Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kids in chairs

Day by day, we continue to help Isaiah out with his development. He's been sleeping through the night for a few weeks now, and what I mean by that is that he's not waking up in the middle of the night expecting to eat. He'll still wake up crying every now and then, as he searches for his pacifier, but other than that, the nighttime feedings are history! He's been fairly active in his activity center, doing full turns when nobody's watching, and has found the ability to move things with his hands. Although his coordination is still a work in progress, we notice him playing with the different toys on the activity center, anxiously trying to pull them all into his mouth! He gets an occasional helping hand from his big sister, who will happily help her little bro shove everything in his mouth!

We started Isaiah in Makenna's bebe pod this weekend, and he loves the new view. I know that there was a big stink about these "sitting aides" in the news some time ago, but unlike the parents who had issues with this chair, we don't use it as a babysitter. I don't mean to go off on a tangent, but there was a case where a father put his baby in this seat on top of the dining room table. Not only that, he was doing something else, probably assuming that the baby was OK. The baby tipped over the chair and off the table, landing on his head. OUCH! Not sure what happened to the child, but the parents sued the makers of the chair. In my opinion, it was more parental negligence than faulty design, but I'm not a lawyer. I'm not saying that our kids won't ever get injured like that, but I am saying that we're not dumb enough to leave the kids unattended in a situation like that. Might as well just throw them in the back of the truck when we go somewhere. That's safe, right?

WHEW! Now that I got that off my chest, here's a pic of our "twins" in their chairs. Big sister Makenna couldn't let Isaiah hog the spotlight, so she had to pose on her favorite chair as well. She's getting more and more excited as Isaiah gets bigger. I bet she can't wait until he gets mobile so she can show him "the way," or at least corrupt him! Enjoy!

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