Schwabel Baby Blog

Sunday, April 27, 2008


Greetings from Maui!  Cole, Dave and I are spending a wonderful week in Maui.  Gramma and Grampa Schwabel are here with us as well.  We have an amazing condo looking over the ocean in northwest Maui.  

Cole's loving the tropical climate.  Today, he sat in the shade poolside and watched the palm trees sway in the breeze.  He keeps cooing away - Dave and I think he's telling us to move to Maui!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Straight Chillin' Yo

If only I could reach the remote...

School Days

Last Friday, Cole and I started our ECFE 0-6 month old class. Now, each Friday, Cole and I go out for 2 hours and spend the afternoon with other mothers and children who live in our school district. It's great fun and I'm pleased to report Cole seems better than average. We have a mom struggling with colic in our class, another baby who will only sleep when rocked, etc. Whew - I'm glad we don't have any problems like that!

Cole and I can't wait until our next class. We're having some great weather in Minnesota now, so I'm planning to walk to class this week.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Trevor's Onesie

Our friend Trevor made Cole some onesies. Here's the Wellstone model.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Sleep Update

Now that we've entered week five, Dave and I are starting to feel a little more rested. Not because we're getting more sleep (we really aren't) but more so because we're used to less sleep. Cole is still getting up to eat at 10, 2 or 3, and 5 or 6. Yesterday we got a great four and a half hour stretch of sleep. Woo hoo!

If you have children and have a tip for getting them to sleep longer stretches of time at night, let us know. We're using the Baby Whisperer's method now, so hopefully we'll see some results soon. Cole's a bit of a night owl and likes to stay up from 7 to 10, but we'll keep trying!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

No Updates?

Things have been going great here at the Schwabel home. We hit a very rough patch during week three when nothing seemed to be going right - Cole was fussy and I was hit with a number of medical issues (none major, but when piled up on top of each other, extreamely frustrating!). Hence the lack of updates!

Thanks to modern medicine and a better knowledge of Cole's cries, things are going much better here! Cole is more and more amazing each day. Today, he flashed us his first unquestionable smile. He followed it with about 100 more! It was magical!

Since March 4th, Cole's gained quite a bit of weight (he now weighs in at over 10 lbs.) and is starting to look a lot more like a little person and less like a baby. He's alert - he loves sitting under his activity gym - and turns his head from side to side. He's becoming more predictable as well - we can identify his hungry cry, his burp me cry, and his I'm too tired cry now.

Dave and I are becoming better parents as well - being home with Cole is a breeze and we're starting to feel more rested. Granted, I go to bed at 9 p.m. each night and Dave and I don't sleep in the same room at the same time, but we're well rested!


We saw a lot of smiling this morning. Here's one.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008

I'm 4 Weeks Old!

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