Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy Blogoversary to Me

I've been blogging for almost 3 years but today marks 1 year since I made the transition from IF blogger to mommy blogger. In some ways, it feels like it's been forever. But yet it also feels as if it just kinda snuck up on me.

Have I really been a mom for 13+ months? Somebody pinch me.

Let's see...what have we been up to? Well, we took a much needed vacation to Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA. It was Nate's first time at the beach and he celebrated by double-fisting sand by the bucketfuls. Not sure what food group that would count toward. Protein?

I'm amazed by how he develops each day. He can play pattycake, high/low five, dance, do "so big" and wave on command now and makes sure to perform his circus tricks anytime we're in public. He can even play ball, picking up a ball and throwing it to me. He hasn't quite gotten the hang of catching the ball but he will fetch it. LOL He's become a complete ham and makes everyone around him smile whether we're at the grocery store or grabbing a bite to eat. I just grin with pride as they comment how adorable he is. If they only knew how he acts at home, they might not think he's that cute *wink wink*

He's also growing more vocal everyday. But he's not really consistent. He's said "stinky", "sock", "block" and "bird" just in the last week. But after he says it once or twice or even three times, he stops and moves onto the next thing. It makes me second guess myself whether or not he actually said what he said. Apparently, he's inherited his daddy's ADD. That or I'm schizophrenic and my voices are playing tricks on me.

Sleeping through the night is back on track now that the bottom molars are through. Whew, that was rough. I'm not relaxing yet though because I know the top ones will be next. But I am enjoying the uninterrupted sleep in the meantime.

Weaning is at a standstill. We're still at 3-4 times a day, although while we were on vacation there were a few times we dropped down to two. We're doing what works for us and that's all that matters. I've ceased having expectations in this department or caring about what anyone else has to say about it, including some stupid doctor. As long as Nate and I are both happy, I will continue offering the breast. Who knows how long it will last but until he is ready to give up more feedings, I will continue on the current path. He will take just about any sippy cup these days so we are making progress there. He prefers water and milk to juice, which I am thrilled about. I'd like to avoid as much sugar in his diet as I can so he doesn't grow up to be a sugar junkie like his mama.

As for TTC #2, I never quite gathered the courage to pull out the thermometer. So, no charting this month for me. My first PPAF was super light but lasted 9 days. Very strange. We haven't been timing BD. We're just being very casual. Who knows when my fertile window is. Right now, I'm not too concerned. I just want to play the part of the naive chick for once. The one who does things spontaneously and not because its a certain day. The one who wouldn't know all the acronyms.

The one who doesn't know the pain that we know.


Fertilized said...

Happy Blogoversary! What a wonderful smart lil boy you have.

Katie said...

Glad to see an update!

Gosh, so relieved to know that my son isn't the only one who says a word (or does something) a few times, then "gets over it." It's kind of irritating, because he will do something and then I tell my husband about it, but then he only does it in front of me, so my husband (and others) think I am making it up. :)

I think you have made great strides with the weaning. You are down to a workable amount of daytime nursings and sleeping through the night!!!! And it works for you, so that's just super!

Yeah, we are trying the "super casual, let's just see what happens" approach, too. So far, it hasn't worked that well, but I hope it works for you guys! You deserve that carefree positive + pregnancy!

Somewhat Ordinary said...

Happy Blogoversary!

Mel said...

Happy 3 years, sweet girl!

I am glad to hear all is going so very well with that beautiful boy. The fact that he knows the word "stinky" gave me a good, deep belly laugh. I ask L every day if she has a "stinky" for me, so now I realize I'll probably hear that word someday soon! LOL

As for #2? I love your approach. I hope I can be the same way when I get there.

Courtney said...

Congratulations on 3 bloggerful years!

JaelCustomDesigns said...

Popping in from MBC!
Following you!

Happy Blogoversary!

Me said...

Happy Blogoversary to You!

Barb said...

Congrats and happy blogoversary!