Sunday, November 30, 2008

Baby's First Thanksgiving!

Well, I don't have too much to say about our Thanksgiving, except that Baby Friday was not impressed with the event.  He must've thought the house we were at was a bit too noisy, so he'd go ahead and join in and make his own noise. Yep. Although others assured us that he wasn't bothering them... well, he was bothering ME. I can't eat with a small, squirmy, and noisy creature sitting (squirming) in my lap. Hopefully he'll do better at our next event (whatever that might be).  The little guy proceeded to take a nap on the way home which made him nice and chipper for the rest of the evening (until oh... 1 am?). 

Although Baby Friday is usually terrible at taking daytime naps - he's usually ok sleeping through the night. Usually. If I can get him to nap during the day, it leads to him finally settling down for the night later than I'd planned (11 pm - 1 am or so). Here's a video of morning baby (note that he is no longer wrapped - he NEVER stays wrapped):

The weather channel tells me there is a 90-100% chance of snow tomorrow. Perhaps even 4-6 inches! Um. We don't have snow boots yet.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thinking About Rolling Over.

I put the little guy down on his tummy earlier today (ok, yesterday, as of a few minutes ago) and it really looked like he was trying to roll over. I guess he's been getting practice strengthening his back when I carry him (he always looks like he's arching away from me - apparently it's to a purpose?). 

Tomorrow (or later today): updated length and weight after Boy Friday's four month check up! I just noticed that he's wearing the same clothes we had him in two months ago when Mom visited. I don't think he's actually gained much in length since then... I did try to measure him and I think he's not quite 25 inches. We'll see in about 12 hours!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New Toy

I picked up an exersaucer for Boy Friday today. Here's what he did when he first got to sit in it:

I really must remember to turn off the TV before taking videos.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Rainforest Booster Seat

We got this little booster seat thinking that it would help Boy Friday sit upright and he'd be happier... unfortunately he doesn't last too long in it just yet! Since he continues to slump to the side in it no matter how much stuff I shove in the side to prop him up, it just frustrates him. Of course, this video is from about 7 pm last night - and he's getting rather tired.

Friday, November 14, 2008

The Little Screamer

Well, here he is. The little screamer.

A Comment on Gay Marriage...

I found this comment by Keith Olbermann on the gay marriage issue.... It's depressing to me to think it's necessary to ban gay marriage.  What is it to you? How does it hurt you? And why should you even have the right to say someone else cannot love like you do? I know, I know - this isn't a baby video. I'm working on that. I couldn't upload this morning, so you get this instead!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friday's Dinner in the City

It felt like a rather long day - we didn't get into the city until oh, 4 pm or so, then we walked a few miles while down there. I think the little guy did quite well!

Weekend with Aunt Emily!

Well, that about sums it up! Ok, maybe not. We did get downtown a couple of times over the weekend - we walked down the Magnificent Mile (although did not do any shopping), and we went to the Shedd Aquarium.  It was rather chilly all weekend, too. It occurs to me that Boy Friday is going to need some more stuff to bundle up in. And at some point he'll also need a slightly more portable stroller. With 2+ people, the stroller/carseat combo that we have is fine, however many El stations are NOT handicapped accessible, and thus, also not stroller accessible. And others were temporarily not accessible due to elevator failure, etc. I am glad that I didn't have to carry him the whole time we were out - that would've been exhausting. Although, probably warmer.

Aunt Emily got to see what a little screamer Boy Friday can be (and I don't mean the other day when he actually had a crying fit, which is rare for him). He doesn't USUALLY cry a lot - mainly he screams. Perhaps he's just talking... but it can be earsplitting! A couple of those nights he demonstrated how late he can stay up, also. Since she's left, though, he's been going to bed BEFORE 10 pm. Even before 9! I guess his aunt wore him out?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Wow! He's so Alert!

Friday, Halloween. We didn't do a costume this year. Probably a good thing as the little man would likely have soaked it in drool (or had some other accident to cause staining) in no time. It's been extremely warm here lately and Friday enjoyed his photo shoot on the porch. Unfortunately (for the photos), he's quite an active baby and most of these are a wee bit blurry!

Why are some babies his age so....drowsy looking? We met up with some Chicago mamas and their little ones today down in Logan Square, and this guy thought it was all pretty fun. He laughed and took it all in. The five-month-old baby nearby was cranky and drowsy - and looked smaller than Friday. Indeed, Friday looked about the size of Ellis (8 months) and Juda (7 months). Not complaining... although it's a LONG way down to pick him up out of the pack n'play now that I've had to remove the top basinet. And no, I'm not kidding - we did meet a little girl named Juda today. 

Tomorrow: I guess it's time to VOTE. I'm staying away from downtown (I hear they're expecting at least a million people at the Obama rally). And they aren't allowing strollers.