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Immediately after I escaped through a tiny hole in my mom's body, the people who grabbed me before I could flee gave me a test. I got 9 out of 10. They gave me the same test a few minutes later, and I still couldn't figure out how to get a perfect score. I was frustrated until I later heard the doctor say virtually no baby gets a perfect score on the APGAR (Activity, Pulse, Grimace, Appearance, and Respiration). After the stress of scoring only 9, I sure hope this is the last test I have to take in my life!
Me resting comfortably in my mom's arms:
Relaxing in style. Suntan lotion, anyone?
You can never sleep too much!
That's my "waipo" (mom's mom)! She's cool.
My dad takes a break from snapping pictures:
Guess who's napping again
Looks like I'm kissing mommy, but I'm really searching for food:
You've got to burp!
I got hungry preparing to leave the hospital:
My parents wrap me up like a burrito! (I worry because my dad LOVES burritos)
But I sometimes struggle to freedom:
No flash, please, daddy! I'm sleeping
My crib has a sweet view. I wonder whether they'll put me on "MTV Cribs"!
I don't sleep ALL the time. Sometimes I just rest
Like my dad, I get cranky when I'm hungry:
Sometimes I open my eyes
And sometimes I hide them
Waipo is already trying to teach me things
But I don't pay much attention, so they let me sleep
I'll let you in on a secret... Daddy's a fun place to sleep
I could relax here all day!
My cousin Brodie Hefner came to chat with me
And Brodie's friend Annie held me nicely (she's a mom, so she knows all the tricks)
I went outside for the first time and relaxed in my bug-proof comfy chair
...while everyone ate a great meal Brodie and Annie cooked on our new grill!
Thanks for visiting! I'm going to sleep now...
I've got many colorful toys and a mobile I'm beginning to appreciate!
I call the help whenever I need something, and they come running:
When they satisfy my every need, I reward them with this...
...but when they don't, I give them this:
My mommy is also my cafeteria!
Oh, the paparazzi are back. Now I know how Lady Di felt
Mommy's whispering secrets
Waipo's trying to calm me down, but I'm giving her the "I'm hungry" sign:
What can I say? The ladies just love me
My parents say I look like "Buddha boy." What do you think?
When people are talking, I pretend to sleep so I can hear what they say about me
I'm probably dreaming about more food:
Still probably thinking about food
Don't you just love bellies? So soft and warm!
I cried for more food, but all they would give me was that darn bottle, so I went on a hunger strike.
Relaxing in the chair Uncle Eric, Aunt Kelly, and cousins Colin and Spencer sent
This chair's great. Music. Vibration. Massage. What more could a guy want? Thanks!
Sleeping on Daddy
Up close and personal
Stylin' in my "Little All Star" outfit
I'm John Travolta in "Saturday Night Fever"!
John Travolta again, but shirtless!
I check out my friend Panda while Mommy changes me
I make everyone so happy. That friendly white-haired gentleman is my grandfather, Waigong
Mommy's showing me off
"Celestial Bear" mittens from my Chinese grandparents; Mickey reading a book from my American grandparents
After the Patriots outscored their last two preseason opponents 71-3, I fell asleep making "touchdown" signs
Waigong and Waipo have great taste, so they spend lots of time admiring me:
Hanging out on Mommy
Oh, hi! I didn't see you there
Got to run! Hungry! Must eat!
My shirt's letting everyone know I'm "The Boss"!
Chillin' on my comfy chair
Daddy, PLEASE stop using the flash!
"The Boss" (that's me!) sitting on my other favorite "chair"
Wearing my doggie shirt. I was born in the Chinese Year of the Dog, so it's very appropriate
I began smiling today, but I didn't let Daddy get any good photos. Check back soon
I guess this is what "half awake" means
I'm having fun with Daddy's cousin Meg, who couldn't resist paying me a visit after dropping her daughter Jane at Wesleyan
Daddy with Meg's son Bryce, who studies economics and computer science at Swarthmore
Mom talks grown-up stuff with Meg while I recover from all the excitement
See? Don't I look comfy?
