Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas family photo

Gibson got a fantastic rocket from his grandparents for Christmas. He's a little too small for it yet, but we're very excited about it. We had a lovely day out on Long Island with my family on Christmas Eve and spent a very quiet day at home on Christmas. Gibson was a trooper through it all, especially considering that he had vaccinations and a flu shot on Thursday, was cutting his first tooth on Friday and had a bit of an upset tummy too.

We looked at his gums yesterday and lo! He's getting a second tooth already. He'll have a million dollar smile in no time.

He's decided he doesn't care much for bananas. Which is crazy since it was the first thing besides rice cereal we fed him. But he is still enjoying peas, sweet potato, carrots, prunes, and apples. He has also really gotten into trying to stand up. He's not really into the idea of rolling over, maybe he'll just skip straight to walking? He is getting to be such a big boy, so fast!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Gibson had his 6 month checkup yesterday with Dr. Saken and once again he got his regular vaccinations and we were told that he is a perfectly proportioned, but large boy who is in perfect health. He is in the 90% for height and weight! Also, he's getting a tooth! Right smack in the middle on the bottom. I was trying to come up with a witty way to include the song "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth", but I haven't had enough coffee yet. I just wanted to post a quick entry to update his stats (see entry below) and hopefully get his photo with Santa up for his friends and family that might not follow my flickr stream. And to all of his grandparents out there, we're going to send you a copy. We'd have gotten it to you before the holidays if we'd been able to see Santa earlier, but we didn't have the chance till this past Wednesday. We bundled him up and took him into Macy's at Herald Square and he got to see the man himself. I have to admit that Macy's Santa was a bit bored by the entire thing, he had the look as if he was ready for his 3 days till Christmas to be over. But I'm thrilled that we were able to get the photo.

Getting Big! Fast!

DateAge/VisitWeight Height Head Circumf
6 month checkup
5 month checkup
4 month checkup
3 month checkup
20lb 13.2 oz
19lb 2 oz
17 lb 1 oz
15lb 4 oz
27.75 in
27.25 in
26.25 in
25 in
44.75 cm
43.25 cm
42.25 cm
41 cm
2 month checkup
13 lb 3.0 oz
24.25 in 39.75 cm
1 month checkup 10 lb 4.6 oz 22.50 in 37.50 cm
Weight recheck (1 week )
8 lb 2.0 oz

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

Monday, December 6, 2010

Adventures in: Eating!

My goodness how time is flying. Thanksgiving came and went already, and here we are with the full momentum of the holiday rush about to hit us.

Todd, Gibson and I spent Thanksgiving out on Long Island with my folks. We actually went out the night before, hoping to avoid some of the holiday traffic. If you've never ridden the Long Island Rail Road Thanksgiving morning, you're a lucky duck. It's a standing room only nightmare of Macy's parade watchers added into the regular holiday hustle and bustle. I will go to great lengths to avoid it, especially now that I have a baby.

The doctor at our last checkup told us we could start introducing more foods into his diet, so we went ahead that Thursday morning and mashed half a banana and gave it a go. I am happy to report that Gibson eats like a champ, and loved it.

We had a lovely day, with turkey and all of the trimmings. I ate so much at dinner that I could hardly touch the desserts. Gibson spent a while in the old family high chair at the table with us. But he's really just learning to sit up and isn't very good at it just yet, so he had to be held for most of it. But we have a highchair at home as well, and he's getting practice at being a big boy.

Last night we introduced apples. He eats it without complaint, but tends to make a face like he distrusts the first sour thing he's ever tasted. It's hilarious. Todd and I are thoroughly enjoying this new stage in his life. Maybe next week he'll try sweet potato!