Friday, April 22, 2011

On-time! Woo!

This was a week of...oddness. Several factors: a) L not being home all week. it was very strange having only limited texts with her, not being able to leave things for her to see at night, etc. b) A got circumcised last Friday, so we had to deal with the, erm, wound. The bandage came off Wednesday. it is swollen. poor bubba. Luckily it doesn't seem to bother him much but...c) i think there's actually, FINALLY, a TOOTH! GLORY HALLELUJAH! This kid has been drooling like there was a faucet in his mouth for MONTHS. and just now there is a tiny little bump on his top right gum. either b or c was causing some serious cranky-pants yesterday. tylenol to the rescue! so, due to all of this, d) sleep was a little messed up. naps were seriously unpredictable--one day, he did 3 hours in the morning and 1.5 in the afternoon. another, he did 40 minutes, 1 hour, 30 minutes. He's also eating like a pig. Yesterday I swear I was feeding him every two hours if not more.

We did not get out at ALL this week. No playgroup due to school vacation week, no meetups with other moms because...well, just didn't get organized. No dates with Jill because instead she and her cool Israeli boyfriend came over to the house to visit us there. No walks because it was either cold, wet, or uber-windy. Effing LAME. I cannot waitttttttt til summertime! We're gonna be outside alllll the time. Playing in the yard, taking walks, going to is GOING to happen. Hold me to it!

Oh, one cool thing this week was that I got to be there when A's Early Intervention lady came. He gets services because he was so premature; he needs a little help to get some of his skills up to his actual age (as opposed to his adjusted; basically he was born on 8/29 but was due something like 10/8, so he is really "younger" than he is, developmentally's complicated). She had said a month or so ago that he might place out of EI services because he was so awesome and almost AHEAD of his age, but recently he's stopped pushing up on his arms and that's something he should really be doing. He'll do tummy time, and can roll front to back if he wants, but he doesn't support his weight on his wrists like he'd need to to crawl. And they really *want* him to crawl first, even though he likes "standing" a whole lot more, because he needs to build his upper-body strength. So she showed us (M and I) how to kind of force him into a crawling position by holding his bent knees between our legs and supporting him under his chest with one hand and using the other hand to hold one of his stationary while he reaches with the other. hopefully, if we keep doing this with him, he'll get the idea! He really wants to crawl and is getting really frustrated that he can't quite figure it out.

That's all. Thanks for reading!


  1. Shaina,
    I have worked as a nanny before and often when my job becomes stressful I think back to the time I spent with "my" little ones and think that I should just quick my job as an engineer and go back to nannying full time. Its been fun to reminisce while reading your blog!

  2. sooooo cute. this could be a baby journal for him and his parents when he gets older!