Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Poor, pitiful baby!

(I moved this over from our site. Our blog actually started in June 2005.)

Jaan has his first cold. =(

Oh, first, I have to clarify: Jaan has slept through the night ONCE. That time in Kovrov was not the start of a new habit; he was just exhausted. It was his first time, as I said, but it was also his last time so far. =) I really wouldn't have expected (or even wanted) him to be sleeping through the night so soon, so being back on our schedule of waking up several times during the night is fine with me.

After our trip Jaan and I both came down with colds. I kind of expected it, because our friends' two-year-daughter started sniffling and sneezing soon after we got out to Kovrov to visit them. Jaan has been so pitiful! It's really hard to watch him coughing and feeling miserable. We've been praying constantly, though, and he seems to be slowly getting back to normal.

I'll have photos of our Kovrov trip up soon.

Monday, November 10, 2003

Two months already?

(I moved this over from our site. Our blog actually started in June 2005.)

Where did those two months go?

Actually, we've treasured and enjoyed every moment so far. We're so thankful for our little Jaan!

We weighed him yesterday for the first time since his birth, and he's not so little anymore. =) Our friend Tanya had two scales, so we put Jaan in a grocery bag and hung him up to weigh him and try to figure out which scale was more accurate. He just stared wide eyed over the top of his bag, while the whole process was caught on video. 4.8 kilograms! That's about ten and a half pounds. He has gained almost a kilogram a month.

We just got back from our first big trip with Jaan. He did really well with two overnight train rides, a weekend with friends in Kovrov, and being held by lots of new people. He actually slept through the night for the first time on Saturday. I think he'll miss all the busyness now that we're home.

Monday, November 03, 2003

Almost eight weeks!

(I moved this over from our site. Our blog actually started in June 2005.)

Jaan is getting close to eight weeks old.

He's growing and changing and leaving the newborn stage behind. He had a wonderful time getting to know his grandmother, and now he's looking forward to meeting his other grandparents and Aunt Abby at the end of this month. On Wednesday we took him to the American embasy to register and apply for his passport, so he's officially American now. Jaan is holding his head up and smiling much more these days. I think I finally caught one of those great smiles in a photo; we'll see when we get our film developed. Jaan is such a joy! We thank God for him constantly.

November 13: We got it! The toothless grin, that is. The picture turned out great. Here:

Photo taken November 2, 2003.