Monday, March 28, 2011

Doctor's visit

I went back to see Dr. Ramon Murphy last week at Uptown Pediatrics for my 1 month check up. He was the original doctor who saw me in the hospital and was referred to us by the obstetrician who delivered me, Dr. Gila Leiter. Mom and dad took me to a pediatrician in Yonkers for my post hospital check up and we didn't like the doctor at all. We think Dr. Murphy is just the best, nicest and most knowledgeable.  We also love his soothing voice. Anyhow, everything looks wonderful. I'm now 8 lbs. 14 ounces and 21 inches in length (which Dr. Murphy said was tall!). No immunizations until next visit. Yippee!

A little about Dr. Murphy from the Uptown Pediatrics Website www.uptownpediatrics.com:

Ramon J.C. Murphy, MD, MPH Specialty:  Pediatrics, Community Medicine
Ramon Murphy founded Uptown Pediatrics in 1982. He received his undergraduate education at University of Notre Dame, his medical degree at Northwestern University, and his MPH at Columbia University. After doing internships in both internal medicine and pediatrics in Chicago, Dr. Murphy then returned to New York to complete his pediatric residency at Columbia and his community medicine fellowship at Mount Sinai. He is currently a clinical professor of pediatrics and of community medicine at Mount Sinai, where he serves on numerous committees. Dr. Murphy is particularly interested in adolescent medicine and delivery of care to under served communities. He worked at the Adolescent Health Center for almost 20 years and is co-director of Mount Sinai's Global Health Center. Dr. Murphy was named to New York Magazine's Top Doctors in New York for the last five years, as well as to the "Best Doctors in America," "America's Top Pediatricians," and "America's Top Doctors." When not in the office, he enjoys family dinners, golfing, and fishing.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Similac Baby


My mom used to own a modeling agency and 2 weeks ago, one of her former employees sent her a casting for Similac formula. Mom sent my photos just to see what would happen and the casting directors called us immediately for an audition. We went the next day to Donna Grossman Casting. Mom wasn't sure that we would be picked because there were so many babies at the casting. But, a week later, they called and put me on first hold for the shoot. While we were in New Orleans for Aunt Rosie's wedding, they called again to confirm me for the shoot. So, this past Thursday March 24th, we showed up at Industria Studios in the meatpacking district of Manhattan for our first job. Daddy came with us and happened to know a few people at the studio. Anyhow, we were there for three hours and photographer Christa Renee (http://www.christarenee.com/www/) shot my lovely hands for the Similac Image Library. It was pretty funny when the production assistant wrapped me in nothing but a blanket...no diaper. Dad said to her that I would definitely poop if I didn't have a diaper. Well, the second mom placed me in the arms of the model that was my "pretend mom" for the shoot, I let out a huge poop all over her! The whole set was stopped! Other than that, I did a great and my first job was a success. I will post the photos if I ever get to see them.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Aunt Rosie's Wedding

My aunt Rosie married my uncle Andrew last week in New Orleans when I was only 2 weeks old. This was my first airplane ride and I was didn't cry a peep! I stayed with my mom and dad and grandma Kim Loan's house. I attended the bridal shower at my mom's cousin Hong and Romi's home in Harvey, LA on St. Patrick's day March 17, 2011. I also attended the rehearsal dinner at Emeril's Delmonico. My mom dropped my bottle at the rehearsal and it broke into a million pieces, so we had to stop at Walgreens to buy a new bottle and some emergency formula. Aunt Rosie's wedding was that Saturday March 19th at Magnolia Mansion and the reception followed at Panda King on the Westbank. Aunt Rosie looked gorgeous and I was happy to be able to meet all of my relatives all at once. Here are some photos from the wedding weekend....
Destroying Ha Long Bay...playing babyzilla with Dad at cousin Hong's house
With grandma Kim Loan at the bridal shower. She's madly in love with me!
Beautiful Aunt Rosie with Mom before the ceremony

At the wedding with Aunt Betsy (she was maid of honor and gave a great speech)
At the reception with Mom...I get to eat as well!

The first 3 weeks

I was born on February 26, 2011 and was 6 lbs 16 ounces. My father is the best photographer I know and he has taken some amazing photos of me. Here are a few of my favorites!