Thursday, April 27, 2006


I have decided to create this blog so that all of our friends and family can get their DJ updates at their leisure. It is my intent to update this at least weekly and hopefully I will get to do it a couple of times each week.

DJ and I got together with our play group last Wednesday and went for lunch in Long Beach. We try to get together with them at least once a week. Aiden (middle) belongs to Kirstie and is exactly 1 month older than DJ. Tom (left) belongs to Petra and is also 1 month older than DJ. I met Petra in my prenatal yoga class and met Kirstie though Petra. The 3 of us have so much in common as we all delivered at the same hospital, we all had C-sections, we all had boys and all 3 boys ended up spending some time in the NICU. Kirstie and I discovered we live in the same city and had the same OB/GYN, small world! We are all new mommies and enjoy spending time together.

For those of you who may have forgot, DJ spent 1 week in the NICU receiving antibiotics for an elevated C reactive protein level. He checked out on Christmas Eve with a clean bill of health and hasn't had any issues since (thank goodness).

DJ went for his 4 month check up on Friday. He weighed 14 lbs 13 oz and was 26" long, he is growing fast! He got 4 shots and cried while Daddy held him still. I had to leave the room in order to cope. He came home and slept very well that night. The weekend was relatively quiet. Today we met up with the playgroup again for a walk in the Japanese Garden at Cal State Long Beach. We have an addition to our playgroup now, Gabby. She belongs to Damien who is a stay at home dad that doesn't mind hanging out with a bunch of women. After our walk we went to Gabby's house for some play time. Well that's all for now...stay tuned.

5 comments:

Rachel and Carey said...

DJ is getting so big! What a cutie! We look forward to checking in often to see what you guys are up to!

Liz said...

So cute to see DJ with his little playmates! Wish I could be part of that playgroup too. Miss you!

sharon said...

DJ is just too cute! I love the pics and the updates. But Gwen, you need to get some sleep!!!

Take care!

Aunt Katey said...

Wow.. DJ is growing like a weed. Wish you guys were here in good ole MD. Hopefully you will come out for another visit SOON :-) Can't wait for DJ and Aiden to get a little bigger so they can play together when you guys visit. Glad to hear you had a great Mother's Day. Your a wonderful mother.. Keep up the good work!!!!

Brooke said...

Hey Gwen! He's gorgeous! I can't wait to see him in person! :-)
Hope all is well with you!!
Everything's going good here...3 months left to go and I'll be getting to do all this stuff! You make it look so exciting and fun! I can't wait! :)
Take care!