Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving and Week 15

Happy Belated Thanksgiving! Happy Black Friday! I usually am excited for the sales, but not this year. Nothing to entice me to wake up early except for Cost Plus World Market and the free ornament with a scratcher. Guess what? I won a gift certificate, 25 dollars! Woohoo.

Week 15 picture. I can't believe he is already fifteen weeks old.

Week 15

Since we have been staying with Grandma and Grandpa Wong for the past couple of weeks. We found a picture of when Shiv was 5 months old. What do you think? Does Gideon look like his mom?

Mom and Son

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Week 14 pictures

Gideon is 14 weeks and I cannot believe it. Since we are in California, I had to bring the lion with us. I also took a picture with the monchichis that I found in the garage. Just recently, Gideon has been given the nickname, Monchichi. Garrett has modified the nickname to Monchanchan Maru. Do you think Gideon looks like a monchichi?




Monday, November 15, 2010

Whirlwind weekend

Gideon and I flew down to California the Friday after Veteran's day. I had a day to pack what we would need for 2 weeks. It was quite an adventure to see which luggage would fit the most items and weighed the least. We did fit everything that we needed and if I forgot something, oh well, we can buy it.

Gideon did very well on his first airplane ride. He was very curious about the people, the new scenery, just about everything. He was irritated by me because everytime I tried to nurse him, he would start to cry. Then I let him "see" the world and he was fine. He fell asleep halfway through the flight. It was a bittersweet homecoming since we had to attend my grandfather's/Gideon's great grandfather's funeral service. He never met Gideon in person but he did see a lot of pictures. His first comment about Gideon was that he needed a haircut.

Many of us wanted Gideon to meet his great grandfather, but the next best thing, or even better, was that he met his great grandmother. Gideon was a little nervous in the beginning but then he warmed up. He has been the best little baby ever. He has been passed around to new aunties, uncles and cousins and he did well. Now we have an overtired baby due to the lack of downtime, but today he has been catching up on sleep.

Some pictures for Gideon's papa.






Thursday, November 11, 2010

Week 12 and 13

Behind on the pictures. It's so hard to take pictures of a baby. These were the best. Enjoy!

Week 12

Week 13

The woes of having long hair!

So Gideon has been working on his sleep, specifically night time sleep. He does ok, but we know he can do better. He can sleep for a 6 hour chunk and then 2 hour chunks after that. We are working on connecting the sleep chunks.

When he sleeps, he likes to turn his head from left to right constantly. With the movement, he has created many knots. At first they were small and easy to take apart. A couple of nights ago, there was a mega knot. Yup, we had to cut two knots out after lots of conditioner and soaking. The combover is still working to cover the balding spots. =)

Lots of knots!


Lots of hair

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Interviewing Gideon

Gideon - 3 Months from Gar on Vimeo.

My son discusses the economy, the US-China trade deficit, anti-Chinese xenophobia, the high expectations of being a 5th generation Chinese American, AND...

...dinner. =)

-Papa G.

Monday, November 1, 2010


My SF Giant's fan and me. He is wearing a tiger hat since he is the year of the tiger. It is too big for him now, but he will grow into it. Thanks, auntie maria!