Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Leo and Da Boys

Here's Leo (when he was known as BS) and his other fetus friends:
And here they are now, out of the womb! We had to switch the order because John (middle) got here earlier than expected (April 13th). Dawson (right) is the big kid of the group, born March 19th. And Leo is the youngest, arriving last on April 30th.

They look like a bunch of trouble-makers, don't they?

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Over our Heads

We already knew that Leo was smart AND pretty but now we know he's strong too.

He was having tummy time with his little face burrowed into Frank's chest and suddenly he lifted his head, looked right at Frank and held it there for TWO minutes (at least that's what Frank claims).

By the time I got into the room he was down again but amazingly did the trick again when the camera came out.

Now the kid has set the bar high. If he's not crawling by next week, we'll ask for our money back.

Friday, May 23, 2008

My name is Leo. But you can call me Leo.

We liked the name Leo not only because it's a family name but because it's so simple. You can't mess it up. You can't spell it wrong, you can't pronounce it wrong...and if you do you're an idiot and Leo doesn't want to be associated with you anyway.

Plus, how many other three-week-olds can already spell their name?

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Working Mom

Leo has to stay upright for 20-30 minutes after eats--doctor's orders. You see, my three-week-old is quite the spitter-upper. So after feeding him for 20-30 minutes and then holding him upright for another 20-30, I end up sitting on my butt for an hour, not getting a whole lot accomplished (unless you count nourishing and bonding with my child).

But then I remembered the Baby Bjorn from Auntie Alicia. When I first tried to put Leo in it he screamed and hollered. I thought, "Aren't these Bjorn people smart enough to make a contraption that babies will like?" But as soon as I got the last hook fastened, Leo melted. He freakin' loves his Bjorn. We've done laundry, walked to a neighbor's, washed the dishes and now we're working at Writinggal Headquarters, all here in the Bjorn.

I hope his kindergarten class doesn't make fun of him when he shows up on the first day attached to his mommy by a Bjorn.

(I included this pic because I thought it would be rude to post a blog with only a picture of me. Yes, I think I bought too big diapers.)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Not Always Nekkid

Liz pointed out that my kid rarely wears clothes. This is somewhat true. But when we do dress him, he looks pretty cute. Here are some of his favorite outfits:

This is actually daddy's favorite:

This one's got feet connected!

His MC Hammer look:

Making Bono proud:

Modeling a strapless number... you see why he prefers to be nekkid.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Good Son

"Leo, that was so thoughtful of you to buy mommy flowers for Mother's Day."

"No problem, Mom. Now can you put some clothes on me?"

Thursday, May 8, 2008

It was bound to happen...

It was only a matter of time.

I went to Kroger tonight and the cashier guy said, "So when's the baby due?"


And on a completely unrelated topic, here is Leo after a big meal:

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Big First Week

Wow...they really do grow up so fast.

Just in the past week Leo...

was born:

got a bath from daddy:

went on a car ride:

and now we're rolling him off to college:

Thursday, May 1, 2008

BS's First Request

"Quit calling me BS! I have a name!"

Leo James Simcik
Born April 30th, 2008
Atlanta, GA, USA

He was born at 12:44am so he just barely missed being born on Baby Charlie's b-day, the 29th. He was comforted when we told him he would share a b-day with Willie Nelson though.

7 pounds, 1 ounce
20.25 inches long

BS's Second Request: "Please take me out of this straight-jacket."