- about constantly having my baby on me…I don’t have to think about what I wear (not that I ever did) because I am always wearing Grady. And he's cute. Oh, did I mention the heat…right, I thought I was hot before. Every time I take him off of me the front of my shirt is soaked through with my/his sweat and drool.
- that fact that Grady has never been in a car seat…and that whole wearing him all the time thing is the best safety device I’ve got.
- how Grady loves the sound of the motorcar and is instantly content or asleep as soon as Tyson starts it up. The other day I made motorcycle sounds (and being a girl, very poor ones), instead of sweet hushes…this worked way better to calm him.
- how it takes FOREVER to get an errand done because EVERYONE stops to kiss/squeeze/google over the little white baby with blue eyes.
- how I get stared at for covering up when feeding him. And how women and children sometimes lift that cover to see what’s happening underneath.
- how if he makes a peep in church I have ladies telling me to feed him…because obviously any little peep means he’s about to die of hunger.
- the advice, oh the advice. Cover his head or he will get diarrhea. DO NOT sleep with a fan in the room. He should never, ever have bare feet (even in 90 degree weather) because that is how sickness enters. I almost never put socks on him, and I get lectures All. The. Time. From Strangers. Did I mention most women ride on the back of motorcycles holding (often breastfeeding) their infants…but I am putting my child in major danger by putting socks on him:)
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Kai in the bath tonight: "My butt is talking and it’s saying it needs to go on the toilet!"
Scene: Kai playing on the hard (lets face it--really dirty) tile floor.
Tyson: Kai, you are going to love playing on carpet in the States!
Kai: I’m a big boy, I don’t need carpit.
Tyson: Kai, do you know what carpet is?
Kai: Yes, a car-pit is the seat in the car that you are stuck in.
Tyson: No, that is a car seat.
The fact that our son doesn’t know what carpet is or what car seats are called is a good reminder of how much there will be to get used to in the States.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Weight-- 13lbs 11oz -- 18%
Length-- 24 1/2 " -- 28%
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
- rolling over from stomach to back
- waking yourself up (and me) by rolling over and not being able to go back to sleep on your back
- still not sleeping through the night (anytime buddy, hint, hint)
- noticing your hands
- grabbing anything within reach
- putting that anything (and everything) in your mouth
- drooling like crazy
- sweating like crazy
- smiling and cooing all the time
- bringing all of us lots of happiness
You are sick today (hence the serious face in the pictures) but even when I was putting homemade saline drops in your nose, you still gave me sweets smiles and noises. It wasn't until the suction bulb came out that you started screaming. Have I mentioned you have quite the scream? You do. It can come on quickly and unexpectedly and it sort of sounds like the world ending. But, it can go away just as quickly. I have also found that the concept of crying yourselft to sleep is totally lost on you once you start that "the world is ending" cry. Thankfully your smiles out weigh the tears most days:) We love you Grady!