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Who's That Man?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

All this talk about 'stranger danger' and what do Mommy and Daddy do? They put me on some strange man's lap that I've never seen before!! But, Mommy and Daddy said he was okay ... so I guess he's alright.

Daddy stayed right next to me, so I wasn't too worried that they were going to give me to this guy. He kept asking me what I wanted for Christmas. What's that, anyway? Mommy and Daddy keep mentioning that too ... and we have this big tree in the house. I thought trees grew outside? What next? Snow indoors too?
I guess this is all okay tho. Mommy and Daddy sure seem to be having a lot of fun showing me pretty lights and talking about presents. Maybe I'll get it when I'm older...


Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Mommy and Daddy let me stay up late to go trick-or-treating with Amanda and Sophia. I was a dragon (RAWR!) and Soapy was a pretty flower. We walked around the block and I got yummy candy!!! When we got back Mommy, Daddy, and Bubba went thru my loot. I got to try my first chocolate ever: a mini Snickers! It was *really* good! I want more of that!

Here's a slideshow from the night!

Putting the "Action" in Action Bath

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Last night I decided to give Mommy and Daddy a shower while I took my bath. Splashing in the water is my new favorite thing to do while taking my 'action bath'. Mommy and Daddy no longer have to entertain me with water, 'cause I do it all by myself!!


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Today is the official start of football season! I'm sporting my Jaguars clothes for Mommy and my Panthers blankie for Daddy. We love our kitty teams!!

I will *so* tackle you!

I got da ball!

New Stuff

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Well, I promised I'd be back with updates on some new things I can do now. It all started last week when I learned how to sit myself up. I'm pretty pro at it now, but take a look at the beginnings:

Then on Monday, Mom got some footage of me kneeling. She's been letting me practice on her. She will lay on the floor and I'll climb up on her tummy. I can even get my feet under me and stand up. But, as seen in the video, the couch is still just a little too high for me to grab on and pull myself up. But I can do it very well on shorter things, like a box!

Then today, out of the blue, I did this:

So, within a week, I've learned how to sit up from whatever position I find myself in, climb up stuff into kneeling or standing position, and crawl! World, watch out! Here comes Baby Ohz!!

Gerber Baby ... Eat Yer Heart Out

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mommy went and took my picture yesterday ... Let me rephrase that. She took *lots* of pictures!! We spent some time outside on the porch. It was a beautiful day with a very nice breeze and I really enjoyed my time basking in the sun!

Mommy even took a little video of me playing, too!

After we went inside I took a well-needed nap. When I woke up, it was picture time again! Mommy let me have some nakee baby time (woot!) and she got some cute pictures of me (which I'm sure she will show my girlfriend and use to embarrass me in the future).

Gerber baby, eat yer heart out! =D My next post will be all about the new things that I can do! Just wait and see what I'm up to now!!

Trying to Fly

Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm still getting the hang of it ... but I swear, one day I'll be able to fly.

Getting Bigger Everyday!

Yesterday I turned 7 months old! I just keep getting bigger and bigger everyday! Mommy still can't believe it's been over half a year since I was born! She loves watching all the new things I can do!

I'm such a happy little guy!

Here's the updated slideshow!

Missin' My Girl

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sophia, my bestest friend (and girlfriend, shhhh, don't tell Mommy!), went on vacation with her family a couple days ago. She and her mommy, Amanda, had been coming over almost every day for play time and I really miss them! We would watch Sesame Street together, then our mommies would watch "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"

I really miss my Soapy Girl!

Toofers McGee

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I sprouted my two bottom teeth back in June, and Mommy has had the hardest time getting a picture of them. But it just so happened that this time it was "by accident."

She was taking a picture of me sitting in a shopping cart all by myself and, lo and behold, she snapped a picture of my teeth as well! So there are my little chompers. Mommy and Daddy think they're quite the sharp little "toofers". Maybe I'll get my top two for Christmas!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mommy discovered The Messmaker on one of Huggies' websites. I get to make a big mess without having to make Mommy clean it up afterwards. And it's a fun way for me to play on the computer! Here's the mess I made this morning after Mommy checked her email!


