Sunday, December 21, 2008


Here are a couple recent videos of my little pal.

Call me cruel, but this one cracks me up, he was just so cranky and hungry and tired all at once. Poor little guy.

Lately, Baby kicks in a cute new way. He's always kicked, but the way his feet move now is just funny to me, it's as though he only moves his legs from the knees down. It's endearing.

More Jumperoo--he was jumping just one one leg, like he was doing a little jig.

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And Fun Times With Daddy!

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Sunday, December 14, 2008


My funny little guy <3

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Monday, December 8, 2008

New Skills

I can't find the early videos of Baby in the Jumperoo. He started out so overwhelmed by the toys that I had to add each toy on one at a time. As you can see, he has the general hang of it now. He usually burns a lot of energy in the videos, but of course with the camera on he acts a bit more mellow.

In other news, we had a good time at IHOP the other day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Some Recent Videos

Baby has had a number of new experiences lately.



and Reaching

He actually gets around quite well by rolling and has used it purposely for getting places, but only recently has taken to squirming for things directly in front of him. He also usually does a bit better at progressing forward, but for some reason decided to stick his little bottom in the air and mush his face in the ground to see how that works for progression too.

In other news: the move has gone very well and we are really settled now. A video post of the house will come later.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Baby Throws His First Gookie

Apparently our little guy also loves Harpo Marx, just like his daddy. Recently he's been practicing a face that Harpo Marx made famous and named "the gookie." Keep trying little buddy, we're all rooting for you.

In other news, we've packed the truck, the apartment is clean and we've enjoyed how easy it is to clean when you don't have anything. Tomorrow my parents will drive us down to Chicago to say goodbye as we take the train to Austin. We decided to ride the train just because we thought the moving van would beat us (actually not true, it'll take about 6 business days, but we didn't learn that until everything was settled--it's fine with us) and also because we thought it'd be nice to simply have absolutely nothing to do after 2 1/2 weeks of endless packing interspersed with daily travel about Wisconsin. It was wonderful fun, but we're looking forward to the mini-break before the great flood of change that always arrives with a new job and new location.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I've Been Meaning to Post These

Baby got the cutest little outfit from two of our dearest friends in Japan. We miss them so much. It's been a busy week so I'm late to post these. We had a really fun time dressing up and taking pictures outside our apartment one morning. If we move to a warmer location I'm going to look for more reasons to wear yukata more often.

In the meantime, our little guy wears his outfit often because it's been so warm (94ºF/34ºC) and jimbe are so breezy. Also, he looks so cute in it <3

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Baby Monster Egg Head

In Japan, all my students used to tell me "You have [a] small face" which was a compliment that my face is, well, small. The fact that my "face is small" and my features rather close together in one small corner of my skull more greatly offsets the fact that I have a rather large skull. Whenever I wore a winter hat in college, certain kind friends would accurately nickname me "monster egg head." Him also, I've noted, has a rather large head, but his face is much more proportionate, making his skull seem less monstrous.

Anyway the point is, Teeny Bean had his 2 month checkup the other day and is apparently not so teeny. At 25 inches, 12 pounds 12 ounces and a 40.1 centimeter head circumference he ranks in the 95th percentile for height, the 75th for weight and at a whopping 151st percentile for being genetically predispositioned to fit into the monster egg skull circumference category.

While I'm not a huge fan of baby percentiles (although I understand it makes pediatricians feel more secure that children are properly growing) it certainly is fun to know that he is growing very very well and that all those random people I've met at the grocery store/on the street who said "__ weeks?! oh, was he a preemie?" (more than a few commented on his smallness as a matter for concern, although only 3 actually used the word preemie, so it doesn't truly make for a valid complaint, really ^_^--but--what mother wouldn't get flustered about such things?) are very much proven to be mistaken.

(This post has some odd writing, it will not be corrected because the author requires the extra 4 minutes of rest, which has become 3 since she decided to type this silly little aside.)