Wednesday, March 30, 2011

This kid is happy.....and big.

Harrison went for his four month check up today....and not surprisingly he is in the 90% for weight and head size....only 80% for height. He is 17.94lbs, 26 inches. And SO happy!

Here are a few videos of the little guy - sharing his voice in spite of four shots. The first is him and Curious George - he really is a good little monkey. The other two are of him and mommy with a tickle game they do every day but finally caught on video.

For anyone keeping track here is Antonio's four month old stats post.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Antonio Would Like To Tell You A Little Something About The Planets.

There are eight of them now. (Sorry, Pluto). Oh, and that's not all...

(We now join Antonio, already in progress.)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Happy 3 Month Birthday, Harrison

First, an apology. During Antonio's first three months of life, this blog was updated 22 times. Since Harrison's birth, it's been updated once.
What does this mean?

It either means we love Antonio 22 times as much as we love Harrison, or we are 22 time more overwhelmed/lazy than we were when Antonio was born. Or a combination of the two of those things; you decide.

Anywho, here's Harrison. He's a giant, big-cheeked ball of love.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hey, it's Harrison.

Yes, I'm aware that my son is two weeks old already and I've yet to put up a post about him. Harrison, it doesn't mean we don't love you, it just means Mom and Dad are busy and haven't been getting a lot of sleep and... well, your Dad's a slacker.

So where was I? Oh yeah, November 16th, we woke up early to head to the hospital to get the baby out of Mommy's belly. And what a belly it was.
We waited for the operating room, and boy was it a lot less stressful than last time. Harrison was out in a jiffy. No fuss, no muss. Unless muss is the same thing as mess, because he was actually a little bit messy.

So unlike hippy dippy Seattle, down here in the Greater Los Angeles area, they don't pull the baby out and then plop it down on the mother to let the natural child-rearing take its course. No, here they send the little away for tests and other health related things.
I think he's going to be a hand/thumb sucker.
So all there is to do for Mom is wait. Luckily she had some really good company.
Even Antonio got to get up and head down to peek in the nursery at his new brother.
But finally, Deb got to officially meet Harrison Patrick Rodgers.
Believe it or not, she even let me hold him.
Look at this gorgeous boy.
All the grandparents were in town, so everybody got to meet Harrison right away.
But you know the person who was the happiest to meet Harrison? Antonio. He loves his little brother. And he is already a great big brother.
In the end, Deb was great, Antonio was great, Harrison was great, I stayed out of the way, and we welcomed a new member of our family.
The boys have a lot going on in their lives, so there will be a lot to post about.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Last Day

Today is your last day as our only boy....and we just want you to know how much we love you and have enjoyed all of our four years with you growing. learning and becoming the beautiful boy you are. Tomorrow your new brother will come and we are so excited to see how you blossom into the amazing big brother we know you can and will be.
You are the most amazing gift to us and we love you more than we can ever say.
Mommy and Daddy

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Antonio's Halloween

Antonio's School Parade:

And Antonio tries Smarties for the first (and probably last) time.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Four Years Goes Fast

Antonio turned four on September 19th. It was a pleasant 80+ day in Burbank so what better way to celebrate than a party in the park, with water balloons of course!

Grandma and Grandpa were here for the fun and got a little wet too!

Antonio did the most throwing, Eric (his friend and therapist) got the most wet, and mommy had the most bounces off her belly.
There were over 100 balloons and they went quick!
And of course then it was time for CAKE! And singing!

"I'm going to see what the blue one tastes like..."Then of course, after eating cake at 11am, the birthday boy has to throw up at the table and then take a little quiet time.

Then its time for presents!
Mamma and Bonk gave him a game called "rock, paper, scissors" - it is a card game and he took it literally and went and got a rock, paper and scissors....

And most exciting to mommy and daddy was sharing with Antonio all about soon to be arriving baby brother who Antonio is now very excited about and loves already.

For a little guy turning four it was a great party and a great day. The present opening lasted till the next weekend :)