Saturday, September 29, 2012

8 weeks old

Hello all.  Julia is 8 weeks old today.  But more importantly, look at me do the splits!

So I'm supposed to lift my head or something?  I think I'd rather just lay down here.

Mommy and Grandma keep having me pose with these big flowers.  It was another hand-me-down. I wonder if I'll ever wear them outside the house.

 Before we went to Zach's birthday party, I saw a firetruck!  How cool is this??

I'm getting so much more coordinated nowadays.  Here I am climbing on chains.

And another picture of me sliding down a tunnel. I had a lot of fun.

Uncle Phil tried to take a picture of all the kids that were there.  Apparently, I'm the only one not listening nor sitting down.

I was exhausted after playing so hard.  Mommy had to take another picture of me sleeping.

Mommy has been trying to get a picture of me smiling while looking at the camera.  She's glad that Auntie Nat got these.  Don't I look cute?  Grandma says I look more like a girl when I wear girlier outfits.

Well, this was Mommy's last week of maternity leave.  She's been really bummed about having to return to work and leaving me at home.  It's ok, Mommy.  Elliot tells me that Grandma is really cool and really loves us so I'll be well taken care of.  Sorry this post is so short!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

7 weeks old and mostly pictures of me!

I'm 7 weeks old and of course, I had some visitors come to see me.  First off though, we went to Auntie Jenne's new house and that's the first time a lot of people saw me.  But here I am with Daddy.

Then a picture with Uncle Lou.  Look how big his hands are!!!

 During the week, Auntie Carole came by to visit.  She bought me some clothes too!  Thanks, Auntie!

 When Mommy puts a blanket on me, it starts off low at my waist.  But after some kicking and moving around, I end up getting nearly covered by it.

 Mommy was trying to get a picture of me smiling, but I just wouldn't look at the camera.  Hey!  That thing is bright when you take a picture!

 Some times I multi-task and stretch and smile at the same time.

 Auntie Jun also came to visit me.  She has a new baby too, though she's older than me by a few months.

 Here I am with baby Serena.  She's four months older than me, and so much bigger too!  Mommy said that she'll be my middle hitter.  I don't know what that means though.

 Remember this?  Apparently this is Elliot's toy.  I'm so entranced by what I see.

Can you see me?  I'm hugging the giraffe in the back.  I haven't seen this toy in a while, so I wanted to play with it too.

 I got to eat ice cream again.  Mommy liked my chocolate mustache.
As a big brother, I'm going to have to warn Julia that this upcoming week is Mommy's last week of maternity leave and she has to go back to work.  Like for me, Mommy was sad to go back to work and missed me  a lot.  Grandma will be taking care of Julia like she took care of me, but I'll help Julia not to miss Mommy too much.  What do you mean Mommy goes back to work????

Sorry the post is a day late.  Mommy had a mishap with her pump breaking in the middle of the night, so she had to deal with that issue first before letting us use the computer.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

6 Weeks old and Out of Towners

First off, who can deny me a picture with a DIGGER??!?!?!


Oh Elliot, that's not as interesting as me.  Look at me all pretty in pink, with a bow to match too!  If only I was smiling.

I'm going to be the ring bearer in Uncle Brian and Auntie Mary's wedding in January.  Here I am trying on an outfit.  Don't I look smashing?  It's going to be different then, but we were trying on for size.

I frequently ask Mommy if I can hold Julia.  I'm not sure she looks very happy here.

There are times I ask to feed Julia too.  Mommy thinks it's funny, but apparently there's something wrong with this picture.

 I'm becoming more aware of my surroundings.  Mommy saw me batting at the toys one day, but she's not sure if it was on purpose or not.  I was repeatedly doing it though, but she thinks I'm way too young to do this purposefully.  Well, I guess I won't tell her whether I really can do it or not.

  I went to my first baby shower this past week for one of Mommy's coworkers.  Here's Auntie Sally...the shower was hosted at her place.  She really liked holding me.

Uncle Matt wanted to hold me too.  Apparently he's an old pro because he has a lot of younger brothers and sisters.

Here's Auntie Jen, the mother to be.  Isn't she pretty?  She's going to have a girl too!

 Mommy said I was really good at the party.  I didn't fuss at all, and I was awake the whole time, just looking around.  After the long day at the shower, I was beat.  Grandpa didn't go to the shower, but he was tired too.  I don't know why.

 Here's another picture of me sleeping...seems to be a pattern here.

Great Auntie Veronica came to see me from Hong Kong!  Well, she was passing through because of business, but nevertheless, she came to see me.
 I really like Uncle James.  I haven't seen him in a few months, but I remembered him and we had a blast.
Sorry this post is a day late.  It's hard to get on the computer nowadays.  Our parents are busy with Julia and me.  Until next time!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

One Month Birthday and visitors again!

