Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Upstairs finished!

Master bedroom

Master bedroom closet

Spare room

Spare room

Landing area


By by wall of the spare room! 

Opening the bathroom (right) into the corridor

Bathroom (this actually still looks like this behind closed doors, one day soon we'll tackle that bathroom....maybe pre-potty training!)

Ripping out the master closets

Checking out his new room! 

Drywall and deciding on colors! 

The corridor

Colors for Dylan's room and Brandon's office. 

Carpet underlay


New carpet on the stairs! 
The corridor - bathroom (unfinished) on the left, Dylan's room dead ahead and Brandon's office to the right. 

Dylan's polar room! 

Brandon's office and another spare room (futon). 

Reading nook on the landing. 

Master closet! 

Finally, a finished bedroom! 

4 Months old!

Where does the time fly!

He's now:

14lbs 12 ounces
25 inches long

29th Percentile Height
27th Percentile Weight
79th Percentile Head

Still our super smiley boy, always happy to meet new people and beam at them. He loves to swing, has perfected his front to back role and is ready to move! He can now grab his toes, and does so at every opportunity. He's almost sitting unassisted too, and recognizes the dogs as they go by (usually giving them a big grin and reaching out to try and grab them!).

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

And back again....

Back again from sea, boy ten days (well eleven counting travel) really seemed like a long time. The month in Antarctica in October is going to be REALLY hard. Brandon enjoyed his time with Dylan though, really embraced it, and although there were some rough nights, dadda came through it all, as we knew he would. We're pretty lucky to have such an amazing guy in our life...:)

Other big developments here is that i've finally been offered, and have accepted, a tenure track job at UMaine. So finally off the hamster wheel of having to find my own salary from research grants, UMaine will now pay me 9 months of salary per year, and in turn I can teach more, which i'm really looking forward to. So maybe we are here for a long time after all....come January i'll have lived in Maine for longer than i've lived anywhere since leaving home at 18, now that will be a record! Good thing we really like it here....:)