Archive for April, 2008

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Long lost blog post

April 24, 2008

Ok, I know it’s been almost a month since the last blog post. I apologize to all of you who have been waiting breathlessly by your computers. It’s been a little hectic around here.

First the good news. When we last left you our big concern was that our little baby was not gaining enough weight. Well after much breast-feeding supplemented with a little formula, Sophie was up to 7 pounds by the first week in April. And then she was up to 8 pounds by the next week. So she is finally actually beginning to fit into her newborn clothes. So we’re continuing to focus on the breast-feeding and hopefully can taper off the formula as time goes on.

We’ve had a lot of visitors over the past month, but the visitor from furthest away had to be Debbie’s friend Brooke. Brooke lives in Japan and was going on a cruise to Mexico which left from San Diego. So we picked her up from the airport and were able so spend a couple of hours together , having lunch at Seaport Village and giving Brooke a chance to meet Sophie.

We had several other visitors in the last month. Debbie’s friends Jackie and Pete and their son Jackson flew in from their new home in Chicago (They used to live in San Diego. Debbie’s friend Mitzi also stopped by for a visit. And finally her friend Nancy brought her daughter Hannah over to help keep Sophie entertained.

The first weekend of April was, as always, birthday weekend. my friend Teri’s birthday is April 5th and mine is the 6th. So to celebrate we decided to go mini-go kart racing. We had a great time and those little cars really move! Afterwards we went out for a nice sushi dinner (ok, I had chicken. But at least Debbie got her sushi.) On Sunday we took Sophie on her first trip to the Zoo along with her grandparents. Sunday night went up to the Stone Brewing company to have a few beers and some great food.

Finally it was time to say goodbye to Grammy and Pop-pop. After almost a month out here helping us take care of our new baby it was time for them to go back to Wisconsin. Thanks so much for all of your help!

And now that tax season is over, my mother could finally make the trip out to meet her new granddaughter. Our biggest adventure was taking Sophie for her first trip to the Wild Animal Park. She was very well behaved, but I think we probably have a little while to go before she really appreciates the animals.

Finally, my mother left to go home on Monday night. It was really great to have so many visitors to be able to share the joy of our new daughter. But between all of them, working full time, doing the taxes, and midnight feedings, there isn’t much time for things like blog posts. But hopefully things will settle down a little bit and I can get back to more frequent postings. But once again, no promises!

Here is a link to the album with all the pictures:

2008-04 April Updates

p.s. One of the many things I haven’t had time to do is ask for donations for this year’s MS Walk. But we will be walking this Saturday (Sophie too!). So if you would like to make a donation, please go to www.mswalk.com/kevsharp . Thanks for your support!

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Sophie Week 3 – 3/23 to 3/29

April 4, 2008

Ok, I know I’m way behind schedule with this post, but hey, I’ve got a really good excuse this time – a baby!

Our week started off with Sophie’s second major holiday – Easter! The Easter Bunny stopped by sometime between the 3am feeding and the 6am feeding and left Sophie a little Easter basket. Then we went over to Karl Strauss with Debbie’s parents for some Easter brunch, followed by the traditional Easter nap!

Most of the rest of the week was uneventful. We went back to the doctor to see how Sophie’s weight was doing. She was up a little from last week, almost to 6 pounds. But she should be back up to birth weight by now, so we’re going to have to keep supplementing her with formula. (Not to worry, there will be better news in next week’s post đŸ˜‰ )

The weekend was a lot more active. On Friday night we went over to the Hanson’s house to hang out and eat pizza. Courtney was a pro taking care of Sophie. I think she’s ready for full babysitting duty!

On Saturday our friends Elizabeth and Joe had a party at their house for all their friends they met in the breast feeding support group. So there was about 20 babies all under 1 year old! Their changing table was in constant use the whole day. (Is this a preview of all our future social engagements? Babies everywhere?!?) Our other friends Elizabeth and Chris were there with their son Peter who was born in November.

After that we had to head off to our second party of the day. Cousin Judy was having a birthday party for her daughter Carly. Judy’s father Julian and his wife Nava came down from LA for the celebration. We had a good time, but I don’t think we’re ready for two parties in one day yet!

Here is a link to the full album:

2008-03-23 Sophie Week 3

Well, I don’t know about you, but that’s about all the excitement I can take for one week. I’ll try to get next week’s post up a little sooner, but no promises!