Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The one year check up

As you can see Ciaran is 18 lb 5oz. Unfortunately this is still not on the charts but it is really close.

If you peek at the bottom right of the picture you can see he's also 27.5 inches tall. This is also not on the charts but it's like right below the line. So close to touching.

His head is 18 inches in circumference which is on the charts. It's the 25%. Ah, my big head kids.

He's still growing well and following his own growth curve. Hopefully by his 15 month appointment all of him will be on the charts.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ciaran is ONE!

Our tiny little Ciaran is a giant, grande one year old. I can't wait for his one year appointment on June 18. I don't know how big he is, but it's a whole lot bigger than this:

Quite a contrast to this active little guy
(Okay this is Beckett's crown, but poor Ciaran is really getting the raw end of the second child stick with about zero birthday preparations on our part, so I put the crown on him for festive purposes.)

And Chris and I continue to prove that we are inhuman monsters and the worst parents alive as we allow our second child to have demon sugar.

(And that monkey on my back was delicious. Red velvet cake from Juniors.)

In developmentally appropriate fashion Ciaran attempts to eat his presents open. Thank you Grandma.

Mommy and Ciaran.

Daddy and Ciaran.

Singing Happy Birthday, which thanks to Beckett we did about 7 times.
And yes, Beckett is running around in only underwear. Potty training is tough.

And finally, we attempt to get Ciaran to say "Da, da" which he normally does rather well, but we can't stop him making satisfied, "Mmm, cake" noises.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

You must read

My brother-in-law wrote a very beautiful piece on his blog today. I can't explain how wonderful and faith and life affirming it is. He and my sister have had many struggles due to his vision problems but they always soldier on. He had a little miracle and it was wonderful. Please go to his blog and read in his own words. I'm so proud of him and my sister. We're very lucky to have them in our family.