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watermelon and hiccups

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , , , on Sunday 10 May 2009 by amanda

Kieran tried watermelon for the first time today, and loves it 🙂  of course he does…both his daddy and I love it!  he basically had no choice.  

Liam also gets the hiccups at LEAST as often as Kieran did as a newborn, which is to say daily at a minimum.  Poor kid – they wake him up, but don’t bug him too much as long as he’s being held.

Also, forgot to post this before, but Liam is STRONG.  Newborns are NOT supposed to be able to lift their heads, but as soon as he was born and put on my chest in the labor room, he lifted his head up.  Ola and I were both like…”that’s not right!”  He’s already contorting his little body around like a baby much older.  It’s crazy.  We’re supposed to be in that stage where you could leave him on the changing table if you wanted to, but nooooo we have to watch him already.  🙂

We went to the park today for Mama’s Day, which was awesome.  We chased Kieran around and held Liam…it was breezy, sunny, and perfect 🙂

Oh, and I have my Crim Law final tomorrow.  Augh!


public play area gripe

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , , on Tuesday 24 February 2009 by amanda

kieran and i were at the mall play area the other day (where food and drink are prohibited), and a kid around 3 or 4 years old was running around with gummy snacks.  i was REALLY pissed, because Kieran started following this kid around because he wanted his snacks, and started to cry when he couldn’t have any.  I really wanted to yell at the parents of the kid, but surprise surprise, they were nowhere to be found…so that’s my gripe today.  Am I out of line for being upset that parents would let their kids run around a public play area with a snack where there aren’t supposed to be snacks, and then my kid cries because (1) i won’t let him have those snacks, and (2) the other kid wouldn’t share anyway (he ran away).

video of kieran walking!

Posted in Life in general with tags , , on Tuesday 16 December 2008 by amanda

and also…one of him just being totally adorable 🙂

walking baby! (or little boy)

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Thursday 11 December 2008 by amanda

On Sunday, Kieran took his first steps.  Very exciting 🙂  About 4 of them in the living room.  I was excited, but didn’t want to say much, because until today, he hasn’t taken more than maybe one step each day.  Today, though, he probably walked 3-4 feet towards me!  I’m sure it’ll still be very slow and sporadic going for a while, but he’s officially working on his walking 🙂  I’ll take video and post it as soon as I can…but he’s not doing it often enough that I’m able to catch him on camera right now.  Yay!

more on kieran’s birthday

Posted in Life in general with tags , , on Monday 1 December 2008 by amanda

i was looking at our old youtube videos of him and pictures, and i’m once again struck by how far our little man has come in just one year.  i could not be a prouder mama.  these pictures are in order that they were taken, from the first picture taken of kieran, to one i took this morning.

Our little baby is 1 year old…

Posted in Life in general with tags , , , on Monday 1 December 2008 by amanda

We celebrated over the weekend because we’re just not all around today.  I can’ believe it’s been a whole years since he was born.  He’s so big and has so many skills, it’s hard to believe that he’s come so far in just one year! 🙂  he’s SO close to walking, and he chatters, mostly gibberish, and he’s so sweet.  he’s picked up high-fives, shrugging his shoulders to “i don’t know…”, thinks “no” is funny and shakes his head and giggles, claps his hands, does “so big!”…i could gush forever, because my baby is just perfect, which is just as it should be 🙂  

i guarantee at 7:54 PM tonight I’ll be thinking of the moment he was born 🙂

here’s some stuff from over this weekend…

Kieran’s going mobile!!!

Posted in baby, family with tags , , , on Wednesday 2 July 2008 by amanda

Kieran’s been spinning in circles and lunging at stuff for months, but we finally have some evidence that we need to finish baby-proofing the apartment, like, SOON. 🙂  hurrah!  See below for last nights evidence that he’s going to be getting into everything soon…