Sunday, September 30, 2007

Baby Dedication

Today we dedicated Jeremiah to the Lord, and made a vow to raise him in a Christ-centered home in front of our church. It was a very special day. Jeremiah started screaming but calmed down pretty quickly.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Bubbie's back!

Bubbie (Shawn's mom) and her husband Ken are in town for a vacation...they came a day early to stay with us before they headed up to their resort in Sedona. (Yes, we're jealous, too.)

Don't be alarmed by this picture. J didn't grow overnight. Bubbie is just a tiny lady and Jeremiah looks like a six-month-old on her. LOL.

We also got some 'family' pictures. This is the first time since the day after J was born that we have pictures of the three of us. Hey, at least I look better this time!!

Jeremiah was really mad at one point, I love how we're still smiling away...

It would have been such a cute picture if he wasn't screaming his head off.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

This can't be happening....

Jeremiah is officially three months old! Where did the time go? I'm so sad..he's gotten so big. I feel so bad when I look at old pics. There are onesies that he was literally swimming in that no longer even fit him. And he's so much more fun..smiling, laughing (even if it does kind of sound like he's coughing), and overall in a better mood. (Oh, did I mention sleeping better?!? Got to love that!)

Here are some comparision pics:
Here he is at 2 days old in the swing:

And at almost three months:

Fresh from the oven:

2 1/2 months:

In his carseat at 2 days old (you can't even see his feet!)

Just the other day:

He has just changed so much, in a way I miss my little mini-Jeremiah that was so thin I was afraid of hurting him when I held him. Now he's chunky and seems so much tougher. We love him so much and have been blessed so much by his presence!

PS: This is a note about my 'comment' request earlier in the week. That was for those of you who read but don't comment. My regular commenters are awesome. :-)

PPS: There is also a new video, but it posted before the zoo post. Check it out!

Zoo time!

Our good friends, Shanna and Bailey, were nice enough to invite us along to the zoo this morning! We had fun.

Jeremiah liked the elephant:

The rhinos...not so much:

Then we visited the splash pad! Both Bailey and Jeremiah were OK with the water. J didn't like when the big thing went off by us, I think it made too much noise. Good thing I didn't take him in the restroom with the jet-engine hand dryers - JEEZ! I thought I would go deaf!

And...I have no pictures of me and Jeremiah. Usually I'm the one taking the pictures, plus I don't like the way I look in most of them. But here's a decent one.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Post-bath video

Of course, he stopped laughing before daddy could get the camera going. But he is pretty funny anyways...

Monday, September 24, 2007

How beautiful!

So, today Jeremiah and I took our 2nd walk of the fall...this time I thought to take the camera so we'd have pictures. The difference (besides the pics) between this walk and the last walk? Last walk took place at 630am - before it got hot! This walk was at 930am and it was a cool 80 degrees outside. (Yes, people from Wisconsin, I said A COOL 80 DEGREES - when it's been over 100 for most of the summer, 80 feels like 55 does to you people!) I put Jeremiah in a ridiculously big hat to protect, well, his whole body apparently, from that AZ sun. He loved it - ha!

"Mom, I am not amused by this. Not at all."

"Okay, maybe a little."

Other random pics...

Balancing a teether on his head - maybe he'll be in the circus?

He has quite the double chin going here!

Smiling and laughing with daddy:

I wish I could get his laugh on video. It's like this 'huh huh huh' noise and it sounds so funny! I don't know where he learned to laugh like that, but it doesn't sound like it should come from a baby!

Also, I know you people (yes, I'm talking to YOU) read this...would it kill ya to leave a comment? Come on, you don't even have to sign up or anything! You can be anonymous! Oooooooooooooh how cool!! ;-)

Saturday, September 22, 2007

He's getting so strong!

So, Jeremiah is always trying to sit up. Put him in the car seat, he strains to sit up. Put him on your knees, he'll pull himself forward. It's fun. He also likes to 'stand' and look around.

Here he is 'standing' on Daddy:

And his usual position in the bouncer - slumped way down w/ his feet pushing on the bar. He is a strange one.

In the bumbo, on our kitchen counter. He likes his fingers better than the teethers I bought him yesterday. *sigh*

And Shawn sort of caught a smile...

Monday, September 17, 2007

Go Cards!!

So..Jeremiah did not get his heart broken on Sunday like we all thought he would. The Cards pulled it off in the last 10 seconds of the game! The Packers won, too, so the only one who was sad was Shawn because the Seahawks lost.

Shawn and Daddy on the computer...

He's getting so big!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Half Smiles and Blankies

Jeremiah is camera-shy I think...He just won't give me a good smile for the camera!

Napping peacefully in his crib...

Whoops! Not anymore!!

A new friend, his little blankie from the Porters. He enjoys chewing on the edges.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

New Pics has been very unexciting in the Roland household, which I think is just great. Jeremiah just keeps getting bigger and bigger and doing different things every day it seems. He just started smiling these HUGE smiles, but I can't get one on camera - bummer!

Daddy loves this onesie:

Prince has found a new use for the bouncy seat:

Naptime with Mommy:

This picture just makes me laugh!

More bumbo:

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Poor doggies

When Jeremiah does this...

The dogs do this...

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

2 month check up!

Today was Jeremiah's check up...well, it was actually supposed to be tomorrow, but I messed up and went in today. Thankfully, they had an open appt and let me have it! Phew - thank you Mesa Peds!!

Jeremiah's stats: He is 12lbs, 1.5oz and 23 1/2 inches long. When he was born, he was 7lbs, 1oz and 20 3/4 inches. He has grown quite a bit in two short months! Then he got his if I haven't heard him cry enough this week, poor thing. So far he's doing okay.

Here he is with his new favorite chew toy - his hand!!

See his bandages? FOUR shots, two in each leg.

Monday, September 3, 2007

New Video

Do not read if you are easily grossed out!!

Okay, I'm serious...don't read this if bugs freak you out. Have you stopped reading? No? I didn't think so. Okay, but I warned you!!
So, I have a netted sponge, or what I call a loofa, for the shower. Yesterday, as I was rinsing it out, I noticed something in it. A dead earwig. Unfortunately, I noticed this AFTER I used it. A DEAD EARWIG!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Commence simultaneous gagging and shuddering on my part...I threw the thing across the bathroom and started exfoliating myself. I must have washed myself at least three times, all the while shuddering and gagging. EEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWW. I'm glad I didn't scream, as Jeremiah was napping.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Life at the Roland House

Jeremiah is feeling fine - he's been a little cranky the past two days, but as long as he's healthy!!
Here are some new pics of the kiddo:
Is it wrong that I bought an outfit just for these sunglasses?

Standing in the bouncer (don't worry, he's supervised!

Hey lady, I said no pictures!!

Jeremiah found a new pacifier!!


Our DirecTV went crazy. We couldn't watch TV and they refused to send us a new TiVo (which was doing all the messing up). So...Shawn cancelled the direcTV and we have nothing but DVDs now to watch. I guess that's going to cure my television addiction!!