Thursday, May 22, 2008

Playing catch-up

The last real update I posted was back on Mother's Day. A lot has happened since then and I'll try and bring us up to speed quickly.

•Oscar and Melissa were diagnosed with thrush which, we were told, is fairly common. We noticed some small white sores in his mouth and feeding seemed to be difficult/painful for him. They were both prescribed medicines and courses of treatment. Oscar's cleared up pretty quickly, Melissa's is still lingering but we hope it'll go away soon.

•He had his first bath.

•We started to get out and about with Oscar. We're taking walks with him most days. We've gone to the Farmer's market, to my work, to the credit union (we got a new-to-us car!), to baby yoga, Riverfront park, and lots of excursions around the neighborhood.

•We had our first trip up to Portland. Melissa spent the day with our friend Tanya as I drove around and visited with independent booksellers. I was trying to get them to carry the new book (which is out June 17, by the way). I think I met with some success and Oscar did great on the trip.

•Today Oscar took part in his first professional photo shoot. The Statesman Journal (the paper for which Melissa works) is running a story about cloth diapers and Oscar was one of four newsroom babies to take part in the session. About two hours of showing off the little mister followed. I'll post photos of the shoot when I get them.

•Oscar is (we think) smiling now and (we're sure) babbling away. I love the sound of his little voice.

•Oh, and for those keeping score at home: at his last weigh-in, Oscar tipped the scales at 8 lbs, 12 oz!


Stephanie said...

Congrats on the car, the book, the excursions and the big, clean baby! I'm glad things are going so well. :)

Sean Sweeney said...

So happy to read you all have become mobile again with a new car and all. Enjoy your outings. I hope to take a walk with you and your little man soon.

Stuart Rue said...

Funny thing about "catch-up" posts: they are almost always followed by a lengthy pause.