Friday, March 28, 2008

Growing and Developing

Yesterday I had my one month check-up at the doctor. I had to take off all my clothes but my diaper and they they weighed me, measured me, took my temperature, looked in my ears, eyes and throat, and then they felt my belly and my back. I didn't mind most of it, but when the doctor stuck the stick in my mouth I got really mad. I have grown a lot since my last visit. I now weigh 10lbs 9oz and 24in long. The doctor says that I am doing great and to keep up the good work.

There are so many new things that I am learning too. I have started smiling at Mom and Dad. I think they like it when I smile because it makes them smile more too. It is also kinda fun because when I do it they crowd around me and do make some really strange faces trying to get me to do it again. I have also figured out that I can uses my hands to reach for things that I want. I can make the toys on my vibrating chair move and rattle and one day soon I am going to be able to make the dog shaped one play its music.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

This morning, I woke up to the news that it was Easter. Naturally, my first question was "What does it mean for me?" I soon found out that first, it means getting dressed up in a 'cute' outfit and made to pose for pictures. Here are the results of that part:

Next, it means that everyone gets presents, mostly candy and other sweets. Unfortunately for me, I am too young for chocolate and cake so I got a great set of books called "Boynton's Greatest Hits: Volume I."

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Don't Bump the Glump

Last night Dad finished Coraline by Neil Gaiman and we needed a new book to read, as I think that both Mom and Dad have read me everything on my bookcase. Luckily, we picked up the newly released Shel Silverstein book, Don't Bump the Glump and Other Fantasies. It was kinda dark and weird, but I liked it.

My Daddy's favorite poem is In Waukesha Wisc. I think he liked it because it was really, really hard to read and he kept messing it up. He made me a promise to reread it a million times until he could get it right every time. Mom doesn't think he'll ever be able to read that poem without messing it up. See if you can read it out loud:

In Waukesha Wisc.

In Waukesha Wisc.
You take quite a risk
Whenever you go to the movies,
For there in the dark lurks the Double-Toed Vaark
And the man-eating Scale-Faced Scoovies.

There are Gobble-Eyed Gohrks
And Slimy-Tailed Borks
And Hunchlings, and Broggy-Beaked Byzes
And Gumboons and Grobs and Globamabobs
And Creelzies of various sizes.

There are Bony-Backed Bleaks
And Razor-Toothed Kleeks
And Wailees and Glumpaching Gorkle,
And the shivery shrieks from the Gaiterings Geeks
Are worse than the snort of the Snorkle.

There are Glumgurds and Speem,
And the Grizimy's scream
May awaken the Foul-Tempered Fisk
And the Scale-Faced Scoovies that dwell in the movies
Right here in Waukesha Wisc.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Squeaky Clean

This morning I took my first 'real' bath! Sure, mom and dad have given me plenty of sponge baths and spit shines but today I was submerged. My bathtub is really awesome. It is a cool blue color and has a really comfortable hammock. When it is time, they fill the tub and then put me in. With the hammock in the tub I can just lay back, relax and enjoy the warm water while they rub me down. I could get used to this kind of service! (Wonder how long it will last?)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

I like to be read to

Today I had a bit of an upset stomach (I think it was because Dad gave me a piece of meatlovers pizza and a couple shots of bourbon) and I didn't want to sleep. So Mom held me and Dad read When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne. My favorite poem, or at least the one that I stopped squirming during, was "Lines and Squares".

Whenever I walk in a London street,
I'm ever so careful to watch my feet;
And I keep in the squares,
And the masses of bears,
Who wait at the corners all ready to eat
The sillies who tread on the lines of the street
Go back to their lairs,
And I say to them, "Bears,
Just look how I'm walking in all the squares!"

And the little bears growl to each other, "He's mine,
As soon as he's silly and steps on a line."
And some of the bigger bears try to pretend
That they came round the corner to look for a friend;
And they try to pretend that nobody cares
Whether you walk on the lines or squares.
But only the sillies believe their talk;
It's ever so portant how you walk.
And it's ever so jolly to call out, "Bears,
Just watch me walking in all the squares!"

PS Daddy says that my old copy of A. A. Milne is falling apart and would like to see me get the one in the link above. If I do, he promises to read them to me whenever I ask. Unless it’s too late, then only one. And I have to be in bed first. And already tucked in.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

I'm too nice to Mom & Dad

I've gotten into the habit of eating throughout the day, napping when I can, and sleeping most of the night. This has baffled Mom & Dad. I occasionally wake up and see them staring at me wondering if I need anything. If I was smart, I would cry and demand things more often. That way, when I DO feel like needing more during the night (toys, nachos, or a bourbon) they would be happy to give whatever to me just because I rarely ask. But as it is now, they just stare and wonder if I’m okay. Oh well. Maybe next week...

Saturday, March 1, 2008


Grandma Joan and Grandpa Edgar were here for the first week of my life, Miss Kate and Mr. Tom have been with us ever since I was born, and Uncle Jahred, Aunt Erica, Grandma Karen, and Great-Grandma Fran arrived today. They will be here for about a week and then Grandpa David and Grandma Sherry are coming (I think). Wow, all this before I fly to Grand Cayman Island in May to watch Mom graduate from Medical School. There I will meet my Uncle Justin and Aunt Marian along with Miss Kate and Mr. Tom's family. With all of this attention, I may never need to learn to walk.