Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Nothing new is going on in our life, at least not really. Little man is working hard on tooth number 2, and so cranky with it. This tooth is going to make me sad, because it is on the top, and soon his little gummy grin will be no more. I'm sure I will grow to love the new toothy grin just as much, if not more, but the new tooth will be just another reminder that my baby is growing up and isn't so little anymore. I get sad when I think about him growing up. As nice as it will be to have him be a little more independent, I'm going to miss his total dependence on me. It's silly, but I bet all moms feel that way.

He had his 11 month birthday last week, on valentines day. That made me sad too, because that was his very last "month birthday." From now on, he will be measured in years. People have said that I can still say he is 13 months old or whatever, but it won't be the same. He will also be one year and one month.

This baby growing up stuff is hard on his mama. I can see how people end up having more kids than they planned to. Wow, I'm a downer today!

In other news, we know some people who have been trying to adopt a child for a while now (as long as I have known them at least) and last week I found out that their dream has finally come true! They sent out a picture of mom and baby, and mom just looked so happy! Their daughter is a beautiful 5 week old! I am so happy for them.

Oh, and if you didn't notice, I updated the look of the blog, and added some pictures over there on the side. So you can see what little man looks like. I don't know if I like the new look or not. I'll have to give it a little time.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

More of the same

It is snowing again. I like snow, really I do. But I like the kind that falls, makes a nice white blanket on the ground, and then melts in a few days. I don't like the constantly falling snow that we seem to have this winter. We have like 7 inches of snow on the ground right now, after melting and more snow. (Hubby will probably read this and correct me on that) It's cold, and I don't like it. I'm cold at work, I'm cold at school and I'm cold at home. In the car, my butt is hot and my feet are cold. (Yay butt warmers!)

This week the little man is working on a few new teeth I think. His upper right gum is looking particularly swollen, so I think that may be the next one to poke though. His little lower tooth is barely sticking out of his gums, but it is SHARP! (I know firsthand-ouch!)
He is gaining a lot of confidence walking, he walks all over the place, and has even started to master regaining his balance and going around corners. He walks at daycare more often now, so he must have decided the other kids weren't a threat.
They also started him on table food at daycare this week. Yesterday he had calzones, peas and pineapple. The peas and pineapple went on the floor, the calzones he really liked. We had steak at home for dinner, and I think he would have eaten half of my steak if I had let him, but hey, he ate it and didn't throw it on the floor.

I am back in school, and it is not going so well. Physics 2 is no fun, and I just don't get it. I have a test on Monday, we'll see how it goes then. :)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Walking, Walking, Walking

So little man is learning how to walk. He doesn't always choose to walk, but sometimes he just takes off. I'm pretty sure the ladies at daycare didn't believe me when I said he could walk on his own, since I'd say hey buddy, walk to mama, and he would sit down. That would be his way of saying, "I am not a circus monkey, you can't make me do it." He will not perform on command. It's been about two weeks, and now they have seen it. Yay! He is getting braver, and ventures off on his own occasionally. The other day he walked to his first inanimate object. Normally, he only walks to people.

Friday, February 01, 2008

It's February!

Oh man, where does the time go? I have just a few quick things I want to mention.
  • First, my baby will be ONE in six (very short) weeks! I can't believe it.
  • Said baby is getting so big, and learning so much - he took his first unassisted steps last weekend! Happy and sad, all at the same time!
  • Houston, I see a tooth. At least one. I was checking out his gum line last night and there is a little white pokey spot on his lower left gums. That may explain the insane crankiness that the little man has been exhibiting the last few days.
I think that is all for now. Happy weekend!