Tuesday, April 27, 2010

School Fiesta Parade

Not to be outdone by the Battle of Flowers, Flambeau or King William Parades, Angelina and Lenaïc's school also had a Fiesta Parade.

Each class dressed in different themes. The infants were the "T-birds and Pink Ladies." Angelina's class weren't meant to be hippies, but that's how she looked ;) The classes then walked the parade route and ended up with a big picnic. It was our first school event. Lots of fun for all!

Lenaïc, however, was more interested in a nap...

More Fiesta photos are HERE

Monday, April 26, 2010

Fiesta Fun

And so ends the 10 day extravaganza that is Fiesta San Antonio. I confess we do comparatively little for Fiesta, but we're still worn out...

For the first time I took Angelina and her "sister" Felice to the Charreada, or Mexican rodeo. We didn't see much of the actual rodeo, but we did see the ladies in pretty dresses with horses "dancing."

And there was the King William Fair. This is an event in which all of Southtown participates. The parade is the best, in my opinion - it's everything goes, from kids in flower costumes to men in drag to everything in between.

This year's Southtown Kids in the Hood float was "Green Gets Down with Southtown" and was all about recycling.

The best part was probably the Float Decorating party at Friendly Spot

Because the next morning all the kids were exhausted.... Still, the parade was fabulous!

More Fiesta pictures HERE

Friday, April 16, 2010

Big Sister

Occasionally Angelina wants to be like Mommy too. And what does Mommy do with her baby brother 90% of the time? Nurse him.

So what does Angelina want to do? Nurse her brother.

I didn't manage to get pictures of her attempt, as he was a bit too frustrated ;), but I did get lots of snaps just before of her trying to play peak-a-boo.

Papa's Little Girl

Angelina is SUCH a daddy's girl. Anything Papa does, she has to do too. His normal attire is jeans and a t-shirt. Nice jeans. Nice shirt. But still, jeans and t-shirt. Twice this week he wore a suit (he looks great in a suit, by the way, just weird since it's so not his style).

Angelina, seeing him put on a tie, insists she must have one too.

Alas, she wouldn't pose for me, but she did wear her tie to school all day.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Is this the same baby?

That's what the pediatrician said when she saw his weight at his 4 month appointment. Yes, he's already 4 months old!

At 48 hours old he was jaundiced and still losing weight.

At 3 weeks old he'd only just regained his birth weight (hope is to regain by 2 weeks). The pediatrician was concerned and we had to go in for multiple weight checks in the first few weeks, and continue breastfeeding on demand. He seemed to catch up, despite some food sensitivity issues: he can't tolerate dairy proteins (even hidden dairy. Do you know how many foods contain dairy in some form? just about ALL!), soy, and it looks like eggs. If I have any of those, it goes into the breastmilk and he gets green mucousy poops, stuffy nose with trouble breathing well, and painful gas as well as a small rash. It takes a couple of weeks to clear it all from his system, but once it does, all is well and normal. Obviously, it's not hurting his weight gain.

As of 9 April 2010:
15.6lbs (7.1kg) 75th%
24 inches (61 cm) 10th%

We call him the "Happy Buddha."

(which also means he appears to have my body so far - short and stocky)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Hooray for Passports!

He's officially a US Citizen! Lenaïc that is. No, as I described before, the US government wasn't convinced of his citizenship just by his birth certificate. We had to submit further proof.

In the end I submitted:

*my birth certificate
*immunization records (which prove nothing as they do not indicate place of birth but they asked...)
*newborn screen record issued by state of Texas
*medical records created 2 weeks after he was born (also proving nothing as the only indication was a hand written note "born at home.")
*My passport, Frédéric’s passport, and Angelina's passport

I guess the last set of items clinched it.

So now we can travel!

Monday, April 05, 2010

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