Saturday, December 6, 2008

FootBall Pictures!

Football season is almost over-- i've been asst. coach for this team. Also, here's a shot of Ben.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ben's Latest Stats

Last Doctor's appointment stats:

11 lb 10oz
23 inches long
all measurements at 50% percentile

We're sleeping from about 10pm till 6am these days, so life is definitely looking better!

7 year old rules...

Lately, we've been seeing some 7-year old rules showing up at the house. We're complying whereever possible.

Our fire plan has been questioned, and solutions have been provided for our 'constant question's like what would you like for desert.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Rice Cereal...

the cereal looks like it bought us about 1 hour extra sleep time-- to bed at 10pm, up at 4am. progress!

Friday, November 7, 2008

First Food!

Rice Cereal time baby, woo!

Big family event-- rice cereal for the first time. about 1/2 oz, but its a big milestone!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

10 lbs!

All systems were right on the line at yesterday's checkup:

weight: 10 lbs (50th %)
height : something ( 40th % )
head : something ( 40th % )

Most importantly, 10 lbs means that this weekend rice cereal can start, and we'll be getting a bit more of this hopefully:

Friday, October 24, 2008

Dad and Great Gram visit!

Dad, Era, and Great Gram visited me this week!

Thanks to them for several opportunities to get out of the house, and lots of great food!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Doctor's visit...

Doctor's visit complete--

after two weeks:

Weight = 7 lb 15.5 oz ( above birthweight and more )
Billiruben = 7 ( if you are like me and have no clue, that's good )

Height = 1 inch less than at birth? still shrinking.

Thanks Mom!

Thanks to mom, she was invaluable this week, especailly at the doctor. She also left us with lots of foot to eat up over the next few weeks!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Mom is in town...

To help out. So far dinner has been great.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Uncle John and Aunt Lisa come...

Uncle John and Aunt Lisa come, as well as Grandma Peg!
Wow, full house!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Thanks to Jeanne and Mercer...

Thanks to Jeanne and Mercer for their help this past week, and for all the food that was left over!

We're still here, despite lack of postings.
Sleep is a bit of a scarce commodity around here, but we're adjusting.

Ben and Alex are both doing well. Ben's weight is back up to 7lb 9oz, so he's eating ok. Billiruben levels are little on the high side, so that's under close watch.

The image below shows the ideal state at this point:

Friday, October 3, 2008


We are home now and settling back in. Boy it is nice to be home again!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Big Brother...

Not Crying...

Another one not crying....

Benjamin Mercer Cowden, born 11:31 on 10/1/2008

Benjamin Mercer Cowden Was born at 11:31 on 10/1/2008!
Birth weight was 7 lb 12 oz, Length was 20 3/4".

Baby and Jen are doing well!We are in room 436 at St. Francis: we will probably be going home on Friday.

Frekin' ouch

Finally edipural is in. phew.

Updated ETA: 3-5pm 10/1

We're at the room here at St. Francis--

Labor is beginning, starting with induction medicine this morning @ 7am.

Depending on how fast labor goes, we expect arrival between 3 and 5pm today.

I'll update here with more information....

Sunday, August 24, 2008


Yep, Larger.

Due Date is October 10!

Baby Cowden is due October 10, Jen is getting .... larger...

So far, all is well.