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An early crawler?

By Hass :: May 26, 2005 @ 09:07 AM

Not yet, but she seems to be on track to master the ancient art form ahead of schedule. She's always had great neck control, and now she can do some chest raising tricks, and even some rear-end activities that raise the little tushie high into the air as she props herself up on her knees.

What's missing from this mix of crawling ingredients? Coordination. The bum raising and the head raising are currently happening independently. When she raises her rear into the air she pushes her little face down onto the cold ground below. But it's so cute.

FYI: technical and temporal difficulties are delaying photo posts.

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By Cole :: May 23, 2005 @ 06:03 PM

Sooner or later it was bound to happen, either Hass or myself was going to bang the kids head on a door, the side of the crib, or the floor while we were putting her down to pump plastic in the baby gym.

Since I stay home with Josie, I assumed I would have the dubious honor. As it happened, and for the record - Hass did it first.

Sunday afternoon Josie thwacked her head on the side of the door while her and Daddy were peering around it.

Also for the record - Josie was and is fine, with not even the slightest blemish to indicate she's had her first head-smacking. Hass on the other hand spent most of the day wracked with guilt - I think he promised her a brand new car when she turn 16 to atone for the mishap.

Clearly I'll have to be the voice of reason in this instance. That is until I thump her head and promise her a fully financed European vacation upon graduation from college.

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Shoot-out at the okay Pediatrician

By Hass :: May 18, 2005 @ 09:29 AM

18 hours after the vacinations and things are as best could be expected. The little fusser monkey remains doped up on childrens tylenol and recreational drugs (i.e. the mobile). She has had a low grade fever since as early as 1 a.m.

All in all, not a bad night, it took about twice as long as normal to get her back down to sleep, and there was extra fussing, but nothing horrible. The day has been largely unevently just sprinkled withe xtra fuss, but that might even just be a new parent bias as we hover over her with excessive vigillance.

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2 Months, 7 Days

By Cole :: May 17, 2005 @ 04:24 PM

Highlight of the 2 month well-baby visit:

12lbs 11 oz

24 inches

Lowlight of the 2 month well-baby visit:

4 shots, 2 in each thigh.

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Monday Blues

By Hass :: May 16, 2005 @ 08:22 AM

Grandparents were here for the weekend bringing Josie excitement and wonder. All of the news faces, and multiple outings in one day! Leaving us with an over stimulated baby who jsut wants to scream all the time. No, these aren't bad screams, just screams of all sorts, joy, tiredness, wonder, excitement, boredom. Yeah, the parents are pretty tired too, I hope this entry made sense.

to sum up in list form, because the higher literary parts of my brain are drowsy:
1) grand parents visited for the weekend.
2) two outing in one day are too many for the little bug, it over stimulates her and wears us out.
3) she's a little cranky but more or less content, but she is screaming a lot today.

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Catching up on photos

By Hass :: May 12, 2005 @ 08:36 AM

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By Hass :: May 10, 2005 @ 09:10 AM

yes, that's what this blog has become. why? we're not sure. I think we've fallen deeper into the parenting groove and there is little new to report. Josie is still the cutest thing on two legs(but she doesn't use them), and we're all a little tired(but not exhausted).

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And the birds were singing

By Hass :: May 07, 2005 @ 04:51 AM

singing out their sweet sweet song

you 're, aw a ke, aw a ke, aw a ke
he he he he he he, our young are hatched
soon we we we will rule ha ha ha
you 're, aw a ke, aw a ke, aw a ke

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One trick Pony rediscovers old trick

By Cole :: May 04, 2005 @ 09:37 AM

Here's the thing about little babies, they either:

A) Have serious short term memory problems


B) Behave oddly for no reason whatsoever.

As Hass alluded to yesterday, Josie had suddenly and inexplicably rebelled against the infant carrier. Assuming she had grown uncomfortable in it, we tried just putting her down to sleep on her back, in the crib "like all the other babies". That resulted in large amounts of terror filled screaming, something like "Mom, Mom what is this, how did I get on my back? Daddy? Daddy? Help me! For the love of god help me!"

We had a rough night, and a series of not great naps becasue of this, then last night, as suddenly as our problems began, they stopped. I'm of the opinion that Josie is just screwing with us, that every 7 days or so, she likes to remind us what life could be like, in order to keep us eternally grateful for the nights like last night, when she goes to bed at 7, sleeps until 2:30, and then gets up with Daddy at 6.

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For the Families

By Cole :: May 03, 2005 @ 08:09 PM

Because they're the only people who would care to know such detail:

Sproutie has offically outgrown her newborn (0-3 month) pajamas. She went to bed tonight wearing footie pajamas for babies age 3-6 months.

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One trick pony stops performing

By Hass :: May 03, 2005 @ 07:33 AM

The last 5 weeks or so have been a baby sleeping delight. mostly through the night on a regular basis. Those days seem to be over, numbered, or at least inconsistent now. The one thing that seem to bring nocturnal bliss to the Hodges house hold was the infant carrier. But alas its charm seems to be wearing as thin as an uninvited guest at a funeral.

The problem seems to be her new found fascination with rolling over. She physically can't do it in the car seat(try rolling yourself over in a recliner), but that is no reason for her not to try. Always rolling to her left she twists, contorts, bends and bucks like a rodeo bull. Legs swinging wildly she squirms and fusses her way out of the swaddle and winds up awake.

Awake and pissed off that is, and not just pissed off at the situation she finds herself in, she is pissed off at us. "Mom, Mom! why did you contort me so? can't you just let me sleep on my back like all of the other babies!" and we try reasoning with her but she just fusses more and refuses to listen. then she passes out and off to sleep, and 2 hours later, repeat.

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