Tuesday, April 24, 2007
all about rockstar baby (rsb)

I haven’t written about my RSB in a while, but I keep meaning to. I know most people won’t find this especially interesting, but as a mom, I feel compelled to write about his growth and development. It really is amazing to watch this tiny little creature grow into an actual person right before your eyes. So here goes:

  • I love watching him eat a cracker. He holds it with his cute little hands and takes 2 or 3 delicate little nibbles –then he just starts chomping at it. So it’s really “nibble, nibble, nibble, chomp, and then shove-the-remaining-piece in my mouth.” Or if he doesn’t cram the rest in his mouth, he’ll throw it on the floor and then stomp on it. And then he laughs about it. Hilarious! Of course, the cleaning up of the crumbs is not hilarious. We say no to the stomping but he just finds that hilarious.

  • RSB knows his shoes. He can tell his outside shoes from his indoor shoes, and has preferences for which shoes to put on. He will yell and put up a fight until you put on the shoes he wants. I just bought him the cutest kicks a week ago and he loves them. They are Geox sneakers in a blue, orange, cream combo and they’re meant for early walkers. Whenever he sees them, he’ll pick them up, bring ‘em to you, and indicate that he wants them. Sometimes he's even say "this! this!" If you try to put on a different pair, he’s continue to yell at you and put up a fuss. Ye gods. Shoe connoisseur? I am worried.

check out my new kicks
  • RSB loves dogs. He has a little toy puppy that barks when you press its tummy. He’ll pick it up and give it to you and go “oof, oof” (or some variation therof) which indicates that he wants you to make the dog bark (he can’t do it on his own yet). He also loves videos of dogs we find on YouTube and will sit there and watch for a good 15 minutes. He’ll be actively pointing and making observations.

  • RSB discovered he could walk backwards a few days ago. It’s a cool parlor trick, but he only does it when he wants to. He also loves to climb up the stairs (which is certainly a very dangerous hobby).
the baby on the stairs
  • RSB loves golf! Which is great for the hubs. RSB can be his caddy in a couple of years! Hahah... RSB was given a trio of toy golf clubs to play with and he always walks around with one clutched tightly in his hand. If you try to pry it off, he will get pissed off. He even falls asleep with a club in his hands. He also likes to hit golf balls around. So he's definitely a golfer in training.
me and my putter (and mom)
  • RSB is also fascinated by my guitar. Whenever I play, he'll grab the guitar pick from me and try to use it. But he always has a quizzical look on his face when he uses the pick and doesn't make a sound. I think he thinks that the sound comes from the pick and wonders why I can still play without it. He also likes to dance when I'm playing!

  • RSB is a skinny little dude. I have tried to no avail to fatten him up, but it just isn’t happening. I am very worried about this despite the fact that his pediatrician says he’s healthy and growing normally. The doc keeps saying that it’s a matter of genetics and that he's following his own growth curve. She keeps saying "well you're not exactly a giant yourself, so you shouldn't really expect him to be." But then I tell her that I see tons of moms with chubby, tubby babies! WTF?! It’s gotten to the point that I feel I have done something wrong to make RSB such a small baby. Like maybe I should've breastfed him every hour on the hour, or gave him more formula if he so much as cried when he was younger. He’s at the 50th-75th percentile for height, thank goodness, but he’s consistently at the 5-10th % percentile for weight. The thing I don't get is that he has a good appetite. He eats a good breakfast, lunch, and dinner and some snacks in between. His favorite food is this dish I created: broccoli and cauliflower, cheese sauce, and tofu all blended together. He can eat a whole bowl of this. He also has about 15-20 ounces of milk, plus a can on Pediasure daily. And I also put tons of butter or olive oil in a lot of his meals. So what gives? He’s still a skinny dude and I’m still a worried mom. Gah! I don’t know why he’s not any chubbier. Although he does have my dad’s body type I suppose –small and skinny despite always eating and snacking. And like my doc says, babies come in all shapes and sizes and not to worry as long as he is healthy.

