Thursday, April 01, 2010

Retirement of the baby book

Several months ago, I wrote about the baby book and how it's become ubiquitous in our living room. What's the baby book? Read all about it. Anyway, a few weeks ago we decided to conduct an experiment (I suppose a hazard of having both parents with science background is being subjected to numerous "experiments") to see if we can go a day without using the baby book, keeping the babies alive and managing to remember who's pooped and who hasn't (seems like the first few months of parenthood is consumed with tracking your babies poop schedule. And of course taking photos). Well the experiment turned out to be a success for 3 reasons:
  • the babies are old enough now to convey hunger (the ceaseless crying is a big clue in figuring this out)
  • Toni is super regular with his #2 activities. Every morning after the first meal...let's just say Toni requires 2 diaper changes each morning
  • both babies have started switching from baby formula to craving for finger foods. In fact, Toni's sense of smell is so well developed all you have to do is bring food into the living room and he's on you like white on rice. And of course, where Toni goes, Dara follows. 
Since then we've stopped using the baby book. All in all, we went through about 4.5 notebooks and I am really glad we kept those records.