So, for all the aspiring baby artists out there, you should give the Messmaker a try! It's a lot of fun!

Bottles Schmottles!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Who needs bottles when you have a sippy cup?!

Mommy let me try out a sippy cup this morning and I grabbed that bad boy right up and started drinkin'! I've watched Mommy, Daddy, and Bubba enough to know what to do with a cup!

The "sippy cup thing" came about yesterday when Mommy went with Amanda to the store and they were looking at bottles and cups in the baby aisle. The "Nuby" brand cups said 6+ months ... and, well, I'm 6+ months! Mommy remembered that she got a few sippy cups from a nice lady off Freecycle before I was born. When she got home she rummaged thru the kitchen cabinet and found the Nuby cup that was just like the one she saw in the store!

So, this morning, along with my carrots and rice cereal, Mommy let me try out my Nuby cup! And I completely rock at it! Here's the video she took of yet another first:

Farmer Jaiden

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Living in Nebraska, we are surrounded by a lot of farms. Though I've never been to one, Mommy decided to dress me in what she calls my "Farmer Jaiden" outfit: blue overalls and my onesie with farm animal print. She thinks it's cute, and since I love her, I tolerate her "dress-up" moments.

Blogging with the Best of Them

Friday, July 10, 2009

Mommy is a pretty fast typist, so I usually let her type for me. But today I told her I wanted to test out my typing skills, so here goes.

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And there you have it, folks. Short and simple ... like me!!

Six Months Old and Counting!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wow, it's been a long time since Mommy and I updated my slideshow! I've grown a lot since then!

Stay tuned until next time!!

Happy 4th of July!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Birthday, America!! I love red, white and blue!! =D

Summer Fun!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Here I am playin' in the pool at Amanda and Sophia's house! It was a lot of fun!

I'm tryin' to talk Mommy and Daddy into getting me a little pool for our house so I can go swimmin' every day! I love splashin' in the water!!

Catching Up

Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's been quite a while since Mommy and I have been able to post anything. We don't get out to the library very much, and when we do, I usually make Mommy leave earlier than she wanted. I'm getting to be such a big boy and Mommy and Daddy just love watching all the new things I learn.

Most recently I've started grabbing my feet and sticking my tongue out (Mommy calls it my "Thinking Baby" tongue).

In a week and a half, we're going to be flying to Florida to visit Grams, Poppie, Uncle Bud, and Gammy. Mommy's very excited to introduce me to the rest of the family! And I can't wait to meet them all! Grams has already said she's going to "steal" me and get in all the lovin' time she can.

Other than that, I've been kinda sick on and off the past month. Mommy and Daddy took me to the doctor again on Thursday 'cause I got my yucky cough back. So Dr. Pease prescribed me some more medicine and hopefully I'll be all better by the time we go to Florida! I'd to be feeling miserable while we play on a nice sunny beach!

Anyway, Mommy and I need to get going. The rain has stopped and we can head out to the car without getting wet! Until next time!!

Happy Easter!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

From Some-bunny Special!

Rockin' and Rollin'

Monday, April 6, 2009

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted, but Mommy and I have to go to the library now when we want to get on the computer!

I've just started rolling onto my side and, as usual, I won't perform for the camera. But Mommy's been able to get some video of my rolling onto my back once I've gotten on my side! Unfortunately, the library computers are being fiesty with Mommy so she's been having trouble uploading my videos. But when we go visit Uncle Tom and Auntie Erryn this weekend, she's going to see if she can use one of their laptops to upload stuff! So stay tuned for videos!

Here's a picture of me on my side to hold you over till then!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Two Month Well Visit

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Well, I went to see Dr. Pease yesterday ... and boy was that a rough doctor's visit.

It started out really well. Mommy and Daddy stripped me down and we went to check my weight, height, and head circumference. I weigh 12 lbs 6 oz, I've grown to 24 inches, and my big pumpkin head is 42.5 cm round. I'm in the 7oth percentile for weight and the 90th for height and head circumference. Mommy and Daddy definitely agree that "pumpkinhead" was a good nickname! =D

After that, Dr. Pease came in and checked me out. She was very impressed with how big I've gotten and she says I'm doing great! She gave Mommy and Daddy a lot of good answers for some questions they had, then she left and sent the nurse in to do her "dirtywork." This is the part I didn't like at all ... I got my first set of shots!!

