Archive for March, 2006

Post-nap photo session

Friday, March 31st, 2006

After a nap together on the bed, Mommy thought I looked so calm and relaxed that she got up to take some pictures.  But then I decided to create some excitement by waving my arms around and making funny faces.  Here are the shots from this photo session.  They all make me smile, but #1156 really cracks me up.

Today is Mommy’s 40th Birthday

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Amazing as it is, Mommy’s birthday is a year and a day after Daddy’s. And I was born in March, too. That makes March birthday month around here. After a good breakfast (Mommy had a whole wheat raisin scone, and you know what I had), we decided that in honor of Mommy’s birthday, we would take a nap. That is the best present I can give her for sure! Of course, there are pictures, because Daddy was blogging at the time.  Later in the evening, we went to work, and Mommy fed me before seeing a client. I was quite relaxed.

Today was Daddy’s Birthday

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Today was Daddy’s birthday.  He is 41, which is more than 492 times as old as I am.  Daddy sure is old.  Because I woke him up early on his birthday, he got tired and we both fell asleep on the couch while he was writing his ClickZ column for the week.  Of course, there are pictures.  Mommy and I also went shopping for birthday cards.  Because I look like a frog when I bend my legs, Mommy and I got a frog card for Daddy from me to wish him “Hoppy Birthday.”  Here is the front, and here is the inside. Mommy helped me write the card.

When I pig out, I get tired

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Sometimes pigging out is a lot of fun. but my tiny belly doesn’t hold very much so if I overeat a bit, I get tired and barely move from my perch on the fluffy blue Boppy.  In the middle of napping on Mommy’s shoulder, I sometimes wake up and make a face.  See the pictures.

Got a bath today, and had a good stretch afterwards

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

I have been spitting up a bit and Mommy decided that it was a good day for a bath.  After the bath, I was resting on my favorite pillow and decided to stretch out. We also hung around all day with the cats and watched some TV.

Mommy and I fell asleep watching figure skating

Friday, March 24th, 2006

Mommy likes to watch figure skating (a lot!), and tonight we both fell asleep snugging while the World Championships were on the TiVo.  Pictures.

My belly button, finally revealed

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

When I said last week that My umbilical cord stump fell off this morning, I was not counting that last little bit which fell off today.  Mommy immediately got excited, and she took pictures of my navel.  She thinks my belly button is really cute.  What do you think?  More pictures of my navel.  Mommy also thinks I look like a supermodel in this photo.  These photos are of what Mommy & Daddy call my “Oooo face,” which I do when I have gas. Here are pictures of me after Mommy & I took our first real afternoon nap, after Mommy woke up.  I slept well today!

I stayed with Daddy while Mommy saw clients, first time trying a binky

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Mommy is a psychologist and sees clients in the evening.  She shares an office with Daddy, and I get to spend time with Daddy when Mommy works.  We went to the office with me in a car seat & carrier.  I liked it, especially because I also got to try a binky.  The car seat is almost as snuggy as the sling that Daddy likes to use.  Here is a picture of me when I came home from our outing tonight.

Mommy and I were sleeping with the cats this morning.

Nana Lee visited today, helped burp me

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

Today my Nana visited me.  She helped keep me company while my Mommy did stuff around the house and went to work.  It was lots of fun to have more hugging and burping.  Nana calls burps in German “Beuerschen.”
Pictures 

Lots of funny faces today

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

Sunday we hung around and I relaxed on the pillow. I start making faces when I get gassy, and I look both funny and cute.  Daddy and Mommy took lots of pictures.

Making faces, running errands, nursing without chomping

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

This morning, I was on Daddy’s lap and he took some funny pictures of me. Then we went out to do some errands. I liked the taxi ride — it had the kind of motion that makes me calm. Then we went to Starbuck’s because Mommy wanted some herbal tea. It was chilly outside, but Daddy had me in the sling with my sweater on, so I was toasty warm. Mommy also took some pictures when I got home. I still have the sling half on in the pictures.

We got a nursing stool in the mail so Mommy can be more comfortable when she feeds me. The lactation lady came over again today to help Mommy learn how to hold me so I don’t chomp her nipples 😮

I’m gassy as usual today; sleeping next to Mommy

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

My belly is only 16 days old so it has problems with gas. I have to eat a lot (about 8 times a day), and I seem to get gas after every time I eat. Walking around with Mommy or especially Daddy helps me blow out the gas. This morning, Daddy took a picture of me sleeping next to Mommy.

Today was supposed to be my birthday

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

I was originally supposed to show up in the world today, but chose instead to arrive on March 1st. I’m so glad I gave myself a two-week head start. Read through my adventures of the last two weeks, and you can see why I wanted to be with my Mommy and Daddy on the outside where I can see them and they can see me.

