Video: New Tricks

December 11, 2012

Mazen recently began to curl up in a crunch like he really, really wanted to sit up. We started helping him up with our hands, and he decided he would rather bypass sitting and just stand! He absolutely loves this game and tells us so with a gaping wide open mouth smile and giggles.

He also really likes talking to us and the Duke fight song! Wait for the laugh at the end!

Just two parents obsessed with their child :mrgreen:

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carol December 11, 2012 at 11:27 am

Heart melting! I’m in LOVE!


2 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 11, 2012 at 11:45 am

SO cute!! Do I see Mazen Duke’s future bringing him to Duke? πŸ˜‰


3 sarah venn December 11, 2012 at 11:58 am

So cute!!! I’m due in 3 weeks and I can’t wait for this!!! He is absolutely adorable and I LOVE reading all of your posts. Right now I have your hospital bag post up and I am packing my bag pretty much exactly like yours πŸ™‚ Your blog has been such a huge help to me. I was wondering, do you plan on writing a post about cloth diapers. I have purchased 8 of the Bum Genius (a couple different versions), but there are so many other brands out there. I know you got a lot of hand me downs and I was wondering if any other brands were working out. I hate to stock up on one kind and have them not be that great. I’m planning on using disposables until she is able to fit better into the cloth.


4 KERF December 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm

3 weeks – good luck!!

I really like the Blueberry brand of the ones we have. Do not like the Baby Land ones (more prone to leaks)


5 sarah venn December 11, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Thanks Kath!

I’ll have to get one of the Blueberry brand and try it out πŸ™‚


6 Jenny @ For Your Consideration December 11, 2012 at 5:24 pm

Sarah, I am due in 10 days, and I am right there with you…so exciting!! Kath’s blog has been amazingly helpful to me as I prepare too. I just wanted to weigh in on the cloth diaper thing, and say if I were you, I would wait to stock up. I have a few friends who use CDs and the “right” diaper to use really seems to depend a lot on the size and shape of your baby (short/round, tall/skinny, etc.)…I really want to cloth diaper, but I’m starting off with disposables until I can size up my little man. Just my two cents… πŸ™‚


7 sarah venn December 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Thanks so much for your input!! I totally agree with what you are saying. I have 8 of the Bum Genius and I figure I should stop there just in case they don’t work out. It get’s so overwhelming to read reviews on cloth diapers because of exactly what you are saying…every baby is different. I am also going to start out with disposables. The cloth diapers just seem so big and bulky for such a small baby, plus it’s one less thing to have to worry about with a newborn πŸ™‚ Thanks for your input!! πŸ™‚ And congrats on your baby! Such an exciting time!


8 Katy @ MonsterProof December 13, 2012 at 8:03 am

The one-size Bum Genius are a bit big for a newborn, and I had a HUGE baby. Ok, 8.1, but he wasn’t a peanut. He didn’t wear them for almost a month? That said, love them, and he’s still squeezing into them at 18 months (27 lbs)! (barely)


9 Abby December 12, 2012 at 6:33 am

My two cents on cloth diapers…I have 2 kids in cloth diapers right now (22 months and 3 months). The best bottom diapers are awesome! I can’t say enough about this company. It has saved us a ton of money and the shells are really stinkin’ cute!
Also we used disposable until their little umbilical cords fell off!

Another plug for best bottoms I watch twin boys a couple days a week, their in best bottoms too!


10 Gloria December 11, 2012 at 12:04 pm

He is so cute!!! This movie is addorable, thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚


11 Kelley December 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm

So cute!!


12 aimee December 11, 2012 at 12:23 pm

so adorable! a little off topic, but how long does M nurse at each session? just wondering as my 13 week old seems to take forever!


13 KERF December 11, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Post coming up on this πŸ™‚ He’s still about 20-25 minutes, but he’s also spitting up a lot more so I’m trying to see if going for a little less time helps with that. This morning he went for 15 and was happy as a lark for 3 hours, so that tells me he might be fine on less. He also been doing this thing where he comes off smiling, and I think it means he’s done even though if I keep offering he’ll keep going.


14 Siobhan December 11, 2012 at 2:17 pm

So cute Kath! Love the bedspread too!


15 Jen December 11, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Why do you say, “Igloo”?


16 KERF December 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Because that was the “word” he said in the Man in the Mirror video. It’s his favorite babble.


17 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries December 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Too stinkin’ cute!! He’s getting so big!


18 tracey December 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm

adorable! πŸ™‚


19 Melissa December 12, 2012 at 12:00 am

I can’t see the videos at work, but decided to come see your blog tonight since I’m having trouble sleeping. It’s so cute to see him in motion after seeing all these stills! πŸ™‚ Such a sweet boy – and my husband is a huge Duke fan. I, of course, like UNC LOL. We have a flag that says ‘house divided.’


20 Barbara Younger December 12, 2012 at 6:37 am

Go Maze!


21 Kel December 12, 2012 at 9:40 am



22 Amy in Canada December 12, 2012 at 10:05 am

So freaking cute I laughed out loud. Nice way to start the day! πŸ™‚


23 Laura December 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm soooo cute!


24 Haily Foytik December 12, 2012 at 8:02 pm

his smiles are HUGE! he smiles with his whole face πŸ˜€


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