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December 30, 2005

air drumming

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
Thanks to our friend, Phoebes, for the awesome shirt!

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December 29, 2005

baby's got back

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
The day will come when Finn will berate me for posting photos of his adorable naked baby butt on the Internet. But(t) now he is a defenseless 3-1/2 month old who can't protest. And I am a proud mama of the most adorable baby behind West of the Mississippi. Enjoy before he knows better.

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DJ Poopsalot

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
Unfortunately, the "tunes" he like to spin the most are either white noise or that darn Fisher Price Aquarium song. (Again and again and again.)

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December 28, 2005

the slackjaw is all Baggerman

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
So, I'm trying to document Finn's adorable "tummy time" when a wild beast swoops in to get into the picture. Luckily, all the beast demanded were kisses. This time.

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moments before the wild beast swoops in...

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
And would you look at those eyes?

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December 26, 2005

Feelin' the Christmas spirit...

Feelin' the Christmas spirit...
Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
Here's Finn considering a stocking big enough to be stuffed with him. But instead, it was stuffed with socks and more personalized t-shirts. All in all, he really cleaned-up this year...

-> Daddy Shawn

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December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas, y'all!

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
Unfortunately, our little Santa Baby has a cold (his first!) right now. But as you can see, he's still in pretty good spirits (shown here drooooling with holiday delight). He's had a great first Christmas, being utterly spoiled with gifts from his grandparents and aunts and uncles. He's a very lucky little baby to have so many people who love him. And to think--it was exactly a year ago that we found out that Finn was on the way!

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December 24, 2005

This is a first!

Xmas Tree
Originally uploaded by Daddy Shawn.
Not only is this lil' Finn's first Christmas, this is Lisa and Shawn's first Christmas spent together at home. So, it's also the first Christmas tree. The first stockings. The first Christmas dinner. And of course it's Santa's first time to evaluate Finn's naughtiness vs. niceness. It's a good thing Santa had all the presents bought before today's 11 hour fuss marathon...

Merry Christmas!

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December 23, 2005

Hazen/Cluett family portrait

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
And here's a family portrait from Seattle last weekend with Irene, Shawn, Julie, Mike, Finn and me. Finn's shirt says "Happy Birthday Auntie Julie."

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Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
And here's a photo of Auntie Julie walking into her surprise 30th birthday party last Friday. I think we fooled her into thinking we really were just going to see a movie that night.

Posted by lisa at 04:18 PM | Comments (0)

who needs naps?

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
Yesterday, I had plans to go into the office to discuss my return (in just three weeks!) and also to show off the boy. I took a shower, put on makeup, and laid out my hot new post-pregnancy jeans, all in preparation of a trip into the city. I put Finn down for a nap so he would be fresh as a daisy for his visit.

What followed was a nearly three-hour battle of wills. I'm talking the most mournful, pathetic, hysterical boo-hooing of Finn's short life. I tried calming him with a bath, white noise, the ever-effective swing, nursing, sleeping in my arms--nothing worked. I started to worry he might be sick, so I changed back into my housepants and T-shirt, cancelled my meeting, and put Finn down while I pondered calling the pediatrician.

These photos were taken shortly afterwards. As if to say, "Gotcha!", Finn proceeded to smile, giggle, and play like all this boo-hooing had never happened. The kid had been awake for six straight hours by this point, and was acting like he had just awakened from the most refreshing sleep. He let out the most ebullient toot, (to punctuate his point) and proceeded to stay awake for another two hours.

I rescheduled the meeting for next week.

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introducing the iTot

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
A development idea for Apple--the iTot, the most adorable iPod yet. Are you listening, Steve Jobs?

A production glitch I haven't quite been able to conquer is finding a way to adjust the volume. This beta model proves to be quite noisy at times.

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December 22, 2005

purple hazen

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
Note how Finn's ample belly fills out Jimi's afro--this onesie is not long for Finn's wardrobe. But it's still one of his favorites, so we'll keep squeezing him into it as long as we can.

So, this blog is now getting 150+ visitors per day (!!!), and I'm wondering who out there is tuning in. Please sign in and say hello to Finn in the comments section below!

Posted by lisa at 10:12 AM | Comments (0)

December 21, 2005

chillin' like a villain

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
...but sleeping like an insomniac.

The good news is that little Finn is now napping at least twice a day--8-10am and 12pm-1pm or so. He's also sleeping up to nine (even ten!) hours at night. The bad news is that he won't go back down for a nap after lunch and is groggy-eyed by 3pm, irate by 4pm, and out for the night by 5pm. Which means that even when he's sleeping nine hours, he's getting up at 2am. And that's when he wants to party.

