Archive | August, 2014

Crib Talk Part II

21 Aug

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The crib railing pad thing has failed. I wasn’t sure how it would hold up to use, but I don’t think David has ever even touched it and the ribbons are pulling away from the fabric and kind of disintegrating. So I guess I should say that the ribbons have failed. I was constantly having to retie them, just from brushing against it when placing or picking up the baby, and I think my tightening and retightening was too much for them. You can tell they are flimsy! It was for looks, people!

I have (I think) rectified the problem.

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Bam

These fat ribbons aren’t going anywhere. See the difference:

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We might even be cuter, too.

Fine, here he is.

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Babies don’t care about the things you sew for them. Good thing!

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Have I mentioned he sits? He does.

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Twilight Dave

11 Aug

The hours between the last nap and bedtime are always tricky. Here is my semi-cranky boy last night, trapped in a laundry basket because he got jealous watching me trap Tom. After deciding he liked being under it, he complained if I removed it.

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Going outside is great for cranky babies! We headed to the backyard to keep Josh company as he worked on the cars a little.

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“This was supposed to make me happy?” “Well, I thought–” “WERE you thinking, Mama?”

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“Heh, it IS pretty sunny.”

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“This lady knows her stuff.” To which Mama lovingly replies, “You’ll grow into that head, buddy.”

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He did not complain about how prickly the grass was, but it was sharp and I hated it! So we relocated to the back-back of our SUV to watch Dada more comfortably.

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Removing the dealership sticker because Mama is not being paid to advertise around town.

You can really get used to referring to yourself in the third person all the time. Or the second. ;)

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“My mom laughs at her own jokes.”

Then it was finally time to go inside and have dinner and get to bed.

Here are some pictures from today. In the past week or two David has started growling to let us know that he wants something he sees. It started with the Xbox remote, which lights up when you press a button. But now it can be applied to anything and everything. For example, this morning he wanted a coat hanger while I was hanging up clothes. And it’s not just that he wanted one; he WANTED one. He gets crazy eyes. See below.

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Happily sucking on the saline bottle, which he had been growling for.

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Then he started growling at the camera. He is not allowed to hold the camera!

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“Give me that camera.”

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Appeased with saline.

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“Give me that camera.”

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“I need that camera.”

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“Just…move it this way a little.”

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Willing it closer.

All the while growling menacingly, mind you. So I throw the kid a bone!

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My Baby Doesn’t Wear Makeup

6 Aug

My camera is just that good.

Just kidding. That doesn’t even make sense. I have been using the camera more lately, and finding tips online about editing in Picasa. Bear with me.

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I think Rosy Cheeks was feverish that evening. I edited out his bottle of lotion!

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This is my view while I’m working. I edited out a person in the field! Lol

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Our room feels spacious without any baby gear.

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“Smiling” at Mother

And this is what happens when he looks at Josh:

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I am loving his Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumper (a.k.a. the command center) because I can take pictures of him upright instead of lying down. He loves it too, and often it keeps him happy those times when nothing else seems to.  This was his first time being in it:

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I got out his high chair to see how he liked it, since I think we’ll try solid food in a few weeks. He likes anything that doesn’t make him recline.

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Agh! My camera strap :)

More pictures in the command center…these were mostly terrible because of the lighting in the living room, but I thought they were cute anyway.

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We hated having the cat thing there but there’s a nest outside that window and it seemed cruel to move it. I did move it, however. It was just way too prominent.

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Blue Eyes after a nap the other day:

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The body swaddle is merely occasional these days.

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I got some curtain hooks for his room. They don’t really match, but I like them anyway. The ball is ceramic. And now the curtains look quaint and storybookish when open.

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I was vacuuming, which was fascinating.

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This is pretty much the entire room. Perfect size for a baby I think. See his hamper?

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Get me out of here, Mama.

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Not as cute

Also, happy birthday to my cute niece Robin. I am ashamed I don’t have her gift ready yet, which I’ve been working on since before she was born.

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