Wednesday, January 23, 2008

6 weeks & 6 days

Tee brought Fee to the doc yesterday. The FANTASTIC news is that he's now up to 7 pounds 8 ounces! He gained 22 ounces in the 14 days since his previous appointment, and since the doc wants him to be putting on +/- an ounce a day, he's doing really really well there.

Also, it was time for some more vaccinations. yay! Outside of the Daffy Duck band-aids, which were awesome, 'nix didn't really dig that whole "getting injected with stuff" thing. Buy hey, now he won't get polio, so it's worth it. Every time we moved him yesterday - moved him like, an inch - he screamed and cried. and screamed and cried. then screamed and cried some more. Whew. Poor little guy.

We gave him a little bit of infant Tylenol to take the edge off (I wanted to give him vodka but Theresa was insistent – gosh!). that was definitely the funniest part of yesterday. I picked up the infant Tylenol on the way home from work. The flavor choices were grape and cherry. Grape, obviously, is reserved for cough medicine, so I picked up the cherry flavor.

Yesterday was the first time that Fee has had anything other than boob juice or formula. Using a little dropper Tee put some in his mouth, like a quarter of a teaspoon or something, and he spent a couple minutes rolling it around in his mouth, looking around, trying to figure it out. The look on his face! The wonderment! What IS this? So, so, so, so cute. Priceless. Then I put him back on my shoulder and of course, the screaming and the crying.

Eventually, of course, he settled down and we ended up having a mostly uneventful overnight. A little more screaming than normal, sure, but not as bad those first few hours home from the doc’s.

Now, yay, I’m back at work while Tee and Fee are asleep at home. Wish I was there.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

nursery rave!

I just got a note in my flickr inbox. Apparently an editor at Apartment Therapy wants to do a featured tour of Fenix's nursery for their nursery site Ohdeedoh. I am thrilled and flattered. The rooms that are featured on this site all embody the aesthetic that I love... simple, clean, modern.

Here are some of the previous tours that they've had on the site:
Nursery tours

Here's our nursery in case you missed my earlier post on it.
Fenix's room

I'll post again when they post the tour to their site (should be sometime in February).

Monday, January 14, 2008

baby baths

Bathing a baby is a wonderful thing. Nothing will soothe a fussy baby like a tub or sink filled with warm water. It's one of my favorite things to do with Fenix. I turn up the heat in the bathroom, close the door and let him sit in his tiny tub and soak. He looks so content. It makes me so happy.

Freshly bathed Feefee:

Sunday, January 13, 2008

feefee has a new whip

We just got a new stroller for Feefee. Sadly the original stroller that we wanted (which was also purchased as a gift for us - thanks test team!) will not work for us after all. It came as a travel system set and the car seat that came with it was not safe for a peanut of Feefee's size so we had to return it. Alas I found a suitable replacement in the Urban Advantage stroller. It comes in a fetching brown and orange color and is quite sporty. Check it out:

Saturday, January 12, 2008


A new Goodwill store just opened up near my house! I am elated. Overjoyed. Ecstatic!
I went there today and their women's selection is quite awesome. Lots of cute designer items. They had French Connection... Free People... BCBG...

I was also able to find 4 cashmere sweaters in cute colors for some as yet undetermined project (likely handbags of some sort).

Their housewares section was a bit on the slim pickings side but I'm guessing that it will improve as they get more and more donations to that location.

Finally something good comes to the north end!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

dammit anthony i love you

Sorry to say but if J ever takes the big dirt nap I'll make it my business to track down Mr. Bourdain and make him my second husband.

Yes, I know he looks like he wreaks of cigarettes and cheap whiskey but there is just something about him. Christ, I'm in love. Plus he's from Bergen County, NJ... birthplace of all rad persons such as myself.

I watch his show on the travel channel almost everyday like the good little groupie that I am.

Anthony Bourdain's blog

Monday, January 7, 2008

nursery = 95% done

Finally we are almost done with the nursery. The joke is that he doesn't even sleep in there. Oh well. And even though he is a month old, technically we are still on schedule since he was due on Jan 17th.... best laid plans....

Things that we need to complete it:
I want to make a crib quilt using some cool fabric that I got from repro depot
We need a chair of some kind. Or better yet a white storage bench that has some nifty cushions on top.
More artwork/pictures/tchotkes
A nicer light fixture... the one that is in the ceiling is OK but it kinda looks like a giant boob.
A unique crib mobile (I hate all the frou frou ones that I have seen in the stores thus far)

p.s.... J and I made the green curtains. The fabric came from Joann. The sheers are from Ikea but we shortened them quite a bit to match the length of the green curtains.

Here are some pics of the nursery (full set):

1 month

Yesterday Fenix turned one month old! Can you believe it? My due date hasn't even rolled around yet and this kid has been on the outside for a month already.


Here he is rocking the fauxhawk:

Sunday, January 6, 2008

before and after.

remember this old thing?

well we finished it:

much better, eh?

sweater bags

I had a dream the other night that I sewed up all these nifty handbags and wristwarmers made from old sweaters. Apparently others have had the same vision so my idea isn't so... uh unique. Here are some cool examples that I found on etsy while poking around.

stretchy wool bag

recycled jcrew sweater bag

green sweater tote

Thursday, January 3, 2008

that's my boy!!!!

Guess who gained an entire pound in just 10 days?! Fenix! I know it sounds silly but I was overjoyed when they weighed him today and I found out how much he had gained since the last visit. He is now at 6lbs 2oz. Grow Fenix, GROW!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

hello smiley

Just before bed tonight, J took a bunch of pics of Fee. He kept smiling and making all these great faces.

Check it out:

The whole set.