Monday, February 15, 2010

Week 3 February 8th-14th

Happy Chinese New Year and Happy Valentine's Day!  At least, that's what it was yesterday from what people were telling me.  This past week I am definitely more alert than the last couple of weeks.  Guess that's what happens as you grow.  

I had my 2 week check-up on Tuesday and I gained 10.5 oz in a week!  They say to expect an ounce a day or so of weight gain and I surpassed that.  I'm still in the 45th percentile though for my weight...just average-ish, and in the 50th percentile for my height.  Did I mention that my head circumference is in the 80th percentile???  No wonder Mommy and Daddy call me a lollipop some times.   I just say that it's because I'm so smart and have a big brain.

Mommy and Daddy decided to give me another bath (I think it's going to be a common occurrence).  I think I take to the water well, though it is kind of cold when I'm wet.  I'm not looking too thrilled here with my eyebrows furrowed, but it's definitely better being in the towel than out in the open.

Since I'm more awake, my parents decided to take more pictures of me.  Here I am on my boppy throne.  It's good to be the king..  Where's my food?!?!

Grandma invited us to go out on Sunday for brunch.  That's special because we've been holed up at home because of the cold weather and so Mommy can recover from surgery.  The weather was nice and Mommy and Daddy decided to try out a new outfit for me.  Most of the time I'm sporting a onesie of some kind, since I don't go anywhere special.  This time I'm wearing a sweatshirt with a hoodie, a striped shirt, and matching sweatpants.  Can you see my kickin shoes?

But before we went out, Mommy needed to feed me.  And here I am again with food coma.  If you look carefully, you can see my milk mustache on the corner of my lips.  What can I say?  I'm a connoisseur of yummy food.

These next pictures were taken after I finished another meal.  Mommy was holding me and trying to get me to make one of my accidental smiles they love so much.  They succeeded here.  

Look at my Zoolander pose!  I think I can be a model!

Mommy and Daddy also wanted to take some pictures of me in my birthday suit.  They ended up keeping my diaper on because they didn't want me to redecorate their bed.  They turned up the heat in the room and got this one of me.  Mommy really likes this picture. 


On Sunday evening, we went over to Grandma and Grandpa's house.  It's the first time I've ever been there.  Their carpet is off-white colored!  I wonder if I'll ever have an "accident" on their floor.  That'll be too funny.  I was really well-behaved that night.  I slept while they all ate dinner.  After they were done, I woke up and started being active.  Daddy had to rock me so that I would calm down.

And here I am again staring at Grandpa.  He really enjoyed holding me.  I did start to fuss and Grandpa started rocking and moving me around, pretty much dancing so that I would stay calm.  Muhahaha!  I have them all under my control!

Since I'm more awake lately, I've been making a lot more eye contact with everyone.  I just can't get enough of looking at my Mommy.

Finally, a picture of me peacefully asleep.  I still fit perfectly in Mommy's arms.

On a new experience note (why is it always gross?), I let Daddy experience a blow out diaper.  Mommy was sleeping when that happened (lucky her).  No one can ever understand how poop can get out of a diaper and up one's back. I'm also experiencing baby acne.  Mommy feels bad about that as the doctor says it's common and due to Mommy's hormones running through my system.  Mommy hopes they go away soon.  She doesn't like knowing that she's causing the little bumps and red blotches on my face.  It's ok, Mommy.  Don't worry, I'll be just fine..


  1. Happy Chinese New Year Elliot! Just 3 weeks into the world and we are already celebrating a big occassion with you!

  2. Happy New Year, Elliot!! I like the shot of him with Grandpa, it looks like he's saying "gungxhi" with his hands. Don't worry about the baby acne, it doesn't hurt him, and you've given him a lot of good stuff too like food and your immunities.

  3. And ladies, Elliot's hairy back will not be premanent...(I hope)

  4. Hey, hey - what's with the slurs against hairy backs? =P

  5. Love the Zoolander face! Gung Hei Fat Choy to you all!