He said if Uma gets one, he gets one too.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Spun dry


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A dinner nap


It's not like he has anything else he can do then.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

5 months yesterday

I wouldn't mind rewinding to 4 months. He was sleeping through the night then. It seems like something's been bothering him lately, but it's often so ambiguous. Plus I can't imagine something bothering him for a month and yet having no other symptoms. Last night he seemed especially restless. We keep probing for teeth, and he happily chews on our fingers, but there's nothing yet.


Introducing the exersaucer


All that we need to do is change him and feed him a few times a day; the exersaucer will do the rest.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Zonked out


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Happy floor time (plus feet)


Where'd everybody go?


Grandma the great


Mommy and Me


Or, J and the other K.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Stuck in the baby carrier





Friday, July 25, 2008

So much hair...


Tantalizingly close...

Laughing? Pooping?


You'll never know.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Rosy-cheeked after his bath



Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A chair for babies?


Now I've seen everything.

A happy little guy


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

First Documented Roll Over

I finally saw Kieran roll over this morning! We've found him on his belly numerous times but never actually witnessed him rolling over until now. He can do it!

Happiness is simultaneous naps

Kieran's schedule seems to be settling around a 3-nap day. He wakes up between 7:15am and 8:15am. The first nap comes pretty soon after, around 9am to 9:30am. That's a short one, with 45 minutes seeming to be just about right. He's awake from around 10am until 1pm, which is convenient for morning errands, except when he's in a car-hating mood.

In the early afternoon, he tends to take a longer nap, often 2 hours. Many times he'll wake up after 45 minutes, but he's not done; he just needs a little help to fall asleep. Nirvana is when that coincides with Uma's sole nap of the day. Then he's up from around 3pm until 5:30pm or 6pm, at which point he takes another short nap. With this one we'll wake him up after about 30 minutes, as longer naps delay his bed time.

Kieran hits the wall in the evening between 8:30pm and 9pm. There are often awakenings over the next couple of hours, especially if he's been lazy about nursing during the day. He can almost always be nursed or soothed back to sleep then. He's gotten in the habit of a 1am feeding, so that's a pretty regular waking, though he missed it last night. On nights where he wakes up a second time, it could be anytime between 3am and 6am, but those are hopefully a thing of the past.

I'll confess that sometimes we keep him up a little longer to get his naps to happen at more convenient times. It's easier with him because he doesn't tend to get super-grumpy when he's a little bit tired, and thus far we've been spared the exhausting wired-and-over-tired state.


Baby wrestling


Ambiguous eye color


Monday, July 21, 2008



Anytime you're ready...


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Another roll over?

I think he rolled over again. I wasn't watching. Uma noticed it first, but I'm not sure she didn't help.


Cross-eyed == Cute


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Kieran discovers his feet

Kieran has found his feet, and they are good. He doesn't do much with them yet, but grabbing them seems like enough for now.

His schedule is slowly stabilizing. He seems to be settling on one shorter mid-morning nap, one longer afternoon nap, and one shorter nap in the early evening. Bedtime comes between 8:30pm and 9:00pm. Usually he wakes up at 1am to nurse, with another waking some nights. It doesn't look like he's going to go back to sleeping through the night anytime soon.

We've finally gotten in the habit of cleaning him on a regular basis. When he was younger, for a time we would go days without bathing him. Now we aim for and usually achieve a bath every day at 6pm. Uma helps.


Not sick of the play gym yet


Friday, July 18, 2008

After a wild night of too much drinking


Milk, of course.

Thursday, July 17, 2008



Hangin' with Ajoba


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

In which my dignity deserts me



Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Is that enough green for you?


The boy's eyes are still not exactly brown.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Entertaining the boy at lunch


Since he isn't entertained by food.

Whoa... there's that hand again


Playing with a special visitor


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Cheery and blasé


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Kieran trills and warbles



Friday, July 11, 2008

Shirley, you can't be serious!


Sitting up is at 6 months, Dad. Read a book.


Actually, I can do this. Sort of.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Over the top


Stand in the place where you are


Bad posture never tasted so good


Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Pull my finger


Wait till I get a diaper on you!

After a long bath


Young master dresses to the right


Tuesday, July 8, 2008




What are you looking at? I can't NOM when you look at me like that.



Monday, July 7, 2008

Oh, great...


Shopping. Again.



Sunday, July 6, 2008

Uma's stand-up finds an appreciative audience


Saturday, July 5, 2008


Something has changed in the last week, and our previously excellent sleeper has been less so. It wasn't the shots, as it started a few days before*. His daily naps hadn't been exactly regular, given the 3-year old ball of noise racing around. "Put your child down when he is drowsy but not asleep." Yeah, right. This week they've been even harder to get going. He's also been waking up 2 or more times most nights. Usually, it's just to nurse, but sometimes he needs more soothing. I hope it's just a transient, external (as opposed to psychological) issue like teething or a growth spurt. I needs my sleeps.

* Unless he is clairvoyant, which is always a possibility.


Aaji makes Kieran cry



Aaji makes Kieran laugh


Friday, July 4, 2008

Kieran plays on the floor


He usually likes my gibberish, I swear. He usually likes bouncing, too.


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Faux hawk