Monday, December 28, 2009

8 and 12 days

Sammy: at 8 days old you weighed 8lbs 11oz. Good eating. At 12 days you outgrew your newborn sized clothing. Actually you probably were always too tall, you just happened to keep your legs stretched out at day 12.

Harmon: at 8 days old you ate an entire pizza by yourself. At 12 days you tied your shoes. Or just looked like you could.

It's weird having an actual baby-looking baby.

Monday, December 21, 2009


Today Harmon climbed up onto the couch by himself. Life as we know it is probably over. Especially since today is the first day I am at home with both kids by myself.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

In the Womb

Having babies so close together gives me the distinct pleasure of comparing the two with a moderately fresh memory. I have been thinking lately about how different Harmon and Baby Niña have been while living on the inside. So here are a few notes for my sake on the difference between the two.

-Sick: made me barf, nausea, real tired
-Food: starving, if I didn't eat = throw up, woke up in the night every night to eat, voracious appetite
-Movement: Active, feet placed in upper right rib cage, constantly pushing. You pushed on them, they pushed you right back. A sign of things to come? Surely it was.
-Carrying: Huge. Heavy. Wide. Heavy. Stretch marks on the sides. Ugh.
-Lateness: Very tardy. Two weeks late. Liked what I called "The Oreo Pipeline"

Baby Niña:
-Sick: somewhat nauseous, real tired, but not as tired as H
-Food: it's ok. I'm not starving like last time.
-Movement: Not as active. She was more gentle, but as of late has taken to shoving her butt up in my upper right rib cage. Apparently my upper right rib cage is an awesome place to be. She doesn't fight back, which I am assuming means she will be way more stubborn/into doing her own thing than her brother is willful/likes to do the opposite of what you say.
-Carrying: Moderately huge. Much more out in front. 5 lbs lighter than with Harmon.
-Lateness: who knows when she is supposed to come out. She must be hooked on "The Hot Chocolate IV"

I'm sure there is more, but that's all I remember for the moment.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tooth #11

12/1: tooth #11 appears as the bottom right molar. tooth #12 coming soon. good times had by all (after orajel administered)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Teeth and Trouble

Warning, this post will be boring to you, but good for my record keeping.

11/19: Tooth #9 top left molar

11/20 email to Aaron:
1. Climbed on top of his train to reach the VCR
2. Climbed on top of his two chairs and then layed on them
3. Went down for a nap but then I heard the curtain being pulled
open. Crib moved sides of room.
4. Currently is in the kitchen pulling the clean cookie pans I just
put away out.
5. Gotta go, I hear the candy drawer.

11/29: Tooth #10 top right molar

Words he loves to say:
-gobble gobble (semi-intelligible)
-go (go go!)
-animal noises:
dog: wow wow wow
monkey: ooh ooh ahh
dinosaur: raaaaaaaaah
owl: who who
turkey: gobble gobble
elephant: bwooo
duck: quack quack
sea lion/otter/whatever: ar ar ar
bird: ca cah

Toys he loves: hippo car, dinosaur, balls, cars, books, boats in bath, block towers

Clapping, patty-cake, twinkle twinkle little star hand motion, tub splashing and swimming, wrestling/pillow-fighting Aaron