Sunday, December 23, 2007

forensic diapering

1. Max swallowed one green bean chunk whole.
2. The transit time through his digestive tract is 28.5 hours.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

1, 2, skip stage 2

Max will never be a Gerber baby. I'm coming to understand that. Sure, he may be cute as a Gerber baby, but I have a feeling he finds jarred baby food kind of ridiculous, and the brightly colored infant spoons a little condescending. I thought he was just a milk-o-holic, but now I see that he just doesn't want to be treated any differently than the rest of the toothed population. Case in point: I took him to the Indian buffet for lunch, and he happily fed himself green beans and lima beans. Baby food is pretty nasty anyway. I mean, come on. Sweet potatoes and Turkey? Blended together and eaten with a spoon? Yeah right. I feel you, Max. Table food it is.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

B is for...

...Baba -- I may not be a world-class entomologist*, but I get why little Arab kids call their daddies Baba. It's as aribitrary as Dada as a first syllable.

...Battles with the Bulb syringe. You would think there would be a market for baby straitjackets, because Max knows what it the blue wonder is, and as much as I try to convince him that he will feel better with all the snot sucked out of his nose (not to mention the amazing sound it makes), he still gets very, very mad.

*I apologize for the nerd humor. But I'm not sorry enough to change it!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Happy Hannukah!

Why else would Max be opening his Christmas presents so early? Well, because the fam is off to New Haven on the 24th and I am not bringing any presents up there! Thanks Tante Jo, Max loves the tools!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

like heroin withdrawal without the methadone

more on sleep training in the a.m. let's just say my arms are aching and i almost rocked my own self to sleep.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Sunday, December 9, 2007

That is the question

To Wean (oh, the poops!) or Not To Wean (oh, the biting!)?

upward mobility

Max pulled himself to standing yesterday. Our young hero is about to discover a whole universe that existed just above his head.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

more conversations with max

who is teaching whom? Max and mom are shouting out Dada who is working in Miami. Mom especially is excited to go visit and get her pasty behind to the beach!

Max vs. the Gorilla

today in Bioinformatics class, (aka nerdfest 2007), the professor confessed that his ultimate dream was to see if one could train a man to fight a lion barehanded. He allowed for multi-generational breeding and all human knowledge to be employed, but the only thing is that the man must not be armed. How he got from systems biology to that digression is way beyond me. But I bet Max would be a great candidate!