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Well, it's that time again folks- the time I get a bee (named Raoul) in my bonnet and blog!

Our son is AMAZING! I mean, I'm sure everyone already knows that from the pictures and videos we've posted, but really, he is. Zak JUST turned 4 months old, and from what I've heard and read, he's already starting to hit 6 month milestones. w00t- go Zak! Read more about Shameless Bragging...

Zak has been making good progress with his milestones. He's started responding to us, "talking" and LOVES being thrown around.

Read more about Zak's latest achievements...

Here I sit, with my son gnawing and slobbering on my wrist as I bounce him on my knee, pondering all the new things he's learned in the past couple weeks. It's really amazing how much Zak is doing these days. He's gone from just watching (and being watched) captivated at what's going on, to doing things that influence his surroundings (in ways not related to gobbing). Read more about Zak's new skills......

The latest set of videos of Zak! Don't forget to click the "Read more" link to see all the others!

Zak Attack: The Play Gym

Read more about Zak Attack: The Movie(s) - Part 2...

Today we finally got around to taking Zak to the clinic for his vaccinations. Apparently they usually start at 6 weeks, and I thought he'd be getting some at his 6 week doctor's appointment, but the doctor doesn't give vaccinations so we ended up with a clinic appointment for 10 weeks instead. Read more about A visit to the clinic...

As parents, we're supposed to teach and train our children, but I think at this stage he's the one doing the training! I know as the weeks, months, and years go by, I'll learn a lot from Zak and whatever children come after him, but right now I'm mastering the basics.

Mommy 101: How to keep baby happy


First off, every baby will have some moments of unhappiness, even if they're an awesomely happy and content baby like Zak.

Observe: Read more about Mommy Training...

At Hannah's request, her mom came out to South Africa for a few weeks to help us out. We've been really grateful that she's here, she's been such a great help. I know that with me back at work, Hannah has needed an extra set of hands to help her out.

Of course, one of the many advantages of coming to visit is that Nana gets to hold him!

Nana And Zak Read more about Nana's Visit...

Yesterday evening Raoul gave Zak his first bath at home, clearly an event to be well documented! I was rather glad that he was the one giving the bath and not me- it doesn't look like an easy task. First Raoul got all of the necessary supplies together: Read more about Zak's first bath at home...