Sunday, August 27, 2006

Ian critiques mom's sermon

Okay, not really. Really, it was The Hat Game that made him laugh insanely.

Admire his 5 teeth! At least 2 of them are easy to see in this video.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Once in a Lifetime

The Dude is 8 months old today.

He has 4 teeth.
He smiles and laughs all the time.
He stands up in his crib in the morning and grins crazily when he catches sight of us.
He slept through the night all last week. This is a HUGE improvement over the very dependable 4am wakeup that has marked the previous 3 months.
He says (and occasionally yells) DA DA DA DA DA whenever the mood strikes him.
He loves a bath (finally)
He waved at someone for the first time last night. We think. He's nearly ready to 'slap someone five' (much cooler than 'high fives'.)
He has learned, within the last few days, to make a perfectly terrible squealing cry, which he uses in the evening when he's getting hungry. This, I think as he yells, is NOT attachment-promoting behavior.

I still look at him and think "Where did you come from? How did I get here?"

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Monday, August 14, 2006

Best Idea Ever!!!

If you were around during my pregnancy, or read the old Life With Sticky lj,[which incidentally is still around, if you'd like to kill an hour or so, and to know more about My Bidness than my husband does] know that I had a ridiculously happy pregnancy. I must admit that I had moments of anxiety, what I imagine to be the average amount of anxiety for a woman of Very Very Advanced Maternal Age. Who's fat.

In the interest of controlling my anxiety (I know myself) I read very little about pregnancy on the internet, confining my research mostly to the comforting, slightly outdated worn hardback books from the public library.

So Sarah, the very excellent creator of Going Jesus and now the pregnancy blog Going Parental, has many of the best ideas on the web.

Here's one.

and here's another.

But it was this one that really grabbed me. PLEASE click.