I guess I have a once a week blogger now that I am working full time. It has been a learning experience of what is important, what can wait and what needs to be done so that I won't go insane. Blogging has been fun and relaxing because I get to review all the pictures that we take to finalize which ones should be posted. It's also a way for me to keep my California family and friends in the loop. Gideon will know all your names and faces even before he meets you. We have pictures posted in his bedroom and in the kitchen. =)
So with the weekly pictures, it is harder and harder to keep him still. He wants to move and he wants to sit up. He can't sit up on his own. He leans up and then forward. Slowly he starts to tip over from the waist down and he can't stop himself. So that is what we were working with in this week's picture. Thanks Carolyn and Christian for the great outfit. I can pop my collar!
You may be wondering why chicken dumpling is in the title of this week's post. Gideon has large feet and hands. He moved from a 0-3 month shoe to a 6-12 month shoe in his fourth month. The problem is not the length of his foot but the puffiness of his foot. Garrett has a loving term of endearment for Gideon's feet. He calls them chicken dumplings. "Stop moving your chicken dumplings." "Your chicken dumplings are looking quite large today." "I want to eat your chicken dumplings." So we took a picture with a Ling Ling chicken dumpling. Again, he was moving too much. This was the best shot.
Gideon has crazy hair. He has had a full head of hair since birth and it has kept growing. The bald spot that many babies have in the first few months did not happen for Gideon. He had such long hair that he had a comb over to mask over the thinning areas. Yes, a comb over. Garrett and I are lamenting about cutting his hair. We might just trim the rat tail that he has been growing and that should be enough. So this is how much hair he has. I combed it out so you can see the full length!