Friday, May 9, 2008

A Little Chuckle ...

I was reading a list of what celebrity moms consider to be "essentials" ... and this made me laugh:


Though she's not yet a mom, Jessica Alba knows what she's going to need when her little girl arrives: "A night nanny! Or someone to take care of the baby at night when the baby first comes home, to help you get acclimated," says the expectant actress.

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ... or you just suck it up, be a parent and deal with it like billions of other mothers (and fathers) have througout time.

Geeze ... celebrities ...

:) Jennifer

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Christian's Six Month Checkup

Here are the stats from Christian's six month checkup:

Weight: 17.2 ponds (50th percentile)
Length: 25.5 inches (25th percentile)
Head: 47.5 cm (100th percentile)

He's grown by 3/4 of an inch and 2.2 pounds in the past two months.

Christian is still not crawling, but he rolls all over the place. He can sit up on his own for a few moments before tumbling over in a move that would make any stuntman proud. :)

He's doing okay with his rice cereal. I try to give him cereal in the mornings and evenings. Sometimes he's in the mood for it, other times his mouth is closed tighter than Fort Knox. We can introduce one new food a week (to help us better detect food allergies). And so this weekeend, we'll start our little sweet pea on some sweet peas.

We've been working with him on the sippy cup (we're going to bypass using a bottle for water / juice, etc. and go straight for the sippy cup) and he's starting to grab it and bring it towards his mouth. Our one advantage is that he likes to bring pretty much anything to his mouth to chew / suck on ... including the sippy cup.

Christian continues to sleep through the night - yay! He pretty much wakes up any time after 5:30am. And he's usually babbling to himself or making some other self-entertaining noises. So, we just stay in bed and listen to him in his crib ... its so cute! And there is nothing better than peering into the crib and having a happy, smiley baby look up at you first thing in the morning.


Sunday, May 4, 2008

Christian Turns Six Months Old and Eats Like a Big Kid

Christian turned six months old on May 2, so it was time to start him on "solids."

Of course, I did all sorts of reading in my books in the weeks leading up to this milestone. So I was prepared for him to resist the rice cereal. However, he surprised me and did remarkably well! Tonight's dinner marked his third rice cereal meal, and he ate most of it!

I think the huge red mark on his cheek is from the stroller harness rubbing against his face (we had just taken a walk prior to dinner). Either that, or he's having a reaction to the rice from the first two meals over the weekend. They say that rice cereal is the least offensive "solid" out there, so I really hope its not the rice.

As any parent can tell you, it sure is a messy experience. And this is just the beginning ... :)

Lastly, we got our new camera ... so we hope the picutres, and especially the video, will turn out much better from now on.