Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Upcoming birthday celebrations

For those of you who are interested and available, we are planning to do a baby dedication for Timmy on Sunday, August 10.

Timmy's first birthday is the following day, August 11. Do not feel that you need to buy him something, but if you were going to do it anyway, here are a few recommendations:

  • Size 12 month clothes and pajamas.  He is currently over 18.5 lbs.  I recommend shirts and pajamas that button up rather than going over the head.  Sometimes his little body is too stiff to put shirts over his head.
  • Size 3 diapers.
  • Nutramigen formula powder (not liquid, because we alter the powder to water ratio to increase the calories).  Nutramigen is made by Enfamil and available in most stores that sell formula.
  • Things to look at and listen to, like books, music, pictures, mobiles, and things with lights and sounds.
  • If you choose toys, go for things with lights and music that do not require fine motor skills or standing.  He is not likely to pick things up, but if he did, it would be with his whole hand -- nothing that would use a pinching motion or small parts.  Also, the parents REALLY appreciate OFF BUTTONS.  :-)
  • Shiny, colored balloons are cheap yet very fun for him to watch.  He has an Elmo balloon now that he really likes.

2 comments:

Mom/Nana said...

I am so excited. And thanks for the specific list. OFF buttons are very good things!

Aunt Beth said...

thanks for the list, chica. dad was asking about what types of things he would like. i had some of the same ideas - music, books, shiny things...miss you guys a lot but i am glad to hear that you may be going home soon. i know that is what both you and timmy need for the different rest and relaxation that happens when you are HOME. I have to disagree with the Lion King on that point, Home is NOT where your rump rests...talk to you soon. Love ya!