Thursday, August 18, 2011


Ooooops, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

Gibson gets into the funniest places these days!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Loading it up

Loading it up, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

He's making strides towards independence.... he's learning to feed himself, sort of. He likes to put peas on his spoon and bring them to his mouth that way, and it often works. That and his sudden interest in using things to step on/climb are examples of his coming to understand tool usage. It's fantastic and bewildering at the same time.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

my boy's a musical genius

my boy's a musical genius, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

john cage wishes he had this much raw talent! thanks for the piano aunt kelly and uncle marc!

Monday, August 1, 2011

hey there

hey there, originally uploaded by Venus In Furs.

It's been a while since the last real post here, and for that I apologize. GIbson doesn't have another pediatrician's visit scheduled until the end of September so we'll have no stat updates for a while, though I swear just a few days ago he woke up an inch taller! He is no longer that super chunky little roly poly baby! He's turning into a real little boy.

In other news: He's learned to walk backwards! I have no idea if that's an actual developmental milestone, but it's pretty funny to watch. He also has taken a real shine to boxes. An large empty diaper box is just as fun as a tiny individual serving size craisin box. He likes to try out all different sized things to see if they will fit inside them. He will carry or push the boxes around and stack them and chew on them a little. It's a good time.

He's still a good eater and sleeper. He enjoys feeding himself an assortment of regular people foods, carrots, peas, corn, black beans, egg, crackers, every kind of cheese i've offered him, strawberries, peaches and nectarines, grapes, blueberries, bananas, tomato, pasta, chicken, meatballs, steak, and turkey. I guess the only things he hasn't shown an interest in so far have been salmon and lettuce. That's not too bad, really.

He's still working on getting more teeth. He has 8 right up in front (4 on the top and bottom each) and now he's working on his first molars (I believe the canines are supposed to be the last to come in), he's got 2 coming in on the top (one on each side) and 1 coming in on the bottom. It's made for an adventurous time sleeping lately (although he was a little sick earlier in the week with a high fever overnight which disrupted his sleep for a day or two as well).

There aren't many new photos of him lately because he is in constant motion and most photos I do take of him these days are blurry. Also, due to changes in the sharing capabilities of my flickr account the photo feed from there no longer appears on the right hand side of this webpage. I did manage to make it so the names of the photos from the Gibson set load, so you can click on them if you want to get a photo-fix, otherwise if you want to see what I'm taking photos of generally you can always plug in a web browser yourself.