The nurse gave me some Tylenol first, then I drank an oral vaccine for rotovirus. Then she stuck three needles in my legs ... two in my left and one in my right. It hurt a lot!! And I cried as loudly as I could. But once it was all over, Daddy picked me up and snuggled me. I cried for a little while longer, then Mommy fed me and I started feeling better. So I took a nap on the way home and slept for a while afterwards.

It was quite the day ... and I'm glad I don't have to do that again!! ...At least until May...

Two Months Old Today!

Monday, March 9, 2009

I'm getting to be such a big boy! Mommy and Daddy are so proud at how I'm growing and learning! We took this month's picture of me and Thumper, and this time Daddy helped, so it made it a lot easier for Mommy to snap my picture! Mommy's put the pictures together in a slideshow so everyone can see how big I've gotten since I was born!

Like I mentioned in another post, I've been learning lots of new things! Here's the low-down on my new skills over the past month!

~ I've not only become aware of the toys hanging from my bassinet and car seat, but I like to coo and talk to them now! Sometimes I don't like what they have to say tho, and I start to get upset.

~ My hands are pretty tasty and I like to suck on my fist every once in a while. But I definitely prefer boobie over my hand!!

~ I can hold my head up on my own for a good 30 seconds or more when I'm on Mommy or Daddy's shoulder or they have me sitting up. It's definitely nice to be able to look around at my world now without my head slumping to the side so easily!!

~ I smile all the time now (when I'm not having arguments with rattle, buggy, and bee, that is) and sometimes Mommy and Daddy can get a little chuckle out of me.

~ I've taken to kicking up a storm when I'm laying in my bassinet after a nap. Mommy thinks I'll be a good swimmer ... or maybe a kick boxer!! She wants to get me some wrist and ankle rattles since I like to wave my arms and kick my feet so much!

My two month well visit is Wednesday, so I'll update with my weight and height and all that fun stuff! I thought I heard Mommy mention something about shots ... I'm gonna try to be brave, but I might just have to scream my little lungs out for a minute. We'll see!

Oh, and one last thing ... I got my new social security card in the mail today! And, of course, Mommy was so proud, she took a picture ... she didn't even wait for me to wake up to see it! lol She's such a funny Mommy. And don't worry ... she squidgied out the numbers so no one would use my new number!!

Doesn't this look a bit like a mugshot?

Talk to the Hand

Friday, March 6, 2009

Earlier this week Mommy caught me showing off some of my new skills. I'm growing bigger and smarter every day!

On my carseat I have some friends hanging from the handle bar: rattle, buggy, and bee. I've glanced up at them before, but never really had anything to say to them. That was, until a couple days ago. Mommy put me in my seat and I looked up at them and we had a very nice conversation. What Mommy doesn't know is that I've been practicing my conversation skills with my butterflies that she made for me. It is a lot easier to talk to them because when I'm laying in my bassinet they're floating there above me ... whereas in my carseat I have to look up to see rattle, buggy, and bee. Anyway ... I digress. Here's a video Mommy took of me having my first conversation with my new friends.

Also, Mommy noticed that I discovered my hands because I've been sucking on them, so she got a video of that too! Truthfully, they're not very tasty ... but it's still a neat feeling to put them in my mouth!

And lastly (yes, Mommy went a little crazy with the videos this week and I got behind on my blog!), I learned something new from Mommy over the weekend. She's probably going to regret this when I'm older ... but she taught me how to stick my tongue out. Now I like sticking it out all the time and when Mommy and Daddy stick their tongues out at me, it makes me giggle. They look so silly! But I love them lots and they're always teaching me new, fun things every day!

My First Trip to the Library

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Well, technically, Mommy's taken me there lots of times ... but that was when I was all nestled in her tummy!! This was my first *real* trip to the library, and I behaved myself very well. Mommy told me that libraries are quiet places ... so I waited till we were back outside before I started crying! =D

Mommy and Daddy helped me pick out my first library book. It's called "Baby Goose" by Kate Mcmullan. After my bath, Mommy read it to me while I ate dinner. Mommy hopes that we can go back again soon and make "Library Days" a special time that we enjoy together!

