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Week 4 Highlights

June 26th, 2008. (3 weeks, 4 days old.) by ben

Well, I’m 3 weeks old now, and as you can see, I’m getting pretty comfortable. And Daddy is getting pretty good at rocking me to sleep in the glider.

Of course, Daddy seems to think that once I’m asleep, I’m fair game to make fun of (He’s mocking my “Eeeeevil..” pose…) . I suppose that’s a fair trade off seeing as I’m getting him and Mommy up at all hours of the night…

Here’s the Daddy’s eye view when I’m hanging out in the Moby. The Moby is warm and comfy, but sometimes I want to look around and see what’s going on!

Here, I’m practicing waving to my fans from the penthouse level on my custom made dresser/changing table high-rise. A big thanks to Grandpa Scherba for building me such nice diggs! Here I come, MTV Cribz!

Video Debut and Face Time with Mommy

June 21st, 2008. (2 weeks, 6 days old.) by ben

Here I am making my video debut!  I think Daddy still has some work to do to figure out the kinks in the video rendering chain, but I’m sure he’ll figure it out.  Daddy didn’t mention it, but in the night-mode section, the room was pitch black!  The camera uses something Daddy calls “infrared” to take video in the dark.  Pretty cool!

(Ed. Note: The video is rendered to Windows Media Video format (apologies).  If it doesn’t play well here on the web page, you can download it here, and play it from your computer.  Also this won’t work in FireFox without the Windows Media Plugin installed – or you can use IE to see the embedded video (again, apologies), or use the download link.)

Here I’m having a little quality face to face time with Mommy.  I like looking at her because she’s soooo pretty!

Daddy says my hands look like his, but clearly mine are smaller.  Duh.

Skydiving & Dr. Eeeeeevil

June 19th, 2008. (2 weeks, 4 days old.) by ben

Two words: Skydiving practice. ’nuff said.

Working on my Austin Powers Dr. Evil look – what do you think?  “Eeeeeeevil….”

2 Week Checkup

June 16th, 2008. (2 weeks, 1 day old.) by ben

Today I went into the doctor for my 2 week checkup.  The first indication about the visit was before we even left the house.  Mommy and Daddy had to adjust the carseat straps because I was too big!  Later, at the doctor’s office, they weighed me in at 9 lbs., 7.5 oz., and 21.25 inches long!  There must be something in the water… errrrr milk that is.

Here’s what I look like in my carseat now: (Compare to when I left the hospital.)

After I got home, I took a snooze in the swing:

Week 3 – Daddy & Moby

June 15th, 2008. (2 weeks old.) by ben

Well, I’m officially two weeks old today, and Daddy finally worked up the guts to try me on.  (Ed. Note: Hey!) We had fun walking around the house.  I’m very well behaved when I’m in the ‘Moby’ – I mostly sleep.

Week 2

June 14th, 2008. (1 week, 6 days old.) by ben

Well, I’m officially one week old today, and I’m finally getting comfortable in my new home:

I’m also branching out in my wardrobe choices. Here, I’m modeling some sheep slippers all the way from New Zealand (or is it Australia?) (Thanks, Kay!)

And here, I’m wearing one of the latest Mommies in Sonoma County!

And here I am sleeping in one of my Spring Collection onesies. Don’t I look just too cute in yellow? And the Wild Child pacifier portrays my inner child even when it doesn’t look like it…

In case you haven’t met them, here’s my parents. What are they so happy about anyway? (I think it must be sleep deprivation kicking in.)

This is how I let people know that I’m hungry. My motto is “Open and Lunge!”

Today I’m trying out my new bouncer for the first time. I like all the animals keeping watch over me.

Now that I’m almost two (Ed. Note: 2 weeks old), I like to contemplate the meaning of life like grownups.


June 6th, 2008. (5 days old.) by ben

At first, Atlas didn’t know what to make of me.  But as it turns out, he and I have something in common. <Yawn!>  I think we’re going to get along just fine.

Grandma came to visit and help take care of me and Mom.  She doesn’t look to put out about it if you ask me…

(It’s not her fault – she can’t resist my Grand-magnatism.  Or is it Grandma-gnatism?)

Dad and I are having a little bonding time.  Dad is really great taking care of me, but let’s just say that hopefully Mom will continue picking out my clothes…

The journey home.

June 3rd, 2008. (2 days old.) by ben

First, I had to get all dressed up for the big day.  These digs were a big improvement over the hospital issue stuff…

Then I hopped in my ride… SnugRide that is.

Of course, Mom wanted in on a picture – what a ham!

The Kaiser nurses gave me a rose on my discharge day.  They were soooooo nice.

I met my first fan while being escorted out of the hospital.  OK, maybe it was more like my 10th or 11th fan if you count the ‘rents and nursing staff…

All in all, it was a pretty good day!

My Hospital Stay

June 2nd, 2008. (1 day old.) by ben

Am I cute, or what?


The whole family:

Who are you and what did you do with Mom?

Hello World!

June 1st, 2008. (0 days old.) by ben

– Benjamin Raymond Stark – June 1, 2008

Born 7:44am, 7 lbs. 15 oz., 20 inches

(They told Daddy that the mohawk is standard-issue Kaiser.)