Tuesday, November 28

Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving Photo I

Here is a nice Photo from Grandpa Phil - or Grandpa "Oh No" as Riley knows him. And here is another good one from the weekend as well.

Thanksgiving Photo II

Thursday, November 23

These are a few of my favorite things....

What do I have to be thankful for this year --- my two sweeties. Posted by Picasa

Things I do when the baby is sleeping (& I can't) ...

[A is for age:] 42 almost 43
[B is for beer of choice:] Beck's Nonnie
[C is for career:] FTM - full time mommie-daddie
[D is for favorite Drink] Coffee, then tea - hot & iced, then milk
[E is for essential item you use everyday:] Diaper Bag
[F is for favorite song at the moment:] Still the soundtrack from Wicked - Dancing through Life, Defying Gravity, Loathing etc
[G is for favorite game:] Peek-a-Boo this week
[H is for hometown:] Born in Spokane WA, raised in San Francisco
[I is for instruments you play:] the radio
[J is for favorite juice:] I like a good juice mix - little of this little of that surprise me bartender, surprise me
[K is for kids?:] just the one
[L is for last kiss?:] See K above --- fewer kisses from busy mommy these days but gummy slobber kisses all day long from the baby boy.
[M is for marriage:] Yup - gotta love that Mass. for the big gay marriage.
[N is for full name:] Yup - I have one.
[O is for overnight hospital stays:] Post-Partem with the lil Monkey
[P is for phobias:] Spiders, Snakes and Nuns
[Q is for quote:] "Jesus died for somebody's sins, but not mine." -- Patti
[R is for biggest regret:] regrets, I've had a few
[S is for sports:] Motorcycling.
[T is for time you wake up:] when the baby cries.
[U is for color underwear:] Blue, black, white, green...
[V is for vegetable you love:] Artichokes
[W is for worst habit:] I bite my nails.
[X is for x-rays you've had:] teeth, and my leg after a bike boo boo
[Y is for yummy food you make:] Soups this fall
[Z is for zodiac sign:] Sag sun. Gemini moon. - cause I was born on a full moon.

Friday, November 17

Mazel Tov!!!

This week Steph "officially" adopted the girls. & although
we all think its a bit silly that folks have to adopt their own kids - I say a big huge
Mazel Tov & congrat's to the whole C-C family.
And check out that cute adoption attorney on the far left!! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 14

Our Little Science Experiment....

Here is monito in the bib that he earned from the good folks at Harvard last week when he went in to participate in another early childhood development study. This time he watched film clips of happy shapes that "spoke" to him in English and in gibberish to measure whether he is responding to hearing his native tongue yet. I think he may have liked both the native & the foreign chatty blobs about the same... but I know that he likes his Rockin Ve Ri Tas bib --- Just Like Grandpa's study chair & just in time for Solid FoodsPosted by Picasa

Sunday, November 12

Em's Favorite Outfit

Em likes to remind me that textiles are in her blood from way back in the family tree. When we were in SF we dropped into Chloe's Closet where she discovered this "hot little number". Cashmere, Imported from the UK, retails for .... 75 Pounds - saddly its a 0-6 month sizing which means we only have a couple more times to squeeze his handsomeness into this fine little number. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 11

Poopy Poopy Sh#t Fest

Someone just pooped so far up his back it was at his shoulders - one onesie, one long sleeve shirt and one pair of pants into the laundry along with the changing table cover and the socks that were unfortunatly still on his padders when the diaper came off to reveal its happy surprise. I guess the rice cereal isn't constapating him anymore.

Also on the poop-front someone else has taken a liking to eating discarded diapers - YUCK!

Thats the update from Cambridge.

That Nap

Didn't last long - it's 5:45

The Crib

Monito is Six Months and a few days and I had told myself and em that he would start sleeping on his own in the crib when he was 6 mo's (when we got home from SF- actually). So now I am sotra stuck.

I am surprised actually by how it hurts when I go to put him down in his own bed. I thought I would be relieved and not sad.

So last night he went into the crib for the first real night (he's been napping in there for awhile to get ready) - and he went right to sleep. I - on the other hand -was up until 1am listening to the dog snore, and emily snore and the baby snore through the monitor which was turned up way to high. It turns out that I was the one who couldn't sleep without knowing he was close by. So I finally "went down" around one am and he popped up shortly thereafter and WITH GLEE I skipped on into his room, "rescued" him from his crib and brought him into bed to nurse and snuggle with me where we stayed CONTENTLY until this am when em went off to be a doctor.

Right now its 5:30 pm and he just fell asleep in my lap & I took him back into THAT room and laid him down in that CRIB and I feel like crying again.

Friday, November 10

25th Percentile for Weight - 99th Percentile for Cute

So we had our 6 Month Peds visit today & the boy handled it like a champ (as did Emily as well). He got 4 shots - 3 boosters and the Flu Shot, He got the docs ok to keep eating solid foods although he didn't poop for a day and a half after the first tablespoon of rice cereal (she said give him fruit). And we decided that he remains the cutest baby EVAH.

So here are his stats...

26 1/2 Inches tip to toe
15 lb and 13.3 oz without a diaper -- 15lb 15.8 oz with (time to change that diaper) and his cute lil keppie measures 43 cm or 17" - I know aunt Melanie is waiting on that head measurement.

So they said that puts him in the 50th Percentile for length, and the 25th for weight -- And we say the 99th percentile for CUTE!!!

Thursday, November 9

Rice Cereal

For his half birthday - (yep he's really six months old!!) Riley got to try food. Here is one of his first bites of rice cereal. And what does my boy think of solid food???? You guessed it - he couldn't get enough.

This time next week - veggie surprise - Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 6

C is for ...

Candaloo - these two totally cool night lights that aren't actually child friendly -but Em sure LOVES them - as does Riley from the looks of things. (thanks out to Lily & Eric) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, November 1