Thursday, July 30, 2009

Pictures and videos

Here are pictures and videos of Chris over the last few months (click on the picture and it will take you to a link where you can view them all)

Christopher 3-4 months

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

He just keeps growing

So, it's been a while since I posted (as I have kindly been informed by a friend). Somehow when I only get time to check email two or three times a week, posting to a blog is low on my priority list. Sleep usually comes first. I'm a big fan of naps, especially the last few months. I hadn't realized how long it's been since I last posted.

Chris continues to grow (unsurprisingly) and change. He loves to stand up and can stand totally on his own in his dad's hands (I'll see if I can post a video of it). He also likes sitting up, he tends to lean forward though and slowly lower himself to the ground till he is basically in a face plant. I'm not sure what he's really going for, but he seems to want to get closer to something for a better look and then once he starts leaning forward he can't stop and ends up with his face squashed into whatever he was trying to get a closer look at. He loves experimenting with his voice and makes all kinds of crazy sounds. And he sucks or chews on anything he can get into his mouth whether it be someone's arm, his burp cloth, a toy, or his own hand. He learned to roll onto his tummy and for a while he would roll over every time I laid him on his back, but he couldn't seem to figure out how to get off his tummy. So he would roll onto his tummy and be pleased with himself for a minute, then he'd kick and kick trying to go somewhere, when that didn't get him somewhere fast, he'd finally just put his head on his hands and cry till I rescued him by helping him roll over. Now he seems to have finally realized that he doesn't like lying on his tummy, and he's stopped rolling over, except when Dad is watching him (for some reason he always rolled over more with James. In fact, I missed the first time he rolled over because I was in the shower and James was watching him at the time).
He's already survived two rounds of shots, so far no horrible side effects, though he has been rather ornery since he got the last set (about a week ago). I guess that's enough updating on Chris.
By the way, on a different note, it looks like we will be purchasing a home at the end of August. Our offer was accepted, so assuming that things go according to plan with the inspection, loan, etc., we should be moving into a new house soon. We're really excited! We'll have a house warming party once we're all moved in and party it up :)
I will be posting some new pictures/videos to our album, for anyone who is interested.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A photo album of Chris

For those of you who wanted to see a picture of me pregnant, here's your chance. And there are a whole bunch of cute pictures of Chris. Some you've seen before, some are new. This online photo album thing will make my life easier and raise the chances of me posting photos on a somewhat regular basis. I'll let you know when there are new photos to view (like now).

Christopher James Jensen: The Beginning

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

And he just keeps growing . . .

Our little Christopher is now a month old and it seems like time has just flown. At the same time it seems like we've always known him and he must have been with us for much more than a month. His milestones thus far include learning to smile when we talk to him, take a bath without screaming, holding his head up and turning it from side to side while on his tummy, standing up with a little support, and sucking on his fist. He is just a pleasant baby and is a joy to have around. And he even sleeps for 4-6 hours at a time at night, which makes his mama really happy!

I'll post new pictures in the near future.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Our sweet baby

Here's our little Chris, less than an hour old. Isn't he adorable?!

Our cute baby with his daddy

Here is a picture of our sweet baby in his first week of life. He and Grandma Lyman fell asleep on the couch together.

Monday, February 16, 2009

D-day is Coming!

To the few faithful readers who have asked for an update, I am happy to inform you that our little baby is growing just as he should (as far as can be seen from ultrasounds anyway) and is a very active little boy. He likes to move around for a good portion of each day and does his best to interfere with his mom's exercise. (Almost every time I start doing some kind of exercising he starts punching or kicking me, making it very difficult to exercise.) Someone pointed out to me that he may just be joining in and trying to get his exercise at the same time, in which case I suppose I can't fault him.

We are planning on calling him Christopher James. That may change when we actually see him, but that's the plan for now. We look forward to welcoming him into the world in the next five weeks, give or take a few. I will try to post pictures sometime soon after he is born, but I make no promise of further blog postings prior to that. And for those of you hoping to see a picture of me and my huge belly, too bad. If you haven't seen it in person, you'll just have to miss out. It's too depressing to see pictures of myself at this stage. When I'm looking in the mirror I can still believe I'm cute, but the pictures just make me look like a bloated walrus and I can't take that.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

So here's our adorable baby! It turns out he's a boy, so now we're going to have to start thinking of boy names. I guess that's what happens when all you've come up with is girl names, you have to have a boy instead :) We're really excited though; I always wanted a big brother and now all our other kids will have a big brother, even if I never got one.
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