Well of course I count my blessings and I’m glad RSB is nice and healthy! He’s outgoing, sociable, annoying, whiny, cute, active, smart, whimsical, and all that and a bag of chips!

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POSTED BY KAT AT 4/24/2007 09:13:00 AM |


Anonymous chase said...

Awww it makes me want to hug your RSB. It makes me yearn more to have children. Hopefully I can have my own in the near future

4/24/2007 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger tintin said...

He's perfect! As all babies are.

kat, can you share your cauliflower recipe please? I would appreciate it!

4/24/2007 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger MrsPartyGirl said...

hi kat, i missed your rsb updates :) i think i won't get tired of telling you how such a cutie he is! lalo pa now that he's becoming more makalat and makulit, precious! :)

btw, ninna isn't a chubby-tubby girl, either. i had panic attacks at one time because she refused to eat, milk lang, pero she's active naman and healthy (says the pedia). at least, rsb has a great appetite! so, stop worrying, you're doing a great job :)

4/24/2007 01:00:00 PM  
Blogger G. said...

i will forgive you for posting this entry WITHOUT A PICTURE only because i will be seeing him in a few days.

but, anyway...

i'm sure he's healthy. and it might be a good thing that he's not a chubby baby. you don't want him carrying that extra weight around. might not be good for the swing when he does go out and play golf with the dad.

4/24/2007 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Karen Lyn said...

Can you attach any pictures???

4/24/2007 03:55:00 PM  
Anonymous tin said...

wow, rsb's so big now and still cute as ever! maybe he's got your genes and he'll grow up to be slim, too!

4/24/2007 08:16:00 PM  
Anonymous evi said...

being skinny is also my concern before but you know what, our kids may not be chubby but if they don't easily get sick, that means their healthy.

watching babies grow and develop certain skills is an adventure in itself.

4/24/2007 08:32:00 PM  
Blogger Mec said...

better he remain skinny but continue to eat healthy and stay active... that way, he's least likely to be depressed and sickly :)

4/24/2007 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Toe said...

LOL! This is such a funny update about RSB! :) Gee, I wish I could be like RSB and your Dad... eat everything in sight and still be skinny. :)

4/24/2007 11:05:00 PM  
Blogger Bugsybee said...

RSB's growing fast. Soon he'll be your Rockstar Boy! :)

4/25/2007 03:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Karen Lyn said...

Don't feed him too much butter. You also have to worry about diabetes, etc ... ! Let him be skinny. As long as he is healthy and happy -- everything is a-ok?!

Btw, thanks for the pictures. I noticed that he smiles a lot. I am going to show this to Babs. See you in July.

4/25/2007 10:21:00 AM  
Blogger G. said...

thanks for the pics AND for raising future dog sitter for tiny and venti!

hoy, karen! *mwaaaaah*

4/25/2007 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

Jakey's thing with the shoes reminds me a little of my brother when he was 3-ish. He hated plaid shirts, and when my mom tried to put one on him once, he said, "I don't like country clothes!" haha...

Other than that, at least Jakey eats veggies! Alex is so picky with food, it's a wonder that he's pretty much in the middle of the growth charts as of late. Alex's old doc said that when kids get to around 5 y/o they pretty much even out in height and weight and are a comparable size to their classmates, so don't worry, I'm sure you're doing fine w/Jakey!

4/25/2007 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger kmargrett said...

Awww, he's getting so big! The pictures are great.. I especially like where he's decked out in blue and orange.. (Mets fan in the making..? ;P) Take care!

4/26/2007 12:39:00 AM  
Blogger Analyse said...

aw kat, you're so cool. thanks for being there even if it was too late already. wish we could have chatted more. next time, ill take the offer. you, my tourist guide ;)

5/16/2007 11:07:00 PM  
Blogger mrs. pektus said...

Have d same problem with aj, he used 2 b chubby and all BUT when he learned how to crawl his weight gain just slow down. Doc says because they are active thus they burn fat more easily even if they eat like construction workers. I do envy friends with chubby babies but when they complain about how heavy their kids are , i am glad aj is just right.

5/20/2007 02:12:00 AM  

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