Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I slept for a solid 5.5 hours last night. Mommy and Daddy were very happy.

1/30 - I slept for 6 hours last night, beating my previous record! Mom is confused though cuz she's actually MORE tired. hum? I do what I can.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Many Faces

I can go from happy and content to screaming to sleep in 3 minutes or less. Now that's talent!

Thank you Nanna Lynne for taking lots of pictures of me!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Last Grand

I finally met my last set of grandparents - Grandma Lynne and Grandpa Jim. There seems to be SOOO many grandparents. What do I call them all? ga'ma? gramps? I don't think there are enough nicknames for grandparents to cover all of mine!
Though I don't know what to call her (if I could talk), she keeps me nice and warm and happy while mommy and daddy are at work.

Grandpa Jim is like a big teddy bear. I like to sleep on him.. but here I'm just happy.

I've been working on talking... but usually my communication is still crying. I think I was crying here (below) because I saw a picture of me and grandpa - who hiked my pants up so high? I'm not Urkel! Mommy never would have done such a fashion faux-paux. It must have been Daddy.

When he's not dressing me poorly, Daddy likes to teach me tricks. Look I can sit up all by myself!! Well at least for 30 seconds to a minute. There are no hands or anything else holding me up here! You can see both of Daddy's hands are on my butt or below. Yes - my shirt does say Genius. Sitting up before 2 months old... pretty brilliant, if I do say so myself. :-)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Party time

I went to my first party last night. Mom's bosses threw a farewell dinner party for a post-doc in the lab who's leaving for a faculty position in Japan... and they were silly enough to invite me. I wasn't on my best behavior but I was at least quiet during dinner - I was in Mommy's lap for half of it. Ah, the comfy spot.

Oh... I wasn't very clear last post. The reason I'm going to day care now is because Mommy went back to work last Tuesday. Six weeks goes by really quickly!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Alright Already!

While its nice to know that so many people care about me and read my blog... really now! Give mom a break. She's sorry she hasn't put up new pictures and stories for over a week. Its been a busy week!! And the the week before, I was being very cranky. Its not nearly as fun to put up pictures of a crying baby.

Anywho... this week was a big one. I went to day care for the first time at Books & Blocks. This is me and Ms. Shelby. She spoils me as much as, if not more than, Mommy & Daddy. (Ms. Shelby has 3 boys and no girls.) There are lots of other kids there to entertain and distract me during the day. I'm always good at day care and rarely ever cry - I save my fussing and crying for home. :-) I figure Mommy & Daddy HAVE to love me whether I cry or not.

Mom had a day off on Monday while I went to day care. So she went to the chiropractor to fix all the damage I've done - and got a very nice massage while there. And she chopped off all her hair. I guess I finally got strong enough to pull hard. We're not sure if we like the new hair cut - I can't cause Mom as much pain now, but then again, I no longer have that annoying hair in the way of my food! No one likes hair in their food.

Look at how strong my grip has gotten. Mom's hair was so long she donated it to make wigs for sick people. (Once Mom can convince Dad to take a picture, I'll add a picture of Mom's new hair cut. Its okay.)

Sunday, January 6, 2008

1 month old!

Happy Birthday to me. Okay, I'm one month and a day, but its not my fault Mom didn't put up a post yesterday. Mom thought it would be a good idea to chronicle my accomplishments over the month... so here we go. Once Mom finishes revisions to a paper, she'll work on putting pictures up with the lists.

My accomplishments:
  • I've grown! Official weigh in: 9 lbs 6 oz! I'm now tall too at 21.5". I'm a big girl!
  • Vision - I can focus on objects and even track them 180 degrees (if I like them).
  • Talking - So I can't quite talk yet, but I can make lots of sounds now (besides crying) and they're all much louder than when I was born.
  • I can sit up against Daddy or a pillow and not fall over.
  • I have eyebrows! Who knew that newborns didn't have eyebrows?
  • I can burp almost as loud as daddy... but I can't do the ABCs yet.
  • I can sweat and cry tears.
  • My ears are whole. One of them looked like Mike Tyson got to me in the womb when I was born, but now its grown in and looks like Daddy's.
Things I like:
  • Eating
  • My doggie stuffed animal
  • My bouncer
  • Playing naked baby - ah, the freedom
  • Sleeping on Mommy & Daddy's chests
  • My car seat - puts me to sleep every time
  • Sucking on a pinky finger (and sometimes a pacifier)
  • Whining
Things I don't like:
  • Getting my diaper changed
  • Gas
  • Nurses that prick my heals
  • Thermometers
  • Being cold
Things I'm good at:
  • Crying/whining
  • Eating
  • Kicking
  • Impersonating Marlon Brando as the Godfather
  • Impersonating Tevez (Manchester United stiker) when I'm angry
  • Keeping Mom & Dad up at night

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Family Portraits

Per request, a family portrait.

Three generations of the Poehls family. Look Grandpa Ken isn't even scowling in the picture! I forgot to look at the camera though.