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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Reading Time

Most of the Libraries in our area offer story time to kids of all ages. I have had several mothers tell me there kids love story time at the library, especially the Mukilteo library. Chris and I went on a library outing this last weekend. We first went to the Everett library since it is the closest but we do not live in there district and were told we would need to pay for a library card. A major perk of a library is the fact that you can check out books for free.

Of course we were not going to pay for a card so we decided to go to the Mukilteo library where it is free to check out books. We originally went to rent a few videos, books, and learning kits for Toph but picked up some activity information while we were there. I was very excited to see that this particular library offered a Baby Story time. I'm sure Toph was just as excited.

The class was really fun. There were about 10 other moms/grandmas with kids under the age of 18 months. We first introduced ourselves and the baby that was with us and sung the Hello song to each person. Then the teacher read a story out loud (it was about vehicles and the noises they make), followed by an alphabet song, a coo-coo song, a rhyme, and playtime. Toph was very attentive. He loved the interactive songs and watching the other children play. There was a little girl that must have thought Toph was pretty cute. She wanted to play with all the toys he was playing with and kept bringing more toys (particularly the colored balls) for him to play with. She was a great sharer.

We will definitely be going back. There are a lot of parents that come every week. It will be fun getting to know them better.
We got the yellow pom-pom. This was for waving around as we danced in a circle around the room.

They dumped out a whole tote full of toys for the kids to play with. It took me a while to get Toph to play with the toys because he was to interested in watching the other kids run around and go crazy over the balls and tunnel.
Rough day. I guess reading puts you to sleep no matter how old you are. HAHAHA!!! Like mother like son. I'm just glad we made it through story time.

Monday, August 3, 2009

3 Months

So from day three (which is when we went into meet with the pediatrician for the first time) we have been watching Toph's weight. He has been a happy healthy baby from day one but not as heavy as the doctor or the charts show that he should be. Therefore, we have been into the doctors often often for weight checks.

We have tried to weigh him at home periodically but our scale isn't as accurate which is important when every ounce counts. My Dad told us we should place him in the scales at the grocery stores. Every time we would go into a store Chris and I would eye the scales but never got up the nerve to place him in. Last week we were at Top Foods and the place was practically empty so I was trying to talk Chris into placing Toph in one of the produce scales or the scale for the pound candy/snacks. Every time we got close to doing it an employee would walk by plus the scales were kind of high and hung from the ceiling. So we chickened out. We decided to just wait for his doctors appointment.

We went in this afternoon for a weight check and I talked them into measuring his length and head, after all I wanted to attempt to get my moneys worth.

Current stats:

Weight - 10.15 pounds 7%
Length - 24.25 inches 75%
Head - 39 cm circumference 10%