Category Archives: Baby

Cribs Are For Suckas

I’ve spent my whole life (all of 10 months) cuddled in between the two people who love me the most in the whole world.  I relish the warmth and security I feel knowing I have protectors on either side of me.  Plus, I have midnight snacks at the ready by way of ta-ta milk-my favorite!  So why on God’s green earth do they keep trying to put me in that box, a.k.a “the crib”?  I HATE it!

There’s nothing appealing to me about sleeping alone in a rectangle of reclusiveness.  Just the thought of it sends me over the edge, which is why I scream bloody murder whenever I get too close to it.  They call it “my bed.” What I’ve tried to communicate to them is that I have a bed and that’s not it.  It’s called “our bed” and it doesn’t have bars surrounding it.  And the room where this square of solitude is in can’t be all that great because my big sister is always running away and sneaking into our bed.  Because that’s the place to be!  Our bed is where we have fun family time, read books and sing songs and then have wind down time.  The fact that they’re trying to kick me out leads me to believe they have a secret that they’re not telling.  Well, I’ve got news for them.  I’m no sucka…I’m not going anywhere!!

I Got the Cooties


I don’t feel good.  I’ve been hot and uncomfortable the past 3 days.  Today, mommy took me to the doctor-lady, who tickled my ears, put a stick down my throat, and declared I had hand, foot, mouth disease, technically known as the coxsackie virus.  (I don’t know which name is worse, so I call it “the cooties”.)  Apparently, doctor-lady has seen lots of babies and cooties lately, and mom said that’s why all of my friends have been suspiciously absent from school the last couple of weeks.

As evidence that I may be down but not out, despite having “the cooties” I learned how to wave bye bye today!  I was moving my wrist up and down when mommy burst into her familiar smiles and applause saying, “are you waving bye bye????” Why yes Mother, I guess I am!!  The more I moved my hands, the more she said bye bye, like the two go together.  I tried to say bye bye too, but what came out was more of the da-da variety.  So I’ve got the hands and the feet, but I still need to work on the mouth.  Maybe after I get over “the cooties”……..

Who Got Chops?

Today I was lucky enough to score my first piece of real meat-a microscopic nugget of grilled pork chop.  After months of various colors of slop, it’s great to finally be trusted with something that has texture.  It tastes similar to the piece of carpet I had yesterday at school, a little stringy.

See, first walking, then meat, now blogging.  I AM doing it all!!

From Baby Steps to Blogs

I took my first steps today!!  Finally! I’ve been watching everyone else do it for months and after enough observation, I finally coordinated my balance with moving my legs to actually propel myself forward.  Judging by the reaction of my family, this seems like a big deal.  I hope everything I do in life is met with smiles from ear to ear and applause.

And so, with this milestone, I’ve developed enough confidence to start this blog.  If I can maintain myself upright AND move at the same time, there’s no limit to what I can do…at least that’s the way I see it.

And I’m off!