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Em's First Giggles

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Apr 29, 2009 5:43:10 AM

In the past week or so, we've been able to get some random giggles out of Emmett - when we pull a shirt over his head, blow a raspberry on his belly, etc.� Still, there's really been no surefire way to induce a giggle ... until now.

Apparently Emmett is ticklish!� Right under his left armpit.� It's pretty cute.� Last night, we got some video of the little tickle monster:

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu8vweFqVgE&hl=en&fs=1]



It also goes to show that no one truly likes being tickled.

Age Timer: 14 weeks, 5 days
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Topics: video, Firsts, giggle, tickle, laughter

Can You Say, "Heat Wave"?

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Apr 28, 2009 1:18:15 PM

[caption id="attachment_786" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Can you believe I took this picture?� Aren't I the photog ..."]Pretty Public Garden Tulips[/caption]

If you're unaware, Boston has been experiencing some summer-like weather the past several days.� I've really been enjoying the change of pace.� (You can tell just how much I've been enjoying it by the state of our apartment, as my usual weekend clean was somewhat neglected this week.)

We took Emmett for his second-ever stroll downtown through the Common and the Public Garden, where we stopped to have a little picnic in the park.� This time, the Swan Boats were out, the tulips were in bloom and the sun was definitely an issue.� We cut our outing a little short on account of the brutal rays, especially since sunblock for little ones seems to be only available for little ones 6 months and older.� Still, we definitely had a grand ole time!

Some highlights ...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLF6j0UMyyQ&hl=en&fs=1]





[caption id="attachment_787" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Me and Em in the Park"]Me and Em in the Park[/caption]

Age Timer: 14 weeks, 4 days
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Topics: Weekly Updates, Public Garden, heat wave, outing, park, Boston Common, walk, spring

Breaking News: Emmett Rolls Over!!!

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Apr 20, 2009 3:07:12 PM

This just in!� Emmett was placed on his belly several times today, after which he proceeded to roll himself onto his back.� Here is the exclusive footage of today's monumental event ...

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl2bJkBvT2s&hl=en&fs=1]


In other news, Emmett is also a preppy thug.





[caption id="attachment_777" align="aligncenter" width="442" caption="What?! What?! "]Emmett, the Preppy Thug [/caption]

Age Timer: 13 weeks, 3 days

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Topics: Milestones, video, Firsts, rolling over

Emmett the Traveler

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Apr 17, 2009 12:44:41 PM

I'm not gonna lie - things are a little hectic.� I'm taking on more projects at work, I have a three-month old baby who's starting to require more entertainment, and now James and I have to start apartment hunting for September 1.� Unfortunately, my posts may start to become fewer and farther between.

In Baby Lump news, the little man has been doing great!� He had his first long distance trip on the train last weekend - we took him up to Maine for Easter weekend.� It was one of his first long-distance excursions where he didn't sleep the entire time.� He was pretty cute - lounging on dad, looking out the window at the passing scenery, flirting with the woman across the aisle.� And besides the fact that he had a little bit of an accident all over his and my Easter outfits, he was a very good guest at the cottage in Maine.

[caption id="attachment_773" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="On the Train to Maine"]On the Train to Maine[/caption]

James and I were even able to go out on our first date alone since he was born.� We went to this nice, romantic, little French restaurant for dinner, then to a tavern in Freeport to watch the Ice Dogs kick some serious University of Miami (Ohio) butt in the national championship!� Apparently Emmett was a good little boy for Gran Lucy and Grandpa Mac.

He's really starting to rock tummy time, and he's holding his head up well enough now to face outward in the Baby Bjorn.

[caption id="attachment_771" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Getting Better at Tummy Time "]Getting Better at Tummy Time [/caption]

[caption id="attachment_772" align="aligncenter" width="480" caption="Emmett and Dad Going for a Walk"]Emmett and Dad Going for a Walk[/caption]

Man, do they grow up quickly�� ;o)

Age Timer: 3 months, 1 day
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Topics: Weekly Updates, traveling, tummy time, Easter

Baby's First Opening Day

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Apr 7, 2009 5:18:01 AM

Emmett is all set for Opening Day today.� I think the fact that the game got postponed from yesterday has made him even more excited to get dressed in all of his Sox gear and cheer on the boys today at 4 p.m. against Tampa Bay ...



[caption id="attachment_767" align="aligncenter" width="416" caption="Emmett is Already a Huge Sox Fan"]Emmett is Already a Huge Sox Fan[/caption]

Go Sox!



Check out the video of Emmett and me chatting about Opening Day.


Age Timer: 11 weeks, 4 days

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Topics: Miscellaneous, baseball, outfit, sports, opening day, Red Sox

Emmett Braves His First Shots

Posted by Pamela Vaughan

Apr 6, 2009 1:20:08 PM

What a terrible blogger I am - more interested in manbaby videos than updating you with actual news about Emmett.� Whatever - you have to admit, that manbabies video was pretty hilarious.

So Em had his two month checkup almost two weeks ago.� Everything checked out fine.� He's in the 75th percentile for both his height and weight (13 lbs. 14 oz. and 24.5 inches!), his noggin is I guess average for a baby (his head measured in the 50th percentile), and he's hit all of those little milestones he should be hitting - beginning to have more control of the muscles in his neck and holding up his head, smiling and cooing regularly, etc.� Actually, he's quite the little talker.� James and I are thinking he'll be spitting out his first real word any day now.� I kid, I kid. :)

The absolute worst part of the visit was the shots.� The poor guy got three separate shots on both of his thighs.� My friend, Justina had prepared me for it to be difficult to watch.� Her son, CJ is exactly one month older than Emmett, so they experience all the milestones first and let me know what to expect, which is nice.� Still, considering I'm not really a huge softie, I figured I'd be fine.� Boy was I wrong - it was tough to watch the little guy go from being completely content to tomato-red and screaming in pain.� I mean, I'm used to seeing him cry, but this was the first time I was seeing him cry out of sheer, deliberate pain.� It was nice to have James there, too - I teared up little bit.

Dr. Prasad also showed us a fun little trick he calls the superman reflex. When you run your finger down one side of his bare back, his butt is supposed to swing to the opposite side.� This wasn't his best performance, but check it out!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-K64cfBSzE&hl=en&fs=1]



Age Timer: 11 weeks, 3 days
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Topics: Weekly Updates, Milestones, video, Firsts, checkup, shots, vaccinations, doctor

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