Sunday, November 28, 2010

Suddenly Breastfeeding Doesn't Seem So Hard

A human baby drinks from 2.5 - 4 cups of breastmilk per day and according to Plant Earth a Humpback Whale calf can drink 130 gallons of milk a day. Now I understand why female whales are called cows.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Note to self...

If you try to distract a fussy 6 1/2 month old with your grocery list, expect it to be soaked with slobber and shredded in 2.5 seconds flat...and don't be surprised when a few shreds of paper reappear a few hours later in his diaper!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Parker is Six Months Old!

I can't believe my baby is already 6 months old!

6 month check-up stats:
head: 43 cm (25%)
height: 27.2 (75%) I started laughing when Dr. B. asked if we had tall people in our family!
weight: 15.15 (25%)
teeth: 2-lower front


Dr. B. asked what Parker's tricks were so here is a list of his tricks and accomplishments:

rolling (front to back and back to front)
scooting/sliding
gets up on all fours
stands with support
sits up with some support
grabs anything within reach
transfers objects from one hand to the other
plays peek-a-boo with himself and others
grabs feet and toes
holds his own bottle
drinks from a glass with help
smiles and laughs
sleeps through the night (most of the time)
understands how to make his toys play music/make sounds

and quite possibly his most impressive new skill...problem solving! Unfortunately, his Mommy has not learned how to properly run the video camera so this is his second attempt at extracting a toy from the basket. In the non-existent first video you would have seen him try a few times to tip the basket and get the toy before he realized he needed to use one hand to hold the basket, and the other to grab the toy. I know everybody says this, but my kid is a genius!


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Friday, November 5, 2010

For Your Enjoyment...

That kid in the window sure can play a mean game of peek-a-boo!

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Fighting crime and saving the world sure is exhausting!

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I have no idea why I'm talking like Napoleon Dynamite in the first video and have suddenly developed a lisp in the second...I really wish there was a mute button on the camera!