Friday, December 31, 2010


There was also a small hoop and ball that Brock loved playing with. Made five baskets.

New years party

At quinn's friend's house, Brock loved the ride in car... Actually kinda baby extasy.

He also knew that the pens (with lids) were for drawing on the easel.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


As we were skyping with Tia Mandy today, I'm realizing that to Brock, talking to someone on the computer will be perfectly natural to him. He was already waving to Mandy and doing all of his tricks, just as if she were here.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

On demand tricks

At this time, Brock can wave hello and goodbye and blow kisses when asked.

First Word

Brock's first clear word is Aqua

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Now that Brock is walking... he always manages to fall and hit his right forehead. There is two or three significant bruises up there.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

He's an eater

Is it bad when the waiter noices how much Brock is eating?

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Guess who is walking!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Garlic lover

Made a garlic and chx pizza... Brock loves it. Ate two normal sized slices last night

Saturday, November 27, 2010


We were playing in the family room, and Brock crawls into the dark kitchen. I didn't follow him, he crawls back to me, climbs on me, and then crawls back into the dark kitchen.

Apparently he is hungry.

Then we ate some bananas and cantalope. While eating cantalope, Brock was very clearly signing "more".

Then we moved to Cheerios... nearly mid-bite, Brock signed "milk". And I gave him some formula.

He then smiled at me, in a way that indicated that he knew that I knew what he wanted.

What a great morning.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A little give and take

Brock had great fun this morning handing me his pacis (2 of them), on at a time - and then taking the back from me. It is too bad that all of this fun took place at 4am.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Brock is learning to wave... Very cute.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Same meal for all

Love it when everyone can and does eat the same meal for dinner!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Diaper world record

19 poopy diapers in 16 hours and not diarrea either

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Quinn was really trying to prevent Brock from getting into a cabinet. So Quinn stood in front of the door... Brock, balancing between the wall and the door... was still able to open the door. Several times... Even though Quinn was pushing against it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Brock managed to climb up one step of the coffee table this morning.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Best toy ever

The paper on the examining table at the doctors. Brock LOVED tearing it apart.

Thursday, September 30, 2010


Does using a pushing a little stool in front of you count as walking?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


Brock asked for more milk with sign language this morning. Yeah!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

More maybe?

I might be reading more into it then what is there, but I'm pretty sure I caught a rough, awkward "more" sign from Brock after dinner.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wagon rides

I'm not sure he has been in the wagon before, but he squealed like a pig on the way to the park today in the wagon.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Gag reflex

Well it good to know that Brock has a good gag reflex. Not only does he cough out the thing that he is choaking on, but also his last three meals.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Officially crawling today

Monday, August 30, 2010

Message to Brock

Brock, currently we don't have enough clothes that fit. Please refrain from the massive throw up that you had this morning, which required a full change of clothes for daddy, and the encore performance which required a full change of clothes for mommy.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


We will be crawling any day... He is revving and managed to lunge forward by a body length.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Luck, timing, and pooping in the potty

It was just after bath, he was already naked... I felt him pushing while drying him off... moved him to the potty and he pooped in the potty! WOOT!

unlike just before his bath when Pam was holding him, while she was sitting on the potty, and he peeed into her hand. :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Mellow kid

Brock had a 104 fever and we didn't even realize it until we were changing his diaper tonight... He hasn't complained or anything

Friday, August 20, 2010

Teeth count

4 on top with realtive % fullness of 10, 60,60,30

Two teeth on bottom with 60, 60 % fullness

Friday, August 13, 2010


It is difficult to appreciate joyful vocalizing at 2:30 in the morning.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Lack of sleep discovery

We all know that Pam's reaction to lack of sleep if grumpiness, but we just learned that Drew's reaction is a loss of intuition.

Case in point: we just moved and the pantry is a disaster. We just went shopping, and Pam says "I'm going to tackle the pantry tonight."

"Ok," I say, and proceed to but the groceries away. Pam says, "don't put the groceries away, didn't you just hear me say that?"

"Uh, no, you said 'i'm going to tackle the pantry tonight.'" I said using the instinctual instant conversation replay man skills.

"That means I'm going to take everything out to reoranize, it so it is useless to put it away."

"Uh, ok, if you say so."


Pulling up

Yup... Brock was able to pull himself up on the coffee table today... The toys are moving up again.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Well, three days ago was his last breast feeding.... Today was his last stored milk....Formula from here on out...

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Vacating my office

Well Brock is 7 months old and I'm finally cleaning out my office / his room.

I wonder if it would have actually happened if we weren't moving?

