During a visit from the Rhode Island contingent, Amy's cousin Sachem
shot a video of the boys playing with the Stomp Rocket. I guess the
new iPhone shoots in slo-mo by default, resulting in an epic video.
However, watching 60 seconds of silent slow motion footage leaves you
needing a little something... so I added the only sound that made
Found a little time while on duty to gather up the pictures from September. Please enjoy the updates from
the start of our school year!
A few highlights:
The start of school has started to die down (well, a little bit), and
I've managed to crank out all the pictures from July and August. There are just over one thousand
pictures all together, so that should keep people busy for a bit...
A few highlights:
Summer has flown by as it does every year, and I haven't been keeping
up on our photos. Fortunately, I found some time this week to tag all
the pictures from June (well over
500). Looking back it was a very busy month! Here are some
I was on duty at Suffield this weekend, so I had some time to kill
while overseeing students in detention. I made the best of it by
catching up on picture sifting, and I'm proud to say that I'm all
caught up with pictures from
March (since our Hawaii trip),
May (through the 18th).
There are a ton of pictures; here are just a few of the things we've been up to:
Suffield Academy has just begun their spring break, and we're getting
ready to go to Hawaii! I figured we should catch up on the pictures
from 2012 before we take a bunch of new ones on vacation.
This batch includes:
Evan's first birthday party
(and his actual birthday)
A warm day outside in January (60 degrees!)
Evan starting to pull up
Sledding with Seth
Just in time for Evan's first birthday, I've finished uploading the
remaining pictures (November and
December) from 2011.
This batch includes:
Visiting Papa's house during the
8-day power outage
Seth visiting Bounce Town for
Bath time for the boys
A visit to Rhode Island
Visiting with Chris, Cathy, and
Eleanor in western Mass
My week of vacation continues, and I've posted the pictures from
This batch includes:
Suffield Farm Fest
Apple picking, which turned
into Seth's show and share at Tiger School
Family portrait from the start of
the school year
Pumpkin picking with Geema
Oxen Hill Farm end-of-the-season
party (including a surprise rainshower!)
As 2011 draws to a close, I'm frantically trying to finish the
pictures from this year before 2012 gets here. I'm pleased to say
that I've finished all the pictures from August 2011.
This batch includes:
Mini-golf with Grams
A private tour of the Suffield fire
A visit from our college friends
(and their children)
crazed Seth playing hide-and-seek
I found a little time over the Thanksgiving break to catch up on some
pictures, and so we've now posted pictures from the end of June (24th - 30th) and all of July.
This batch includes:
our visit to the Farm with the rest of the Healys (days 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
our family trip to Cape Cod (days
a day at the library
Continuing my slow battle against a mountain of pictures, I've
uploaded everything from the first few weeks of June.
I know the photo gallery hasn't been updated in a long while. There's
been a lot going on here at home, and as the pile of pictures keeps
growing, so has my level of procrastination.
Poor Seth is getting over a cough and had a rough night with little
sleep last night (which meant we all had a rough night with little
sleep). However, we're hoping he's on the mend and will be feeling
We have been home with Evan for just over a week, as we were released
from the hospital last Saturday. Just like with Seth, the discharge
time was much later than the advertised 10:00am, but this time we were
prepared and spent most of the morning relaxing rather than hurrying
to go nowhere. Eventually everything was set to go, and we drove back
home to introduce Evan to our house. Evan braved the unusually cold
weather and did well with his first time in the car seat.
We're approaching the end of our hospital stay (we go home tomorrow),
so we just wanted to catch everyone up on the last two days with Evan.
We've also posted the pictures from our stay so far in the hospital:
Today we got several early-morning visits from the doctors in the
hospital. Amy is feeling better today, though she is still sore from
the surgery. Evan is looking good, and the pediatrician gave him high
marks for muscle tone and reflexes. Also, his mucus issues from
yesterday seem to have subsided. He had been too sleepy to nurse
since his first successful session immediately after birth, but the
doctor's examination today woke him up enough so he wanted to feed
again, and he had no trouble latching on and getting a good feeding.
Since then, he's fed 5 times on a pretty regular schedule. Getting
started with nursing seems easier this time around, as Amy knows what
it feels like from when she nursed with Seth.
We finally had some time this weekend to catch up on photos, and we've
posted everything up through mother's day. This includes a
a visit to western Mass,
Seth's first trip to the dentist,
a "toddler photo shoot",
a visit with our college friends,
Seth riding his tractor and his new helmet,
and mother's day.
We hope you enjoy them!
We headed out this morning to pick up malasadas at Leonard's, and
brought them with us on a visit
White. She had a blast playing with Seth, and he had fun poking
around her apartment looking for her cat Lulu (who hid under the bed
most of the time). Seth even sat
still for a group photo at the end of the morning.
