Monday, April 30, 2007

big boy

well, i just got back from tristan's 4 month appointment and found out that he weighs a whopping 17 lbs 6 oz! he's in the 90th percentile for both his weight and his height (26 in). i knew he was a big boy, i just didn't think he was THIS big. even though he's still coughing and a bit stuffed up, he got his immunizations anyhow. last time he was out of sorts for a couple of days, so i'm trying to be more prepared this time and offer the tylenol sooner. i haven't been posting as many pictures on his picture blog lately because he has this new thing with the camera. whenever he sees it, he suddenly gets this "deer caught in the headlights" look and won't stop staring at it, open mouthed. this makes cute photo ops a little difficult, but i'll be sure to post his 4 month picture tomorrow.

i had a lovely girls night on saturday evening. josh stayed home with tristan while i went out for mexican food with jessica and zandra. it was so great just chatting away, though i admit that i did call home twice just to make sure tristan wasn't in a funk. i was a little worried that i hadn't pumped enough milk. anyhow, we went out for coffee after dinner and it felt so good...sometimes it can be easy to forget how important it is to get away once in awhile. tristan is finally able to stay awake for more than an hour and a half at a time, so i'm going to try to venture out more with him, perhaps even going to zandra's for coffee this wednesday.

after 2 years of tedious, hard work, the church library finally opened on sunday! i'm not going to get discouraged at the fact that only about 4 families visited it (one of which was my family) but rather i'm going to breathe a big sigh of relief that we finally did it, and only hope that people will end up enjoying it. it was our pastor's last sunday at our church, so there was a lot going on. after 10 years as senior pastor of our church, pastor gary is retiring, and we will miss him greatly. he was the one who encouraged josh to attend the bible school in england where he met me... he also was the one who performed our beach wedding ceremony and he dedicated our son to the Lord. lots of good memories.

ooh, i hear my baby crying...

12 comments:

Grandma J. said...

Congratulations Heidi! You have not only birthed a son this year, you have also "birthed" a library! I am so proud of you. Way to go. The library will only become more and more well used. I'm pro library, you know. Love y'all.

Kristal said...

Wow! I can't believe Tristan is so big already! 17 lbs 6 oz is exactly what Natalie weighed at her one year appt...how crazy is that?

I would love to be added to Tristan's photo blog...I'm not sure how to do that...can you email me? My full name at hotmail.com. Thx! =)

Jennifer said...

thank you.
yes...no guilt in 'getting away' ok. (if they are having a crisis they can call you, you know)

Horray for your library at last!

Anonymous said...

good work on the library.

yippee for big boys. overalls are the best.

See, the joy of having a cell phone or being a friend with a cell phone is that THEY can call you. :)

~Shannon

running wildly said...

I'm counting to see how many posts you end with either, "My baby is crying...." or "I hear my baby..." or anything remotely similar to that.

Just so you know.

Grins and giggles.

Miranda said...

Yay library!

Family Of Five said...

Running wildly.... you make me laugh!

Z-Mama said...

I told her Josh would call if he needed her! But since she is still a "new mom" I gave her some slack...hee hee!

You better make it to coffee tomorrow...it's been too long and we all miss you and your big boy!

Jennifer said...

anxiety of new mom-ness starts to wear off at like what, about 9 months I think it was for me.

Sorlil said...

wow he's that big, Sorley was 13lb 10oz last week, congrats on the library and glad to hear you've had some nice time out - you deserve it!

Lovella said...

Good job on the feeding.

I smiled when I saw that you got a library up and running. You inherited your love for libraries from your mom. How wonderful for the church to have a library.

Ken & Natalie said...

I have added you to my favorites- because I find myself always going through Lovella's list to look up if you've done any new posts! I'm so happy you've got a beautiful little boy. He's well loved! I'd love to see some picx! I've thought about you often and wondered how life is treating you out there... now through the wonderful world of blogging, I can get a weekly update!