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Doing lots of cutting....means lots of crying

Monday, July 19, 2010

Measurement report

Height: 27in
Weight: 15lb 5oz

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Swimming in the lake

Brock's first time to swim in the lake off the boat happened today

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


First time swinging at Godwin Park today. He loved it.... but he also loved watching Quinn swing right next to him.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Now we are teething

Woohoo, off to find some ambusol to help.... Love them screaming babies

Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Brock bounced in the door bouncer for literally an hour today... happy as could be

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Staying power

Brock was able to sit through 7-8 songs on the piano... Quinn still can barely make one

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I want to Brock

I put Brock in a shirt that says "I want to rock" with a guitar. I instantly thought I would get a shirt for his girlfriend in 20 years that says "I want to Brock"

Monday, June 28, 2010

not tired

Don't know what it was, but Brock was not tired last night. He was up from about midnight to 4 am



Brock is doing a fantasic job of sitting by himself.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I got Brock to stick out his tongue at me... Imitation is such a fun phase

Friday, June 18, 2010

Chair diving

While Brock was sitting in his chair, he was really interested in a cereal box and basically dove out of the chair... He was suspended by just the straps... Crazy kid

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Rolling over

By Jobe, I think he's got it

Monday, June 14, 2010


That a baby screaming in a cab ride home for an hour has the same ear ringing effect as going to a concert?


Traveling home

Brock cried a fair portion on the journey home... That certainly makes the patents super grumpy. Esp the cab ride home.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Bock got a sunburn today... Even though he was in the shade... Popo feels really bad

Friday, June 11, 2010

Ability to see an a show

Thanks Brock,

Since you were awake from 1:30-3:00 am, we saw a fantastic lightning show over the ocean... Even managed to get a couple of lightning photos

First flight

What a champ, Brock slept nearly the whole way to Costa Rica. Other then Pam's asleep left arm, and all of the extra gear... Babies are fantastic to travel with.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rolled over in sleep

Not sure how he did it, but even though he can't do it yet while awake and using his arms, Brock is able to roll over back to front while completely swaddled.

Monday, June 7, 2010

First Road Trip

Brock is doing great on his first road trip... Slept like champ in the car... hasn't ad any prpblems sleeping in the hotel. But we are doing a very good jobo of wearing him out.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

All tied up

Well, to get Brock to sleep through the night, we are literally tying his arms down. We were just swaddling him, but he kept wiggling out in the bigger swaddle, now a granny-knot is keeping his arms from moving.

It would be nice to try to have his arms free, but he gets to excited about eating his fingers and wakes himself up.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Off his meds

Brock has been off his reflux medicine for a week... Looks like we are clear. Yea!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Slept Awsome at school

Brock slept great at school today... Woot! The swaddle was such a great idea, and we should have done it way sooner.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Eyes and not for eating silly

while I was feeding him, he took a sudden slouch and I ended up putting an entire spoonful of oatmeal in his eye... it didn't bother him as much as i was expecting... I do however anticipate that it will take several days before all of the cereal is out of his lashes

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Upping solid qty

We are moving to two times with ceral per day starting this week. Man was he ready.... He doesn't push it out or reject it... Normally eats the whole amount that we prepared for him

Front to back rolling

He definately has mastered front to back rolling.... He is not quite at the point where he is able to not bonkers his head though.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Solid foods

Oh, did I mention we started solid foods this week. He was certainly ready... Eats his oatmeal pretty well... And not too messy.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Brock has figured out how to blow spit bubbles.... He does it all the time now

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Brock definitely has a preference to falling asleep in pam's arms... Or maybe an anti-preference for daddy's arms

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Showers for all

Everyone, including Brock, took a shower today. Brock liked it, even though we was surprised a few types by ricocheting water or even an accidental direct spray to the face.

It was kinda convienent too, he pee on everyone, so we had to make sure to wash Quinn's hair.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Crying day

Lots of crying today... From Brock's perspective he woke up early and had to wait 45 minutes for mom to get back from the store.

But Caroline and Sara came over to play while Pam and Kathy had a spa day at the house...

Sara was upset that her mom wasn't around... And Quinn and Caroline antagonize each other.... So there were lots of tears today.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sleeping at school

I have no idea why school can't get him to sleep... he literally fell asleep in 3 minutes today... as soon as I laid him down. Why can't school do this?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Making all sorts of new sounds. I think that Brock gets conversation, because he'll smile at you while he is "talking"

Sunday, April 11, 2010


We rolled from belly to back about three times today.

Friday, April 9, 2010

What's wrong

Couldn't figure out what was annoying Brock tonight at dinner. Actually, it might have been Quinn's crying. They say at school, he is very empathic and cries when the other babies cry. If that is the case, he might be in for a lot of tears.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Frustration at school

What's the point of filling out the sheet of when he should eat and sleep, if school totally ingores it. Brock was supposed to eat at 4 today, but when Pam picked him up at 5:30, they said he was still sleeping so they hadn't fed him yet..... Pam was pissed

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Got me a smile yesterday...

