Archive for March, 2008

three new things

Our lovely boy did all of the following on Tuesday 11 March, at the ripe age of three months: 

  1. Grabbed his foot
  2. Turned from his back to his front
  3. Started blowing raspberries

March 13, 2008 at 6:41 pm Leave a comment

a very basic salad

Cut the following into fine strips (I use a mandolin, if you’re capable of making julienne strips without such an aid, good for you):

  • carrot
  • cucumber
  • red capsicum
  • fennel bulb

Mix together the following in quantities that seem sensible:

  • canola oil
  • sesame oil
  • apple vinegar
  • rice wine vinegar
  • brown sugar
  • soy sauce
  • ginger (powdered or grated fresh)
  • chilli powder

Cook some three-minute noodles, toast some sesame seeds, put everything in a bowl, EAT.

March 6, 2008 at 6:40 pm Leave a comment

12 and a half weeks

I’ve been noticing lately that our lovely boy:

  • Has very active and expressive¬†eyebrows – even if they are somewhat sparse
  • Is still a very patient and calm little person
  • Can go 4.5-5 hours after his morning feed before getting antsy for more food
  • Only eats for about 10 minutes when he’s hungry … much longer if he’s sleeping like during night feeds, or if it turns into a comfort feed; I’ve been pulling him off once in a while but only after reasonable amounts of time (according to me, that is), and for the sleepy feeds he usually continues sleeping so I’m pretty sure he doesn’t mind
  • Grabs toys in a fairly determined way
  • Stuffs things in his mouth, mainly his fingers – either a selection of two or three, or all four (haven’t graduated to a thumb yet) – but also his blankets if we let him
  • Laughs and talks all the time and smiles readily at strangers – sometimes those who talk to me but mainly those talking to him

March 4, 2008 at 6:45 pm Leave a comment