Friday, May 28, 2010

Babyhood: Weeks 11 and 12

Ok, it's official.  I (Krewson) will be taking over the weekly updates.  My Mommy is just too much of a slacker.  Since I am the new official author, I am changing the title from Parenthood to Babyhood.  I don't know much about parenthood, but man do I know a lot about babyhood!

So here it goes.

First off, I totally forgot to tell you all my amazing statistics that the doctor gave on May 13th (the end of Week 10).

Length: 24 1/2 inches, 90th percentile (yeah, I'm pretty amazingly long)
Weight: 12 lbs 14 1/2 oz, 74th percentile
Head: 16 in, 74th percentile

I also got shots on that day, and they were HORRIBLE.  I cried so much that Mommy started crying because the normal ways she soothes me wouldn't work and I guess she felt really sad for me.  I couldn't help it, it was just so scary!!!  It was nice to know Mommy cares that much, though. :)  I was ok after a few minutes of cuddles from Mommy, but later that afternoon I didn't feel so great and was the crabbiest I've ever been.  Mommy had to feed me standing up to get me to stop crying long enough to eat.  It was pretty traumatic.  Good thing I never have to have another shot again.  (At least I don't think I do.  Wait.  Do I?  Mommy...we need to talk about this!)

Alright on to the weekly updates.

Week 11 (May 14th through May 20th)
*Friday, May 14th was Mommy's 27th birthday!  We went over to some friends' house for a small cookout.  I think Mommy had a grand time.  I made sure to wear a bib that let her know how much I love her.
*That weekend Daddy had an ultimate frisbee tournament.  It was all for fun, not super serious like I've heard his Ring of Fire tournaments are.  (I can't wait to go to those this summer!)  Daddy's team's name was Krewelle...named after me and my awesome friend Ellie (Elle).  Isn't that so cool??  Ellie's daddy and Uncle Brooks were on the team, too.  And, to top it all off, Krewelle won the whole tournament! Yay, go daddies!!
*Uncle Danny moved in! He's staying with us until he finds a job and stuff. He just moved back from New Orleans. Mommy and Daddy are happy to have him, and I'm super excited to spend some time with my uncle. :)

Wearing my bib for Mommy on her birthday.

Life is splendid.

Mommy didn't want to put sunscreen in my hair while we were watching Daddy's ultimate frisbee games, and she forgot my sun hat, so she made me wear Daddy's hat with a burp cloth under it.  It was so embarrassing.

Me and Ellie with our daddies.  See the team name on their shirts?

Uncle Danny!  (And don't worry, I'm not bleeding out of my eye.  That's my pacifier. :) )

Week 12 (May 21st through May 27th)
*Mommy and Daddy took me to Charlotte to visit lots of family. I got to see 3 of my 12 great grandparents. :) I also got to go swimming for the first time! It was great. We went to Ellie's grandma's and grandpa's pool. I splashed my hands in the water over and over again and it went all up in my face, but I didn't care. It was just so fun. Mommy covered me in lots and lots of super goopy sunscreen so I didn't get burnt. It was so much excitement that I fell asleep on the tile bathroom floor afterwards while Mommy was getting my bath ready. I was just so tired, I couldn't help it! Of course Mommy had to take a picture of it because she thought it was so cute. (She thinks everything I do is cute. I suppose it is. It must be, if Mommy says so, right?)
*After Charlotte we went to Asheville to see the bridge that Daddy designed. Man, my daddy is awesome. I mean, seriously, how many of your daddies can take you to a bridge they designed? We visited the Grove Park Inn (this really fancy place where you have to wear polo shirts and nice brown shoes) and pretended like we were staying there just so we could see the pretty sites.  We also got to hang out with my friend Haley and her parents Vanessa and Zach. (Check them out at their blog, Blue Ridge Baby!)  Then we got to go to see the biggest house in America, the Biltmore.  It was pretty splendid.  Wow I get to do a lot of exciting things as a baby. There's going to be nothing exciting left by the time I'm two!
*In the midst of all the traveling, I am getting pretty awesome at grabbing my toys.  I like the toys hanging from my playmat, and I also sit in my Bumbo and play and play with anything Mommy puts on my tray. Mommy took a six minute video of me doing it yesterday!! (Like I said, my Mommy thinks everything I do is cute.)  Maybe she will share the video with you if you ask.  I'm also getting great at standing on my own two feet.  Sometimes Mommy can just hold my hands and I'll keep standing.  She'll have to take a picture of me doing it to share with you!
*Mommy finally found a way to help me enjoy tummy time!  Yay! It's all thanks to her friend, Alinna. Alinna told Mommy to put me on her chest, so she did.  Then Mommy propped me up on my elbows, and wallah!! I kept my head up and looked her in the eyes!  About time she figured out what I wanted!  Now tummy time is fun, as long as I'm not too tired.  I just keep looking at Mommy then she makes me smile and I let my head fall, then Mommy props me back up again. We do it over and over.  It's great.  And sometimes I like to hold my head up and look all around.  There are so many exciting things to see!
*Mommy has a new thing she does where she turns on some music and then dances my legs and arms to the beat.  I think it's so wonderful, it makes me smile and laugh.  She also plays patty-cake with me sometimes.  That makes me smile too.  This world is such a fun place!