Monday, March 8, 2010

First day of day care

Well, today was his first nearly full day of day care. He's doing great, just not sleeping well (no surprises there).

It is just so weird, Quinn was already crawling when she got into school... he seems so helpless.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Found his hands

Yup, title says it all... He has found his hands

Monday, March 1, 2010


Brock, spent about 15-20 minutes staring at the cat with the ball dangling above his rocker. Perfectly content, visually examining every aspect of the toy

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Bad parents on a beautiful day

We spent a lot of time at the park today because it was really nice... unfortunately Brock got a little sunburn. (Even though unintentional and I feel bad, I'm hoping that it jump starts his melatonin (the hormone that regulates day/night cycles)


We went from yellow poop to green poop today... I know that you are immensely interested in this, but it's a baby - poop is a major source of discussion.

Monday, February 15, 2010


I nicked Brock's finger while trying to trim his nails. :( it bled alot. :( :( :(

Friday, February 12, 2010

First time at Popos

Brock came to visit Popo this afternoon for a one-on-one visit. What a gentleman he proved to be! He is welcome to come back any time. He slept, he ate, he burped and he stayed awake, looked around, stretched and kicked his legs. And no projectiles! :-)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Quote from the party

While Brock was being passed around, "Those three ladies [whom just held him] just ovulated."

Friday, February 5, 2010

Moved to crib

We moved him to his crib today. Did great at nap... Hopes are high for the night

Gnarly mass of grump

Nobody slept last night... 3 very grumpy people.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Umbillical cord gone

It finally fell off today.... Well more like ripped off by Brock, but either way...

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Vaudville here we come

So while changing a poopy diaper.... Brock starts pee-ing... okay, I miss a little, but I was mostly ready for this to happen. I wait what you'd think would be an appropriate time for a micro-bladder, and try to resume the diaper change....

Well he was still peeing.... So he gets a little more pee on me and himself, but I quickly cover him again and wait some more...

Once again, I resume the diaper change and he is still peeing. More messy.....

This time I cover him, but kinda leave it accessible to watch.

The crazy kid somehow stopped peeing when I covered him, and only resumed when I removed the diaper. (That's crazy muscle control.... I can barely even perform a feat like that).

Anyways, now I left enough room for him to pee into the air and not make an additional mess.... but the damage was done.... pee everywhere.

It really felt like this should have been a Vaudville skit.

5.5 Hours at night

5.5 Hours at night... 12 - 5:30. Woot

Monday, January 18, 2010

More projectile news

The family was over having dinner last night. The baby was fed and I was holding him - really still- while everyone finished eating. All of a sudden, out of nowhere (well, really out of Brock) this projectile of milk flew out of his mouth and hit Ron big time on the side of his sweater. I received a bit on my shirt as it passed by, but mainly it splashed on Popop. I laughed really hard. Obviously a contrast to how Quinn handled her experience. Ron laughed too. Just not as hard as I did. :-)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Throw up

Quinn was in the line of fire from one of Brock's vomits... It made her quite upset.... Brock didn't seem to mind as much

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

4.5 hours at night

Longest nightime stretch yet!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Oy my aching back

Bad things for a 36 year old back.

2+ hours sleeping in the rocking chair with Brock
Cold day, and carrying awkwardly dense car seat
2 hour nap on the floor with Quinn

And the day isn't even over yet.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

daddy badge

wow, I cant believe it took nearly two weeks to get my first badge. Brock spit up on me today

Friday, January 8, 2010

Celebration dance

Guess who slept 5 hours from 1-6!!!! Woot!!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Dr's office circumcision experience, 1000 x better then going to a bris.... There is a prefabricated body restraint system and anesthetics.... But the best part is that we got kicked out and waited in the waiting room during the whole thing. And he even slept through it all. Woot!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Pam says, "it is hard to remember to carry a diaper bag with me all of the time"

Monday, January 4, 2010


So the bad thing about having a 2nd child of different gender is that "she" has become a pronoun that refers to the small person that needs something.... that is going to be hard habit to break with him.

Ode to the baby bucket

A quiet breakfast where no one ate the jelly with their fingers. One week old and already been to NY hot bagels. We really like this phase.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Side Effect for a winter baby

So having a baby in winter has an interesting side effect. See with a newborn, you end up washing your hands about twice an hour at least. Sometimes with soap, sometimes with sanitizer.... take that with some dry cold air... and you might very well find yourself with dry cracked hands.

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Parents talk about poop

Since there is little milestones, I thought that I'd report that we are past the meconium (the super sticky tar that represents 9 months of in utero poop).... and onto the mustard seed poop (the unscented, yet extremely watery poop that you get when you start on breast milk.

Means that the milk has come in. Yeah!

Isn't that interesting :)

Stay tuned for more poop updates :)