Archive for November 2008

Punk Rock Baby

November 21st, 2008 — 9:40pm

Levi rocked his very first mohawk today.

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Big Boys Bathe

November 18th, 2008 — 10:41pm
Levi on the left and Milo on the right
Levi on the left and Milo on the right

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Reject Hate – Protest Prop 8

November 16th, 2008 — 12:09am
This protester’s sign said it all

We took the boys to their first political rally today, the National Anti Prop 8 day of Protest at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle. It was a great turnout and the boys sported equal rights bumper stickers on their backs. They were very supportive of equal marriage rights for all Americans… when they were awake.

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9 Month Doctor Appointment

November 15th, 2008 — 4:32am
First up at the scale: Milo

Next up: Levi… who was a little frightened at the whole process. Note the near-terror in his eyes.

The mirror is the most fun thing of the whole appointment.

The Doc was really happy with the guys’ grown and progression. They have both stayed on their grown curve and are very happy boys. We need to continue to work with them on fun things like eating finger foods (pasta noodles, soft veggies, cheerios, etc) and working on standing and cruising. It is amazing that Levi is only a little smaller than Milo – the weight difference feels far greater than it actually is. They even got a flu shot today and Milo didn’t even cry. Levi cried, but he was waaaay overdue for his nap. And would have been crying anyhow.

Here are the details of the day:

Weight: 18 lb 14 oz at the 25th percentile (was 16.3 lbs and 25th percentile at 6 month checkup)
Length: 27 1/2 inches at the 25th percentile (was 25 1/2 inches and 25th percentile at 6 month checkup)

This is great for Levi – he has stayed on his growth curve.

Weight: 20lb 3 oz at the 50th percentile (was 17.2 lbs and 50th percentile at 6 month checkup)
Length: 28 inches at 25-50th percentile (was 26 inches and 25-50th percentile at 6 month checkup)

So, what is next? Well… we are looking for the guys to have three meals of solids a day and two healthy snacks. Lately they are enjoying pureed roasted eggplant, acorn squash, corn, whole fat yogurt, quinoa, silky tofu, and anything with bananas mixed in. Yum! We are even trying beets this week! And for those who are concerned about them not getting meat… they get all the protein they need from formula and milk. But they’ll lack iron in their diet – so we are giving them a good multi-vitamin with iron added in. Perfecto!

Also, they need to start playing with toddler toothbrushes. No toothpaste yet, but soon the last thing that should be in their mouths before they go to sleep should be a toddler toothbrush.
And the developmental milestones for the next three months might be:

- Sits well with good head control
- Pulls to stand and walks while holding on to furniture
- Assumes hands/knee position and might crawl
- Hunts for a hidden toy
- Mimics sounds: Mama, Dada, Uh-oh
- Imitates use of objects: telephone, hairbrushwaves
- Plays peek-a-boo
- Looks for hidden objects
- Bangs two blocks together
- Responds to “no” but may not know what that means (huh?)

We’ll keep you all posted as they progreess to the next milestone.. ONE YEAR OLD!!!

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Did You Know?

November 12th, 2008 — 4:36am
Did you know that Levi is the Lizard King?

Or that Mishy played drums in one of the most important rock bands of all time? He also had a brief stint as a Beatle. It ended badly and he does not like to talk about it.

Have a little fun making a Fonzie of yourself at FaceInHole!

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We Are 9 Months Old Today, Pardner!

November 9th, 2008 — 2:57am

Oh it is a big day here in Lake-Land. Not ONLY is it the ninth month we’ve had the guys in our lives… but it is the day Levi decided he’d go ahead and do the same military scoot that Milo does. We was playing with Milo and they were both chasing the “9 months old” paper and some blocks when he went for it… scoot! So, that makes 100% of the boys in the Lake household who can move from place to place under their own power – albeit a little slowly.
We did some baby-proofing today. Moved the couch, got rid of a piece of furniture and some cords, and we are going to do a little more tonight now that the guys have gone to bed. Tomorrow we get baby gates to corral these cowpokes!
The guys also had a little Ethiopian food today. Don’t get too excited… it was just the stewed spinach (Delicious!) and the soft pancake bread (Why don’t more babies eat this stuff?).
Finally, lest you think that all the action is taking place in Levisville… Milo is juuuuuuuuust about to pop a tooth. I think it will be in the next couple days. Also, the poor little one has a cold (as do Mommy and Daddy) that Mommy brought home from work. Levi is mostly managing to keep the cold at bay. Little toughie.

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Dear Obama Voters

November 6th, 2008 — 3:59am

Thank you!


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Who Gots Two Teef?

November 1st, 2008 — 8:49pm

Yesterday Levi woke up with no teef. But after their morning nap not one but TWO teef popped through! Ba-BAM!

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