When we woke up today, Seth was excited to play with Tommy. Tommy, Ivana, Anne, Tom, and Bandit have all been very good sports about playing games with Seth. This morning, Seth created a game where he would
Aloha Friday! Today we headed back to my old stomping grounds: Punahou School. Because school is still in session, we didn't set up too many appointments ahead of time. We just went and ran into whoever was around.
Seth had another early wake-up this morning (4:30am), so we took shifts with him until the sun came up and we were ready to face the day. We took the opportunity to catch up on some pictures, pre-cook some meals, and play with Seth in the Williams' lovely (carpeted!) living room.
Seth woke up bright and early at 4:00am, but we managed to get him to go back to sleep for a couple hours before waking up for good at 6:30. After having some breakfast, we got our beach stuff together and headed down to Waikiki for our first beach trip.
Today was our first full day on O'ahu. We were lucky enough to wake up to a beautiful rainbow over Diamond Head, so we knew our vacation was underway!
It's been a very long day, but I'm pleased to report that we're
finally here in Hawaii! Seth was a very good boy on both of our
flights, and he got several compliments from his fellow passengers.
Just two quick announcements tonight... first, we've finally put up
the pictures we've taken so far in 2010, and you can
download them here.
Second, Seth wants to wish everyone a happy Valentine's day!
2010 is here, and we've finally had some time during our vacation to
get our web pictures organized and uploaded. We've now caught up with
all of 2009, so feel free to check out our 2009 pictures for the
Seth celebrated his second Halloween in style dressed as a black kitty
cat with pink ears! Many of you will remember his Halloween debut
last year as the cutest little cow. We had to follow suit this year
with something equally as cute, and we think we delivered with the cat
costume. There are pictures up
on our photo site. When we tried the costume on Seth, he wasn't
too keen about wearing the little kitty hood, but once he figured out
he was dressing up as his beloved favorite animal, he got right into
the spirit. He had fun giving Grams an advance preview of his costume
over video chat.
We finally had some time to catch up on our photos last night, and so
we've posted all the pictures that we've taken so far this month:
Photos from October
Feel free to log in and have a look as it's been a busy month! We've
picking, visited family at
the farm, seen the
Wethersfield girls (including a pregnant Sarah!), and
had a blast at
The Photo Gallery is back! Well, it's been
back for a little while now, but I've been trying to catch up on the
large backlog of photos since the server crash in June.
I've finally gotten some time to recover the blog texts that were lost when
my server's hard drive crashed. You'll notice that there are a bunch of
articles listed (again), and they may be marked as "unread" if you're using
an RSS reader. If you were up-to-date before tonight, you can just mark
those all as read, as there's nothing new.
Sorry for those of you that have been trying to access the site. The hard
drive in our server died, and with it went the blog, the photo gallery,
and a bunch of other stuff.
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year!) Seth has had a very busy month
since we last blogged, and there's plenty to tell about. Little Seth
is looking more and more like a little boy and less and less like a
newborn these days. Here's
a photo of the family together, with Seth giving a kiss to his
As you can see from the amount of time that has passed since we last
posted, things have been very busy in the Healy household. Our new
year's resolution is to update the blog more frequently, so please
check back to see if we've made good on our promise... ;-)
Life in the Healy household has been good and very busy since we last
wrote (which is part of why we haven't written in a while). Suffield
Academy is back in session as of today, and Amy heads back to work
tomorrow. Seth will be at daycare at the school, along with several
of the children of other faculty members. It's going to be a big
adjustment (especially for Amy, who has been home with Seth all
summer), but the people at daycare are great, and Seth will have lots
of friends to hang out with. Amy has Monday and Tuesday mornings off,
so she'll still get plenty of time with Seth.
Today Seth rolled over from his stomach to his back on his own for the
very first time! He had been rolling "off" of his tummy time pillow for
a couple of weeks, using it as a kind of ramp to get himself onto his
back. But today we took the pillow away and he rolled over completely
on his own!
Literally overnight, Seth seems to have gotten a real sense of humor.
Today he began to smile and cackle whenever we kiss his tummy. He
smiles wide during the kisses, then pauses, and laughs when it's done
(as if asking for more). Needless to say, we've been playing this
"game" a lot today.
Today is Seth's 3-month birthday. Sometimes he still seems so tiny
and young, and at other times it seems he's changed so much and grown
so quickly since he was born. I guess both are true: he has
changed a lot, but he's still just a little baby.
Been a little short on sleep lately, but we've finally had some time
to catch up on uploading recent photos! We've uploaded pictures from
July 16th on through today. The only photos we haven't had
time to update yet are those of the Healy reunion, but we'll be
putting those up soon (we promise)!
Apologies to those who tried to read the blog this weekend and
couldn't. I have a Mac, and I didn't test the page on a PC, so I
didn't realize that the pages didn't show up correctly.
It's been over two months since Seth was born, and we've finally
gotten the time to create a website with pictures and news about Seth.
