Wednesday, December 26, 2007

A Few Pictures from Christmas

Our Christmas went great, Drew was totally shocked about all the gifts he received! Mommy and Daddy had such a great time enjoying all the smiles and eating all the yummy food. Gabe slept most of the day and enjoyed being held by all the relatives. Our friends the Tyson's came over for Christmas which was very special for all of us. The guest included: Grandma Patti, Uncle David, Papa Brian, Ti Ti and Tio, Nana, the Tyson's, and the four of us. It was so nice to relax and enjoy each others company.

Drew woke up around 9:15 and we took him downstairs to see his Christmas train, bike from Ti Ti and Tio, and his Geo Trex train all set up in the dining room (with the added pieces this year it was too large to fit in the living room!) Drew was in heaven! He received some awesome Zondervan books from the Thomas' and Tyson's that talk all about Baby Jesus' birth - he loves to listen to those each night. Drew also received a fun train from the Souza's which he pulls all around the house as it sings Christmas songs! He also received ton of Bosh children's tools from Grandma Patti - Drew is in construction heaven! Drew loved the new toys and all the company we have had the past 6 weeks. I am afraid reality will set in soon when everyone has to return home.

Drew and his weed eater that he opened on Christmas Eve, he LOVED it! My Dad and John worked on Christmas Eve to build Drew a sandbox for his birthday next month. John and I Bought Drew some fun Tonka trucks for the new sandbox!

Gabe is doing much better these days - he is already almost 7 weeks old. How the time has passed. Gabe is sleeping in our room at night, waking to nurse at 3:00 am and again at 6:00 am. He goes right back to sleep though which is a nice blessing. Gabe's tummy issues come and go, today was the first time Gabe was awake for a few hours without fussing. He enjoyed holding his head up and focusing on the lights in the kitchen. Gabe weighes around 9 pounds and moved out of his preemie clothes last week. The newborn clothes fit fairly well still, but he can also wear his 0-3 month outfits too. So far we don't think that Gabe has reflux! His 8 week appointment is in another week, we shall see how things go. Gabe is still on Pedialite for his constipation so we will need to chat with the Dr. about that too. Gabe is finally starting to have his own schedule, it seems to have taken longer for him than with Drew. A normal day will have Gabe waking around 10:30 am, feed and awake for about an hour, then back to sleep for a long morning nap. He normally wakes around 1:30 or 2:00, wakes, eats, then is up for a few hours and down again for a short nap around 4:00 pm. Then he is up during the evening, fussing and eating about every hour (or so it seems). He cat naps for 30 minutes around 6:00 and then stays awake until 9:30 pm. Then he has his final feeding, takes a relaxing shower with Mom where his tummy is massaged, then off to bed around 10:00 pm. The 5:00-10:00 hours in the evening seem to be the hardest on him, some days he is very fussy and wants to just be held. Also, we are still waiting for Gabe's first real smile -- the gassy smiles are nice, but the real thing is so much better!

Well, I think that about updates you all on the things going on in Texas. Drew is off from school until the New Year, all our company will be leaving by the 1st of January. I am sleeping pretty well, anxious for the days when Gabe sleeps through the night. Enjoy all the pictures of Christmas and the kids - I posted almost 50!


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