Wednesday, September 5, 2007

just a little update

max is 1 year and 1 week old and doing great! he's slowing down a bit on his food intake, so i just offer him food and if he doesn't eat it, i don't press the issue, i just offer him more at a later time. that seems to be working, sorta...

he is also very very close to taking his first steps. right now he is so excited to walk holding onto my hands or anyone elses for that matter all around the house, or in the yard, or down the sidewalk. it's cute! chris and i have been encouraging him to walk a short distance alone between us but as of right now, really all he can manage is to do a belly flop in either direction, close but not quite... not trying to rush anything though.

he has also started to brush his own teeth, talk about adorable! i plop him on top of the (closed) toilet seat, put tooth paste on his brush, and hand it to him. i then do the same with my own toothbrush and we brush our teeth together, he tries to mimic everything i do except for the spitting into the sink part. talk about adorable :)

we also went out this past weekend and got him his big boy car seat! he now faces forward in the car and loves it! i can look back at him and he just smiles right back! it's fun, i just have to remember that i'm driving and i'm supposed to keep all eyes on the road at all times, not on my cute kid in the backseat lol...

as for me, i'm almost 18 weeks along (just shy by two days). i feel great! i just started sleeping with my body pillow again and i don't know why i hadn't done so a few weeks ago because i'm finally sleeping well again. well, as best as i can expect to be. one thing i'm patiently waiting for is for the weather to cool down soon so that i can go shopping for some fall/winter maternity clothes, something i really don't have much of... chris doesn't know it but he he should be so glad that since i'm not working i can get away with piecemealing my outfits together at the moment, something i could never do if i were working in an office or something... however i have no long pants that will fit in a few weeks except for one pair of very nice dress pants which i don't plan on wearing around the house while i push max around on his tractor... so a shopping excursion will be in order soon, i hope sooner rather than later, this heat and humidity is really starting to get to me... i want the cool crisp fall days to return and i want that soon!

oh, as of about a week or two ago, i had to take my wedding rings off... one part of pregnancy that i absolutely hate. i can manage to wear them during the day but if i dare sleep with them on... it's not good. so instead of forgetting to take them off at night i just haven't been wearing them at all. something i hate to do because when not pregnant, i never ever ever take them off... i've managed to wear them for special events and such but on the normal day of errands and what not, i just don't bother. so far i haven't noticed any "looks" from the local biddies with regards to my lack of ring, child on my hip and another in my belly... hopefully i don't encounter any stupid no-it-all's because i guarantee they will get an ear full if they even so much as look at me funny... and yes, i realize i could wear a different (larger) ring in their place and i did that last time but it just makes me feel like i'm cheating... on what, i don't know...

well, that's about all for this week.

4 comments:

Amanda said...

I took my rings off Friday night. I had them off before- the last time it was in the 90s and humid but was able to wear them again once the humidity dropped back to normal. I am not sure if I will get them back on again this year. My fingers usually shrink when it is cold out- so it is possible... but I am not holding my breath.

Go Max Go!!

Melissa & Jon said...

If it makes you or Amanda feel any better, I can no longer wear my wedding rings at all, either. It's not the paper pregnancy of the adoption, either. Just these wrist issues that should be resolved at the end of this month :-) Grant has been walking with us for quite a while, and taking short jaunts on his own. Problem is, he knows full well that he gets places faster by crawling, so he's still more into that. Oh well, all in good time. It's up to him!

Annie and Greg said...

Marcus loves to brush his teeth too! It is the cutest thing because he totally doesn't get that he is supposed to move the brush back and forth. He puts the brush in his mouth and moves his head back and forth!

Anna said...

You know, I'm wondering if we're "babying" Henry too much. It would never occur to me in a million years to have him brush his own teeth - we still use the finger brush. And it recently just hit me that maybe we ought to try teaching him to hold a spoon. He doesn't walk yet, so I bet that's what's contributing to our idea of him as a baby still, not a little boy.