Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Latham's First Week

Four days old.

Meeting Grandpa McLoughlin for the first time.

Checking out a yawn.

Bundled up tight in a blanket made by Nana Holte.

A sort-of smile.

Hangin' out in the swing.

Nine days old.

He's already changed so much!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Baby Deuce is here!

Little did I know that a few hours after yesterday's bathroom reno post that I would go into labor. Ronan and I were watching our favorite movie "Ratatouille" and feeding each other popcorn. My contractions started and at 8:45pm Collin and I were off to the hospital!

Happy that this is the beginning of the end of the pregnancy.

Latham George McLoughlin

9 lbs 3 oz

20.5 inches

Born 10:03pm, two and a half hours altogether including labor and delivery!

Look at all that blond hair!

Ronan checking out the presents that he got from "Baby Yakum"


He looks exactly like Ronan did at birth (except for hair color)!

Paging Doctor Ronan! Ronan loved giving Mommy and Latham check-ups!

He was apprehensive at first, but he soon wanted to hold Latham himself.

This is all very interesting stuff!

A first new family photo.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Bathroom update...

I'd rather be posting about the newest addition to our family, but he/she has decided not to come out yet. :( Since Ronan was early, I thought that this one would be too...apparently, I was wrong.
So, instead of posting about our new baby, I thought I'd update our blog with a couple pictures of our bathroom reno since there has been some progress in the last few weeks.

Our new tub/shower is installed! The old one was against the outside wall; this one sits 90 degrees from that, along the right hand wall that is shared with our bedroom. We also took out the yucky old window that was in there and are replacing it with a window with glass blocks to let in some natural light.

A different angle to show the new configuration. The large white object on the floor on the left is the new window. It has glass blocks on the top and bottom, and a section in the middle that can be opened to let in some fresh air.

Collin and my dad also installed new insulation in the walls and demo'd the ceiling. Necessary, but not as fun to look at as the big things like the new tub.

The next step is the floor which DH is working on as I write this. He had tweaked his neck earlier this week so was going to take the weekend off, but now (Sunday) he's feeling a bit better so he decided to put in a few hours leveling out the floor.

And yes, we still have bed sheets as walls. :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Hallowe'en Fun!

Ronan and I went into Fairhaven to trick-or-treat on the main strip. It was crazy, there were so many little ghosts, super heros and princesses! When I told Ronan that we were going to dress him in his pirate costume he protested until I told him that he would get candy if he did. When I said that he couldn't get his costume on fast enough!

He got into the swing of things pretty fast - by the end he was elbowing other kids out of the way to get to the candy bowls! We'll have to work on manners!

Enjoying his first piece.

We met up with Fi-fi (friend Violet) and trick-or-treated with her and her family.

Trick-or-treating around our neighborhood.

Look at my stash!

Pumpkin Pickin'

Collin and I took Ronan to the pumpkin patch last Wednesday to find the perfect pumpkin to carve. We went to Boxx Berry Farm in Ferndale. Ronan loved looking at all the pumkins...

...he also loved riding the little wagon out into the field.

Ronan helping Daddy lift the pumpkin - Daddy, don't strain too hard!

Proof that Ronan is 35 lbs (with clothes and shoes)!

Posing with our freshly carved pumpkin - he looks like such a big boy!
When Daddy cut the eyes and nose Ronan kept repeating, "Triangles, triangles!" He learned that one from Sesame Street.

Our finished masterpiece!