Saturday, February 28, 2009

a month in a life

So far, we're getting used to things pretty smoothly.  Having a newborn and a 3 year old is crazy at times...the first couple days home I was thinking, "How can I do this?"  I felt so bad because Monet was struggling for obvious reasons.  She's no longer in her daycare which was super structured and she had all her friends there.  Plus, I couldn't really give her much attention because I could barely move after the c-section.   But now, almost 3 weeks later, things are so much better.  Pretty much right after my parents left, we've been going to different parks, the beach, and the library.  We also started gymnastics.  Isaac is so sweet and easy.

We also went to the Shipley Nature Butterfly day.  Monet got some butterfly body art, we hiked the butterfly trail around the park, and Monet got to do some butterfly art.  

Monet & I with the baby packs...Monet has to be within the closest proximity to me as possible....since a certain baby came to town.  She even came in the shower with me.  She hates showers.    

Our cousins came to visit baby Isaac.  Heather and her kids were in town from Cottonwood in northern California and Ramona and her kids and Grandmere Elaine came from Vegas.  Monet has the sweetest cousins on her dad's side.  Even Kevin held baby Isaac.

Lastly...Robby & Monet getting some painting done.  Why are guys so much hotter when they are fixing stuff?...and being sweet to their kid.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Isaac Andrew Panter I love you

Isaac Andrew was born on February 5th at 746am.  He weighed 8 pds 4 oz and was 21 inches tall.  These aren't in any particular order.  He is such a good baby.  Who knows why, but I did call that before he arrived.  A few weeks before he arrived, I just knew he would be mellow.  Not because he was mellow before he was born, because he wasn't.  He was very active....I guess any child is lax compared to my little bundle of energy known as Monet.  Sweet girl.  She's handling it pretty well.  So far, she's mostly resentful towards her grandparents who are here taking care of her so I can heal and take care of Isaac.  The hardest part of the day is when we try to get her dressed and in the car for the daily outing to get her out of the house.  She ends up loving whatever adventure the grandparents take her on, but usually screams and cries when she makes me so sad.  That's the hardest part for me so far; not being able to play with monet like I usually do.  I feel so much better already though.  I went up and down the stairs today, my kankles are already back to normal and I have a lot more energy today.  Robby is so sweet with Isaac.  I don't know how I got so lucky in the husband department.  He makes sure to give monet love too.   

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Robby's 40!

Robby turned 40 today.  It was a beautiful perfect weekend for his birthday.  The waves could have been bigger, but there was no wind and it was super warm.  Robby was very excited to use this little bike trailer he had made.  It used to be a jogger stroller that broke.  He put his surf board on top of the bars which used to be one of those ab roller machines.  I actually can't believe I made the bike ride down there...seeing as though I'm having a baby on Thursday.  It was so nice riding in the sun along the coast.  I love Huntington Beach.  
Anyways, we met up with Robby's best friends, Jim and Dara and their adorable kids, Ryland and Makenzie.  Monet was in heaven.  
I'm so lucky to have Robby in my life.  We are such a good match for each other and such a good dad to Monet...and soon to be one more.