Monday, September 21, 2009

And we passed!

Today Connor had his two week visit at the doctor and has passed with flying colors. He is now 7 lbs. 8 oz so has gotten back to his birth weight (7 lbs. 2 oz) and then gained some! Good job buddy! He got the full review by Dr. Thrasher and she gave us two thumbs up and said to keep doing what we were doing! As long as he stays healthy we won't go back now until his 2 month appointment (6 weeks from now) and that will be the appointment where he gets all his shots. We love Dr. Thrasher but sure hope we don't see her any sooner than early November! :)

The weekend finished out good -
Dan did great at the North Shore Inline Half Marathon. He finished first in his age group and scored himself a lovely "half" medal. He also finished 12th overall (preliminary results had shown 9th but 12th was the final) and we're so proud of him. He's been working really hard so glad to see its starting to pay off! Since we couldn't make the journey this year I don't have any pictures but if someone on Dan's team sends any I'll be sure to post. Dan also got some fancy new skates so I'll try to get a picture of those too!
On Saturday evening Connor witnessed his first baseball game with Grandpa Jim! Connor got his little White Sox shirt on and watched the Sox play on the big screen in the basement. I think Grandpa Jim was in hog heaven!

We had some great news on Saturday evening as our friends Chris and Erin (see their picture with Connor in an earlier blog posting) announced they are expecting their own little one! Erin is 7 weeks and due in early May. We're so thrilled! Chris and Erin are such special people to us and we can't wait for another little playmate for Connor.

On Sunday we had our first trip to church. Connor, Dan, and I went to church with my parents on Sunday at St. Patrick's in LaSalle (where Dan and I were married). We attended 11 am mass and Connor did great. Let out a few little wimpers but other than that behaved very well thru mass. We had to document his first trip to church - here is a picture outside of church:

We then had brunch at the Stodden's. It was so YUMMY - they sure know how to spoil us! Ms. Imogene will celebrate her 90th birthday and I feel so blessed to have this picture of her and Connor together. Imogene has played an important role in my life and it brings me great joy to see her with Connor.

Last stop on Sunday was after a long nap we stopped at TJ and Hillary's on our way out of town to see the Goodbreds. Blake and I are buddies so I was so glad to see him - how cute is he?!? Love that kid (and his parents too!)

We got back home to New Berlin around 11 PM last night and had a pretty decent night with Connor. Dan is back to work today full-time so its really Mom/Connor time now. The day started off with a bang with two outfit changes in about an hour - Connor puking on me and peeing all over himself, me, and the changing table. Good times were had by all! :) Its a good thing he's so darn cute and I have a great sense of humor!
Have a great week everyone!

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