder on our freshly laundered sheets. Not only that, the doggy potty went through the duvet cover, duvet, top sheet, fitted sheet, mattress pad and onto the pillow top. Are you freaking kidding me??? Needless to say, we had to launder the sheets and pay it due diligence so no stains or smells set in. Well, once we got the sheets back on the bed and were sleeping on them for the first time sans dog pee, Gillian decided that she needed to come in and feed at 2 am. Well, she must have been really relaxed with a really loose diaper because the next thing Michelle feels is a warm spot beneath where Gillian had just laid. Yup, that's right, she peed on the bed too!! I'm starting to feel left out; I guess I should pee on the bed to join the club.....

Okay, enough of my stories....These are a couple weeks old, but I will upload a new album once I get home and transfer the newer pictures to my computer.

Aww....she has Daddy's double chin....

This picture is of Gillian rockin' her tennis outfit and hip ratty sneakers from Nana and Pops.