We made another photo montage of Keith from Mar 24 to Apr 05. Like the last montage, it is mostly faces. He is an expressive little guy.
All the baby gear we got for Kosmos has been working out great. We use the glider chair for breast feeding, the diaper changing station in the forward stateroom, and during the night he sleeps in the little folding bassinet next to our bed in the mid-stateroom.
We took Keith out for his first cruise yesterday. It was just a quick bay trip to keep Kosmos exercised. We put Keith in the car seat in the pilot house for the duration of the trip. He seemed to really like the engine noise. While underway, he mostly slept. However, during docking he figured out he was not the center of attention and got upset.
Keith has been a good baby overall, doing all the usual things. Christi is recovering nicely. We think we have adjusted pretty well to taking care of Keith. Christi has commented that waking up a couple times for 30-45 minutes to breast feed and diaper change in the middle of the night is easier than having to wake up for a 4 hour watch during a passage!
We made a two page photo montage of Keith from Mar 16-24. Most of them came from a session where he was wide awake making all kinds of faces. Take a look. While we think they are all adorable pictures, we like the “faceplant”, “I’m so fabulous”, and “winky face”.
By popular request, some more family photos:
Thanks so much for all the well wishes!
We are pleased to announce our son, Keith Frederick Grab, was born on March 16, 2012! Weight 3110 grams (6 pounds 13 ounces) and 48 cm (19 inches) long. Mother and baby are doing well.
We think his middle name is pretty cool since a grandpa is Fred, and his father is Eric, and his first name begins with a K. Fred –> Eric –> K, Frederick.
And something else fun, his was born on 3/16, and in the hospital we are in room 316.
Our new little crew member is due in only 5 days! Given the limitations onboard, we can’t go crazy with lots of baby products. We’ve carefully chosen a few key items that we think will meet the baby’s needs, yet work well with Kosmos’s space limitations. We’ve already covered the sleeping arrangements in another post. The other basic needs are feeding, diapering and bathing. Here is what we have done:
All the baby books claim that a glider chair and/or rocker are must haves for every nursery, both for feeding and for soothing a fussy child. So when one of our friends offered to give us her used glider and ottoman, we jumped at the opportunity. Most Nordhavn 43s don’t have room for such a large piece of furniture, but when we ordered Kosmos we decided to remove the port side settee and replace it with cabinets. Yes, we lost some seating, but it made some of the juiciest storage space on the boat even more accessible and gave us more floor space. We’ve always been glad we made the choice to eliminate the settee. But when the glider came into the picture, we were more happy than ever about it!
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