Schmuckie's Blog

Two big Schmuckies, and three wee Schmuckies.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Blog Appearance

Nothing is wrong with your computer, I'm just fiddling around with the blog template. I'm using a very simple template for now, so it will load faster on a slower connection.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Big Boy

If Simon keeps this up, he's going to need a brassiere (or a Mansierre for you Seinfeld fans).

Thursday, June 21, 2007


What does a baby boy who has gained a pound per week over the last month dream of?

Eating, of course.

Sunday, June 17, 2007


Gilly is either giving Simon a hug, or trying to get him to tap out.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


Gilly decided Simon needed some help with his language development.

First, the basics: the alphabet.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Chunky Monkey

We've been told that the target weight for a baby at two weeks is to get back to their birth weight. They tend to lose weight at first, and I'm convinced it's from all that meconium they poop out (I think there could be a market for this stuff as organic roofing tar).

We were pleasantly surprised when Gilly managed to get back to her birth weight at two weeks. It was a challenge getting her to eat during those first days at home, since she preferred to sleep rather than eat. Simon is a different story altogether. He was looking for something to eat as soon as he was delivered, and has been eating constantly since then. It was no surprise that he was 1.5 pounds over his birthweight at his two week checkup.

He is now affectionately known as "Chunky Monkey."