and now for the news...

In Travel and Entertainment:

My brother was in town last week, so we got to go do all the touristy things that one does when people come to visit. We managed to check quite a few of the sites off his list, then he headed out on his own to explore sans stroller and naptime interruptions. Little Guy is completely ga-ga over his Unca Joe (maybe it was the fuzzy chin?!)... peek-a-boo just isn't as funny when Mommy does it!

While he was here we took the time to go into NYC -- we toured Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty (Little Guy broke the rules and ate lunch there... yup, I breastfed in a national park!!! Go me!), then took the PATH train into the city. We visited Ground Zero, then headed to Times Square for pizza at John's. YUM!!!

From Our Health Desk:

Little Guy had his 4 month well-baby check-up on the 16th. He's now 14 lbs, 2 oz and 26 in long! We got the go ahead to start him on solids, so the rice cereal is no longer contraband. But he seems to like it, illicit or not! He had his first bite of banana today -- he liked it so well he kept grabbing the spoon and stuffing it in his mouth with his other hand... here's hoping that the green stuff goes down as well!

He's also teething, which translates to "drooling". Non-stop. Buckets full. We've had to start "recycling" bibs to make it through the day! Fortunately by the time we get to the 6th, the 1st is generally dry enough to use again. I think we'll be doing some bib shopping this week, though. I'm terrified that we'll all drown if we ever run out!

Apparently we aren't giving him enough cereal and bananas.

And Now Sports:

Just in case there was any doubt, this picture should resolve any question about Little Guy's paternity. Note the same glazed over look as they watch Sports Center. If Little Guy would put down the wash cloth, you'd even be able to see the matching drool trail out of the right side of the mouth.

We went to our first Arena Football game on the 24th. Our good friend Tres (bottom left corner of the picture) is the offensive coordinator for the Kansas City Brigade. BTW, Arena Football ROCKS!!! Holy crap, it moves fast, though!!!

In Other News:

~We took the controversial step and decided it was time to "Ferberize" Little Guy. It was hard the first night, but the second night it only took him 5 minutes to go to sleep all by himself! Now I just start singing our "night-night song" and he's ready to be tucked in. I know it's not the right method for everyone, but wow! did it work for us!

~Apparently green is the color for getting babies born. Two of our friends who were expecting either at the end of this month or the beginning of April had surprise arrivals on St. Patty's Day! Hooray, two new additions to the Baby Brigade! Won't be too long before Little Guy and
the boys are a force to be reckoned with!



Elena said...

MY, MY, and all in 7 days!! You Yankee's really know how to pack it all in!! Whew, I think I might swoon just thinkin' 'bout it all. However did you managae to pull it all together? PUH-LEEZE tell me you didn't break a sweat, that would just be more than us suth-un girls... "Martha, oh Martha, bring the smellin' salts"...

Jacqueline said...

Ah do declare, Rhett Butlah! Go, LG! I swear, he's a genius!