Monday, September 28, 2009

Cousin E.

I usually post videos of Hueston, but here's a gem I just unearthed from Thanksgiving 2008, when Hue's cousin Emmett (and his parents) visited us.

We look forward to when the boys can meet each other this Christmas!

Science Quiz.

I'm glad to know my brain hasn't entirely turned to mush, although all those super-de-duper brain cells or neurons or synapses or whatever it is I'm supposed to be gaining back post-partum don't seem to have made their presence known yet (never believe the Tyra show!).
I took this science quiz earlier today, thanks to Adam's blog, and I'm proud (and a little surprised) to say I got all 12 questions right. The interesting part is that it also breaks the scores down by age, gender, and educational level, so you can see how you stack up.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Catching up.

Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.

Bath time. Soon we'll move to the real tub.

Car seat minus newborn insert, and with straps and head pillow moved up.

Sleeping peacefully during a thunderstorm while the weatherman predicted 90-mph straight-line winds outside.

Getting better at tummy time...

...and holding onto things.

First try with the Ergo. So far, so good; we're doing one leg in, one leg out.

Ready for his close-up. Three months old!

Our family at three months.

Monday, September 21, 2009

And again...

11 p.m. to FOUR-FIFTEEN a.m.
I think I've read that the medical community takes "sleeping through the night" to be midnight to five a.m.
[Cue "Hallelujah chorus"]
And yes, Nana, he is usually awake more during the day - so you won't have to take the stay-up-'til-six shift this time in order to see him awake. :)

Saturday, September 19, 2009


So after Hueston has eaten, he smells like macaroni and cheese. And poopy diapers smell like eggs.
Does that mean anything?

Friday, September 18, 2009

Children's Lit Plug.

In a time when I'm reading articles about the death of libraries and books being e-published instead of printed on paper, I was thrilled to see that HarperCollins is releasing brand-new editions in one of my favorite children's series.

I didn't read these as a child - in fact, I didn't discover them until I was about 25 and working at Borders Books & Music. Shelving children's books for hours every day has its advantages!

These books are on the 4th-8th grade reading level, which in my opinion includes some of the best stories out there. They're probably not books that my son will care much about, since the main characters are all girls, but I'll recommend them nonetheless. The titles being re-released this month cover high school years, but the series starts following its heroine at age five. The stories are based on the author's own life - sort of a cross between autobiography and historical fiction.

I read Nancy Drew, too, and some girls read Trixie Belden, but these are different and well worth checking out if you love children's literature or just some good characters.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Slices of life.

He's starting to reach out and grab things, such as the blanket he loves to stare at.

Asleep on the "monkey-skin rug."

Post-bath modeling.

You want me to do WHAT?!?!?

Cool new outfit.

* * * N E W S F L A S H * * *

Hue just slept in his crib from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.
One shape does not a pattern make, but I'm taking it as a portent of things to come.
Especially since he fell asleep to the pleasant sounds of Conan O'Brien.

The humidifier and the ladybug light are doing the happy dance with me.


[ETA: And again for 2.5 hours! - 3:45 to 6:15 a.m.!
When the pattern has been every 1.5 to 2 hours, it feels like a big deal.]
6:25 a.m., 17 September 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

More Video.

29 August 2009, 3:02 p.m.

30 August 2009, 4:47 p.m.

31 August 2009, 2:31 p.m.

31 August 2009, 2:34 p.m.

2 September 2009, 9:18 a.m.

2 September 2009, 9:25 a.m.

4 September 2009, 2:57 p.m.

4 September 2009, 3:03 p.m.

8 September 2009, 9:53 a.m.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Baby Wearing.

Well, I went ahead and ordered the Ergo Sport.
I tried Hue in a borrowed Bjorn Air on Monday and he seemed to like it, so here's hoping the Ergo will be even better. :)
He's definitely outgrowing the sling (as well as a bunch of other things), although that's been a great thing so far.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


NEWS FLASH - Hueston hit another milestone last night (really this morning), and who knows if it was just a fluke or a sign of things to come, but...
After eating, I put him down in his crib (at which he woke up) and he eventually went to sleep, so I lay down in an actual bed (!) and slept until he woke up ready to eat again. We repeated this process twice more between midnight and 7 a.m.
I have no idea how much sleep we got, but hopefully the crib will be a friendlier place to sleep from now on.

ETA: He did it again last night! The bath and the crib! [Wednesday, 2 Sept 2009, 8:46 a.m.]