Water fun with Ellie.

Yes, here I am, passed out on the bathroom floor.

This is one of Mommy's favorite pictures of me. 

Here we are at Daddy's bridge.

The view from a balcony at Grove Park Inn.

Haley thought my belly button was pretty cool.

At the Biltmore Estate.

Playing with my toys!

Alright I think that's it!  I'll be back next week!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Parenthood: Weeks 8 through 10

Clearly my Mommy is slacking on keeping you all updated with my progress, so I (Krewson) will be filling you in with what's happened over the last couple of weeks.  Hopefully my Mommy will get her act together soon and you'll start seeing her weekly parenthood posts again.

So let's see...

Week 8 (April 23rd through April 29th)
* I started getting really good at batting at the dangling toys hanging from my playmat.  It was so exciting, I'd just lay there and squeal and squeal.  It made Mommy laugh, and I think she was also pretty happy that I could entertain myself a bit.  I like to do things like that for her once in a while. :)
* I developed a beautiful case of cradle cap on my scalp.  I had scales and redness galore. :)  Mommy tried to help me out by rubbing Aquaphor (similar to Vaseline) into my head then giving me a bath.  I don't know what she was thinking.  Does she know how goopy Aquaphor is???  Well, needless to say, my baby shampoo did not get rid of the Aquaphor.  After the shampooing my hair remained in sticky clumps all over my head.  It was awesome.  So then Mommy washed my head again, which I did not like one bit.  And guess what.  My hair was still gunky.  Then she resorted to using baby wipes to pull the stuff out of my hair.  That worked a little better.  It was still a little sticky, but at least I didn't look like a total grease ball anymore.
*We got a sudden phone call from my daycare saying that they could only take care of me for four hours per day when Mommy goes back to work, and Mommy and Daddy got really stressed.  Well, ok, Mommy got stressed.  Daddy doesn't get stressed.  Mommy even cried a little.  That made me sad.  I told her to pray about it and start looking for another place to take me and that it would all work out.  Well, ok, Daddy and her friends told her that, but I was thinking it.  If only I could talk...
*I took my first trip out of the Triangle, and I even went on a plane! Mommy and I flew to Ohio to visit her friend Jaclyn.  I think she was a little stressed about the flight with me, but I made sure to be on my best behavior so she'd take me on her next trip, too.  I got to smile at all kinds of different people, even this one really weird janitor in the Baltimore airport with only one working eye, who stood and chattered nonsense at me for about ten minutes.  It was kind of strange; neither Mommy or I had any idea what he was saying.  But it seemed to make him happy so we let him go. :)

Mommy always dresses me like a stud for church.

Being on my best behavior in the airport.

