Sunday, May 21, 2006

Who Says You Can't Have Fun In a Bubble?

Yesterday was another excellent day for Parker. Since it was his mommy's birthday yesterday we decided to let mom go out for a little bit and visit with her best friend. Parker and daddy had a great couple of hours playing with his gymnie, sitting in his Bumbo by the window and working on Parker's 'tummy time'.

I decided that the best way for Parker to get used to what the outside world looks like was to have him sit down and take a look at it. So, I cleared all the space by our window, placed his Bumbo chair on the sill and let him stare out at the world. He loved seeing the birds fly by. I don't know what he was thinking as he sat there but he definately seemed to be enjoying himself.

Now, this is the third time that mommy has left for a few hours with daddy taking care of the baby and then return to Parker without his pants and socks on. To be honest, Parker did have one sock on; but, apparently that is not good enough. I just find it easier to do 'tummy time' without his pants on. Well, the rolling over portion of 'tummy time'.

On the topic of 'tummy time', Parker has now decided that when he no longer wants to do his 'tummy time' homework he just places his arms by his sides and does a face plant. Parker has fooled mommy with that one, but he has to be a little more resourceful with his dad. I realised that he does not really like having his hands by his sides and as a result gets angry and then will put one arm back in front and then roll himself over to his back. A little bit of clapping on daddy or mommy's part afterwards lets him know that he has done something special.

Parker had a complete laughing fit yesterday when we were playing peek-a-boo with his oxygen saturation monitor. I have absolutely no idea what he finds so amusing with the monitor (it is turned off) but he was cracking up yesterday. If you check the recent videos on the side there is one were he is laughing at his monitor.

I would like to take the time to thank everyone who visited our site yesterday. We had over 4000 hits which was very exciting. Thank you so much to The Toronto Star and Elaine Carey (medical reporter) who did such an excellent job with the article. Please visit our site often to see how the little monkey is doing. We would also like to thank Dr. Aiutu for speaking with the Toronto Star about his work in gene therapy. He is truly a remarkable man. I am sure that Parker would like to say a special thank you to his nurses on the floor who are truly amazing. He loves playing with them whenever he gets a chance to.

Lastly, my wife and I are doing an interview today with CityTV so check out City for our story. I was told it would air in the 6pm news tonight.


Allyson said...

Have a super Sunday with your parents Parker! Sounds like you had a great day yesterday with Dad!
Allyson, BEck and Bruce

Uncle Mikey said...

Hi Parky
Don't you look so cute and chubby in your onesie! You must've loved looking out the window observing the world. We are hard at work at nonno and nonna's pool to make sure it's all ready for you to make the plunge! Love you lots and miss you too!
Auntie Christini and Uncle Mikey

coolauntiekatie said...

Hiya Parkerbear!!

Well it looks like you and Daddy certainly have a fun time together! I love the picture of you with one sock!! Uncle Michael and I are looking forward to watching the news tonight on City Tv!

Love ya lots and lots,
Auntie Kate xo

Natalie said...

Hi There Parker!

It was so good to see you yesterday in the window! You are such a cutie. I can't wait to see your Mommy and Daddy on TV tonight!

I hope you had a good day today!

Love you Parker Poo!

Auntie Natalie xoxo

Elizabeth said...

Hi Parker darling,

I hope you had fun looking out that window and watching all that goes on. :) How nice that mom got to go visit her best friend on her birthday and you got to spend some time with daddy! :)

Love, Elizabeth