Here's a slideshow of our little trip!

Visiting Dr. Gina

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Mommy had an appointment on Friday with Dr. Gina, so I got to see her for the first time since we left the hospital in January. I was very excited to see one of the many people who helped Mommy bring me into this world! Granted ... I slept thru it all ...

Thankfully, Mommy took a couple pictures and showed me that I *did* see Dr. Gina! =D But before that picture, here's the first time I met Dr. Gina on my birthday:

And, six weeks later, here we are meeting again:

Thank you, Dr. Gina, for being such a wonderful doctor to my Mommy and me!! =D

Bath Time

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mommy and Daddy finally busted out my big boy bathtub this past week to give me my first and second big boy baths! I can't really say I like it too much ... that is until Daddy started pouring the water over my chest. He calls this an 'action bath' and I think I can live with that!

Mommy made a slideshow of the pictures, and there's a short video from my second bath as well. She was kind enough to censor out my little boy parts ... which I'm sure I'll thank her for when I'm older. =D

Caught Smilin'

Friday, February 20, 2009

She did it. She got video of me smilin'. Just a little tho ... it wasn't one of my full-blown, smiling-every-minute sessions ... but Mommy's happy she got something. It helped that Daddy was keeping my attention and I wasn't staring at that shiny camera Mommy keeps holding in front of me.

I showed off a few of my other well-known faces: concerned brow and pout. Again, not full-blown versions of either, but I'm just not a performer for the camera!

Crackin' a Smile and Head Control

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mommy has been dyin' to get a picture or video of my smiling, but she never has a good opportunity to. I just don't like performing on demand, that's all!! She did get close a couple days ago tho ... she snapped the picture at the tail-end of my smile ... so I look like I'm half-grinning.

Eventually Mommy will get her pictures and video of me smiling. I'm doing it a lot more now, too, so she's going to have a lot more opportunities!

Also, I've recently discovered the wonders of head-control. Along with doing tummy time, Daddy practices with me every day (see video below). So my neck muscles are getting stronger and I can hold my head up for a little while when Mommy or Daddy sits me up. I'm starting to make it harder for Mommy and Daddy to burp me on their laps because I'm using my head, neck, and back to 'throw' myself backwards. Next thing Daddy says he'll teach me is how to use my back muscles to stand up!! But he says we have to wait a while for that! =D

One Month Old Today!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Mommy and Daddy can't believe it's been a month already! I'm growing every day tho! Here's me with my buddy Thumper on my one month birthday!

Some new things I've learned:

~ I'm finally smiling! Just a few days before this picture was taken, I gave Mommy my first 'real' smile that wasn't caused by gas! Then a couple days later, I showed Daddy what a little smiler I am!

~ I'm a lot more alert and aware of things. As you can see in the picture above, I was a lot more interested in Thumper this time around! Mommy is going to make me some butterflies to hang on my bassinet. I can't wait to look at them and smile for her!! =D

My Cool Ride

Monday, February 2, 2009

A few weeks ago, Grams, Pop-pop, and Uncle Bud got me a Jeep Cherokee! Now I could ride in style! Unfortunately, it doesn't have a heater, so Mommy and Daddy had to wait for the weather to get a little warmer before we went out for a test drive!

Here's a slideshow of pictures of my first ride in my Jeep, as well as a video of Daddy testing the claim that it's 'all-terrain'.

I Did It!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mommy and Daddy took me back to Dr. Pease today because she wanted to make sure I got up over my birth weight. I was 3 oz shy at my two week well visit ... so it was my mission to bulk up! =D

Survey says: 9 lbs 7 oz! Yay!! Mommy's milk has been doing a great job making me grow big and strong ... so don't let her try to tell you otherwise!

Tomorrow I'm three weeks old! How time flies! Soon I'll be a whole month old! Wow!

Photo Shoot!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Well ... a little one. Mommy didn't get nearly all the pictures she wanted, 1. because I got fussy and 2. because Daddy wasn't prepared for his pictures. But they got some good ones anyway! Here they are!