I’ve never had a ton to complain about so Thanksgiving has always provided me an opportunity to simply sit back and thank my lucky stars.
This year a new dimension was added: Liam.
So, thank you Liam for making your parents quite happy, for being a very good boy, for your developing personality and your ability to make others put a smile on their face.
Here is a quick list of what Liam told me he is thankful for this Thanksgiving:
-Nuk. My Nuk is rad. Even Dr. Brown’s has a good quality pacifier.
-Teeth. I have two now. I can’t wait to cash these babies in.
-Gerber. The sweet potatoes are my favorite.
-Exersaucer. This adds a little diversity to my play time.
-Margarita. No, not the adult beverage my babysitter. She’s the best.
-Bath Tubs. I really enjoy these relaxing forays to cleanse.
-My Daddy’s blog readership. It’s nice to hear people enjoy reading this blog. For example, my great Aunt Joan is a blog stalker apparently. Here’s a photo of her holding me–her face has been hidden to protect the innocent.
I thought you weren't supposed to be held by a stalker...
-Diapers.com. Otherwise, I’d have soiled many-a-things by now.
-My family. Everybody really loves me. Thanks guys!
-Lastly, congrats to Aunt Kelly and soon-to-be Uncle Nick on their engagement. That is very exciting stuff.
Oh, there are some new photos in the SulliAlbum, too. Check it out on the right side of the home page.
We paid another visit to the pediatrician today. Liam refrained from pooping on anything, but as you can see from the photo he did decide to soil the patient table. No pants required.
Liam getting his temperature taken. It was 98.6, for the record. He wasn't very polite--check out the soiled sheet.
He weighed in at nearly 9 pounds, 4 ounces stretching to nearly 22 inches as his four-week birthday arrives tomorrow. We’re told we have a very healthy little boy. We are very lucky.
Speaking of visits, I made my first trip to Diapers.com and came away impressed. I purchased around 260 diapers for about $41.00 including next day shipping. It was easy. Once Mrs. Moosh passes along her referral code, she’ll make a little money. If anyone would like to say I referred you, please use my code: SKSU0938.
Who does Liam look more like: SulliDad or SulliMom?
Either way is fine with me. If you ask either of us, we’d both modestly tell you we are ridiculously good looking and awesome.
DIAPER UPDATE: We did a little price comparison on the Pampers diapers (thanks for the tip on Diapers.com Meredith). We compared Buy Buy Baby, where Molly stopped today to pick-up an 84-pack, and Diapers.com. I think in the long run Diapers.com will save us money if we purchase in bulk and we’ll be able to provide extra discounts to our pals the Spielman’s who referred us to the site. Don’t worry friends, I’ll be sure to let you know our account name so we can reap the benefits of referral, too.
PLETHORA OF GIFTS: We, er Liam, have received a ton of gifts from our friends and family. We are blessed to say the least. Among the gifts doled out today, two of them make for a cool photo and an opportunity to give a shout-out. At UIC, I am lucky to work with Bob and Darla who run the local Quiznos. They are a pleasure to work with, their service is great and more importantly, they’re simply good people. They went out of their way to provide Liam with some Quiznos gear (check the photo) and bath toys. Very cool. Don’t forget to grab a toasty sub the next time you’re in our neighborhood.
Liam's new Q-Wear and Partizan bib.
Our new soccer coach at UIC, Sean Phillips, recently returned from a recruiting voyage to Serbia. He brought back a bib (check photo) for Liam touting Serbian soccer club, Partizan. He did this with the intent to stir up controversy among the Serbia natives who have played/play at UIC. Most, as I understand it, root for Red Star Belgrade–a big rival. This could create a windfall of Red Star gear and arguments in a language I don’t understand. Stay tuned. And, thanks Sean. (oh, if you have youngsters who like soccer, check out the UIC Soccer Camp.)