Thursday, December 30, 2010
Christmas was a wonderful, relaxing day. Kai experienced the joy of Christmas morning and was so excited to finally open presents.
We had a delicious traditional dinner with most all of the fixings us Americans love. Here is Georganne finding a little suprise that they throw in with the turkey's here in Peru:)
We had our friends Alison, Vince and Wellington over for dinner. After dinner the boys had fun with sparklers. Here in Peru fireworks are a huge part of Christmas...at midnight Christmas eve there are tons of them!
In all it was a wonderful Christmas. My favorite part is that this year Kai really understood that we were celebrating the birth of Christ. He helped us sing songs and listened to the Christmas story. I think it helped that I was just pregnant and Grady is an infant. He is better able to understand the coming of a baby. He has been acting out the Christmas story as well in the last few days. He likes being Mary and "has to get to Bethlehem". Very cute:)
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Kai and Tyson putting lights on the tree
This pretty much sums up Kai's excitement the night we put it up...
It definately helped it feel a lot more like Christmas:)
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
In the afternoon we went and visited the Founder's Mansion outside of Arequipa. It was a really cool place with lots of history.
For dinner we went out to a cool crepe place. We had yummy dinner crepes and then dessert. The place was perfect for us since there were board games and books for kids while we lounged on comfy couches...I highly recommend Crepisimo for any who visit Arequipa:) Happy Birthday Boppa!
Sunday, December 19, 2010
He is eating well and sleeping pretty well. He gained 4oz his first week and another 5oz his second week so that is wonderful. He does prefer to be held but then again, I prefer to hold him right now. I was much more about getting Kai on a schedule and making sure I didn't hold him so much he had to be held all the time. With Grady I am realizing how quickly he will grow so I am treasuring every minute and not worrying as much about that stuff. He is awake more and more lately and I love looking into his sweet little eyes. I can't wait to see more and more his little personality come out. Another side note about our little Grady. This kid has pooped on me more in the first two weeks of his life then I thought possible. He goes almost every time I take off his diaper....it's ridiculous!
After all the months of wondering..."It's a boy" were wonderful words to hear. In the end it didn't matter either way and I really didn't have a strong feeling that he was a boy or girl...I was just open and ready to know. I had sort of thought he was a girl throughout my pregnancy but I only dreamed 4 times and every time he was a boy. So, apparently my instincts were wrong but my dreams were right:) I was just overjoyed when I finally got to hold him!
In the delivery room with our doctor...
Tyson sporting scrubs and looking good doing it...
There were no rooms in the maternity ward so we stayed the night in the emergency observation area. It was a tiny little room with the bathroom out around the corner but it was quiet and the nurse was sweet. Here is a little look at it...
We did have to convince them to let him stay in our room .Usually they take the babies to the nursery for the first 4-6 hours to observe them but they let us keep him with us. A nurse did come down late in the evening and tell me she was taking him for the night. I politely but firmly insisted he stay with me...she wanted to give him a bottle because "he would scream from hunger" but I convinced her he would be fine with me. She also thought he would be too cold in our room...he looks pretty cold doesn't he:) In the end he stayed with me all night and did not scream or freeze:)