Cooper’s First Bath

2 08 2009

Coopers First Bath

On July 29th Cooper had his first bath in a baby bath tub.

— Jared


Cooper Maxwell Simms

21 07 2009

Cooper Maxwell Simms was born Monday, July 20th  at 5:56am. He weighed 8 lbs. 4 oz. and is 20 inches long. He has a full head of hair and it looks like he’s going to have dark eyes. He’s beautiful, healthy, has a healthy appetite and healthy lungs.

Jenn started having contractions at about 2:00am and we got to the hospital at around 5:00am. Jenn’s doctor arrived about five minutes before Cooper was born, much to the relief of three nervous looking nurses.

So far he sleeps soundly which will be important once he gets home with his older brothers. Grant  and Tanner are both impressed. They both liked holding and talking to him. Tanner even asked if he could give Cooper a crumb from his muffin.

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Cooper Maxwell Simms

— Jared

Ultrasound Photos

15 03 2009

Personally, I find ultrasounds don’t compare to just listening to baby’s heartbeat, but these are baby’s first photos. We will be surprised on the gender again, but in this case, baby wasn’t cooperative anyway.

The ultrasound was on Friday, February 20th and everything was normal.

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After the ultrasound we made a trip north for the opening of Celebrating the Studio Fellowship at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Warren, Maine. Bill’s Piano Chair in scorched ash, cherry, and driftwood was one of my favorite pieces on display. The Puzzle Boxes by Mason McBrien were beautiful as well. Lie-Nielsen Toolworks was on the way, so we stopped there and finished the evening with dinner at Moody’s Diner.

We owe a big thanks to Lisa, Brent, Nicholas, and Luke for watching Grant and Tanner. As an interesting side note, the milk jugs attached to Brent’s maple trees are for making his own maple syrup. It took him forty gallons of sap to make one gallon of syrup last year.

– Jared

Baby’s Heartbeat

31 01 2009

On Friday we all went to Jenn’s checkup so we could listen to baby’s heartbeat. Tanner got to hold the speaker and baby was cooperative so we all got to listen. It’s a special experience to hear a baby’s heartbeat racing along. It isn’t really surprising, but even though Grant and Tanner know there is a baby growing inside their mum’s tummy, they didn’t seem to understand that we were hearing baby’s heartbeat. They did however get a kick out of hearing my heartbeat after they both turned down the doctor’s offer to use the microphone to listen to their hearts.

— Jared