September 8, 2008

In five minutes or less . . .

  • At one of the showers I had when I was pregnant with Jack, everyone brought a children's book in lieu of a card. I received no less than five books about belly buttons. Where is Baby's Belly Button . . . The Belly Button Book . . . I Have a Belly Button . . .you get the picture. I distincly remember someone commenting that "this kid will definitely know where his belly button is." Truer words have not been spoken.

    Jack is now obsessed with his belly button and walks around with one hand holding up his shirt and with the thumb of his other hand in his belly button. It's all fun and games until he heads to preschool and is still doing it. It's almost become a comfort thing. I've had him in a onesie since Sunday afternoon to hopefully curtail the habit. Someone please tell me this is normal.

  • Jack also has developed this laugh that we call his "evil professor" laugh. I was beginning to wonder if this was his real laugh, but I caught him laughing normally tonight. I think he just does the evil professor laugh because he knows it cracks us up. I will post video tomorrow.

  • Last week was a really bad week in which I was dealing with severe, unexplained dizziness and a mini-episode of mild depression. Also unexpected and unexplained. Thank you, Kyle, for taking care of me and putting up with me. Things are looking up for this week.

  • I think I forgot to mention that Jack had his 15 month check-up last week. He had only gained 4 oz putting him at 27 lbs, 9 oz (I think) and 33 1/2 inches. Hmm . . .I'm pretty sure. Maybe it was 33 3/4". You get the basic idea.

  • I took some pictures of Emma on Saturday . . . I can't believe she's almost one! I admit that as her aunt, I might be biased, but she is one of the cutest little girls I've ever seen. Of course, she always has been.

  • I started watching the VMA's last night and have never felt so old in my life. I had no idea Ashlee Simpson was married and pregnant. To Pete Wentz. When did this happen? I had to google about every other person who walked down the red carpet to find out who they were. Is this a sign that I'm too old to be watching the VMA's? Possibly.

    I only got about 15 minutes into the show because I was so offended by it. Well, by a lot of things, but mainly by Russell Brand. I feel a little bit sorry for Barack Obama, because I'm sure he wasn't looking for this obscene British guy's endorsement. If I were a part of Obama's campaign I would be so embarrassed.

    It was all pretty bad. Is this a sign that I shouldn't be be watching the VMA's no matter how old I am? Yep. Lesson learned. Am I still allowed to watch The Hills, though? No?

  • Last night, I asked Kyle which parts of parenting are harder than he expected. Jack interrupted us and he never got a chance to answer.
Shoot. My five minutes were up a minute ago.


Julie Durocher said...

love the pictures of Emma! You are so talented.

Anonymous said...

totally normal.

and the onesie is a perfect solution.

my friend kelli blogged about the vma's last night, too (kellogues on my blog). you might enjoy it!

The Giffen Family said...

I sure hope the belly button thing is normal...maybe I should be strapping a onesie on the little boy in my house. Too bad I'd never get it snapped thanks to his "in motion diaper changes"

Anonymous said...

hi sara! thanks for the comment on my blog. after seeing it, i popped over to yours & realized that you designed an invitation for me a few months ago.

small world! we loved our chocolate themed invitations :) thanks so much.

Smith Family Blog said...

Think of it this way-- at least sticking his thumb in his belly button won't mess up his teeth! :)

Jodi said...

I have been waiting and obsessively checking your blog all day for the evil professor laugh video. :(