half man half shark

half man half shark     

Life as a carbon-based life form; a journey of building on success and learning from mistakes.

  • Mon, 03 Sep 2012 15:04:05 +1000

Parenting #3

My first Father's Day present is a nappy change.

As I found out, life is complicated and sometimes you have to make firm decisions, so I wanted to tattoo the kids with good principles to navigate life. I promise I won't be as strict as Eagle Dad. This will be Ella's curriculum for her first year.

  • 1 Month:
    • Lifts head a little when lying on stomach
    • Responds to sound
    • Stares at faces
    • Follows objects
    • Makes sounds - oohs and ahhs
    • Can see black-and-white patterns
    • Holds head at a 45-degree angle
  • 2 Months:
    • Vocalizes more sounds - gurgling and cooing
    • Holds head up briefly at a 45-degree angle
    • Smiles and laughs in response to others smiling at them
    • Movements become smoother
    • Rolls onto side
  • 3 Months:
    • Holds head steady
    • Recognizes your face and scent
    • Vocalizes more sounds - squealing
    • Able to push up with arms when lying on stomach
    • Turns toward loud sounds
    • Bears weight on legs
    • Able to roll over
    • Shows active arm and leg movement
    • Able to track moving objects with their eyes
  • 4 Months:
    • Able to grasp toys
    • Reaches out for objects
    • Rolling over from front-to-back and back-to-front
    • Imitates speech sounds
  • 5 Months:
    • Able to distinguish between bold colors
    • Plays with hands and feet
    • Turns toward new sounds
    • Recognizes own name
    • May cut first tooth
    • Laughs out loud
    • Likes to play
  • 6 Months:
    • Turns toward sounds and voices
    • Blows bubbles
    • Changes objects from hand-to-hand and from hand-to-mouth
    • Sits with little support
    • Begins to eat solid foods
  • 7 to 9 Months:
    • Sits without support and changes position
    • Reaches for objects with a sweeping motion
    • Imitates sounds (babbles)
    • Begins to make word-like sounds
    • Begins to lunge forward and crawl
    • Stands or cruises while holding onto furniture
    • Points at objects, bangs objects together and passes objects from hand-to-hand
    • Picks things up via a thumb-finger pinching-type grasp
  • 10 to 12 Months:
    • Responds to their name
    • Waves goodbye
    • Pull themselves up into a standing position
    • Crawls well, cruises and takes a few steps
    • Understands the concept of "no"
    • Can nod their head to indicate "yes"
    • Uses gestures to indicate what they want or need
    • Able to say "daddy" and "mama"
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  • Sat, 22 Sep 2012 16:12:23 +1000

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Brother's wedding with Rimmy.

  • Mon, 24 Sep 2012 16:40:50 +1000

Tough Mudder Sydney

Bloody good Sunday! Proud to add Tough Mudder 2012 trophy to my list. I was surprised to finished the hardcore 18-20 km obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie.

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