Archive for April, 2009

Em’s First Giggles

April 29, 2009 1 comment

In the past week or so, we’ve been able to get some random giggles out of Emmett – when we pull a shirt over his head, blow a raspberry on his belly, etc.  Still, there’s really been no surefire way to induce a giggle … until now.

Apparently Emmett is ticklish!  Right under his left armpit.  It’s pretty cute.  Last night, we got some video of the little tickle monster:

It also goes to show that no one truly likes being tickled.

Age Timer: 14 weeks, 5 days

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Can You Say, “Heat Wave”?

April 28, 2009 1 comment
Pretty Public Garden Tulips

Can you believe I took this picture? Aren't I the photog ...

If you’re unaware, Boston has been experiencing some summer-like weather the past several days.  I’ve really been enjoying the change of pace.  (You can tell just how much I’ve been enjoying it by the state of our apartment, as my usual weekend clean was somewhat neglected this week.)

We took Emmett for his second-ever stroll downtown through the Common and the Public Garden, where we stopped to have a little picnic in the park.  This time, the Swan Boats were out, the tulips were in bloom and the sun was definitely an issue.  We cut our outing a little short on account of the brutal rays, especially since sunblock for little ones seems to be only available for little ones 6 months and older.  Still, we definitely had a grand ole time!

Some highlights …

Me and Em in the Park

Me and Em in the Park

Age Timer: 14 weeks, 4 days

My Baby’s Bumbo

April 22, 2009 1 comment
Em and His Bumbo

Em and His Bumbo

Emmett’s Bumbo came in the mail today!  I used some of my Babies ‘R Us gift card money to order one, along with an additional Boppy slipcover.  It’s like Christmas!  Thanks to everyone who gave me a Babies ‘R Us gift card – consider yourselves the givers of these two wonderful purchases.

Emmett LOVES his Bumbo so far – he’s so gosh darn independent now!

Age Timer: 13 weeks, 5 days

Breaking News: Emmett Rolls Over!!!

April 20, 2009 1 comment

This just in!  Emmett was placed on his belly several times today, after which he proceeded to roll himself onto his back.  Here is the exclusive footage of today’s monumental event …

In other news, Emmett is also a preppy thug.

Emmett, the Preppy Thug

What?! What?!

Age Timer: 13 weeks, 3 days

Emmett the Traveler

April 17, 2009 1 comment

I’m not gonna lie – things are a little hectic.  I’m taking on more projects at work, I have a three-month old baby who’s starting to require more entertainment, and now James and I have to start apartment hunting for September 1.  Unfortunately, my posts may start to become fewer and farther between.

In Baby Lump news, the little man has been doing great!  He had his first long distance trip on the train last weekend – we took him up to Maine for Easter weekend.  It was one of his first long-distance excursions where he didn’t sleep the entire time.  He was pretty cute – lounging on dad, looking out the window at the passing scenery, flirting with the woman across the aisle.  And besides the fact that he had a little bit of an accident all over his and my Easter outfits, he was a very good guest at the cottage in Maine.

On the Train to Maine

On the Train to Maine

James and I were even able to go out on our first date alone since he was born.  We went to this nice, romantic, little French restaurant for dinner, then to a tavern in Freeport to watch the Ice Dogs kick some serious University of Miami (Ohio) butt in the national championship!  Apparently Emmett was a good little boy for Gran Lucy and Grandpa Mac.

He’s really starting to rock tummy time, and he’s holding his head up well enough now to face outward in the Baby Bjorn.

Getting Better at Tummy Time

Getting Better at Tummy Time

Emmett and Dad Going for a Walk

Emmett and Dad Going for a Walk

Man, do they grow up quickly   ;o)

Age Timer: 3 months, 1 day

Baby’s First Opening Day

April 7, 2009 2 comments

Emmett is all set for Opening Day today.  I think the fact that the game got postponed from yesterday has made him even more excited to get dressed in all of his Sox gear and cheer on the boys today at 4 p.m. against Tampa Bay …

Emmett is Already a Huge Sox Fan

Emmett is Already a Huge Sox Fan

Go Sox!

Check out the video of Emmett and me chatting about Opening Day.

Age Timer: 11 weeks, 4 days

Emmett Braves His First Shots

April 6, 2009 2 comments

What a terrible blogger I am – more interested in manbaby videos than updating you with actual news about Emmett.  Whatever – you have to admit, that manbabies video was pretty hilarious.

So Em had his two month checkup almost two weeks ago.  Everything checked out fine.  He’s in the 75th percentile for both his height and weight (13 lbs. 14 oz. and 24.5 inches!), his noggin is I guess average for a baby (his head measured in the 50th percentile), and he’s hit all of those little milestones he should be hitting – beginning to have more control of the muscles in his neck and holding up his head, smiling and cooing regularly, etc.  Actually, he’s quite the little talker.  James and I are thinking he’ll be spitting out his first real word any day now.  I kid, I kid. 🙂

The absolute worst part of the visit was the shots.  The poor guy got three separate shots on both of his thighs.  My friend, Justina had prepared me for it to be difficult to watch.  Her son, CJ is exactly one month older than Emmett, so they experience all the milestones first and let me know what to expect, which is nice.  Still, considering I’m not really a huge softie, I figured I’d be fine.  Boy was I wrong – it was tough to watch the little guy go from being completely content to tomato-red and screaming in pain.  I mean, I’m used to seeing him cry, but this was the first time I was seeing him cry out of sheer, deliberate pain.  It was nice to have James there, too – I teared up little bit.

Dr. Prasad also showed us a fun little trick he calls the superman reflex. When you run your finger down one side of his bare back, his butt is supposed to swing to the opposite side.  This wasn’t his best performance, but check it out!

Age Timer: 11 weeks, 3 days

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