Monday, April 28, 2008

Signs of Tiredness

In trying to be a good wife this morning, I set out to iron Hubby's shirt. I proceeded to take the shirt off the hanger and walk into the room with the ironing board and iron. I plugged in the iron, went to lay the shirt on the ironing board, and realized that I had only the hanger in my hand...A little tired this morning :)

Let's hear it; what have you done that has been a sign of tiredness?! :)

10 Months!

Ok this is a This is what BabyBoy is doing at 10 Months Old for family and those friends who love to see all of the new endeavors Sweet Guy is up to :)

1. We walked into his room this morning to BabyBoy standing in his crib!!! He has been pulling up on anything he can, first to his knees then to standing. He's a climber; when I was under one year my do you say...lost me, haha and after looking everywhere spotted me up and inside of the empty tv cabinet :)(this picture was taken last week and is just an example not the actual act this morning :O) he was in the front corner this morning :))

2. He claps! Notice the "Yay" and "Clap" are two separate actions, hehe.

3. He can drink from a straw; too cute and we brought out the straw sippy cup!

4. He has says, mama, dada, nana, gaga (he espcially enjoys the very gutteral ones), rara, baba, and ahhs. He can put a couple different sounds together; I am not sure who he was referring to but he said Barbara one day, lol. He usually chooses just hang on to a couple sounds at a time for now. He is now back to mamas (yay:)), some babas, and some raras :) The nanas tend to come out more when he is a little upset. Oh and sometimes he modifies the Ahhh to Aaahhch! He's practicing his Hebrew already (we did just get him his own Torah)
5. He has six teeth; which I discovered only by looking to see if any more were coming soon, only to see two more up top!

6. He's pincer grasping food more frequently now :) (this boy can eat! he no doubt has Mommy's appetite!)

7. He's "walking" behind a walky push toy.

8. He can throw mini temper tantrums now, lol. For dinner one night he was having some cooked spinach, rice, and chicken. He started crying at a spoonful of spinach and rice. Not completely sure if he was protesting the greens or done eating, we held up a bite of chicken. He immediately stopped and opened his mouth!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Banana Drama

I believe it stems from this series of events...BabyBoy took a 30 minute nap this morning. Though happy while we went to Burke Lake Park to hang out with our friends, he only ended up taking his second nap for right around 1 1/2 hours. We played for a few then had to pick up Mommy's new contacts (no laser eye surgery for now :)) and get some of Eitan's clothes from the storage unit (he is growing out of his clothes as fast as we get him dressed in the morning).

He smiled and talked to the lovely lady in the eye doctor store. THEN, we went to the storage unit. He was starting to get bummed being in the car for so long...then that big yellow ball of fire in the sky kept shining in his eyes (he wasn't wearing his English paperboy hat at this time - see pic below :))...AND he was hungry. What a combo! I set up the pack n play next to the storage unit while I searched for his clothes; soon thereafter BabyBoy let me know it was snack time. Still quite hungry, we followed the apples with some squash and peas. After talking to Daddy, he wanted us to leave the storage unit (understood, best to have someone else with us back there). BabyBoy was certainly ready anyway.

I began putting him in his car seat...devastated! He was still hungry (and and and) so here came the first few bites of banana. Now begins the drama. First few bites, totally fine. We start driving so I had to wait to hand him a first. Mistake, apparently I was starving my poor child. I tried to hand him a bite for him to grab saying, "take it with you hand." Usually he reaches right up. Keep the drama coming because it wasn't being put in his mouth, (he can feed himself) even after touching his arm to reach up, his hand just wasn't working. Take note that the combination of super tired, super hungry, super agitated from that sun making him warm (I had already stripped him down to his onesie), makes arms and hands unable to function.

We came to a stoplight so I reached around to put a piece of banana in his hand and finally he takes and eats. We start moving and again meaning I can only hand him another piece of banana. Refer to above paragraph; yes, this keeps happening until we made it home. At first my temperature started rising but then his poor pitiful face and cry was just too cute and humorous. Was it terrible of me to laugh each time he started to cry because I wasn't putting the banana in his mouth?

