Archive for December, 2009

Learning New Things

Thanks to Cathie and Jane I learned a lot of new things today.  First, I learned a few tips on how to use my new dslr camera from Cathie.  She was so sweet and helpful.  I still need a lot of practice but I feel a little more confident.  She also encouraged me and helped me to set up this new blog account which I really like!  Jane then helped me to transfer all my old posts from my previous blog.  Thanks so much guys!  I was also able to learn a few things about using Picasa.  One of my favorite things is making these collages.  Actually, I just picked the pictures and Picasa did all the work for me!  So cool!  I definitely want to play around with it some more and learn new skills but I’m satisfied with these for now.I call this collage “Eyes” because DP says that’s all he sees.  It creeps him out a little but I like it.  🙂

Caden’s First Christmas


Caden with his friends Caleb and Norah a few days before Christmas.


A love triangle?


Friends?


Or frienemies?


Here we are on Christmas morning.


Ready for the Lakers game wearing a gift from Uncle Jason.


Go Lakers!


Aw, man!! What happened to the Lakers??!!!


Christmas dinner


Secret Santa gift exchange


Gifts for Caden!


With our dear friends the Chungs!


The growing Pyo Clan (hope it continues to grow! :))


Merry Christmas everyone!

2 Month Update


Merry Christmas everyone!


Our big boy!

I took Caden in for his 2 month check-up today. We found out that he is now 23 1/2 inches long and 12 lb. 10 oz. He is in the 75th percentile for both height and weight! Wow! He is indeed daddy’s son. 🙂 He also got 2 shots today. I was really worried about how he would do but he was a trooper and didn’t cry for too long. He’s actually taking a long nap now. Unfortunately, Caden’s had a rough couple days. He either has a cold or pretty bad infant congestion. He’s been having a really stuffy nose and a bad cough. I feel so bad because I feel helpless to help him. Fortunately, he doesn’t have a fever and the doctor said that his lungs sound good. I’m starting to really appreciate what my mom must have gone through when she was taking care of me. It’s really heartbreaking to see your child suffer in any way. I’ve realized that being a mom makes you feel incredibly vulnerable in so many ways. Again, all I can do is entrust Caden to Christ. It brings me peace when I remember that Christ is good and loving and that He cares for me.

DSLR Camera







So we finally decided to jump on the camera bandwagon and got ourselves a dslr camera. Wow, do they make a difference. We don’t really know how to use it very well yet but we’ve had fun practicing and taking silly pictures. I hope to get some lessons from my awesome photographer friend Cathie soon. Hopefully we can put our camera to good use and get some nice pictures.

Our Little Dinosaur


Um,what am I wearing?


Hey, I kind of like it. I’m a dinosaur.


Nevermind, what am I wearing?!!


Hmm, sleeping or praying?

Time sure is flying by! Tomorrow Caden will be 7 weeks old. Around his 5th week he started smiling and cooing. I definitely think he recognizes mommy and daddy now because he smiles when we talk to him. It is so precious. He’s also been “talking” so much. He coos and sometimes I wonder if he’s trying to mimic me.

I keep hearing how babies can begin sleeping through the night around week 7. Of course this sounds very appealing to me so I find myself wondering when it will happen for Caden. Each night I wait to see how long Caden will sleep. So far it hasn’t happened yet. In fact, two nights ago he woke up almost every hour in the middle of the night. I’ve been thinking that this can easily become an area of anxiety and idolatry for me. I know that my desire for Caden to sleep through the night is not a bad desire but I know that I can make it into a sinful one. I don’t want to compare my son to others or feel good about myself as a mom based on how well he sleeps. I need to remember that my confidence is in Christ. I know that I am loved and valued because of Christ and not because of anything I can do. Reminding myself of this truth gives me so much peace. Praise God for the gospel!

Visiting Grandma and Thanksgiving Photo Session