Monday, November 12, 2012

Connor is Forward-Facing

Witnesses: Me and Z
Date/Time: November 11, 2012
Where: Our garage, in the Kelpster (our green Outback)

We pulled the car seat out to raise the shoulder straps, but when we put it back in we decided to do so forward-facing.  I think the little man likes it, but by no means is it the end of the fights to strap him in.  You win some, you lose some.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Connor's First Steps

Witnesses: Me and a librarian shelving books
Date/Time: August 2, 2012 at approximately 5:55 pm
Where: E.D. Locke Library

'Rad took three or four steps to move from the puzzle table to the bookshelves while a librarian shelving books watched from between shelves.  I wish I could have caught it on video.  He was confident and didn't seem the least bit phased by it.  I was stunned into silence, excited and afraid.  What does the world hold for all of us now that it's expanded so much for him?

Monday, July 2, 2012

Connor's First Baseball Game

Witnesses: Z, GPS, and me
Date/Time: July 1, 2012
Where: Madison Mallard's Field

It was over 90 degrees out, but we got the little guy out to hear his first crack of the bat.  He also participated in and unofficially won the "Diaper Derby."  He was a trooper, luckily kept his sunglasses on, and didn't let the heat get him down.  I love that kid.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Connor's First Tooth (Almost)!

Witnesses: Z and me
Date/Time: June 26, 2012
Where: In his highchair on the kitchen table

For months we have believed that Connor had been teething and maybe he had.  But today was the first time we felt physical proof of this mythical baby stage.  After a day of whining, clinging, and fussing, I felt the tip of a bottom front tooth making its way through 'Rad's gums.  Gummy smile, goodbye (I'll miss you).  Teefs, hello.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Connor's First Pool Day!

Who: Connor and a baby pool
Witnesses: Z, Blue, and Me
Date/Time: June 10, 2012
Where: Our backyard, WI

It hit 90 degrees that Sunday, so we inflated this little pool and filled it with hose water.  Very, very cold hose water.  Poor 'Rad.  But after a while he warmed up to it as it cooled him off and he started playing around, crawling around, and horsing around in it.  I wished we could suit up and join him, but it was just a baby pool after all.  This was his introduction course before hitting the big pool at Grandma's house.  

When pool time was up, Blue took it over.  I don't know what it is about that dog and wanting to drink the water he lays in.  Gross.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Connor's First "Adult Food" Dinner!

Witnesses: Z, Blue, and Me (Blue was also part of the clean-up crew)
Date/Time: June 4, 2012 at 6:40 p.m.
Where: Our kitchen table, WI

I saved some of the Chicken Parmesan I made last night for Connor's first "big kid" meal.  He seemed to enjoy it!  He jumped right into mushing the spaghetti around, putting fistfuls of it into his mouth, and letting it roll down his front and onto the kitchen table for Blue to enjoy afterwards.  To top it off: a few cut blueberries.  I think we're off to a good start!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Connor Crawls!

Milestone Profile

Who: 'Rad and the carpet
Witnesses: Me
Date/Time: May 17, 2012
Where: The living room floor, WI
Details: He took a few "steps" forward on hands and knees.  I watched very intently to make sure it was the real thing, and it was confirmed 2 days later that the boy indeed crawled (because he's doing it like a pro now)!

Video to come!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Connor Pulls Himself to Standing!

Milestone Profile

Witnesses: Z, Blue, and Me
Date/Time: May 6, 2012 at 5:29 p.m.
Where: Our front porch, WI

When did your kiddo reach this milestone?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Connor Self-Feeds for the First Time

Milestone Profile

Witnesses: Z, Blue, and Me
Date/Time: April 28, 2012 at 6:22 p.m.
Where: Our kitchen, WI

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Come back for a fancier page, soon!

4/22 - Our boy's first photo shoot (with Nicole Kuehl Photography)
4/19 - Connor's first taste of meat: turkey. Not a very successful introduction
3/31 - Spent more than 24 hours away from 'Rad-a-dude
3/3 - Connor moves to a big-boy car seat and a forward-facing stroller
2/24 - Connor's first cold and my first experience leaving work to pick up a sick kiddo
2/18 - C-Rad's first time in a high chair (out at Pancake Cafe)
1/27 - 'Rad had his first taste of solids. A little bit of rice cereal mixed with breastmilk. Mmm.
1/25 - Connor rolled over for the second time (belly to back)!
1/24 - The dude has started sitting up on his own. We're still a little wobbly, but making big strides
1/5 - Connor rolled over for the first time (back to belly)!
12/28 - Connor turned 4-months old today
12/27 - 'Rad-a-Dude has his first taste of formula
12/19 - 'Rad meets Santa and gets his first picture with the jolly fat man
11/29 - Connor gets his first snowsuit!
11/28 - 'Rad is 3 months old/I have a 3-month old!
11/15 - I dropped 'Rad off at daycare by myself
11/7 - My first day back at work and 'Rad's first day at daycare
10/31 - 'Rad was baptized
10/30 - Our first night away from Z
10/12 - Attended first baby story time with 'Rad (at the local library)
10/3 - Connor slept in his own crib for the first time
10/2 - Took 'Rad out in the BabyBjorn for the first time
9/30 - Left the house without 'Rad for the first time since Z went back to work (felt like I didn't know how to drive)
9/26 - Took 'Rad to the mall
He took his first bottle (thanks, Dad!)
9/25 - I have a 1-month old!
9/23 - Attended first playgroup with 'Rad
Breastfed in public