Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A Little More of Tristan

To start I'd like to say thankyou for all the words of congratulations and the many words of wisdom we have recieved from all of our friends and family. We are all doing well and today has been a particularly nice one. For starters Paul went into work late this afternoon, so he got to nap with Tristan this morning-what a treat! While Paul was having some alone time with little Tris, I got a nap of my own, this was invaluable. Another exciting event that took place today-Tristan's little chord stump fell off! Paul was worrying that this ugly little thing was never going to fall off. But, alas it did and just in time for a bath!

For all of you who don't know this little guy yet, let me tell you a few things about him. As I've said in the past, he loves milk. Poor little Tristan may love it a little too much, as he sucks it down so quickly he can't help choke and then get numerous air bubbles. Besides the milk, he loves to cuddle and be held. This is no problem as we love to hold him and just watch as he makes the funniest faces-he's a real character just like his dad.


I have been so blessed to have my mom here helping with Tristan's first few weeks. Her time here has been priceless as she has taken him and let me shower or just have some time alone with Paul. He won't remember but he's been able to bond with Grandma and have alot of special time with her.


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This past weekend Tristan was a little fussier than usual and I just couldnt figure out why he was so agitated. Thanks to Aunt Emily, we learned that little Tris was being tormented with a bad case of gas. She gave me some great pointers on how to help Tristan with this, and he has been much happier since. Thanks Emily!


As one last blurb about our little guy, we went on our first big trip with Grandma Baier and Tristan was a real trooper! This past Saturday we went to Heidelberg and Paul strolled Tris all over the city, as well as up a tremendous hill to get to a castle and he didn't make a peep. I was told this was because of the cobblestone streets, which I'm sure will come in real handy when I'm not able to console him in the future. On the down side of these European streets, I'm sure they will be the cause of our strollers very quick demise. Our Graco stroller may not last long after trips out here, and we may have to invest in one of these Euro strollers that have tires and shocks that look like they belong on a four wheeler.



11 comments:

outofafricabylisa said...

Holly-he is so cute. we wish that you were close so we could hold him and see you all. have fun!

Anna said...

So glad that you are doing well. He looks great, Holly!

The Loveridge Family said...

What cute pictures! That's so nice that your mom can be there, that is so helpful! Have fun with your little guy!

janeen said...

Great pics, he's adorable!

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful baby boy! We can't wait to meet him. I really like all the pics of Germany...we're getting excited thinking about possibly moving there! We miss you guys!

April said...

Thanks so much for the pictures and update. Keep 'em coming!

Pam said...

Holly, found your blog from Kristine's. Amazing to see how you are doing and all the way over in Germany with your first baby! He is so cute. I hope you are really enjoying Tristan. There is nothing like your first.

What is Emily up too? I would love to get in contact with her.

Pam Gandola

Paul and Holly Domm said...

Pam-So good to hear from you! Emily is doing well. She's married with a beautiful little boy. I'll tell her to check out your blog and you can catch up!

Family:whatitmeans said...

Congrats! Little Tristan is adorable! We just had our first too. They sure are a lot of work but we enjoy our daughter. I'm going to keep checking your blog to watch him grow.

r1 said...

yeah,
I think Germany is definitely suffering from a shortage of Domm's

He looks like such a little man. Very cute.

Sara said...

Hey Holly! Found your blog from Lynette's. Congratulations on such a cute baby boy! I can't believe you guys live all the way over in Germany! What an adventure. What's Sarah up to? Tell her I said hi!

Sara (Schwendi)