Friday, October 29, 2010

Look Ma - No Hands

He didn't know he was doing it, but Charlie held up his bottle all by himself.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Holding Up That Head

Charlie is holding his head up so well these days!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Say Cheese

I have been trying to get video of Charlie smiling and talking.  So far, the best moments with him have been when the video camera is across the room.  But here is a small smile - I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Two Months and a Day

Today Charlie had his two month check up with his doctor.  He had several vaccines - Rotavirus, Pneumococcal, Hib (a flu vaccine), Polio, Hepatitis B and DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis.)  The Rotavirus was an oral vaccine and Charlie ate it up.  The doctor and nurse were impressed that he just sucked it down.  I wasn't - the boy love to eat anything.  The other 5 were combined into three shots in his thighs.  This was the first time that Charlie has really felt some pain, other than gas, and it took him by surprise.  After the first shot, his face turned bright red and he had a silent scream.  By the second shot (5 seconds later) the scream was audible by more than dogs and by the third he was filling the office with his pain and disapproval.  I was impressed with the swiftness of the shots - the nurse was really good.  And Charlie only cried for a minute and now has some sharp Daffy Duck Band-Aids.

Charlie was also measured today.  His head is 15.25 inches - in the 50th percentile.  So it is perfectly average and all the talk of how cute he is hasn't gone to his head.  He is 12 pounds and 13 ounces - the 75th percentile for his age, but less than I though he weighed. (I was guessing 14 or 15 pounds.)  But his height - WOW.  He is 25 inches tall, in the 95th percentile.  I knew he was long based on the clothes he wears (3 to 6 months, y'all!) but I am surprised at how close he was to being off the chart.  We were thinking football player.  Now I am thinking basketball or tennis!

We put Charlie down to sleep for the night around 9pm.  He gets up around 2am and again between 5 and 6am.  He has done this for many weeks, and Dr. Baker said that was very good - and that most babies start that sleeping pattern now.  And he is eating well (4-5 ounces every 2-3 hours.)

All in all, CK is a healthy, happy, maybe a little above average baby!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Two Months

Charlie is two months old today.  And it was a big day! 

We started by sporting our new clothes.

We went to Hampton for the first time and spent the afternoon with Grandma Dot and Papa Kirby.

 We gave the exersaucer a try. 

And then after dinner, we relaxed in the recliner.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sleepy Boy

Monday I had to go into the office for a while, and I brought Charlie with me.  We visited with everyone and then went back to my office to work. I had Charlie sitting in my lap.  After a while, I called my friend and coworker Anne, because I knew she had a camera.  When she arrived, here is what she found:

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Homecoming 2010 - Halftime

Marc and his Homecoming committee, waiting for halftime

Marc, waiting for the Redcoat Band to finish so the court can be announced

Last year's king and queen with the Bossman
University Union President and Vice President - students Marc advises
Marc and Luke, the Homecoming Chair

Madison, the 2010 Queen, and her father.  She might be a bit excited.

The queen and king, Trey, and their parents

King and Queen in the suite with the Bossman and his wife.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Go Dawgs!

We were all dressed up for the Homecoming game, so we wanted to get some pictures of us in our red and black!

I promise, Marc was happy to take the pictures.  he is just tired after a week's worth of Ironman training and Homecoming activites.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Homecoming 2010 - Parade - UPDATE

Last week was a long one for Marc. He's advises the students at UGA that plan Homecoming, and they had a week full of activities. Friday was the parade, which was a lot of fun. Here is Marc and his Homecoming Coordinator Luke with the Parade's Grand Marshal, super fan Big Mike Woods.

Typically, The Bossman is in the parade in an antique car, driven by the car's owner.  But this year, the car broke down and he was in a convertible.  Marc wanted to make sure that The Bossman was driven by someone safely, so he asked me to do it.  (Marc was clearly having a panic moment.  He's seen me drive!)

So The Bossman and I were in the front part of the parade behind the band, and it was all going well. Until the end.  I didn't know the parade path - I was just following those in front of me. But the band just sort of stopped and dissipated.  The Bossman knows the route well, this being his 13th parade, and told me to turn by the courthouse.

But he meant City Hall - two blocks over.  So I led the rest of the parade the wrong way.  Pretty sure Marc won't ask me to drive again!

Here's me behind the wheel, before I went off the rails

And here's Marc and Russ, our interim mascot

Sunday, October 17, 2010

More Smilin' (And Some Giggles, Too)

Charlie has a rocker that was a hand-me-down from his cousins.  It vibrates and rocks, which relaxes him.  We have some keys hanging that Charlie bats around, and Leap sits with him and when he hits Leap the right way, it sings the Alphabet Song.  He is having the most fun in the rocker - Charlie just loves it!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Too Cool For You

While I worked on Saturday, Marc and Charlie tailgated with our friends, who sent this to me.  Charlie was ready to party!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Our Little Pumpkin

This was the first thing I bought when I found out I was pregnant.  I knew the baby would be born in late August/early September, so when I saw this outfit on sale (super sale, really.  Like 85% off!) I had to get it.  But I bought a newborn size, and it just fits.  Another centimeter of growth and it won't.  So I will have Charlie in it as often as possible this month!