Monday, October 25, 2010

Adventures in: Eating!

Baby's First :
An introduction to solids: Being spoon fed rice cereal and breast milk.
A series of videos, part 4

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Adventures in: Eating!

Baby's First :
An introduction to solids: Being spoon fed rice cereal and breast milk.
A series of videos, part 3
video

Adventures in: Eating!

Baby's First :
An introduction to solids: Being spoon fed rice cereal and breast milk.
A series of videos, part 2
video

Adventures in: Eating!

Baby's First :
An introduction to solids: Being spoon fed rice cereal and breast milk.
A series of videos, part 1


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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Getting Big! Fast!

DateAge/VisitWeight Height Head Circumf
10/22/2010
9/24/2010
4 month checkup
3 month checkup
17 lb 1 oz
15lb 4 oz
26.25 in
25 in
42.25 cm
41 cm
8/23/2010
2 month checkup
13 lb 3.0 oz
24.25 in 39.75 cm
7/23/2010
1 month checkup 10 lb 4.6 oz 22.50 in 37.50 cm
7/1/2010
Weight recheck (1 week )
8 lb 2.0 oz

6/28/2010
Bili Check w Dr. Keith 7 lb 13.0 oz

6/26/2010 Discharge 7 lb 11.0 oz

6/22/2010 Birth 8 lb 5.0 oz 20.47 in 34.50 cm

Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Gorgeous Day Here in Brooklyn

Today we took the little dude out for a stroll. We walked through the Park Slope Harvest Festival, which sadly had no activities for so young a baby. I'm sure Gibson will have a ball next year though! Pony Rides and face painting! Pumpkin decorating and a petting zoo! We decided to take a couple of sandwiches and head over to Prospect Park and enjoy the gorgeous early autumn weather. I was hoping to get a picture of us all together for maybe a Christmas card. But none that I took of the three of us were that good. I really liked this one though.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Laughing at Brendan

His cousin Brendan made Gibson giggle harder than anyone else so far. The giggle gold medal goes to him!
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The Monster Mash!

Aunt Bernie and his cousins Julianne and Brendan stopped over this afternoon. They brought an adorable singing and dancing Frankenstein doll and an accompanying book. The doll boogies to 'The Monster Mash'. It's really cute. Cuter still is Gibson's reaction. video

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

rainy days and baby faces



I was meant to go out today. But it was rainy. But my back hurts. But Gibson is going through a growth spurt; eating constantly and napping for short stretches of time. But the Iron Giant was on tv. But, but, but.

I am always looking for an excuse to stay in. All summer it was that I had a new baby and it was the hottest summer in recent memory. And so I didn't go out today. I didn't meet up with the mommie group I joined. I stayed in and read to Gibson. I'm only slightly regretful that I didn't go out and seek the companionship of other adults. I know that staying in is a hard habit to break.

But he is so lovely. And nothing in my life has ever made me happier. Gibson is the best thing I've ever done in my life. His smiles and giggles make me misty eyed with joy. I haven't even the words to fully express the love and happiness he's brought into my life.

Yesterday one of the shorts between films on TCM was an orchestra playing Strauss waltzes. I couldn't resist taking a quick whirl around the living room holding Gibson in my arms. And he smiled and he giggled and I whirled a little more, wishing I could bottle this moment and keep the feeling with me forever.

He is a happy morning baby. And every morning he greets me with grins and smiles and makes my morning so much better than I ever thought mornings could be. He is beautiful and sweet and I have never used so many 'and's in my writing before.

And I'm so in love with him. There are not enough kisses in the world to cover his chubby little face. I can only hope that he remains so very happy and will always remember how loved he is.