Wish me luck as I try to get him napping consistently and sleeping, oh-say until 5am. He's in there right now, fussing away while the creepy, hypnotic (but effective) sounds of the Fisher Price Crib Aquarium play over and over (and over again--it haunts me).

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December 20, 2005

separated at birth?

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
Finn's not the only one with a famous doppelganger.

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hey, everyone! i'm back!

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
Forgive the lastest lapse in posting, everyone. We were in Seattle visiting Gramrene, Auntie Julie, Uncle Mike for the holidays. Finn also got to wish Auntie Julie a Happy 30th Birthday at her surprise party. He then politely fell asleep and didn't even wake up once when we all played a rowdy game whose exhuberance was fueled by much cake and much wine.

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December 13, 2005

yes, that is drool all over his shirt

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
Finn had his three-month doctor's appointment today. Dedicated blog readers will note that Finn has "filled out" considerably (read: become a little chunk) in the past six weeks. He's now 14.5 lbs (which puts him in the 70th percentile), and 25 3/4 inches long (putting him in the 80th percentile).

In terms of milestones, he's all over the map these days. Last week, he slept for TEN WHOLE HOURS in a row, a phenomenon that had me up, checking him every few minutes to make sure he was still breathing. But then last night, he decided to mix it up and squeal at 2, 3:30, 5:00, and 7am.

He's almost rolling over, readily smiling and squealing, and chewing his darn fingers all the time. He loves looking in the mirror and batting at his toys from his bouncy seat. But we're holding out for another ten-hour night soon.

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December 11, 2005

Roly Poly

Roly Poly
Originally uploaded by Daddy Shawn.
I'm FINALLY able to catch up with Baby Joe (latest nickname). He was gone a whole week, and I barely had time to say hello before I got sick. We were playing today, and I saw him do the new trick that Uncle Clintie was trying to help him perfect: swinging his legs up and over to get him onto his tummy. Apparently, he's not yet made it all the way over. I helped him out today with a little nudge and he discovered "oh yeah, I hate being on my tummy." But he made the best of it and gave some valiant effort at push-ups and either crawling or swimming.

-> Shawn

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December 10, 2005

get yourself a flu shot!

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
... while you still can!

Believe me, the flu is nasty this year, a fact that Clint, Mom, Susan, me, and now Shawn can attest to. Unfortunately, Clint, Susan, and I were riding the porcelain bus during our visit last week. Today, two days after I returned home, Shawn has qualified to commandier his own fleet. Poor guy hasn't left bed all day. At least I know the drill: Gatorade, 7UP, Pepto, and lots of blankets.

Luckily (knocking wood), the most important person, our vibrant Finn, has escaped the flu. He's as energetic as ever. A bit exhausting right now, but much much better than the alternative.

P.S. A note to all of you on our Christmas card list--expect yours a little late. We were planning on working on them this weekend, but my photographer is sleeping with a bucket next to his head right now. Promise, they'll be really cute when you get them.

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December 09, 2005

we're back, Finnatics

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
Please forgive the lag in posting, devoted Finn Fans. The wee one was visiting Nana, Aunt Sudi and Uncle Clintie (the latter two whom he got to meet for the first time). He even got to pat Susan's belly in a greeting to his cousin-to-be, Anna (ETA 3/9/06).

Finn was oh-so happy to visit, smiling and cooing and even submitting to bathtime without a fuss. He loved all the attention showered upon him, and despite the fact that the swing wasn't his favored model--the "Cuddle Duck 2000," he decided that he could slum it for a week.

After experiencing what shall forever be known as "The Old Navy Incident" days before we left, I was very nervous to fly alone with him. (How can you make a major scene in the chaos that is Old Navy? Just ask Finn.) But the kid was GREAT. He barely fussed at all the entire flight, sitting quiet and content on my lap, or looking up at me, smiling. Now that we're home, we just need a pressurized cabin in our house with a lot of white noise and we'll be in business.

Posted by lisa at 06:04 PM | Comments (0)

moments after going through airport security

Originally uploaded by lisabagg.
If you've never flown with an infant, you probably didn't know that when you go through airport security, in addition to having to remove your shoes and jacket and anything else from your person, you also have to put your carseat, stroller (folded), and diaper bag through the X-ray machine. Then walk, shoeless, with your squirming infant through the detector to claim your items.

Then you are expected to reassemble said parts while holding said infant and refrain from snapping at the people swarming behind you whose laptops are slamming into your items from the conveyor belt.

I was dreading the security screen more than any other part of the travel process. Especially since getting Finn in and out of a carseat is like detonating a bomb. (Bad analogy, I know.)

But look at this photo I snapped with my phone moments after going through security! The child practically slept through the entire process! The same kid of the infamous Old Navy Incident! The same one who WON'T WEAR A HAT.

I'm not sure this is my child, but I'm keeping him.

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