Friday, November 24, 2006

Thank-you Parker's Pals

Parker, my wife and I just returned from our regular trip to Sick Kid's so that Parker can get his ADAGEN injection. He is currently watching BrainyBaby in the other room as my wife gives him his bottle. Parker was quite upset on the car ride home as the sun seemed to bother him quite a bit. One of the side effects of the Septra that he takes is a sensitivity to light. I am not sure if that had anything to do with it or if it would have made any baby cranky. After two-thirds of the way home, we decided to pull off the hi-way and have my wife sit in the back with the sad little guy. It was definitely quieter in the car; Parker's mom did a good job blocking the sun and keeping his mind off of being upset.

I am not sure how many of you watched the CityNews spot last night about Kiss the Pig and Parker's Pals, but I did and I was thoroughly impressed. CityNews, as always did an excellent job. The students looked like they had a lot of fun, and we are so appreciative of all the hard work that Parker's Pals did. I recorded the news as I do for all the media that Parker gets, but I currently do not have a link to it on my site. If you are interested in seeing it I am sure I will have a stream to it shortly. Thank you so much Pope John Paul II Catholic School and Parker's Pals. We are so appreciative of you.

I figured I should mention it here that Parker finally reached the 11 kilogram/24 pound mark today. We were a little surprised at how much he gained this week since he has been so active lately, but I guess with not gaining so much the past few weeks he was due for a larger gain. Parker weighed in today at 11.070 kg or for those of you who are not into the metric thing: 24 lbs 5.7 oz.

Continuing on the topic of Parker's energy as of late, I must say that we have seen some changes in his personality in the past week. Parker is full of energy and seems to want to move around, talk and stand up. He also has seemed to create a temper when he does not get what he wants. I know that all of this is normal, but where did my calm, well tempered son go? Not to say that he is a cranky little man, because he is not. His laugh is still very contagious and he still wants to spend quite a bit of time with us, but as someone had put it, Parker is exploring his independence.

I warned my parents yesterday that he is a very energetic little boy and wants to explore everything so they better be ready for it tomorrow. I am not still not sure what my wife and I are going to do tomorrow afternoon but we are happy that they are going to get to spend some time with Parker.


Stacia said...

Hiya Parker!!!
Well I think you need to scoot mommy and daddy OUT OF THE HOUSE and ON A HOT DATE...when your Nonno and Nonna come to spend time with you...hehehe
I hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!

HUGSSSSSSSSS xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Natalie said...

Hi My Little Parker!

I hope that you have a great day with your Nonna and Nonna! I cannot wait to see you over the Christmas holidays! It is coming up so fast!

Have a great weekend Parker Pants!

Auntie Natalie

Uncle Mikey said...

Dear Parky,
We heard you had a fabulous time with Nonna and Nonno on Saturday! We also heard that you were full of laughs and smiles all day long! Nonno said you love to explore and you were crawling all over the place! Sounds like they got a workout too. It's wonderful to see how well you're doing and how many leaps and bounds you're making. We miss you and can't wait to see you big guy!
Love always,
Auntie Christini and Uncle Mikey (and Jacob!) xoxoxoxo