Melanie got a Sandbox!

Melanie got a new sandbox! We were going to get the green Turtle Sandbox (I remember having one when I was young) but found this red Clam held twice as much sand! The sandbox barely fit in Heather’s Prius, luckily it did fit! It can hold up to 6 – 50lb bags of sand (The […]


For our first video, we have Melanie walking about 15 steps by herself! She started taking her first steps about 3 weeks ago, and by the 20th was taking 5 steps in a row. She also loves exploring and climbing, including the steps if we let her! Also, she has a couple teeth popping through […]

Melanie Update

Wow, it’s been a long time since the last post! Thought I’d give an update. First, here’s some pics: The first one I took right before writing this post. I got her to smile by saying “Booga booga!” The second is from my cousin Nicole’s graduation party in Michigan in July. In the third, you […]

Babies R Us shadey pricing practices between online and in-store

This past August, Heather and I decided we wanted to get a play yard fence to use to wrap around the TV and upstairs in the office to keep Melanie from accessing particular parts of the rooms. We decided on the Superyard XT. The price was $59.99. This was perfect because it was also that […]

Baby 5-Month Update

It’s been so long since we’ve made a post about Melanie! So I figured I would for Father’s day. She is doing great! She rolled over a couple times at the end of April (front to back), but hadn’t again until June 3rd or so (and then it was back to front only!). Today I […]

Who Does Melanie Look Like?

When Melanie was first born I thought she looked a lot like me, especially around the eyes. But Angelo’s mom sent us some of his baby pictures this weekend, and I must say Melanie looks a lot like him! I scanned the pictures today, so we can do a comparison! I’ll have to search around […]

Infantino Euro Rider Baby Carrier

I wanted to try on the Infantino EuroRider baby carrier I received.  It took me a while to figure out and adjust the straps that position it correctly on my torso. It says to just pull on a loose strap to adjust, but it is a little more complicated than that.  I won’t have to […]

First-Month Doctor Visit

Well, in the previous post Melanie was actually 4 weeks old, and yesterday she was 1 calendar month old. 🙂  Today we had another doctor visit. She is 10 pounds, 7 ounces now. And my wrists are feeling the additional weight! They have been hurting the past few days from holding her while nursing. The […]

1 Month Old!

Melanie is 1 month old today! If you haven’t noticed already, I added an ‘Age Ticker’ to the blog so we can easily keep track of how old she is. Monday we had our first outing with Melanie, (besides the doctor visit a few weeks ago). We went to Skyline and then to Babies R […]

2 and a half week update

Melanie is more than 2 and half weeks old, and we all are doing great! Most of the relatives have now paid a visit, and it’s just Mom, Dad and Melanie now. And of course Ty the dog and Giga the cat. Ty is pretty protective already, and doesn’t like Giga coming close to Melanie. […]