Archive | February, 2011

Mommy Milestones

22 Feb

© Photo by Brian Nishii

"Son of a French Fries Freak"... Thank you to Auntie Chris + Uncle Chris for Cedro's "Small Fries" onesie from the Shake Shack in NYC and to Tita Gigi + Uncle Armando for the coin purse that we use for our mountains of laundry!

Never a dull moment in the Ibañez Nishii household ever since Cedro came into our lives.  Today was no exception.  I felt like a true mom.  Had to take Cedro’s temperature for the first time.  With what?  A rectal thermometer, of course.  Yeow!… Cedro was completely unfazed.  Glad to know that Cedro is officially NOT feverish.  He’s had a runny nose so I wanted to put my worries to rest and there you have it…

In other news, we’ve discovered that Cedro prefers my homemade apple sauce to the store-bought organic stuff!!!  Never thought I’d be the type of person to make baby food from scratch.  (See photo above…  ie: There’s a reason why my closest friends have given me French fry-themed goodies for my baby!) Making homemade baby food is actually pretty fun.  Thanks to Cedro’s Tita Lisa and Funkle Ray for sending us our OXO Good Grips Food Mill.  It’s brilliant!  Love how it purees fruits and vegetables and separates the pits and skins from the final product.  Thanks also to Rachel, Mason’s mommy, for sharing the link to the Wholesome Baby Food website.  Been getting a lot of great recipes and cooking tips from there.  Anyway, I was beginning to think that Cedro didn’t like apples.  He has been rejecting diluted apple juice and the store-bought organic apple sauce that we’ve been trying to feed him.  Now I know that he actually likes my cooking.  YAY!

I’m ready to work again so we’re starting to bring in Cedro’s Tita Misa to babysit him for a few hours during weekdays.  Today was the first day of our arrangement and man, those 4 hours flew by!  I’m going to have to learn to be more efficient with my time.

And so my Adventures in Motherhood continue!

2nd Time in Shopping Cart!

22 Feb

2nd Time in Shopping Cart!, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

First time w/ my own cart cover from Lola!

Scooting Along!

19 Feb

Scooting Along!, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

Uncle Danny is a great crawling coach! He puts things in front of me just out of my reach to motivate me.  I’m able to scoot long distances on my belly by lifting my butt up while on my knees to scooch forward. I always have fun with Uncle Danny!

Five Days with Lola + Lolo!

15 Feb

Five Days with Lola + Lolo!, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

Mama + Papa had to leave to go on a marathon video shoot on the east coast for 4 days so Lola + Lolo came to the rescue to take care of me! This is the longest period of time I’ve been away from BOTH my mommy + daddy but I handled it really well! I had a BLAST w/ Lola + Lolo! They taught me how to hold my bottle by myself. And now I really enjoy drinking from a bottle!  In fact, Lola + Lolo recommend that I graduate to a bigger size bottle!

Mama + Papa are so excited by how much I’ve grown in just a few days! I’m bigger. I have more hair. Plus, I’m a lot more mobile! Can’t wait to hang out with Lola + Lolo again. I miss them already. They’re great babysitters!

Holding My Bottle Myself!

11 Feb

Holding My Bottle Myself!, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

Just a few minutes with Lolo + Lola this morning and I already know how to hold my bottle by myself!!!  Mama + Papa are so excited!

6-Month Checkup

7 Feb

6-Month Checkup, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

Clean bill of health!!!
– 18 lbs. 15 oz.
– 27 in. long
– head circumference 17.75 in.

Next appointment in 3 months!

6 Months Old Today!

5 Feb

6 Months Old Today!, originally uploaded by ardiddy aka Cedro’s mama.

What’s up, Cedro Fan Club! I’m growing so fast.  Right now, I’m napping a lot, sleeping 11 to 12 hours at night in my crib with a food break in the middle. I’m teething and I’m enjoying putting everything in my mouth. I’ve been eating solid (aka mushy) food for the past couple of weeks — rice cereal, avocado and cooked sweet potato. I enjoy standing up (with some help) and feeling carpet with my bare feet (and hands). I love it when someone reads to me and I LOVE TO DANCE! "Around the World" by Daft Punk + "Listzomania (Classixx Remix)" really get me going!… My favorite phrase is "chappu-chappu" (onamonapia for "splish splash" in Japanese)… Oh, and I’ve been known to stop traffic in my neighborhood cuz I’m SO CUTE!… Happy half birthday to me!!!