Thursday, April 10, 2008


This morning I was surprised by my wonderful husband with a Skinny Mocha from Starbucks, flowers, and breakfast in bed! And by a fantastic rendition of Happy Birthday :)

BabyBoy was a good boy and slept in until we were just about done with breakfast (well after waking up and talking at 5am...Eugene went in, told him go back to sleep buddy...and he did :)).

Then we went to Frying Pan Park and Barn with the playgroup from Teammates and Grandma got to come. We had a great time mooing, neighing, and clucking with our friends. Grandma and I contemplated smuggling a sheep but there were too many people around.

Then...Hubby surprised me and took me out to lunch for sushi!

Then...I picked up a good friend from the airport and had dinner with her and her host. What a lovely time! Great girls :)

AND...Hubby surprised me again and is sending me to the spa on Saturday! I wouldn't trade him for a sheep! It was a great birthday :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

The Bubble Master

Eugene had to work from 8-5 on Saturday so Grandma, Eits, and I walked around the mall. I drove Big (yet another nickname from Daddy, hehe) up to a mirror to see if he would talk to the baby he saw staring back at him. This is what ensued...listen for the "mmlaa" technique he uses to blow bubbles...

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Keeping the Brain Alive

I was up until after midnight last night. What was I doing? Playing a Nintendo DS!

Ok let's back up for a moment. I have been attempting to keep my brain alive :)through a variety of ways. Not that you don't have to think and use your brain while being a stay-at-home Mommy, but the post-pregnancy brain continues...I just can't focus for very long, lol...anyone else??? While I am not studying musical scores and conducting high school orchestras anymore, I do have great conversations with Dooda . Sample, with BabyBoy beginning, "eehhh" then me, "ahhh", then Eits, "baahh", then me, "dada", then Lovebug, "ddddddA". :)

When I was on bedrest, my Aunt Dottie sent me some magazines (from AZ :)). One of them was full of logic puzzles...break the code, who was in what movie what day in what costume kind of puzzles based on a short list of scenarios, answering trivia questions and then minus one letter from those answers to get another answer, etc. I've exercised my brain at crossword puzzles, strategy board games, Boggle online - very addicting, and other logic puzzles online too.

For Valentine's Day, I got Hubby a Nintendo DS, a handheld game system & Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (a role playing game). Weeks went by, and I just started a game myself a couple days ago...and got addicted. You have to figure out random puzzles to find items, explore to figure things out, and solve riddles to get to the next step. So I was up until after midnight playing and solving and testing my brain :)

Any games or such that you have used to keep your brain alive??

(even those of you who don't have kids yet :))

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Mommy or the Vacuum Cleaner

Little Dooda (yes, one of the many nicknames the baby has been given) wakes up from his afternoon nap and after talking for a few minutes starts crying, the please come get me! I rescued him from his crib with a little tear in his eye (he worked one up this time) and once he was in my arms he immediately stopped crying. Very sweet :) As I am walking to our room talking to Dooda, I can't get almost any eye contact or a smile. BUT as we are walking he spots the vacuum cleaner and gives it a nice smile and a giggly aahhh to say hello good friend! Maybe I'll win out over the vacuum cleaner next time, I mean Daddy and I protect him from it by letting him vacuum with us :)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Refreshing Innocence

Isn't it so refreshing to just watch a baby enjoying life? It is a great reminder as we watch your baby light up everytime (almost everytime, haha) they see you, smile as anybody walks in the room, giggle when you hand them a toy or make a funny noise, excitedly coo when you ask if they are hungry, laugh - the sweetest sound around - when you play with them...what a great reminder to be content in God, in life. It is so easy to complain about this or that but we are reminded as we watch a little miracle life and continue to read God's word that we just need His love and joy.

I will try to keep the posts coming, for you great faithful readers :) Many days I start to and then stop because I think it seems exciting to us but mundane or too "proud parent" ...I'll let that go and dote away! (is that ok? :))

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