Walking

Oct. 28th, 2012 09:48 pm
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Gregory has really taken off with the walking lately. I attempted to take a video of it, but Brendan wanted to show he could walk too. I keep waiting for a time when Greg's alone to take another, but who knows when that will happen. He is so steady now!
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Ever since the warm weather came and Greg has been wearing shorts and short sleeves, strange women have been coming up and squeezing my baby. I think its happened four or five times. I'm always to befuddled to say anything at the time. It happens so fast. Usually at the checkout line, they start admiring my baby, then reach into his stroller and give his arm or leg a squeeze. One time the woman was speaking to me in a foreign language, so I don't know if she would have understood anyway.

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Maybe they think he's a can of biscuit dough? Now, I squeeze Greg daily, because he is so squishy, but that doesn't mean other people can. They never ask permission, either, probably because "May I squeeze your baby?" sounds like a bad request.

At my doctor's appointment, one of the nurses stopped to admire him, then circled back and was going to squeeze. Brendan jumped in front of Greg and said "No! My baby, mine!" and scared her off. Thank you Brendan!
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All I've wanted to do in the last few days is sit around being sad for no reason and eat junk food.  Its quite boring.

I did put pants on today, so that was better than yesterday, and went to the trivia semifinals for my team.  I put Greg in the Ergo and took him with me, because he was just miserable when I left him home last time.  He was so good!  I only missed two questions when I took him out to the car for a break and he spent most of the 3 hours either sleeping or staring at the red tinsel on the ceiling.  My team, BAM (because everyone on it has been on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) tied for fourth, so we just made it to the finals next year.  Hopefully we can do better next week.  The final question (which we got wrong) was "What meat is eaten the most in the world by pounds consumed?  Chicken, beef, or pork?"

Brendan has finally noticed he has a baby brother.  I wish he still was ignoring his existence, because now he wants to hug him and hold him all the time.  The only problem is he likes to hug him around the neck.

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Then yesterday I had Gregory on the couch next to me. I look away for a second and when I look back Brendan is holding Greg's nose shut. He got sent to his room for the first time for that one (for two minutes). Now I have the baby trying to kill himself as all babies do, plus his brother trying to help him along. How does anyone make it to adulthood?

*answer to the trivia question: Its pork, by a lot. We said chicken, because we figured chickens are everywhere and no major religions forbid eating them. But I guess the fatness of hogs makes up for that.
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All I've wanted to do in the last few days is sit around being sad for no reason and eat junk food.  Its quite boring.

I did put pants on today, so that was better than yesterday, and went to the trivia semifinals for my team.  I put Greg in the Ergo and took him with me, because he was just miserable when I left him home last time.  He was so good!  I only missed two questions when I took him out to the car for a break and he spent most of the 3 hours either sleeping or staring at the red tinsel on the ceiling.  My team, BAM (because everyone on it has been on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire) tied for fourth, so we just made it to the finals next year.  Hopefully we can do better next week.  The final question (which we got wrong) was "What meat is eaten the most in the world by pounds consumed?  Chicken, beef, or pork?"

Brendan has finally noticed he has a baby brother.  I wish he still was ignoring his existence, because now he wants to hug him and hold him all the time.  The only problem is he likes to hug him around the neck.

Photobucket

Then yesterday I had Gregory on the couch next to me. I look away for a second and when I look back Brendan is holding Greg's nose shut. He got sent to his room for the first time for that one (for two minutes). Now I have the baby trying to kill himself as all babies do, plus his brother trying to help him along. How does anyone make it to adulthood?

*answer to the trivia question: Its pork, by a lot. We said chicken, because we figured chickens are everywhere and no major religions forbid eating them. But I guess the fatness of hogs makes up for that.
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Greg went for his checkup yesterday, and we found out that he is the 1%.  Well, 5% anyway.  He's in the 95th percentile for height and weight, 25 and a quarter inches, and 14 lbs. 11 oz.  He weighs a pound more than Biggie did at this age, and I thought he was a chubber.

He likes the mobile in his bassinet but hardly ever sleeps in it. And now he's almost too big! One one hand I'm proud of how big my babies are, because it means they're getting plenty enough breastmilk,  but on the other I wish they could stay little forever. And I don't even get as long as most mothers do.

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Greg went for his checkup yesterday, and we found out that he is the 1%.  Well, 5% anyway.  He's in the 95th percentile for height and weight, 25 and a quarter inches, and 14 lbs. 11 oz.  He weighs a pound more than Biggie did at this age, and I thought he was a chubber.

He likes the mobile in his bassinet but hardly ever sleeps in it. And now he's almost too big! One one hand I'm proud of how big my babies are, because it means they're getting plenty enough breastmilk,  but on the other I wish they could stay little forever. And I don't even get as long as most mothers do.

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The sweetest gift a mother could ask for, two babies napping at the same time.

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My Dad came yesterday. He's staying for two weeks, and Matthew is still on vacation this upcoming week, so I'll have a lot of help for a little while.

I can't get over how light Gregory is. I know he's big for a newborn, but compared to carrying Brendan around its like holding a bag of cotton candy.
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The sweetest gift a mother could ask for, two babies napping at the same time.

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My Dad came yesterday. He's staying for two weeks, and Matthew is still on vacation this upcoming week, so I'll have a lot of help for a little while.

I can't get over how light Gregory is. I know he's big for a newborn, but compared to carrying Brendan around its like holding a bag of cotton candy.

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