Monday, July 25, 2011

Baby's firsts

I think The Kid had his first successful rollover yesterday. I did not capture the event, as I was not excited about it. Mobility=hassle. I've seen parents of toddlers. They're busy trying to keep their kids from killing themselves.

There have been a couple other firsts, however, about which I was thrilled. The first was his first playdate. He is going to have to learn to love hanging out with other kids so I can hang out with their moms.
I think they enjoyed it, too. They seemed to share some perspective. Like they were looking at life from the same angle, if you will.

Both boys are robust. However my child is only two weeks older than the other boy and looked substantially bigger to me. This is not surprising. He weighs 17 lbs 5 oz. Now I know why he kept hollering for more food in utero. He had plans for those calories.

The other first is that this morning, I discovered baby's first dreadlock. It is small, but unmistakable.
This was acquired in the night. A person has to be serious about their tossing and turning to dread their barely-existing hair while they are asleep.

I am here to verify the tossing and turning.

He does sleep occasionally. Here is proof:

I still prefer him awake, though. The kid knows how to party.

That is all. Forgive the lack of funny stories or flowery prose. We're a little tired around here. Tired, but good. Actually, great. We are all just great.

The Kid is a good idea.


Jen said...

Love it. My chubba wubba is about 17 and 3/4. The other day Alex came home and said, "Why are you holding that 15 year old boy on your hip?"

I am glad for your play dates. I started attending them when my oldest was five weeks old.

Liz Johnson said...

YES. Mobility=hassle. My infant is starting to crawl and I'm pretty sure my life is over. Again.

Dude, your baby is really freaking cute. I really wish we could have these playdates together.

Tree Peeps said...

Forrest is so cute. I love his dread :)