Mommy went a little camera crazy because I was making faces today. I think I had gas. Pictures

Got a bath tonight. Nice and clean 🙂 I didn’t mind it so much because I was distracted by my hiccups.

I’m growing…2 inches in 2 weeks

Monday, March 13th, 2006

Today we went to see my doctor. Dr. Hops weighed and measured me (including my head!), and Mommy asked lots of questions. You can see my Daddy bringing me to the doctor in a sling. I like slings. Pictures.

I now weigh 6 lbs 10 oz, and am 21.5 inches long. I am long and lean. I think I have my Daddy’s legs.

Another photo shoot

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Mommy took lots of pictures of me and my faces. She thinks I’m really cute and loves me a lot. She also wants everyone to see me who can’t be here to visit me. Pictures…

My umbilical cord stump fell off this morning

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

During this morning’s diaper change, Mommy’s hand brushed against by my umbilical cord stump as I was wriggling.  Most of it fell off!  I hope I get a cute belly button.  Mommy & Daddy think it’s looking good.

We went to the store, I slept in a sling

Friday, March 10th, 2006

Today, we went on the subway to the store and walked around.  It was a beautiful, warm day.  Daddy carried me in a ring sling.  Slings are very comfy — I slept for 3 hours.  Then mommy carried me in the sling, too.  Mommy took lots of pictures of me while holding me in the glider chair. 

Lots of presents surround me

Friday, March 10th, 2006

My Daddy and Mommy are amazed.  Presents keep arriving from all sorts of people.  Just today, gifts arrived from folks I haven’t met yet, like Andrea (Daddy’s cousin in Germany) and people who work with Daddy — Hannah and Jacque in Los Angeles (where is that?), and also Renee, Trish and Anne in the Rockville Centre office.  Lots of pretty things to add to the many gifts already received.  I have more clothes, blankets and hats than my Mommy now 🙂  Everyone has welcomed me into the world with such gusto!

I learned some new ways of eating

Thursday, March 9th, 2006

A nice lady stopped by today and showed my Mommy some new ways to hold me so I can eat meals.  I never knew there was such a thing as a lactation consultant.  TMI, I know.

Realxing on the couch today

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006

Today, I decided it was OK for me to relax on the couch, as long as Mommy was watching me nearby.  I also spent some time relaxing on mommy’s lap.  Of course, I have pictures.

Daddy and me on the couch, sacked out

Monday, March 6th, 2006

My Daddy keeps me calm when I get upset.  After I fell asleep, so did Daddy. More pictures on March 6th.

Woo Hoo! GP, Nana and Aunt Karin are here

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Wow, flowers arrived today from my Daddy’s company, Did-it, and from SEMPO.  I also got a pretty bunny bank from Jean who works with my Daddy.  I have not met her, but she must be nice to send me a bunny bank. My Daddy’s parents and Daddy’s sister Karin are visiting today.  I’m going to call my grandparents GP and Nana as soon as I can talk.  Pictures.

Eat, sleep, poop, pee, & snuggle — life is good

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

I’m having fun at home. I get to do all these great things like eat, sleep, poop, pee, & snuggle with my parents. Mommy snugs me while I eat. More Pictures. I also had a bath today — my first one at home. I’m not sure I liked being sponged off, but I liked being dried in the towel.

Day 3: Going home from the hospital

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

The hospital was a nice experience, but I’m ready to go home now.  We got on the A train, took a cab, and stopped by to meet with Dr. Hops, my new pediatrician at the Continuum Center for Health & Healing.  I slept well in the car seat.  I am now home with my Mommy, Daddy and three cats.  I’m a little bit orangy-colored (a bit of jaundice), so I match the living room couch well.  I hope I return to my normal color soon!  Being an oompa loompa is only fun for a few days.  More Pictures.

Day 2: This hospital is nice

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006

I am having a good time here in the hospital with my Mommy & Daddy.  I like the nurses who gave me a bath.  However, they put this big, heavy anklet on me so that no one can run away with me.  Tight security here in the maternity ward.  More Pictures.

It’s my birthday! March 1, 2006

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006

I don’t feel like waiting until March 15th. March 1st is long enough to stay in Mommy’s belly. I have things to do. Well actually, I had my Mommy start labor on February 28th, right before dinner, but Mommy didn’t know it was real labor until after midnight. We got to the hospital around 3am. My birthday pictures are here. I weighed in at 6 lbs. 6 oz., and am 19 inches head to toe.

My Aunt Kerren came to visit me, Mommy and Daddy today. Of course, there are pictures of her as well.