Friday, November 27, 2009

the ABC's of giving thanks

I thought it would be fun to go through the alphabet of things I'm thankful that aren't Jesus, friends, or family.

A- attachment parenting (I can hear you groaning from here)
B- Bono and blogs (i read a lot of them for inspiration)
C- cool breezes (esp. since I have hot flashes all the time)
D- December (Christmas--ooh, could've used that for "C")
E- easy recipes
F- Florida (no beaches like it) and FoxTrot comic strips
G- ground beef (i fell in love with when I had my first hamburger)
H- happy tv shows, music, and people
I- Icee (don't drink them now but they were happy treats from my childhood)
J- justice served on this side of heaven
K- krispie kreme donuts (because they make my husband so happy)
L- loose clothing (it means i'm losing weight--hello! I am way smaller than I was before pregnancy and before jr. high for that matter)
M- microchips (don't understand them but i am glad they exist)
N- naps (any kind, for either baby or myself)
O- open, honest and I-care-about-you/I-care-about-me communication (yes, I'm a nerdy therapist)
P- Pennsylvania Dutch eggnog
Q- Q-tips (ok, so not a lot of Q's but I'm reaching)
R- rock and roll, baby!
T- t.v. (very uncool to some people to like t.v. but I don't care)
U- underbed storage (holds wrapping goodies, out of season clothing)
V- vino (ok, i cheated--it is in a different language)
W- winter drinks at starbucks (i never get them but i like knowing they are there with their festive red cups)
X- X-mas (ok, reaching again...)
Y- yellow houses (so cheerful no matter the weather)
Z- zippers (because they are functional and practical)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

7 and a half mos.??!

Yes, david jr. is that old. I can hardly believe it. He weighs (are you sitting down?) 23lbs 8oz. He is, however, growing taller so that all the rolls are getting slightly smaller. I still have a job in cleaning in between all the fat, though. He has two bottom teeth and two top teeth. However, the top two teeth aren't the front ones. One is but the other one is his side tooth...strange. We survived our first ear infection and I was traumatized by the constant night wakings. Nothing like a sick baby to make me appreciate how wonderful he is when he is healthy. It was so sad to see him sick. The worst is over (we hope) but he is still recovering. Yesterday, I set him in his jumper. A few minutes passed and I didn't hear anything as I was fixing breakfast. I walked over and he had his head resting on the side, just staring. *sigh* so cute, so pitiful.

It is a bit easier to get out with him. He enjoys his carseat and it usually lulls him to sleep. He is more willing to hang out with me in the sling and I'm more amenable to not being in stores as long as I used to. So, I've adjusted to my new lack of freedom. David Jr. is smiling and laughing more and we love it. He has us chuckling with every giggle. There is no happier sound to my ears this side of heaven. He shows desire to move beyond the place he is sitting but just hasn't quite figured out how to accomplish it. He will bend far over his legs which manages to get his head closer to his destination but that's all. He also will manage to move to his stomach. Depending on his mood, he will like it or hate it.

The foods he has had up to this point (and in order) are:
rice cereal, butternut squash, avocado, sweet potato, banana, apple.

He loves the squash, avocado, sweet potato, and banana. Apples he turns away but it also might be because he wasn't feeling well this week and just didn't eat much of anything that wasn't momma's milk.

He is playing with his toys and making noises (usually when he is displeased)that sound like "nyah, nyah, nyah, nyah". We hear it when he wants out of his jumper or when we are giving him medicine. David Sr. thinks its cute but I'm not so sure. I think this is a precursor to "no".

I see him turning his attention to the t.v. now and this has me much more aware of what I watch and what he is exposed to. He seems pleased with musicals. He really liked Annie when it was on. Or it was just gas. ;)