Jaclyn was an excellent napper.  Her two doggies were pretty good, too. :)

Week 9 (April 30th through May 6th)
*Mommy's friend Ashley picked us up from Jaclyn's and drove us to Grandma Nancy and Grandpa Gordie's house in Indiana.  I got to meet all kind of relatives; uncles, aunts, a great uncle and great aunt, great grandparents, and lots of friends.  It was awesome.  Grandma had a baby shower for me and I got tons of presents that I can't wait to play with and wear once I get a little older.  We also went shopping a lot.  Mommy and Grandma like to do that.
*During the whole trip I was sick. :(  I think someone gave me a germ on the plane.  I didn't want Mommy to feel left out so I gave her the germ, too.  That way we could cough, sneeze, and be gunked up together. I like to share most things with my Mommy.  Germs, slobber, spitup, boogers, ya know, all that stuff.  She likes it I think.
*I turned two months old! Yay!
*Before Week 9 was up we flew back to North Carolina to be with my Daddy again.  I think he missed us lots.  I sure missed him.  On the plane ride home I started swatting at my moo cow that was in front of me and grabbing it, and it was the first time I'd ever reached for a toy.  Mommy got so excited she almost poked the guy sitting next to her on the plane to tell him about it, but I made her restrain herself.  I didn't want people thinking we were weirdos or anything.

At the baby shower. Grandma fed me so that Mommy could spend time with all her nice friends and family.

I love my Grandpa.

I told my Mommy and Grandma that if they were going to drag me out shopping all day long, then they'd best be holding me the way I want to be held, facing out. I had to whine a little, but I got my way.

Mommy and Daddy didn't get to eat their wedding cake on their one-year anniversary like they were supposed to, so Mommy thought she'd have a bite of it while we were visiting Indiana. (That's where they got married, ya know.)  Grandma and Grandpa appreciated it because it cleared out some space in their freezer. Mommy said the cake tasted like cardboard with frosting on it. I don't know what cardboard tastes like, but, judging by looks, it's gotta be good.

In my carseat, on the way back home to Daddy!

Week 10 (May 7th through May 13th)
*My Mommy had her first Mother's Day, and I gave her a pedicure.  I mean, I didn't touch her feet or anything, I'm going to let someone else do that, but I told her she could get a pedicure for Mother's Day.  Well, ok, I didn't tell her, because I can't talk yet.  Daddy told her.  But she knew it was from me. :)
*On Mother's Day I also pooped through my outfit and all over Mommy while we were having lunch at Pei Wei.  She took me in the bathroom and started changing me and I didn't like it one bit so of course I started crying and wriggling all over the place.  Well then my cries echoed off the walls and I was crying cuz it was so loud and I thought I might go deaf.  Mommy wasn't very good at cleaning me up, either, because she got poop all over my back and my arms and legs and even all over the changing table.  It was disgusting.  Thanks a lot, Mommy.
*Mommy and Daddy found a new daycare for me!  I knew God would take care of us. :)  This really sweet lady that lives by the library is going to take care of me in her home along with three other kids.  I can't wait until I can sit up and play with them a little.  Two of them are seven months old and one of them is three years old.  I just know we'll be great friends.  The lady seems super nice, and she has an awesome backyard.  She did say that she uses timeout and expects pleases and thankyous, though, so I'll have to make sure I behave once I'm of the behaving age. :)
*I officially became awesome at grabbing my toys dangling from my playmat.  I can make the frog sing music over and over and over.  Mommy and Daddy like to sing along.  Sometimes they even sing the songs for me when I don't pull the frog.  That's how much they like my music.  I must admit, it is pretty spectacular.

We go watch Daddy play ultimate frisbee every Saturday. I have studly sunglasses to protect my eyes.

I was pooping all over myself right now, and Mommy and Daddy had no clue, hehehe.

Showing off how I can (sort of) sit up in my Bumbo and how excellent I am at swatting the moo cow.

Making the frog sing.

Mommy and Daddy like to cheat and use baby carriers to hold me sometimes. I usually let them simply because I love them. Plus I must admit this Moby Wrap is pretty sweet. :)

Flying like an airplane in Daddy's arms.

See the drool dripping off Daddy's arm? Yup, I'm the king of slobber.

Alright well I'm glad we're all caught up.  I'll make sure Mommy stays more on top of things from now on.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Two Months Old

On Wednesday Krewson turned two months old!  I couldn't take his monthly picture because I was in Indiana and didn't have the alligator with me.  So here is the pic, two days late. :)

So can you see the changes?

According to my at-home measurements, he's still about 24 inches long but now weighs around 13 lbs.  So I guess he's just been filling out a little lately. :)