Cool news today. Last night Murray redesigned his blog. I love the new look, and love that it represents him much more than the previous blog. Check it out here! I am encouraging him to do more stuff like this because I think it's absolutely fantastic.
Know what else is absolutely fantastic? Being Murray's wife.
(A lot of what I do I couldn't do without Murray's support, advice, feedback, and help. But that's only one of many reasons why I love him.)
In other news, Gulliver traveled 5 feet this week. He isn't "crawling." He isn't even "army crawling." He takes more of a bulldozer approach where he plants his face into the ground, flails his arms out to the sides uselessly, and moves himself forward using his feet and his amazing breathing techniques (that gets out all the boogers and leaves them on my carpet). In these pictures, you can see that the blanket and car is where I left Gulliver while I was working in the kitchen. The third picture is what Gulliver looks like when he's trying to be mobile.
(CONFESSION: I "tidied" up my living room in Photoshop.)
And finally, a word on poop. Before I share that word, though, I will mention that for the past few days, my google chat tagline has been "I just got coughed, sneezed, and farted on, all within 2 seconds. Motherhood = glamorous!!" Last night, two friends admitted to me that all week they thought that I was saying that I just coughed, sneezed and farted within two seconds. I must try to be more careful about these things...
Anyhoo. Because I am a mother of a baby, poop is a major part of my life. And since I blog about my life, I blog about poop. So here's the latest. Gulliver has moved to an every-second-day schedule, where I get a whole poop-free day. This is also known as Cute Outfit Day. On the other days, also known as Dark Clothing Day, I expect terrible, terrible things. Yesterday, Gulliver didn't disappoint. Here is a picture of one side of him.
Notice the terrible things bubbling out of his pants. And rest assured, there was more bubbling out on the other side. Not knowing how to even handle a situation like this, I carried Gulliver into the bathroom in the chair itself. Then, I took him out and plopped (appropriate verb) him down into the tub, fully clothed. In the tub, I took off the offensive clothing and diaper and then I just hosed him off under the faucet. Good times.
To help capture these wonderful moments of motherhood, Murray bought me a flip video camera as a belated Mother's Day gift. I can't say enough how much I love, love, love it. We recently bought another video camera---just before Gulliver was born---but to be honest, I never used it much because I didn't really know how the whole uploading and converting process happened. I just made Murray do it all. With this camera, all I have to do is plug it in directly to my usb port and drag and drop the video onto my computer. It's soooo easy and sooooo convenient. Also sooooo small and sooooo stylish. I love good design. So here is a video of me trying to capture Gulliver figuring out his bilingual singing farm toy that was a gift from Auntie B and Uncle J in Canada. He really was entertained for a few hours in his crib yesterday and this toy was a big contributor to his entertainment!