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Manbabies, Just Shootin’ the Poop

March 31, 2009 1 comment

James found this wonderfully funny video on College Humor this morning.  Just another example of people’s seemingly odd obsession with manbabies.  Anyway, I couldn’t help but share it with you.  What do you think, would Em fit in?

“Two smooth-talking’ toddlers debate the finer points of politics, cinema and poop.”

Age Timer: 10 weeks, 4 days

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Emmett Rocks Tummy Time & Meets the Fam

March 27, 2009 1 comment

As I mentioned yesterday, Emmett met a lot of his extended family members last week in Pennsylvania.  He also did a little bit of dancing (in his brand new Converse sneakers, just like dad’s!) …

We even learned that Em has an alien in his chest.  The alien emerges whenever Emmett has the hiccups …

Finally, Emmett showed off to the family by performing his best session of tummy time yet!

I think it’s safe to say the little guy made a pretty good first impression 🙂

Age Timer: 10 weeks

A Shower for Adrienne and Gus

March 26, 2009 1 comment

So much to blog about!  It’s been a busy past couple weeks – a visit from my sister, Adrienne and my brother-in-law, Mac; a trip with Emmett to New Jersey for Adrienne’s baby shower; and Emmett’s first run-in with the extended family – second cousins, great aunts and uncles, great grandparents.  Plus, I’m back to work.  Rather than overwhelming you with the past couple weeks’ events in one long post, I’ll plan on a series of posts in the next few days.

Last Saturday we had Adrienne’s baby shower.  We went with a spa theme, complete with candles, a hand scrub, peppermint soaked washcloths, a cool spoon eye treatment and soothing, spa-like music.  Everyone had a great time, and Adrienne was showered with some great gifts for Baby Gus (and some gifts to pamper herself as well!).

Check out some of the day’s events in pictures …

Spa Candles and Wheat Grass

Spa Candles and Wheat Grass

Lauren, Lindsay and Grammy

Lauren, Lindsay and Grammy

Chelsea and the Mom-to-Be

Chelsea and the Mom-to-Be

Tower of Tastkakes

Tower of Tastykakes

Age Timer: 9 weeks, 6 days

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The Nursery … Finally

March 15, 2009 1 comment

James and I finally got around to switching the crib out of our bedroom and into the nursery last weekend.  It’s funny, most parents-to-be have the nursery set up long before their babies are born, and it took us over seven weeks after Emmett’s birth to get it together.  Anyway, our apartment is finally in its final formation – hooray!  Here are a few pictures, which I’ll also post under the “Our Place” tab.  Notice the cool stickers that form a tree on the wall.  My sister, Lauren knew we weren’t planning on painting the nursery since our lease is up in September and we’d have to paint it back anyway, so she gave them to us as a Christmas gift.  Thanks, Laur!

The Crib

The Crib

Emmett's Sticker Tree

Emmett's Sticker Tree

The Glider

The Glider

Dresser/Changing Table

Dresser/Changing Table

And now for a video of a very squirmy Emmett …

Age Timer: 8 weeks, 2 days

Emmett Meets Dr. Stagg

March 12, 2009 1 comment

On Monday I had my six week postpartum doctor visit, so instead of making James babysit, we decided to make it a family outing.  It was snowing, so we bundled Em up in his Eskimo suit (which every adult I’ve met wishes they had – thanks Dolores!) and headed out into the elements.

Emmett the Eskimo

Emmett the Eskimo

I wouldn’t have cared so much about bringing Emmett and James along, but I really wanted my doctor to meet the little guy since she didn’t get a chance to visit him while we were still in the hospital.  After all, she was the one who made sure Baby Lump was happy and healthy in utero!  Once my examination was complete and she cleared me for exercise without restrictions (yay – let the running begin!), she and Emmett had a little photo shoot.  What a Kodak moment (too bad he slept through the whole thing).  Thanks for everything, Dr. Stagg!

Dr. Stagg and Emmett

Dr. Stagg and Emmett

New Video Upload! Oliver Interferes with Tummy Time

Age Timer: 7 weeks, 6 days

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A Walk in the Park, a Stroll Through Boston

March 7, 2009 4 comments

What a day of firsts!  Yesterday James and I decided that, because of today’s warm weather forecast (56 degrees – spring is almost here!), we’d jump at the opportunity to take Emmett out for his first stroll in the park.  I’m pretty confident in saying that Em was totally a fan.  It was his first outing in the stroller where he actually stayed awake for a good chunk of the time.  It was also the first time we took the stroller on the T to get downtown, and man is the T totally not stroller- (or handicap-, for that matter) accessible!  If James hadn’t been with me, it would’ve been impossible for me to go it alone.

In any event, we made it to the Commons without any bouts of crying.  We took a nice long walk, strolling past the Frog Pond (Can you believe that Frog Pond ice skating is still open?  What a great day to skate!), stopping at the Public Garden for a photo/video oppt., continuing along Newbury Street and on to Kenmore Square, where we stopped for another one of Emmett’s firsts – a restaurant visit to Uno’s.  James and I each had a quick burger while Emmett ordered up his usual fare, bottled breast milk.

Restaurant Nom Noms

Restaurant Nom Noms

Needless to say, I think all three of us are looking forward to more warmer days in Boston and future outings.

Age Timer: 7 weeks, 1 day

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The Six-Hour Sleeping Phenomenon

March 6, 2009 7 comments

Are you ready for this? …

I GOT SIX STRAIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP LAST NIGHT!!!

I know – can you believe it?  The little man was asleep from 12:30 a.m. last night until 6:30 a.m. this morning, and needless to say, it was glorious.  I felt like a brand new woman this morning.  Usually Emmett’s sleep stints last a total of two to three hours, and before last night, the longest period of time he’s been asleep was four hours (and even that was rare).  I’m assuming he looked something like this while he slept …

Sleepy Moose

Sleepy Moose

Now some of you may be thinking, “Six hours?  That’s what I get on a bad night.”  But I assure you, when you become a parent, you and I will be on the same page.  For now, I’m going to chalk those six hours of heaven to a fluke so I don’t get disappointed tonight when he reverts back to his two to three-hour sleeping pattern.  But hey, I’m totally going to keep my fingers crossed.  I’ll keep you posted.

James and I are also thrilled to report an extreme increase in smile fests, and we were lucky enough to catch some of those precious little smirks on video this afternoon.  Check it out (and go ahead, make fun of the high-pitched mommy/daddy voices all you want) …

Age Timer: 7 weeks

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