Friday, December 31, 2010

It was a very Peppa Pig Christmas!

We had a really lovely Christmas with my mum and dad visiting. Raf is still a bit young to have a sense of what Christmas is, and my fears about him pulling down the tree, ripping presents open, and more were totally unfounded. He ignored the tree, for the most part, only showing interest in the red balls that he like to take off and put back on... He really had a nice day, though, and whilst he mostly was not that interested in his gifts, he did really love some of them, especially his Peppa Pig pressies! Funny boy.

Here's our day in pictures.


Father Christmas has been!

A pre-breakfast present from Granny and Grandpa!

There was a lot of happy shrieking during breakfast.

Raf was mostly non-plussed about his gifts except his Peppa Pig DVDs, his Peppa Pig books, his trains, his trucks, and this lovely wooden toy given to him by Jen.

Raf was totally underwhelmed by his rocking moo! He's since kissed 'Daisy' and had a bit of a rock but he's still apprehensive.

Raf loved his Peppa Pig books. Here he sat for a long time - reading and eating his Christmas stocking grapes.

Christmas pajamas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Last minute shopping and Rafi was just grooving to the Christmas beats. He randomly dances everywhere. He hears a beat and he goes for it!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


A quick note to report that my folks are here! They arrived on Tuesday night and it's been great to see them. Raf is LOVING having them here. He is incredibly sweet and loving with them, and they have been lovely with him. My mum had a HORRIBLE fall en route here, which involved a trip to the hospital. Unfortunately her face is so bruised (2 massive black eyes) ALL over that we've been laying low. I have lots of end of the semester work to do, though, so hopefully she'll feel better in time for some Christmas shopping next week.

In the mean time, this pic of Raf with my Dad just make me so happy!

Happy holidays, all!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Story of my Life

This pic...

Raf has always been a snuggly little boy, but at the moment he rarely likes to be put down. it is very hard to get things done as he clings to my legs until I pick him up. He'll sit in his highchair and snack whilst I cook (though not always) but as soon as I sit down to eat, too, he cries until he's sitting on my lap trying to eat my dinner. It is lovely having the extra hug time, but it's thoroughly exhausting especially since he even cries when I go to the bathroom during the night.

I'm sure it'll pass soon, and as soon as it does I'll be so sad, but i think for now I'll try and pop him in his Beco or Ergo and see if that helps.

If not, any ideas?!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wellness Check and Christmas Shoot

Raf had his 15 month wellness appointment today - except he's 17 months old now so we just made it is his 18 month appointment! I am all for fewer medical appointments, and I am guessing so is Raf who screamed and screamed blue murder as they took his height, weight, and head measurement. Really, though, who likes to be undressed and measured and prodded? Poor little guy.

He is doing well at 24 pounds, and almost 32 inches in height. He's actually now under the 50th percentile for weight - which is quite odd, really, given that almost everyone comments on how sturdy and stocky he is! I do think that the size of his head (yes, still off the charts), gives a misleading impression :)

The nurse practitioner we saw today (instead of Deb) was really lovely, and was very understanding about cosleeping, bf'ing, going slowly with vaccinations. So Raf has a tetanus and that was it. We've decided to hold off on a fair few (including the MMR) until Raf's at least 2.

Unfortunately, though, the NP did note a potential concern. i hate to spell it out here on our public blog poor Raf's private issues, but I'll just say that he has to see an urologist and it looks likely that he might have to have an operation. I'm already very worried, as is Rich, but I'm hoping that we'll know more after we see the specialist.

On another note, this past weekend we tried to get a few photos of Raf for our holiday cards...It was quite difficult as he was much less amenable to wearing a hat and as soon as we'd put in his head he's take it off again! We sort of gave up, but I do think we got a couple of sweet shots.