Modeling my truck shirt
Researching my mobile
When I sleep comfortably, I let Mommy cut my nails
In fact, when I'm asleep, you can do pretty much anything to me and I'll ignore you
My arms and legs are getting chubby
It's harder to get comfortable without a belly, but I do OK
I think I look pretty happy
My Mommy takes great care of me
This is why my 'rents call me "Chubby Cheeks"
Please find your own belly! I found this one first
Waiting for my poop removers
The poop removal waiting room is quite plush
Waigong can't resist my charm
Someone keeps waving their hand in front of my face
Daddy's still trying to catch me smiling, and I'm still playing coy
Just me being cute again
My Mommy's quite proud of me...
...and you can see why
I like to keep my Mommy entertained
Mommy seems to enjoy this finger game
My waipo spoils me rotten. I'm a Little Emperor!
I think I was thinking, "Oobala Woobala!"
Talk about a close-up!
At least Daddy didn't use a flash today
I'm wearing my new Patriots socks, and the Pats won their first game!
Patriots socks make me so comfortable!
Watching the bears from my new portable crib
These bears are so cool. They go in a circle!
Posing in the Pooh shirt Grammar (my grandmother) sent me
Wondering what preceded the Big Bang...
I'm growing accustomed to these warm baths
I love drying off after a relaxing bath!
I poop a lot
Expressing my displeasure
A flying elephant! I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes!
Flying elephants are cool!
I'm telepathic! I use my mind, and these fingers (sometimes) do what I say!
Want a hug?
As my telepathy improves, I'll figure out how to grab that colorful giraffe!
This could be my mummy costume for Halloween
Except at night, I INSIST on sleeping on people
These people ENJOY making me look ridiculous!
I'm picking up good vibrations (from this chair)
After a rain storm, the air's refreshing
Gosh, this camera makes me look fat!
I hope Team Daryl has been lifting weights!
Quiet, please. I'm napping.
Observing the strange behaviors all around me
Napping on mommy
We both fell asleep for quite a while after this photo
My mommy's so wonderful!
Waiting with daddy before my misery began. (The doctor weighed me at 13 lbs, 2 ozs.)
The nurse talks sweetly, but she's planning to stab me four times!
I have NO idea what kind of torture this is
Another test! Will my head crash into my chest?
Several days later, I've survived whatever poison they put in those four shots
I love "walking" all around the neighborhood. Sometimes I look around, and sometimes I fall asleep
Surrounded by love!
Got mommy's nose!
Grasping and holding!
Melting the world with my smile:
Showing off my chubby cheek
Playing with mommy:
That darn camera often flashes in my eyes. I'm watching you, Daddy
Relaxing during poop removal
Getting suited up
Lounging in my plush Hugh Hefner outfit (see the bunny?)
They force me onto my belly and make me lift my head
Mommy needed help falling asleep, so I held her hand
Daddy can't keep his hands off of me
Hanging outside with mommy
Mommy had to kiss me because I was too cute
Why does Daddy always point this camera thingamajigy at me?
Sleeping on my Waipo
Checking something out
Still studying whatever it is
We spent a whole week enjoying color!
Isn't this pretty?
I like red the best
The entrance to our get-away
We played miniature golf!
They seemed to enjoy themselves
Daddy seized this photo op with me next to the golf course
Then Mommy decided to get in on the action too
Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park
I've never seen anything prettier! ...Of course, I'm only 12 weeks old
We drove 100+ miles of this!
Reminiscing about our trip, I'm all smiles
Soaking up what's left of the fall
My new Bumbo chair says 3-14 months, but I'm already nearly getting stuck inside!
Playing the musical caterpillar with mommy
Waiting patiently to be taken somewhere fun and exciting
Everywhere I go, I make people happy!
"Nana" and I held hands while I rested my head on her lap
She turns 95 this month. I'll be 95 in 2101!
