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

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Dinner distracter




Friday, January 30, 2009

Non-pumas also roar


Not how to play the maraca


Neighborhood watch deputy



Whacking the window scares away the evil-doers.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

11 months and a day

So hey, Kieran had a 9-month check-up. We were a little late. Second child effect. It wasn't this week. It was like 2 weeks ago. So, to recap: 7 weeks late on the appointment. 2 weeks late on the report. And the report isn't even that long. He's healthy. 29 ¾" long (75th percentile), 21 lbs 6.4 oz (an excessively precise weight that yields an oddly round 50th percentile), and 46.7 cm around the head (75th percentile). All percentiles are comparisons against 10½-month old babies; if we'd compared him against 9-month olds, he would have looked more impressive. Maybe we'll do that at his 1-year appointment in the fall.

What else? Eating is less novel now, so we have to give him a steady stream of toys. Mostly we give him oddly shaped spoons and such from the kitchen. He's not nearly as interested in whisks as Uma was. Our labs are working around the clock to develop new finger foods. He's a lot more cooperative when he's feeding himself. And yes, cooperative is the right word; you should see him when he's not cooperating with himself.

One thing where he cooperates both with us and with himself. He's learned over the last couple of months that when we're changing his clothes, to move toys from one hand to the other so we can do his sleeves without taking it away.

Sleep is sliding off the rails again. Two wakings most nights. Naps are pretty good, though. We need to get him back to his 6:15pm bed time. It's slipped a half hour. That may not sound like much, but it can make a big difference. Of course, it could easily be something else, too. Just when you think you have them figured out, they change.

He's starting to understand that there are some places we don't want him to go. When we do a bad job of blocking them off, and he gets there anyway, and he sees us coming... he starts crawling faster.


Checking that the coast is clear before making his getaway


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

All he needs to be happy


Baby tip: tickling makes them laugh


Surprisingly surprised


It was his idea to climb the stairs.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Happy fangs




Monday, January 26, 2009

Through the looking glass


Sunday, January 25, 2009

He still likes it in there




Surprised me too.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Standing prop



Friday, January 23, 2009

Another bath!



Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bath interference



Bath fisher



Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Nothing tastes as good as gold





Stair master






Ooooh... shiny. Yummy.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

He likes banging the grate



Monday, January 19, 2009

Food in sight. Fangs deployed.


Sunday, January 18, 2009

How to eat toast

Put it in your mouth, noisily suck off all the butter, and chew. Then yell for more.


Guess where that paper was going?


The drunkard's crawl


Saturday, January 17, 2009

He poops burnt orange


Bonus round



Friday, January 16, 2009

Sofa stand





While Kieran was doing this, Uma was doing this

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Mommy and he




Even after 10 ½ months, he's still not clear on the mechanics of nursing.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Spoon fed