Friday, January 30, 2009

January 26th - 4 MONTHS - I'M OFFICIALLY A FUN DUDE....

Hi everybody! I had my 4 month birthday on January 16th and to celebrate, mommy took me to the doctor to get shots. But this time, the experience was better because she drugged me up with Tylenol before the visit. The shots weren't too bad and I surprised the doc by showing her my healthy weight of 14.6 lbs, and 23 inches. The doc complimented by telling me I was ready for a Michelin commercial! I was psyched - mommy just laughed.

I've turned into a pretty fun dude. I now recognize people, smile, talk, and have started to play on my tummy more. We're still working on the "tummy time" game but the one game I've gotten really good at is that "bubble game." Basically, I blow bubbles and slobber and if I can convince someone else to blow them back, I get very competitive and keep playing the game - all whilst smiling. It's a blast.

I've gotten to be really well behaved. I now sleep through the night almost consistently, I can play by myself for quite a while while mommy gets ready for work in the morning, or cooks dinner at night. I really like my nanny Tami, and I strive to make her life easy. One example of how good I am was yesterday morning - here's how it went down:

Mommy and Daddy were running Carlsbad half-marathon. They woke me up early in morning to eat- daddy said that I had to empty mommy's boobs so she could run faster. He always talks about drainage in the Zoot shoes so I think there was a relation to liquid weight and speed. They put me in this really warm fuzzy cozy outfit that Uncle Vinu gave me. Don't I look cool?

When we got to the race, we had packed everything but daddy forgot my diaper bag, with my mid-morning milk bottle in it. Mommy almost didn't want to race but I gave her a kiss and told her I have stored extra milk in my cheeks, and would be a good boy for Uncle Drew and Aunt Ashley. Mommy and Daddy both had good races. I secretly know that it's because they wanted to rush back to me. I'll admit I was hungry when mommy finally met me but I was distracted by the excitement of her PR race. We celebrated for about a minute, and then I made mommy feed me in the car. I didn't care about her sweat or anything, I was just happy to snuggle up to her and eat.

As you can see, this baby stuff is getting fun and if you come visit, I will interact with you and we can play the bubble game! Come on over!



Saturday, January 3, 2009

My 1st Christmas!

Being a baby is time consuming. It’s hard to believe how much time has passed since my last post as I’m almost 15 weeks old. Although much has happened since I last blogged, this one will focus mostly on the holidays.

Christmas presents came early to mommy and daddy this year as the week before Christmas I slept straight through the night (830-6ish) 4 night in a row, and one of those nights, I was out late at a Christmas party and didn’t get home until just before midnight. I’ve started to wake up once for a feeding in the middle of the night again and but that has more to do with my voracious appetite than my schedule…or so we think. I am drinking over 8 ounces of milk before I go to bed and that certainly is evidence for why I’m hovering somewhere in the 13 pound range We’ll confirm this at the 4 month doctor’s visit in 2 weeks. Check out my cheeks in my photos! Aren’t they the best?

Like my cheeks, my house was FULL over Christmas. I got to see both sets of grandparents and all of my aunts and uncles, except for Aunt Nikka who I missed a lot….she’s the pretty Russian girl laying on the floor with me and Uncle Michael in the last post.
Here I am with Uncle Cesar (mommy’s twin) and Aunt Sonia and here I am with Uncle Alex, Aunt Diana and Abuelita.
Here I am sleeping with Uncle Michael and here I am playing on my mat with Tio Lalo and Tia Ne.
Everyone has a nickname in this family – some of mine include, “Buds,” “The MonkeyMan,” “Andy-Chuck” (my Nascar name), and “Mr. Charles.” My grandad’s favorite name for me is “The Emperor” or “Prince” because I rule the house. Here I am waking up from a nap on my granddad.

All in all, the holidays were so much fun. I tried to stay on schedule as much as possible but definitely had some hyper-stimulation. I got some great presents including a BOB stroller for running with mommy, lots of toys and some really hip clothes. I even gave some gifts myself including a grandmother’s bracelet for grandmom. Look at how happy she looks when I gave it to her!

This next week will be a big week for mommy and daddy to organize the house, their work and prepare for the new year. I also get to celebrate my daddy’s birthday on the 30th! Even though mommy is heading back to work at the beginning of the year, my New Year’s resolution is going to be to update the blog more often.