Wednesday, February 28, 2007

In Lieu of the Baby Book

I think I'll just give up on the baby book and fully document Wyatt's life here, 'kay? The baby book kind of makes me feel like a slacker (which, I probably am). But there are reasons! For example, we don't take a newspaper so I couldn't have clipped out a headline from the day he was born unless I sent Jeff to the store for the Stars & Stripes pseudo-paper the day after Wyatt was born (since everything here is kind of behind, somehow) and I didn't save our bracelets from the hospital because they were just another little piece of clutter in a very "must clear all unnecessary clutter" time of our lives. Besides, I hadn't exactly read through the entire book to anticipate all the items I was supposed to keep. Oops. (Before any of the grandmas start hyperventilating, I should confess that I am making an attempt at the book. There are just some....omissions.)


ANYWAY, all this is just to tell you (or the future me, for when Wyatt is asking) that yesterday was the first day Wyatt sat up on his own; he has finally mastered the belly to all fours to sitting calisthenics. Very exciting stuff. And look at his new trick!

That's right - Mr. Tambourine Man can prop himself right up on his super-cool leapfrog music table. And then he can turn to you with the look that says, "check me out, mama. I'm pretty cool stuff!" before falling over. Shades of things to come...

And it's now official: 8 months is my favorite age. This gig is getting good!

4 comments:

Dad said...

Love the daily updates--mkes it seem like we are closer--VERY anxious for Hawaii and a week of Wyatt (and of course you and Jeff too)

Mom said...

Re: Babybook. How many times have you poured through your baby book and admired your little plastic bracelet from the hospital? That's what I thought. I don't think you need to beat yourself up about this. Haven't I always said that every age seems to be the best age? Yes, it's a great gig.

PC said...

8 months is your favorite age, huh?? I knew my theories were catching on...if only people like us could all ban together and form an alliance that will ensure that babies come out of the womb at 6 months so we don't have to deal with all of that. That would be awesome!! It might be a little bit more uncomfortable for the mom, but, it's a small price to pay!

Leslie said...

Wyatt is just a little marvel! He has so many cool tricks! Way more than Mr. Michael! I guess maybe 9 months will have to be my favorite age, because Michael is 7 (as of yesterday), and I don't forsee him being as agile as Wyatt 4 weeks from now. If only they could play together so Michael could take notes :)
And I totally agree on the baby book blog. I've been copying my posts to a word doc so I can either make a baby book cd of the doc or just print them out one day and make a little book that way. My only concern is that the photos are just links and they might disappear if I don't print them out soon? I'm not so computer savvy, so I really have no clue what I'm talking about. Blah blah blah.