Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Excerpts From Week One In The Adventures Of learning To Self-Feed...


He was actually doing great with the spoon... right up 'till the point when I started recording him! Kids love to make liars out of you! Oh well... I am happy to have gotten one of his 'growls' on camera. What do you expect... he's full-blooded Bulldog!

And since we are on the topic of food... here's the rundown on Wyatt's birthday. Since the 14th was on a Monday, we waited until the following weekend to celebrate with family. I couldn't help but feel a little conflicted about doing it on a day other than his actual first birthday. I told myself 'Dude, he's one and he doesn't even know what's going on' and that 'I need to quit being so firggin' OCD about pointless crap' I mean, I know he won't remember it or anything, but I still felt like I was cheating him somehow.

Adding to my guilt was the memory of Allie's first birthday party. We threw her a huge Luau (on her actual birthday, no less), complete with lays and awesome decorations and tons of food and guests. It was awesome, and so memorable! I think I'm just worried that I'm becoming 'that mom,' the one who tries and tries but just can't keep up with her second baby as well as she did with her first. I'm realistic about it... it has to happen to some degree since time obviously gets divided with two, but I just don't want Wyatt to look back at pictures and feel like he was overlooked. Besides, having a birthday that just happens to follow the chaos of Christmas can be a problem in and of itself.

I think part of it might be that I feel a little selfish having returned from the ski trip only one day before Wyatt's birthday, which suddenly made me realize that I hadn't even planned a party for him. Or maybe it's just the fact that I can hardly believe my baby boy is already an entire year old. Anyway, needless to say... I'm already trying to think of something great to do for his second birthday! I just hope time doesn't fly by quite as fast...

Well, enough of that... on to the pictures!

Wyatt wisely chose Johnny Carino's for the occasion and it was a darn fine choice if I might add.

Here he is after dinner with his homemade... er... Publix cake.

Alright, time to loose the shirt and get down to business...
Here you see his first attempt at feeding himself with a utensil other than his bare hand. Now that's what I call concentration... meticulously watching said utensil for any sudden or unforeseen movements, and guarding against potential miscalculations by the untrained operator (which could prove to be catastrophic...) Wyatt quickly notes that the hand is much quicker and far more efficient...He also notes that he loves him some CAKE!!

9 comments:

Melanie said...

Ah,what a completely adorable post!!! The video complete with the growl was hilarious! And it really looks like he loved his cake, which I LOVE! It just isn't as fun when they don't dig in and love it!

Caitlin said...

Your son is adorable! He looked like he was having a great time with his cake!

The party is really more for the parents than the kids. Don't be too hard on yourself. He was happy to dive into that cake no matter what kind of party was going on.

Hope the weight loss is going well.

Have a great week!

Andrea said...

Ahh I have the same fears already and #2 isn't even born yet! I guess its because I was the second child but I have to admit I never felt cheated on anything except maybe the lack of baby pictures/entries in my baby book ; )

Caron said...

Pictures (of course...) are one of my main fears too. I noticed it was already becoming a problem when I was making his one year slide show. I kinds had to hunt a bit for them. I haven't been as good about taking videos either.

I guess it's that back when I was pregnant with Allie, I had nothing to do but sit around and think about it. With Wyatt, I was so preoccupied with Allie that I sometimes forgot... well ... after the Zofran and I wasn't tossing my soda crackers every 15 minutes. LOL!

I've just decided to make it a priority and actually set dates up to take pictures and update the videos. It's too important to me not to make it happen.

The Partins said...

How CUTE!!! LOVE the video. They do make liars out of us. My mother-in-law doesn't believe that Jamie cries... sheesh.

katie said...

awww, look at that happy boy!! he's got gorgeous eyes!

video rocked, girl! loved it. :)

glad wyatt had a great birthday!

Bethany said...

Oh my goodness. I am so in love with this little boy. Those eyes are to die for!!! He's so precious. And girl - I HEAR YA!!! Zach totally has the second kid syndrome! I feel so bad for the little guy. I read all of the "First Year" books and stayed months ahead. I just picked it up for the first time last week with Zach and realized...oh crap...I've got to teach this kid Bye Bye. He should be saying that soon! So don't feel bad. I'm sure Wyatt loved his party....and is looking forward to #2.

Tara said...

Those are great pictures and I love the video. His eyes on the fork are too funny!

Chris said...

Hey just noticed your weight loss ticker down there. GO GIRL! 33 pounds is AWESOME! You'll have to tell me what you're doing...come August I'm on the mega weight loss plan myself!