Spoilt boy strikes again!

Nope, haven’t blogged for a while, again, sorry!  Don’t know what I fill my days with…. Oh yeah, there’s a baby in the house!!

So Owen was born and loads of people very kindly sent lovely presents – actually various Twitter friends sent presents before he even got here.  Then it was Christmas and the tree at ours had tons of pressies for him under it, then Boxing Day we went to my parents’ for lunch and there was another tree load for him there!  The following day Bryan’s Dad came for dinner with even more presents. 
Hurry up and wake up, there's pressies!!Bryan, Cherry, Maria with Owen, GordonOwen with his Winnie The Pooh toys
But now its boring old January so the excitement should be over, right?  Wrong!

As I mentioned before we did the nursery with a Little Mermaid theme when we decorated it in November 2008 but if we had a boy, which obviously we have had, we would change it to Finding Nemo or Pirates of the Carribean.  So I have been working at changing it over, ready for him moving in there when he’s 6 months old and too old to sleep in his moses basket by our bed any more.  Granny and Grandad Gunn bought him Finding Nemo curtains and a lightshade for Christmas to help with this.  Also I had some frames made up, for some of the Nemo posters we had in the attic from Bryan’s time at the Disney store, to match the nursery furniture. 

Anyway I mentioned on Twitter that I was needing a name plaque for his door so Sianz one of my wonderfully artistic friends there offered to make him one.  I had no idea what she was going to make as much of her art I’ve been admiring is done on post it notes.  Well yesterday the ARTwork turned up in the post and as you can see it is most fabulous!
Owen's nursery door nameplate canvas by @Sianz, Mummy's Twitter friend
Owen considers his first own ARTworkOwen gives his first object d’art a critical look and shows off that he can now grasp things

The funny thing was that once Bryan got home he turned it upside down, unable to contain himself any longer.  You see OWEN upside down is NEMO.  You’d think we had planned that, being quite major Disney lovers and all that….  Not sure how long ago it occurred to Bryan but he was waiting for me to notice.  I’m a bit slow apparently!

Anyway getting that present reminded Owen about Santa and his reindeer and how he brings lots of presents.  So he donned a present he hadn’t had the chance to wear at Christmas (as it was waiting at my parents house so we didn’t get it until Boxing Day and then I insisted on washing it before he was allowed to wear it as all good Mummies apparently do).  He argued that there is still snow so there is still a chance that Santa and his sleigh are still doing the rounds, and he’s just too cute to argue with.  So here is him sleeping hopefully in his Rudolph babygrow (thanks Lindsey!)…
Owen dreams of Rudulph bringing Santa back

It turns out that baby knows best as low and behold the postman brought another parcel for him this morning!  I got very excited on seeing it was from the lovely lady who made my wedding dress…many years ago!  She had already sent us one of her special cushions which is in pride of place in his nursery but this is a special personalised baby cushion, which he loves as you can see…
Owen and his lovely cushion from Myra Malcolm

Whilst I’m here I should give an update on the wee guy’s progress.  He is now 10 weeks old and growing steadily.  Last night he did the most awesome thing of sleeping from 11pm to 9am – so long I had to get up and express milk part way through!!  So nice to get a decent sleep though, especially for Bryan as he has that work thing that I’ve heard some people do (maternity leave and smug non working due to end 15th June).

As well as the gorgeous smiles you can see demonstrated above he and Mummy play the sticking our tongue out at each other game.  He also sometimes “talks”, which I’ve been trying to catch on film but its quite hard..

He is getting to grips with grasping things (couldn’t resist the pun, sorry!) and when grasping a finger from each of Daddy’s hands in each of his hands he can actually sit up!  Not for very long but he does really pull himself, even though he’s still wearing his splint.  As for that, well as I reported his next appointment is coming up and hopefully after that he’ll only need to wear it overnight. And soon this whole thing should be over!

As for us, well we’re fine, thanks for asking!  Its a steep learning curve being parents with lots of new things to cope with all the time, but I think we’re doing okay.  I put on 3 stone being pregnant but only have 9.5 pounds left to loose.  All my maternity clothes have been bagged up ready for giving back, passing on etc.  And no, I don’t need to keep them for “the next one” as we are more than happy with what we’ve got thank you very much.

As well as seeing family at Christmas we spent Hogmanay with Ray, Nicole and Lucas.  It was lovely to say goodbye all together to the year both couples became families.  The boys came out of their beds briefly at midnight (not that Owen woke up!) and we had a group hug, which was very special.  We didn’t get a photo of all of us together but did get family shots.
Nicole, Ray & Lucas RobertsonBryan, Maria & Owen Robertson

Bryan has some new camera equipment to play with – his Christmas present to himself.  As its for doing portraits and Owen hasn’t fully mastered posing yet, I have to “model” for him but he has taken some lovely photos as a result.
 Maria Robertson - PortraitMaria Robertson - PortraitFamily

As with all my photos in this blog post you can click on this photo to get to our Flickr pages and see other photos, Bryan’s Flickr posts go for quality rather than quantity whereas I like to chronicle Owen’s development, even if my photos and videos aren’t very professional looking!  I may not blog regularly but I do post photos on my Flickr so interested people can see Owen grow up!

We have of course got some snow and so I will leave you with this pic I took before it got so deep, and frozen.
Snow Angel!

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