When you hold me, please turn around constantly so I can see everything
Uncle Eric passes my stare test as Grammar looks on!
Uncle Eric shows me off to Grammar
Hanging out with my big cousin Colin
Grumpy has a REALLY soft belly!
Climbing on Uncle Eric as Grumpy watches
Having fun with my cousin Spencer:
Relaxing on my Grammar
I squealed with joy and made everyone laugh
I should become a stand-up comic... once I learn to stand up
Every day I get a little better at this
I'm figuring it out
Whispering a secret to my friend Muffles
Mr. Muffles is very tasty
I'm all smiles when I'm held by the ladies!
With Xiaohong and Waipo
Wearing my Sunday finest with daddy as we wait for game time
Showing off the stylish designer threads our good friends Andy and Tanya sent me
Cute enough for you?
Playing with mommy
Showing off my head-lifting talent
More horsin' around with mommy
Still being silly
Have you been taking pictures, Daddy?
Grumpy (my dad's dad) acting silly like my dad
I aced the Finger Test!
Check out this great Patriots outfit Daddy got me for Christmas!
This sneaky penguin rolls and spins all over the table
The boy in my mirror is almost as cute as I am!
During the day, they make me drink from the darn bottle
I don't recall what I was thinking here, but I sure looked cute!
I'm really quite the dancer!
The best part about reading a book is grabbing the pages
Trying to figure out this swallowing thing
How am I doing?
I really have to concentrate
Getting a manicure while I sleep (the only time I'll sit still for a manicure)
The cleaning crew at work
Ready for a trip to the doctor (My excitement is written all over my face)
My lamb is very soft
Are you spying on me, Daddy?
I can't believe what I'm reading!
Flashing my charming smile
Me in front of photos of me
My proud grandparents are showing me off again!
Mommy had to get in on the action
Just relaxing... Youth's not wasted on me
Daddy had to raise my Exersaucer to its highest setting!
Preparing to throw Rubber Ducky off the Exersaucer. (I love throwing things off and having the big people hand them back)
I'm eating like a pro now
Mmmmmm. Sweet potato
I'm a bit larger than last time you saw me in this chair, eh?
Do you like my green (?) eyes?
I must carefully inspect everything
Reading with Mommy
One + four = a cat???
Mommy's brushing up on her addition
Enjoying the 75-degree weather on the patio... just before the foot of sleet hit us
Oh yeah, I'm standing!
At this rate, I'll be dunking on Daddy soon
Whoever invented applesauce deserves a Medal of Freedom
Am I a clown? Do I amuse you?
Life is like a cabinet full of baby food... You never know what you're going to get
Oh, the food's supposed to go IN my mouth?
Boy, have I got egg on my face
Daddy often dances me to sleep before my morning and afternoon naps
I like to grab whatever I can... ears, glasses, nose, mouth
Sometimes Mommy gets in on the dancing action
But I can rough her up too
But I'm normally a sweetheart
Aren't I a darling?
Sometimes I get excited when Daddy takes my picture
In my new highchair
I can be cute just about anywhere!
Wearing my fire trucks & police cars outfit
If I were running, I'd be going REALLY fast!
I'm skydiving (or just being silly)
Relaxing on a beautiful day at the Bronx Zoo
Flashing my winsome smile
Clapping my hands on command
Doing my signature lip scrunch
Daddy took me to meet the panda bear
He thought I was really great, so he patted my head
Daddy wore a silly hat
I wiped myself out at the zoo
Taking my grandparents for a walk
I let them push me so they get some exercise
Playing with my friends Lion and Bear
Want to play with us?
Daddy (usually) carries me where I want to go
(Odd) family portrait
Don't mess with me. I know kung fu!
I'm also a goofy face expert
I love playing outside
With a crowd of admirers, I'm a clown
Trying out my new teeth!
Mommy loved the carousel. I wasn't quite sure what to think
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is "Big Papi." I'm "Little Papi"!