Thursday, August 23, 2007

8 Months and Ranting

I'm a few days late with this post. I guess that's better than last month where I missed almost the whole month. I've been feeling really overwhelmed - I just can't seem to get it together. I keep trying out different ways of organizing my time, and nothing seems to be working. Aaron and I get absolutely no time together unless I skip homework, which hasn't been good for my grades. How do people do it? I know there are other people out there that are working full-time, raising kids and going to school. Am I being to hard on myself thinking that everyone else is doing it better than me? I continue to plug away at my responsibilities everyday hoping not to crack in the process and also hoping that everything will be worth it in the end. On to the fun stuff....

This little guy is growing so fast. In my last post I mentioned his tooth coming through, well it tricked us. It decided not to show up after all. But yesterday? Yesterday it finally cut through. He has a very sharp little tooth poking through his gums now and the tooth next to it is looking like it wants to join its neighbor.
Baby G isn't walking yet, but his cruising ability is growing. He can get pretty much anywhere in the apartment that he wants to now, so we've got the living room sectioned off and barricaded so he doesn't wander where he isn't supposed to be if we turn our head for a second. He is fast.

He is eating 3 meals a day now. We started him on just lunch when he first started solids, due to our scheduling that worked out best. Then when we added another meal a day, we added dinner. Now, he's ready for three meals a day so we added breakfast last week. He is enjoying the new food options; he had oatmeal, yogurt and peaches for breakfast today. We have yet to get him started on meat. We tried egg yolk (hard boiled) a couple weeks ago and that did not go over well, so we'll try again soon. The other big change for him was finally moving to the big people bath tub. We tried transferring him to the big bath tub a while ago, but he was just too scared so we kept giving him baths in the little tub. Baths in a baby tub with a baby that weighs at least 22lbs. are difficult to say the least. He seems okay in the big bathtub now, he doesn't cry now and he likes to play with his toys there. I think that's it for now. I'll be back when I can. I have a post I wanted to put up soon about books so hopefully I can get that up very soon. Baby G is napping now so I must try to get some homework done.

Friday, August 03, 2007


I have no schoolwork due, Baby G is sleeping, and I've finally gotten my pictures uploaded to Flickr. Wooo! I realized today that I missed Baby G's 7 month posting. Let's see;

Crawling - check!
Cruising - check!
Into everything - check!
Whining all day - check!
First tooth finally deciding to make it's appearance - check!

Baby G is one busy boy, and momma is one tired momma.

July 2007

July 2007

He's a beautiful boy though, and I am so happy to have him; it's worth the tiredness to see his beautiful smile everyday.

Our trip to Seattle was short, but fun. We went for a friends wedding and then hit the Sci-Fi museum, the Experience Music Project, and the Flight Museum. The Flight Museum was pretty cool. I admit, I thought I would be bored; Aaron is the plane/ jet enthusiast, and I figured we'd spend an hour looking at planes and leave. We spent 5 hours looking at some cool planes. The highlight for me was getting to go on the Concorde and Air Force One.

I'm closer to finishing school. All of my core classes are done, I'm just left with a science requirement and some electives, and I'm done. It's been really hard, especially since Baby G is not sleeping well lately. There have been days that I've started falling asleep at work. and the apartment is just horrendous. I wish I could afford a housekeeper, even just one day a week.

I finished Harry Potter 7. I cried. I didn't expect that. I'm a fan, but geez. I balled my head off during a couple of sections and then when I finished the last page.

If I can think of anything else, I'll pop back in. For now, I need to get a few things done while Baby G sleeps.
I don't have time now for better editing. I'll come back in and add links later.