We had a very nice Thanksgiving this year. Our good friends Brad and Jana hosted dinner at their house which I learned from experience, is no small task! We were able to celebrate with a few of our friends. Everything turned out great and the food was all delicious. I was in charge of making pies and attempted my first apple pie. It turned out good but I was running late as always these days so I did not get a picture. I guess I will have to try it again soon. As we look at this past year Ryan and I are thankful for many things but the greatest blessing in our lives has been Jack. We are so grateful to have him in our family and feel very blessed to have such a perfect baby!
Halloween was a lot of fun this year. Our friends Eric and Kristi hosted a Halloween party. Everyone had great costumes. We dressed Jack up as a bat and then Ryan went as a nurse and I was a doctor. Bagley won sexiest costume! Here are a few pictures of our party.
My sister came to visit. We had so much fun just hanging out and relaxing. She left her little girl at home and helped take care of me and my house all week. We can't wait until she comes to visit again!
Jack is better than a sleeping pill, just hold him and he will help you fall asleep just like he did with all of these guys over and over again!
We have a lot of catching up to do. It is amazing how quickly time flies with a new born! Here are a few pictures of Bagley's parents while they were visiting us. We had fun with them here. We were able to eat at a few of our favorite restaurants and try a few new places as well.
Jack's aunts, Kara and Kate, came to Milwaukee visit him (and supposedly to visit Diana and me as well). This was their first visit to the MKE and while most of their visit was devoted to holding our new bundle, we found time to partake in a few Wisconsin staples. We went the the Cheese Mart, the Sprecher Brewery tour, the lakefront, and found time to make multiple trips for frozen custard (I am sure they are already dreaming of Grasshopper Fudge). We were able to eat at a few of our favorite haunts: Ted's for breakfast, Sobelman's for burgers, and Jake's for pastrami and corned beef. It was great to have them and hope that this is only the first of many visits to Milwaukee.
Jack's first set of grandparents came to see him. We had so much fun with them here. My mom got to spend almost three weeks with us. She was convinced that Jack was coming early and so she changed her ticket to come earlier, while my dad had to change his ticket to come later because Jack was a week late.
Jack and Diana are now home. He seems to get more adorable every day. Everything he does from yawning and smacking his lips to stretching and sucking on his tiny hands has his parents completely enthralled. He even christened his room by urinating all over it and Diana and Kathleen (they hopefully learned their lesson). He is a little jaundiced and Diana took him to the pediatrician for the first time today. His bilirubin is on its way down. As Diana and I drove home with him in his carseat in the back of our station wagon, it hit us how really great this is. (By the way, how awesome is his hair?)
HE IS HERE! He was a week late and had to be enticed by hormonal persuasion to make his debut, but Jack Rex Bagley was born on Tuesday, 10/5/10, at 6:04 pm. He weighed an ideal 7 lbs 7 oz and measures 20 in long. He comes with complete inventory of parts including 20 digits, 2 big brown eyes, 1 cone head, dagger-like fingernails, and more hair than his unfortunate father. In short, he was just what the doctor (I) ordered. He is adorable and though this is somewhat biased, it has been confirmed by a number of corroborating sources (everyone who has the chance to lay eyes upon the kid). Diana performed marvelously and the doctor had to ask her to only give 75% because the little guy was about to squirt across Labor and Delivery Room 12. Both mom and baby appear to be in excellent health. We can't wait for everyone to meet him.
We decided to actually start using our blog. When our lives consisted of just the two of us, we knew there would be little interest in our adventures, but now that there will be a new addition, we think we may have more of an audience.