Jan 31, 2011  •  In Beauty, Claire, Korean, Parenting, Personal

I’m Not Fat; I Just Have a Big Head

Last week we took Claire in for her 4-month checkup. Our pediatrician declared the baby perfectly normal and healthy for her age…but voiced her concern at Claire’s weight gain. When Claire was born, she weighed 6.7 lbs (23rd percentile) and was 19 inches long (33rd percentile). Currently, Claire weighs 14.6 lbs and is 22.75 inches […]

Jan 30, 2011  •  In Geek, Home, Information

Know Your Nuts and Bolts

I have a tendency to keep all the extra screws, nuts, and bolts that come with electronics, toys, furniture, etc just in case we have a malfunction in the middle of the night and ohmigosh this thingamajig just fell apart because it’s missing ONE screw but Home Depot isn’t open! So as you can probably imagine, our […]

Jan 28, 2011  •  In Baby, Claire, Parenting, Personal

Sleep Regression

Ever since Claire hit 15 weeks of age (she is now 17 weeks old), she has been becoming increasingly difficult to deal with each passing day. I had read about the dreaded 4-month sleep regression and realized that our child was a classic case: instead of waking up only once or twice in the night, […]

Jan 27, 2011  •  In Personal

Bon Anniversaire!

My favorite person in the whole wide world turns 33 today. Happy birthday to a wonderful husband, father and friend! (Today also marks another special day for us. Exactly one year ago, I found out that I was pregnant with Claire. J’s reaction? “The baby’s not even born yet and it’s already stealing my thunder!” […]

Jan 23, 2011  •  In Claire, Cute, Gadgets, Wishlist

Laughing Baby

We’re not exactly sure why Claire was in such a good mood today (if only she were like this every day!), but we didn’t dare jinx it by even questioning why. We took it all in stride, enjoying every last minute, and when she went into a 3- minute long laughing frenzy, J scrambled for […]

Jan 22, 2011  •  In Funny, Geek, Relationships, Star Wars

Luke, I Am Your Father… [Animated GIF]

Because no father-son relationship (even that of the Skywalkers) would be complete without “When I was your age…” comparisons. Via Geeks are Sexy. You may also like: “3-CPO” Once Upon an Internet Google Translate: Star Wars Edition Wednesday Rewind: The 10 Levels of Intimacy in Today’s Communication

Jan 22, 2011  •  In Asian, Funny, Personal

The Aging Process of Asian Women

One of the biggest stereotypes about Asian women (aside from the notion that we are meek, timid creatures who are sexual slaves in the bedroom) is that we never seem to age, or age at a much slower rate than the rest of the population. And wouldn’t you know it — here is a funny […]

Jan 21, 2011  •  In Entertainment, Funny, Web

America, America, This is You!

Remember America’s Funniest Home Videos? This comic, entitled The World Before the Internet, sure brought back some great memories. (America’s Funniest Home Videos was one of the few television shows that my family watched together, since fluency in English was not required in the comprehension of the majority of the videos.) You may also like: […]

Jan 21, 2011  •  In Claire, Motherhood, Parenting, Personal

Milestones, Schmilestones

I have a love/hate relationship with weekly emails from BabyCenter. If you are pregnant, or are a parent, you know exactly what I’m talking about. By this week your baby is… And you read on to feel smug if your baby has already reached that milestone/developmental stage, or you are ashamed and feel like the […]