We'll be posting news about Seth (and us) here from time to time, and
we'll be putting pictures in the gallery (click on the
"Photo Gallery" link on the left-hand side
of this page). Please note: you'll need a password to see most of the
pictures in the gallery; if you need the password, just e-mail one of us and
we'll send it to you.
Using the gallery
This morning at 9:42am, we welcomed the latest addition to the Healy
family! Seth Kekoa Healy weighed in at 7 pounds, 8 ounces. He is 20"
long, and has a full head of hair.
2:30am - Amy wakes up with a pain in her stomach. Her belly is hard,
and we're wondering if she's going to go into labor just a few hours
before the scheduled C-section! However, after a few minutes
everything subsides and we're able to get back to sleep.
We wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that Zipper's
birthday should be this Thursday, May 8th! We went to the doctor on
Thursday for our 38-week checkup and she told us that she was able to
get the date she wanted for a C-section. May 8th is the beginning of
week 39, and that's when they like to do scheduled C-sections because
the baby is developed enough and it makes it less likely to go into
labor before the C-section.
We just had an ultrasound on Monday at 36 and a half weeks. We've
attached a few of the sonograms below. The ultrasound showed that
everything was healthy with Zipper, and his weight estimate was 6
pounds 13 ounces. He's a good-sized baby! These are all 3-D pictures
and you can really see his face this time around. His legs are tucked
up near his head right now, so you can see his toes in front of his
face. It's starting to get crowded in there! We think it's cool to
see his features (chubby cheeks and lips), and the ultrasound tech
told us he has a full head of hair at the moment.
We went for our 34-week checkup last Thursday, which included another
ultrasound (pictures below). Everything looked fine, including a
strong heartbeat and growth of the baby. They estimated Zipper's
weight from some measurements on the ultrasound, and they're guessing
he's about 5.5 pounds (60th percentile). So he's just a little above
average right now. We'll have another ultrasound in a couple weeks so
they can check on his weight, and we'll talk about delivery details
with Amy's doctor. We trust Amy's doctor, and she'll be advising us
on our options as the date gets closer.
Happy Easter/Purim everyone!
It's hard to believe that it's March already! Suffield has just
started it's spring break, so Amy has three weeks off to rest up and
get ready for a busy spring! The third trimester has just started (we
just hit week 29), and little Zipper (our pre-natal nickname for him)
is kicking away. I can feel the kicks easily now, and Amy is feeling
them all the time. We can see Amy's belly moving with the kicks a lot
of the time, which is a lot of fun.
Today was an exciting one for us, as we finally told people at work
that we were pregnant! It was a lot of fun, and everyone at work was
excited for us. Even though there are lots of other pregnant couples
at work, everyone made us feel special, and that was great.
Jason: Today is our final day in Europe, and while we're sad to
end our adventure, we are looking forward to sleeping in our own beds
Jason: Today we took a trip to the 'burbs of Paris, to the
château at Versailles. Joanne pointed us to a nearby rail line
that took us to the town; from there it was a short walk to the
château itself. On the way in the gates, a French TV crew
stopped me and asked me how the French treated tourists. I prattled
on about being treated well (especially given my utter lack of
understanding the French language), and the producer nodded vigorously
before releasing me. I'm sure the footage will end up on the cutting
room floor, right next to my 2nd-grade Japanese computer TV
Jason: Today was our last day at the Balincourt Hotel, our home
away from home in Bournemouth. We'll miss the full breakfast,
charming rooms, and friendly hosts, though the one thing I
won't miss is the utter lack of water pressure. They keep
the hot water near boiling; I assume this is so we can brew our
afternoon tea in the sink. However, if you're in the shower and
anybody in the county flushes their toilet, you're treated to a
scalding Steam Bath Torture™. On the upside, we haven't needed
to iron our clothes, but on the downside we're missing several layers
of skin. But I digress...
Jason: After last night's festivities, we're ready for a day of
playing tourist in Bournemouth. Bournemouth is an old resort town,
and people have been coming to the area for a long time to soak in the
rays on the beach and enjoy their holiday (note usage of British term
for "vacation"). According to informative posters, the town's primary
source of income before tourism was that of smuggling. Arrr, matey.
Jason: Amy and I decided to be ambitious and head for the Tower
of London, which is one of the main tourist attractions in the City.
The Gods of Queuing are with us, and the place isn't completely
mobbed. We take a tour with a Yeoman Warder, better known as a
"Beefeater". He provides a humorous and interesting history of the
Tower, even going so far as to compliment Amy's neck (right after a
long discussion of public beheadings).
Jason: dawn arrives early in Cambridge, Massachusetts. My
wonderful Aunt Cynthia, who let us spend the night in her house, is
also nice enough to wake up and drive us to the airport. Check-in is
uneventful, and we're on the plane for a timely departure.