Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Comments are Fixed!

Many of you have informed us that you couldn't leave a comment. The issue was the template, and I wasn't able to figure out the XML well enough to fix it. So now you have a new template, and the comments work. I hope. Please give it a test by leaving a comment on your favorite post!

Double Hat Trick

Our kid is a triple-threat-and-1, I tells ya! While changing a soggy diaper, Liam decided to do a number two right after Chelsie removed the soiled Pampers. To avoid getting his clothing dirty, she pushed them up toward the top of the changing pad, just in time for him to spit up on everything she was trying to avoid getting dirty. Just as she began lamenting the spit up, he urinated.

She just laughed and called me in to tell me all about it. So, I drew a bath:

Then he pooped in the bath:

Then he did his Voldemort impersonation, followed by a convincing Emperor Palpatine:

And here he is just being darn cute:

Little Turd Ferguson!

Monday, September 28, 2009

He's Concerned about the Environment

See that look on his face? That's for you, Mother Earth.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

More Awesome Pics of My Son

Sleeping with dad:

Up close:

Up closer:

Arms up! (they're always up):

Quite content:

Freak hand:

Now, a word about his frenectomy--although he was nursing well (he has gained 1 lb 3 oz since discharge), advice from doctors and nurses was that it is best to do this minor surgery as soon as possible, mainly to mitigate any speech problems in the future. This procedure is much less invasive than the circumcision he received, so we opted in. The pediatrician basically did the following:

  1. Orally administered some Children's Tylenol.

  2. Used 2 long cotton swabs to apply local anesthesia on either side of the frenulum.

  3. Clamped the frenulum with forceps for 60 seconds, so as to displace any blood in the frenulum. This reduces bleeding.

  4. Snipped the frenulum with some scissors that looked like what I used in elementary school.

The image below is pretty awesome. For everything they did, Liam would fuss a little bit at first, but then he'd just chill out and let them do their thing. He didn't like getting clamped with the forceps, but I kept talking to him and holding his arms and he stayed pretty calm. So calm, in fact, that for the entire 60 seconds he just lay there in repose, and Chelsie snapped off this shot:


Monday, September 14, 2009

Chelsie's Birthday Celebration

This is something I put together for Chelsie's birthday. Chelsie was actually born on 27 Sep, but with her mom in town for Liam's birth, we had a birthday dinner tonight before Corey has to leave.

Click here to see the presentation.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Liam Joseph

Liam Joseph Brady
Born: 05 Sep 2009 14:40
Weight: 6 lb 4 oz
Length: 19 in

Still bigger than Daniel White.

Click here to see an image of the placenta.