Archive for May, 2015

2015
25
May
22:37

6th trimester nesting

   Posted by: arcanai    in Nuthin' Special

apparently my nesting instinct has finally kicked in.  i spent the weekend on a household rampage.  i rearranged the turkey’s room about three times – still not happy with it but i’m giving it a few days to grow on me or for inspiration to strike on a better arrangement.  i got hubby to hang the artwork that i had created for him.  i went through all of the hand-me-down clothes that we’ve received to pack them into boxes by size.  i started going through and throwing away junk that was standing in the way of our “baby-proofing”.  i’ve done several loads of laundry and i cooked three meals for the week tonight.  color me exhausted.

2015
22
May
20:28

You say goodbye, I say hello

   Posted by: arcanai    in pix, the turkey

We have finally mastered waving! After months of showing him and trying to get him to wave, which he had no interest in whatsoever, he started waving out of nowhere today.  Made me cry, I was so proud.  It really is all the little things.  Yesterday, he pulled himself up on the front of the loveseat and sidestepped along most of the length of it.

In other news, today was a wonderful family day.  Somehow, the weather was actually beautiful this morning so we were able to open the doors and enjoy the fresh air.  The gulf was calm so we took the turkey down for some beach time.  He loved hanging out on the  beach and feeling the wind in his hair.  He enjoyed a couple handfuls of sand, promptly in the mouth, but he did not care for walking in the sand at all.  Every time we stood him in it, he picked his legs up.  Silly boy doesn’t realize he’s a beach bum yet!  We then spent the evening hanging out with some friends who have made themselves his honorary grandparents.  It was such a fabulous day!

2015
21
May
21:03

9 months old

   Posted by: arcanai    in pix, the turkey

2015
21
May
13:17

39 weeks old

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the turkey

21 May 2015

2015
19
May
21:19

day of firsts

   Posted by: arcanai    in the turkey

the turkey started sitting up on his own this past week.  he began by pulling himself up on us and then rolling into a sitting position.  in the last couple of days, he figured out how to transition from crawling to sitting and back just using the toys in his play area.  today he used that skillset to sit up and play in his crib when he woke from his nap.  so strange to look at the monitor and see the top of his head rather than his whole body.

he also found a new perspective on mobility by figuring out how to move around in his walker.  he made it all the way down the hall from his room to see what i was up to in the kitchen.  he was quite pleased with himself.

lastly, today was the first time that he crawled over to the couch, reached up to grab a hold of the couch, and pulled himself up to standing.  my heart abot jumped out of my chest.  i can’t believe my little baby boy is getting so grown.  i’ll be shocked if he’s not walking by ten months.  i really wish he’d slow down but he just wants to be on his legs all the time.

2015
16
May
22:25

nipping and crying

   Posted by: arcanai    in the turkey

the turkey popped his second tooth at the beginning of the week – front bottom right.  all in all, he’s handled it really well.  i expected more drama but lethargy and whining have really been the only indicators that he’s not feeling well.  and i would almost attribute those more to the off/on fever than any actual pain in his mouth.  i, on the other hand, have been dealing with tremendous pain.  i’ve gotten nipped a few times now… a couple on accident, a couple more meaningful chomps.  i’ve tried to respond with the same prompt “no!” and swat on the cheek each time.  which makes him jut out his quivering lower lip until the tears start rolling down his face and i feel like the worst mom in the history of the world.  i know it’s necessary to take corrective action in order to train him that biting isn’t okay but i can’t stand seeing him look at me like that.  i can totally see why women would just give up and go bottle after teeth come in but i really don’t want to do that.  of course, i also have my step-mom’s story of having stitches floating around in my head.  i just keep praying for both of us to get through this phase swiftly and wholly.

2015
15
May
21:14

38+ weeks old

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the turkey

15 May 2015

2015
12
May
21:48

self-sufficiency

   Posted by: arcanai    in the turkey

my little boy is growing up so fast!  after a couple weeks of placing cheerios in his mouth, he began picking them up and putting them in his mouth himself.  it was like a switch got flipped.  i just put a few cheerios on the tray of his stroller like i have been and before i had a chance to start feeding them to him, he was feeding himself like he had been doing it all along.

today he started pulling himself up to a sitting position on his own.  and the silly little booger has these grandiose ideas about his capabilities.  he will pull himself up to standing against me or daddy and then tries to just let go and walk off.  he totally thinks he can stand and walk on his own.  i just don’t even know how he gets these thoughts in his head.  i’m so proud of all of his little accomplishments but i can’t stand how fast it’s all going.  i just know he’s going to be walking for real in no time at all.

unrelatedly, he’s also been on a sniffing kick lately.  he’ll pick up his toys and sniff them.  he’ll stop nursing and sniff my breast.  he sniffs everything.  he’s such a weirdo!

2015
10
May
21:50

the birth story

   Posted by: arcanai    in pix, the turkey

it’s about time i finally get this all down before i forget any more than i already have.  my first mother’s day seems like as good a time as any to record becoming a mother… Read the rest of this entry »

2015
7
May
21:11

37 weeks old

   Posted by: arcanai    in da belly, pix, the turkey

7 May 2015

2015
6
May
14:43

Aww crap

   Posted by: arcanai    in pix, the turkey

We have a tooth.  i was really hoping not to deal with that for another 3.5 months.  i’ve had to break him from biting behavior a couple times already.  i really don’t want to experience that with teeth.  hubby, however, is super duper excited about this new development.  and why wouldn’t he be?  he doesn’t have any body parts at stake.

it sure is cute though ;-)