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He was caught red-handed stealing the cuteness from other children. He thought that the mustache would allow him to go unrecognized, but alas, he did not have a good getaway plan.

Actually, my brother and his wife did this to him. I highly disapprove, but I can’t help laughing every time I look at this photo, so I thought I’d share.

What horrible things have you done to your kids that they will hate you for in fifteen years?

Happy Friday!!

Crossposted to Samantha Ling, Dreamwidth and Livejournal

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The main reason for my recent visit to San Francisco was to visit my new nephew.  If you remember, he was born a month early, weighed only six pounds and had problems eating.  Well, now he’s gained a few more pounds and is eating quite heartily.

I spent Friday evening and all of Saturday with him and his parents.  He’s already eating about 5 ounces every feeding, six times a day.  I gave him about five feedings and by the end of Saturday, I was getting pretty good at it. 

I wasn’t so great with maneuvering him onto my shoulder.  His head was still hella floppy, but I got my technique down, which must have looked really weird.  But I would lift him towards me and prop his head up with my face so that it wouldn’t flop forward when I laid him on my shoulder.  Not the best way, but it kept his head from flopping!

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Jayden mostly slept.  He slept as he ate, his eyes half closed.  No matter how I held him, he would fall asleep by the second bottle.  Talk to him, not talk to him.  He’d fall asleep.  I was doomed either way. 

 
He looks like a balding man here.

He’s at the age where he doesn’t really see anything and his expressions are somewhat random.  But he did smile a few times.  Mostly after he’s laid a big old fart.  And they stunk!  Not only did they stink, but they lingered.  I couldn’t tell if he needed a diaper change or if fart was trapped in his diaper!

But you could always tell when he was about to fart.  His face would scrunch up and his whole body was tense.  He seemed to be straining quite a bit once, so I handed him to my brother.  He laid the baby down on his back and lifted the baby’s chubby legs towards his chest like he was doing leg lifts.  It’s his technique for Fart Central.  That baby was much happier after that bit of exercise.

His cheeks are so chubby, the pacifier leaves dents in his face after he’s used it. 

It’s too bad that I don’t live closer to see him more often.  The next time I’ll see him, he’ll probably be walking.  But his parents have promised to send more photos until then.

Originally published at Samantha Ling. You can comment here or there.

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Since baby Jayden was born, I’ve been buying random baby items. Since they got most of the big things that they need due to the parents, they only need the day to day things. (Mostly diapers, but I’m not shipping those. They aren’t as light as you think!)

There’s a Carter’s where we eat lunch once a week and a Super Target, which is dangerous since Carter’s always has a sign about sales. There is always something or other for only $3.99! So I go in and manage to spend much more than $3.99 plus tax.

Over the weekend, we were at the mall and there was a Pottery Barn Kids. The Z’s and The G’s both have kids. I normally wouldn’t go in there since I thought it was all furniture, but it’s got doll houses and toys and all that. There were a few things that were on super sale. so I left there with a plushy robot and a froggy wash cloth.

We went to Old Navy and I found some really cute clothes. So of course I bought it. At this rate, by the time I eventually go to visit them, I will need pack another piece of luggage.

I told my brother that I can’t stop buying stuff for him and he said that’s what aunties are for!

Speaking of which, guess who loves his auntie?

Originally published at Samantha Ling. You can comment here or there.

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