Friday, February 23, 2007


I haven't really been posting very much. I guess I just feel like I haven't had much to write about these days. I go through these funks every so often and then my writing picks up. Must be related to the blahs of winter. (Not to mention James has been boogerish lately and that doesn't give me much time.)

But, I guess I can update on the latest happenings:
James is doing well (despite the boogerness). On Monday our baby will be 35 weeks old or 8 months. (No-I am not sure how the math works) He is eating solid foods now and ALOT! I don't understand how a little guy can eat so much!?! In addition to nursing, he has three meals of solids a day and so far has been introduced to: rice & oatmeal cereal, yellow squash, butternut squash, sweet potato, peas, green beans, spinach, apples, pears, bananas, peaches, beef, & chicken. We are also teaching him to drink from a sippy cup. His sleeping habits are improving. Last night for instance he went to bed around 8:15 and slept til 5:45. Occaisonally we have some hiccups with him waking 2-3 times but for the most part *knock on wood* I see an improvement.

He can crawl well, I'm not really sure what to call it. He gets around, but isn't really crawling on his hands and knees. He kind of uses one knee to push him, but the other leg is just dragged along with his foot pointing in the air. He looks kind of like a wounded army solider. In any case, Jake and I will be shopping for baby gates in the near future.

He is very curious and inquisitive and typically only wants to play with the stuff that is not his. I think James has to be the only baby with his own laptop! (Jake got an old one from work they were going to toss and since James likes to try and pound on his good one...) He has superior arm strength and pulls himself up on everything (making me nervous he's going to knock out the few teeth he has!) including the shelves in our office, dishwasher, and this morning at the top crib rail biting it. Time to lower the mattress AGAIN! And Jamie's newest trick is to shove his fingers in his mouth so far that it makes him puke. (We think he is teething some more) I've already had to clean him and the carpet twice this morning.

In other news:
Jake's dad finally went in on Wednesday for hip surgery which he needed about 2 years ago. He is doing well, but apparently having a hard time dealing with the pain. Now that his hip is fixed, he is noticing strong pain in his knee which I'm sure was injured while compensating for his damaged hip in walking, sitting, standing, etc. He swears that if he knew how much pain he'd be in now, he would have never had the surgery. I am sure though, in a few weeks when he's up and around again, he'll change his mind. I mean, for being under 60, the man could barely move. Jake's 80 something year old grandmother could walk better than him. Now is the time when he and Jake's mom are supposed to be enjoying life. Their kids are all moved out, nothing to tie them down...the only thing stopping them was his crippling hip.

Well, not much other news to report. Or at least none that I can think of. After Jamie goes to bed I've been working on some mini sewing projects. I've been trying to keep them updated at my other blog: Blue Monday Illustrations. I've actually done more than is there, but haven't had a chance to photograph. I'm trying to build up a collection of things to sell on Etsy. It's a really cool place like Ebay for homemade and artistic items. Check it out!

I guess that's it for now. Need to get going on laundry and cleaning up the joint, not to mention Jamie just puked again.


Jessica said...

Seth used to stick his fingers so far down his throat that he would gag, but he never threw up. Thankfully, he's outgrown that.

Although I know I'm not supposed to worry about it, it's a little disconcerting to see all the other babies crawling/scooting and pulling themselves up. Seth isn't really doing that stuff.

Anonymous said...

kaitlin would gag herself too; one time i saw her do it with a spoon!

jamie is so darling, dear friend! will i get to see the two of you when i'm home? did you get my email?

ranter said...

When I saw the pics, my heart stopped. He is the cutest little thing ever.... Love the hairstyle.
Thanks again for the web links you sent me, it just made me realise how much more I still need to get *sigh*.
I see your child really enjoys the veggies there, in fact, my stomach started growling when I read his list *grin*.
Have a great weekend and hope you all feel better and warm up soon (you can have the heat waves we are having)....

Indigo said...

He's so cute! I can't believe how big he's getting. Babies are so cute and cuddley at this age. I just want to hug him!