Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rolling Over!

Today Eirik had a visit at the Neonatal Followup Clinic at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital here in Tacoma. Eirik had a busy morning and got to meet with a physical therapist, social worker, occupational therapist, nurse and nurse practitioner. Of course our little guy was a total flirt around the ladies and was as cute as could be.

Here's what we found out:

  • Eirik weighs 12 pounds, 5 ounces. He's a little more that 2-1/2 times his birth weight.
  • He's 23.75 inches long, so wee-man is 5 inches taller than his birth height.
  • Eirik has no developmental delays
  • He is in excellent health
While the physical therapist was evaluating him, she got him to roll over from his tummy to his back assisted. A little while later, he figured out how to do it on his own and did it a couple of times for us! It was so cool!

Of course we had to show Otis when we got home, and then Kelly got out her phone camera so all of our loyal readers can enjoy the show, too.

We're just tickled that Eirik is doing so well and that he continues to amaze and delight us on a daily basis.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


So Eirik surprised us by his love of being able to stand up and just hang on to either one of us as he looked around. Seeing as how wee man has no interest in tummy time, we decided to set up the most excellent bouncer that Jennifer from work gave us when she wanted to reclaim her garage space...

Our kid is a nut for bouncing, and it's funny but he loves to bounce his burps out after eating. He'll get halfway through his bottle and then start pushing his legs out to bounce against either one of us. It's funny, cute, and annoying all at the same time.

Here are some photos of our bouncin' baby boy having a blast in his jumper!

"Stop bouncing you say? Pbbbbbt..."

"No freakin' way! I thought those were fake!"

Serious kid looks serious.

Eirik staring at the lights

When Kelly first raced dirt track cars, she needed a phone book to reach the pedals. Eirik needs a photo album to reach the floor.

Invisible hammer

"No way!"

Monday, June 15, 2009

Photo Installment

The Richardson Residence has succumbed to the Evil that Facebook... Hence, we haven't been posting much here at our blog... We are working on trying to change that for the better for all of our friends and family that tend to look here for new updates and photos of Eirik.

So without further ado, here are some photos of our cutie in action!

Eirik and Toby and Eddie taking a nap

Eirik sleeping in Uncle Logan's arms

When I grow up, I want drawings like yours!

Otis and Eddie and Eirik having an afternoon snuggle

Kelly and Eirik asleep on the couch during an episode of MacGyver

Eirik doing his Kenny impersonation after a bath

Eirik is catching up to Eddie in height and weight... the fight for the bed is a little more evenly matched

Om nom nom nom nom... fingers are tasty!

I don't know what mom is planning, but it can't be good with that grin

Chillin' with dad after PT

Hanging out with Auntie Candy while Mom and Dad have "Date Night"

"No Kitty, that's my blanket!"

Hey Mom and Dad, I know the economy sucks... But can you not make me look like a homeless guy?

Eating some peaches: Yer doin' it wrong