Monday, March 26, 2012

"Sometimes it is enough to show fangs, but if you bite, bite deeply."

The title of this blog is an old Klingon proverb. If I have to stop to explain what Klingon is, then I will have wasted my blogging time wasted time. ;) The above proverb can only hold true if one has teeth/fangs with which to show/bite. Can you guess where this post is going?

Birdie cut a tooth. Yup, that's right. No fussing or crying. Just a little more gumming and drooling and poof, there it was. The familiar sharp white little ridge peeking over a bed of pink gums. It was out for the world to see, as if to say: Mommy and Daddy- I reside in the mouth of an only 4 month old boy but I am ready (and so is he). So, this central incisor (which does not usually make its eruption until about 6-10 months old) even surprised our soft-spoken, mild-manned pediatrician who exclaimed, "Whoa!" as he checked out Logan today. And it is no coincidence that this aforementioned boy has also been given the green light for solids (another blog post entirely).

Along with Mr. Snaggletooth's debut, Logan weighed in at 16 pounds, 1 oz. today (cracking myself up thinking that extra ounce was due to the tooth haha) and was 27" inches long. Birdie's holding steady in the 75th percentile for weight and the 95th percentile for height. He is healthy, growing, and happy.

And, of course, making his Mama proud.

Logan's actual foot imprint at 4 months.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Hello Logan? It's me. The Sea.

Today wasn't supposed to happen. Logan was going to see his God Mommy but the cleaners were coming to the place I was house sitting at and then we had a small appointment to go to. Then, we were supposed to just come home. On the way back, I turned to Joe and said the sea was calling Logan's name. Instantly we both new: Logan's first trip to the beach. This is the same beach that Emmi went to for the first time and I have wonderful photos and memories of taking her there (where ironically enough we had met up with Logan's God Mommy). As we got out of the car the wave (no pun intended) of sea salt air smacked us in the face- in a good way- and I was instantly happy we answered.

Ocean Grove- March 19, 2012

I looked down at Logan and he had this peaceful, serene and happy look on his face... a look that of course only the sea can bring. It was as if to say, "Thanks Momma for bringing me here. I needed it..."

And so did we.

Did I mention we bought beach passes here for this summer? Oh yeah we did!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Barrel Roll

According to Wikipedia, "A barrel roll is an aerial maneuver in which an airplane makes a complete rotation on its longitudinal axis while following a helical path, approximately maintaining its original direction."

According to Mommypedia, "A Logan roll is a floor maneuver in which a Logan makes a complete rotation on his longitudinal axis while following a helical path, approximately maintaining his original direction."

The latter was accomplished by said child for the first time today during his Gymboree class, much to the delight of his teacher, classmates, and of course Mommy.

First you are rollin', next it will be drivin'!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

And there it is.

Some of the greatest moments happen when you least expect them.

Today Logan was strapped into his bouncy chair and I was bouncing him away happily. I suddenly felt the urge to nom him and I jerked my head forward and pretended to bite into his delicious rolls. And there it is (or was). The biggest, throatiest laugh you can imagine. Naturally, I was beyond delighted and went in for seconds. Well, Birdie got the hiccups followed by a wet burp or two and couldn't quite coordinate any further chortling. But, it was okay. I had my moment.

And so did he.

Logan's killer eyelashes.