Monday, May 12, 2008

Here in Calgary for the past week - baby pictures alert!

I have been very busy here in Calgary. I arrived last Monday - a very long drive as I stopped along the way to visit with someone I hadn't seen for 16 or so years. That put me behind by quite a bit. I left Vancouver at 7:30 AM and arrived in Calgary around 9:30. I haven't had much chance to post as babies are very busy - or at least the care of them.

Hunter is still as cute as can be!! He is much more alert and has grown quite a lot. We will find out tomorrow how much he weighs. He is eating really well -- still a bit of a combination of bottle and breast. He seems to have a "full" level and if he is shorted even 20 cc's he knows it and complains! He loves to be held and knows the difference between being cuddled and being put in the bassinet!! He is quite happy to sleep in the bassinet when it is night time and everyone else is in bed but not so thrilled about it during the day. As you can imagine I can be easily convinced to pick him up - a couple of good grunts is all it takes!




Here he is all wrapped up in the quilt from Anna (Quiltmom) - who doesn't have a blog. It is shaped like a four leaf clover with the brightest yellow minky on one side. It is like being wrapped in sunshine!! Great for walks in the stroller. You can certainly never have too many quilts. Thank you so much Anna -- I'd link to her blog but she doesn't have one! I met Anna through my blog last year and I have enjoyed emailing back and forth with her. Anna also sent me a book with basket blocks - the one I was looking for was in there - that was great!!

We did not get much walking in this week. The week goes by so fast and again it snowed!! and hailed!! and rained!! and I seemed to have caught a cold or I have having some major allergic reaction to the terrible weather. I have been very congested and tired most of the week. No real sore throat - just a head cold I think. So I haven't been as energetic as I wish I could have been. I think Jessica did enjoy the company though and we did get a few things done around the house. I am leaving first thing tomorrow morning.

I did get to Freckles quilt shop on Saturday. It is a nice little shop in NW Calgary. I bought a few patterns - not much fabric, a couple of fat quarters only. I was not feeling well enough to do a bunch of shopping. But I know where it is now - and it is easy to get to from Jessica's so I can visit the shop again.




Here is another picture of him with the bunny - as you can see he sure is growing. He doesn't have the "newborn" baby look about him anymore. Although he is still very tiny - I bet he weighs about 8 lbs - or less. He is really doing well. He is holding his head quite well - he still loves his bath and like to lay on the floor and look at his play gym thingy - it has fish and mirrors and things on it. And I am sure that was a smile he gave me today!

19 comments:

  1. Oh Pam he is sooooo cute!!! and he has grown!! He looks so cuddly!!! I love his quilt and his bunny!! Hope your feeling better soon!!
    Hugs xxx

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  2. Oh sweet baby! Cute bunny and nice to have something to compare sizes with as little Hunter grows.

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  3. Pam, he's adorable and definitely growing like crazy. I'm sure you've enjoyed your time with him.

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  4. He's gorgeous!

    Sorry you are not feeling so well.

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  5. Oh Pam!
    He is too Sweet!and really he has grown! Congratulations for you and for all the family! Talk to you soon! Andrea

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  6. How wonderful you got to hold and cuddle the lil' one so much. Sure hope you feel better soon!

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  7. he is just adorable!

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  8. Ohhh there's nothing like a new baby to melt a heart, he is sooo adorable. What a cute quilt he's wrapped in, but I do love the photo of him sleeping with the bunny.

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  9. Oh he is beautiful. I can't wait for my new Granddaughter to arrive!! I love the sunshine quilt. The shape is ideal to wrap a baby in.

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  10. I love the idea of a shaped, Minkee-lined quilt like that. I may have to borrow this idea! He is the cutest, Pam! Enjoy every hug and cuddle.

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  11. Oh Pam I can see why you would want to pick him up all the time, he is so cuddly and cute.

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  12. Thanks for the pictures Pam. That one with the bunny is funny. I'm looking forward to many more pictures. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  13. Hi Pam,
    Hunter looks so handsome in the quilt- I am glad it worked out so well. The pattern is from an old McCall's quilting book of baby things( around 1980) I can date it to that time period because the first one I made, was for my husband's cousin baby who is now 26Yikes how time flies:C). The original ones I made were tied. I usually add lace or eyelet on the outside. When you add the trim , you need to sew it right sides together and turn it out. I have used flannelette and fleece for the inside of the wraps but the minkee is the nicest. I found the minkee likes to slither when you quilt it so I thought I would try quilting it first and binding it with bias binding.The wrap works well in a stroller or a car seat as well as a floor blanket. Hunter does look handsome in it.
    I love him with his bunny-he is so sweet...
    I hope you feel better soon- the weather has been much nicer this week with the temperatures warming up to about 70F.
    Regards,
    Anna

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  14. Good 'round' idea - lovely child, especially next to his bunny! LOL

    Thanks for the pleasant, quilty visit - I'll be back. 8-)

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  15. Those pictures melted my heart. Hunter is an adorable baby and he has grown a lot on the last weeks. Hope you feel better soon. Hugs

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  16. Anna's gift is wonderful. I used one of those for my babies, too. Wish Anna had time for a blog, she's such a dear lady, busy but still able to quilt, do nice things for friends and keep in touch with us here on the net. Adorable little guy here. He looks very content. :)

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  17. Those kissable cheeks! And all that hair! What a sweetie. Glad you got your baby time.

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  18. Oh what a sweet baby! Glad to hear he's doing well. Keep taking pictures with that bunny - I'll bet there will be a huge difference in just a few months.

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  19. Hunter is so sweet.
    ciao ciao

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