Happy One Month Birthday to me!!!  Apparently, my parents started this tradition with Elliot a little later, but here's my monthly picture.  Do you like my hair clip?  Mommy made it for me.  Daddy tried to put it on the side of my head, but I didn't have enough hair there, so that's why it's in the middle of my head.

The Sunday after Mommy and Daddy's anniversary was spent at Auntie Mar and Uncle Gordon's place.  Here they are holding me.
 I wasn't too happy to take this photo.

I was MORE than happy to be playing with Kaylee and Kenzie's stroller though!

 This was me around a week old taking a bath.
Here I am this week.  I think I filled out some.  And I definitely enjoy my baths now.

I'm doing tummy time with Julia.  It's kinda fun!

Mommy wanted a picture of me with my eyes open.  She thinks I'm such a handsome boy in this picture.

 Uncle Todd came to visit us this week too! He's Uncle Kenny's older brother.  It was nice to meet him!

After a long hard day of eating, pooping, and sleeping, I fell asleep in Auntie Nathalie's arms.  Apparently, while she was rocking me to sleep, she ended up rocking herself to sleep too.

Great Auntie Leona and Great Uncle Paul are here again!  They wanted to meet Julia.

They gave me some chocolate Pocky sticks to eat.  It ended up all over my face, but it sure was yummy.

Mommy and Grandma were trying out some hand-me-down head bands with me.  I think I look pretty gangsta.  Yo yo YO!

 After I woke up from napping, Daddy picked me up and I rewarded him with a series of big smiles. I am definitely interacting more with my family, frequently smiling at them and sometimes cooing too.

Here I am in real-time.  My first blog video!!

Auntie Kristine, Uncle Tony, and baby Milo came to visit.  I'm so big compared to the other two kids.  They bought me a construction site book and I really like it.  Thanks auntie and uncle!

This is what my parents resort to in order to get me to finish the rest of my meal.  Really though, it's the first time they've done this, but it's fun.  Maybe I can keep getting them to do this.

Well, I had my one month check-up this week.  I now weigh 10.1 lbs (80th percentile), am 22" long (almost 90th percentile), and have a head circumference of 38.5cm (85th percentile).  Looks like I'm growing pretty well.  See you next week!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

4 Weeks Old and 31 months birthday!

I'm four weeks old already!  Can you believe how quickly time is flying?  As promised, there should be more pictures of me this post.

Here I am with Elliot's old bouncy chair.  I'm not sure what to make of it yet, but I'm more willing to sit in it now than I was earlier.

 Mommy made me do tummy time.  I could only lift my head to the middle, after some effort, but then I get stuck so Mommy has to help me turn my head back.

 I was kind of smiling at this new experience, before I realized it was WORK!

Mommy thought it would be important to get some closer-up pictures of me.  My skin tone is like Mommy's, kind of dark, as compared to Elliot when he was my age.

Auntie Nathalie is helping me show off my new outfit!  It's the first outfit I have!  Auntie Colleen and Uncle Eric bought it for me.  The pants are a little big on me, but I'm more able to fit it now than I was able to even last week.  Maybe it shrunk in the wash (or maybe I'm just getting a little tubby).

 Look what  my parents made?  Imprints of my feet and hand.  Apparently, though, it took them about five tries to get my feet right.

Oh FINALLY, a picture of little ole' me.  But I'm happy here playing with my loader.

Grandma put me on Daddy's office chair and I was rather least for a short time.

 This is what happens after I throw up.  Grandma put tissue paper around my neck because my clothes got wet, and then the tissue got stuck in my mouth.  Grandma thought it was a funny picture and told Mommy to take it.

 This is me as I'm coming home from daycare.  I liked the music that was being played so I'm playing the guitar right here (my fingers are playing against each other like I'm holding a pick).


Ah, snooze-dom...not really.  Mommy was trying to get me to burp.  I have serious problems with that.  I'd eat, swallow too much air because I'm drinking too fast, then stop feeding so I can scream my discontent with the air bubbles in my tummy.  Mommy says it makes feeding me rather difficult.

Daddy made a comment last week about my new found favorite place to sleep.  It's the swing!  It's definitely not as good as sleeping on Mommy, but I figured I'd give my parents a break once in a while and sleep in the swing so they can get some things done around the house.

Mommy forgot to mention that I am now 31 months old in the previous post.  Here I am showing Julia some of my favorite videos.

Here's a picture of me and Daddy!  I'm so awake!

I like being silly with my milk mustache as well as my fruit bowl.

We hope you enjoyed this week's posting!  Sorry it's a little late.  Mommy and Daddy went to dinner for their 5th anniversary, and we aren't allowed to use the computer without them.