Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I Need a Little Help...

OK...So I've made Kobi's video public now thru YouTube. So I'm hoping that makes all of you in blog world able to view the video and hear my little mans laugh. However now it looks off center and I have no idea how to fix that. I am open to suggestions...anyone have an idea??


I'm learning as I go with this blog and I hope this video works! Kobi should be sleeping but instead is cracking up with daddy. I had to share. He's such a happy baby...

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

One Laugh Before Bed

"Playing Around With The Camera"

I love looking at black and white pictures. Yesterday I snapped a few that I thought would be perfect to share...
"In Deep Thought"

Friday, January 26, 2007

Kobi's Baby Shower!

"Mama tells me there aren't too many kids that get to attend their own Baby Shower...""or have it catered by one of the best Taiwanese cooks in town..."
"They said the food was yummy. If only I had a couple more teeth...""No Mama! I refuse to go downstairs dressed like this!!...""People came from all over. (Becky came all the way from Lake Zurich to meet me)..." "I think daddy was trying to escape. That's why these 4 women are holding him down...""Time for presents but not before I make mama change my clothes!..""That's better! Now I'd like to sit on some...""This is Lisa. Shes a mama in training. I liked her a lot...""I had so many gifts that people were putting them in a different room...""Right now mama and daddy are thinking how is all this going to fit in the car??..."

"Thank you Auntie Cassie for throwing one really cool party!"

*A Special Note From Sherry

Thank you everyone who could attend the shower. I know the weather did get bad & I hope you all made it home safely. It meant so much to Matthew & I seeing all those happy faces (that drove & flew) great distances to be there! I think that Matthew & I are truly blessed to have all of you as such a wonderful group of family & friends sharing in Kobi's "Welcome to America/ Baby Shower party"! Cassie, G-mama & Nai-Nai we cant thank you enough for throwing this event for Kobi!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Caught in Action!

Kobi are you spilling milk in mama's bed!?I Caught You!"No mama...look I'm holding the bottle right. Never mind that the beds all wet with milk.""Is this my punishment for pouring all my mornings milk in bed??"

Friday, January 19, 2007

A Happy 1st Month Together!

I cant believe it has been one month since baby Kobi entered are family! He brings so much joy to our lives and we feel so blessed to be given this perfect little man to raise. Its been exactly one month since the day I bought this hat for him in Taiwan. The time passes by so quickly now and I think to myself "why couldn't it go this fast before Kobi arrived?" In only one month he has done so many new things. He has said his first word...daddy. He has begun to crawl and is now pulling himself up to a standing position on his own. He tries to eat everything by himself and he reaches out to his mama whenever he wants to be held. His newest development is making the cutest clicking noise with his mouth and of course he likes to spit when he's excited. (I've really been trying to work on that last one.)Everyday waking up to his happy big smile makes my heart melt. I cant imagine life with out my Kobi...
I have met so many wonderful people along the way during this adoption. So many of you have offered so much advice and I truly thank you for it. Thank you all for lending your support during our wait for Kobi and for offering an ear with my silly "1st time mama" questions! My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in the waiting phase of their paper-pregnancies. Hang in does happen! Very soon you too will have the most amazing experience of a life time...bringing home your little one from Taiwan! Just know that Kobi and I are thinking about all of you!!

Thank You Lord!

THE HIGHCHAIR HAS ARRIVED!!!! (only one month late...)"Thank you G-Mama! I love my highchair and so does mama!"

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Kobi's Boo-Boo Picture (Post Dr visit). He still flashes a smile. What a trooper!!

Kobi's 1st Doctor Visit

Today was Kobi's first doctor appointment. Matthew and I took him down the road so he could see a special pediatrician that specializes in International Adoption. Dr Crawford was great and Kobi seemed to like him very much to which made the visit a pleasant one. Well...almost pleasant. Matthew and I had to hold poor baby Kobi down while the nurse gave him a shot. Thinking that was the worst of the visit (and now its over and we can take Kobi home) . Nope! We were given the name of another Pediatrician to see. Poor Kobi's belly button hernia might be to bad to correct itself and the doctor wanted another opinion. Then Matthew and I were sent away to get blood work done. I dreaded this part but figured we better get it done today! So my poor little man had to be restrained by Matthew and the whole crew at the blood lab while they removed 8 vials of blood. This I stayed out of the room for while I listened to the worst blood curdling scream I've ever heard. They had to remove blood from both arms and his foot. My poor, poor baby Kobi!! He came out of the room screaming and looking like something from the Mummy Returns! I just picked him up right away after his traumatic ordeal and he eventually stopped crying. I felt so bad in fact that I made Matthew drive the car home while I sat in the back with Kobi feeding him his baby rice cakes the whole time.

Thank Goodness that parts over!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

TODAY KOBI IS 8 MONTHS OLD!! Happy 8 months baby!

Monday, January 15, 2007

My cute little Von Dutch wearing man...

"Tub Time"

Kobi loves "tubby time"...and eating "Mr Ducky" the squishy.Isn't he so cute??

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Kobi's 1st Surround Sound Experience

"Mama what are we going to do today?""I know...can I check out the home theater? I've been really good!""I know the perfect movie but I'm starting to get hungry! " "A whole pear just for me!""You say if I eat this whole pear I can go watch my movie?""Finally I made it to the movie room... I cant wait to watch my movie!""I'm just gonna close my eyes for one second..."Poor baby Kobi slept through his first movie "Baby Mozart by Baby Einstein". There's always tomorrow...Sweet Dreams little man!

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Wanna See Me Crawl??

"So many things I wanna get my hands on...""Are you watching?""You thought I would crawl but rolling is fun too..."" Gotcha...""Just when you look away...""Yeah... I got the block all by myself!""but mama was watching the whole time!"

Thursday, January 4, 2007

He Can Crawl!!

Little Kobi has changed by leaps and bounds since Taiwan! Yesterday he crawled for the first time. It was so cute! He dropped his belly on the floor and just started "Swimming" across the rug! Today he started to pick up food and feed himself. That's my boy!

These are other things I have noticed since December 18th...

~He makes a cute clicking noise with his mouth. Of course daddy taught him that one.
~He wakes up wanting two bottles at a time now. Yes two!
~He loves any food that is put in his mouth!
~He wants to have "Flying Air Kisses" at every moment of the day!
~He gives out the funniest laugh when I tickle him!
~He has a need for mama to carry him everywhere!
~He loves bath time!

and lastly he pees on Matthew once a day! Watch Out Daddy!!