Monday, January 7, 2013

One + Two (months)

A David update! Without pictures. I know.  Probably nobody will read this. Sorry. The big camera hasn't been brought out very much lately and I can't for the life of me figure out how to get pictures off my iphone. Not kidding. I hate my iphone. Never again, Apple.

Ok. Here's one.
Looks like I haven't written much about what David is up to since his first birthday post. It's been over two months since then. So much has happened!

First - Walking. He started walking the week after he turned one and there was no turning back. He pretty much gave up crawling immediately and toddled his way around the house. All day long. Now that he's been on the go for about two months he is starting to try his hand at running. He's a fast little bugger! Places to go! Things to get into! Now he can also stand up without hanging on to anything. It's amazing. Along with running he's also quite the dancing machine these days. Put on some music and he'll bop around, stomp his feet and boogie around in circles. It's the best.

Next - Waving. Oh we love to wave. Wave. Wave. Wave. I've been waving "bye bye" for months and months now and he finally caught on. Now, whenever anyone leaves the house he'll stand up at the top of the stairs and just wave away. We wave to the cars driving behind our house, the dogs playing outside and just this past weekend he waved bye to the checkout lady at the grocery store. Now we've noticed the past couple days he will blow kisses! Oh it is heart-melting. He even blows air afterward. I mean really. It's the best.

Toys- He loves to play with anything. Just as long as it's not an actual toy. I was warned of this and didn't quite believe it, but it's true, the box it comes in will always be way more entertaining than the actual thing. Sometimes I find myself stuffing tissue paper in random places that I know he'll look just to see his excitement when he discovers it. Phones are his next big thing. I try my darnedest not to let him touch my cell phone, but sometimes those little paws are just too quick. The first thing he does when he gets it? Puts it up to his ear and says "hi!". Zach and I are not big phone talkers. Like hardly at all, so I'm still a little baffled as to where this came from. My guess is daycare likes to play phone a lot? It's pretty funny though. He's starting to play with cars more and more and will "varoom" things around on the floor and in the bathtub. Other than that, he just is kind of all about toddling around and getting into things he knows he's not supposed to get into.

Health - I don't know. I feel like he's constantly sick. Always. Every week. It's never anything too terribly awful, but the kid seems to run a fever for every little thing. Runny nose? Fever. Cough? Fever. Teething? Fever. Bad mood? Fever. All the time. He's also had the stomach flu twice now and right now he's rolling around in bed with a cough that is getting progressively worse. I'm constantly beating myself up over all of it. I can't help but blame myself, but I can't figure out why he's always got something. Is it daycare? Is it the dogs? Is my house not clean enough? Should I not take him to the grocery store? Should one of us quit or jobs and stay home? Should I have breastfed him longer? Should I feed him more vegetables? Constant. All day long. Worry. This is the worst part. By far.

Today was his first day of daycare in the toddler room. They don't have cribs in the toddler room. I went out over the weekend and bought him a special new "nap mat" and we gave it a go when we got home. It lasted about 10 seconds. So, imagine my shock when they told me he slept for an hour today, on the nap mat, like a big boy. Holy cow. I was so proud. I think he'll have a lot more fun in the toddler room. It's about 3 times as big and they do a lot of stuff that the babies don't get to do. He's already obsessed with the gym and takes off for it every time I pick him up to leave. So, at least he loves it there. It's nice to know he has a good time.

He's got 11 teeth now with the 12th, 13th and 14th on the way. He got three molars at one time. I felt so bad for him, but at least most of it was done in one shot and it didn't drag out too long. We brush his teeth every night now. Sometimes he fights it but usually he gets mad when we are finished. Good problems to have.

Otherwise, he's happy, he's goofy, he's sweet, he's sneaky, he's serious, he's determined, he's silly and he's just about perfect. Couldn't ask for more. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Christmas. 2012.

...and another Christmas comes and goes. I go back to work tomorrow after a 12 day break, but boy it doesn't feel like it was much of one.

I've been sick since Thanksgiving. Not kidding. It's been some combination of cold, flu, stomach flu, cold, and finally on Sunday I couldn't take it any longer and broke down and waited two and a half hours at the CVS Minute Clinic. So now I'm on a ridiculous dose of Mucinex and antibiotics. Today I could at least taste my food.

I had so many plans for this break and really, REALLY needed to stop and re-charge my batteries so I scheduled David for daycare 4 days. Of those four days, he went one. Karma. From now on, if I'm off work, David is off daycare. Every. Single. Time. I have taken a day off "for me" he has gotten sick. Every single one. Right now I'm holed up in the spare bedroom because Zach has the stomach flu. It also took an hour to get David down and he's still in there tossing and turning and coughing. So who knows. Maybe I'm not going back to work tomorrow after all?   I give up.

Anyway. Here are some cute Christmas pictures. Despite the frustrated ramble up above, we had a very lovely Christmas and David blew me away with how excited he got over the whole deal. He was on cloud nine with all the attention and presents!!  We had a ton of fun.

These are some pictures from his daycare Christmas program. They brought "the babies" out for the final two songs and while none of them cried, they sure weren't too impressed. I would share the video, but the expression below was what he did for the entire 10 minutes he was out there. He pretty much sat down and froze like this until everyone started clapping and he crawled over to his teacher and buried his head in her lap. Poor thing was so confused!
Checking out the tree was a favorite activity this year. He'd walk over, point to various ornaments and go "oooooooh". Sometimes he just couldn't take it and would grab a ball off, but not very often. He was very good with the decorations, which was a pleasant surprise.

Christmas Eve we spend with my mom's side of the family. Up until last year we always went to my Grandparents house but now the aunts and uncles are taking turns hosting. It was a little touch and go before we left the house as David was having a rather "moody" day but once we got there and he got started on all the food, he was a happy guy. Slept in till seven the next day even! A Christmas miracle!

Christmas morning we spent at home, just the three of us. It was low-key and a lot of fun. I made a french toast caserole and David had a great time checking out his Santa loot and opening presents. He is such a ham and really got into opening gifts. He's even got the whole "toss the boring clothes aside and move on to the next" thing down pat already!! I also got really spoiled by Zach who went over our small agreed-on limit and went on quite the shopping spree at Antrhopologie! Eeeee!! :)

 This picture kills me. The same expression! Priceless.

Next, we headed off to my my dads side of the family. Or to "the chaos" as I like to describe it. So many people. This was the first year we didn't eat there, but just stopped in to say hello and open presents. Apparently the overly-talkative, chaos-loving, uber-opinionated Italian genes everyone else in this family got somehow TOTALLY skipped me. I am a fish out of water over there.  David sure didn't mind and Zach also comes from a big Italian family so he feels riiiiight at home. While it is certainly always crazy, I do love the entertainment (and the family too)
 These are just the cousins. And several are missing. Also not pictured are the aunts, uncles and spouses. It gets a little crowded.
 Also? I got my hair cut. It's way too short :(

Next on the Christmas tour was my parents house for dinner. Traditionally we've done Christmas breakfast but since we have a little one now we wanted Christmas morning just for us. My mom made delicious stuffed shells, lasagna and a whole lot of cookies. We were told "Christmas will be small this year".  Yeah. That was a lie. Spoiled as usual. All of us.

 David got a "lawn mower" from my parents and I kid you not, he spent a solid TWO HOURS pushing that thing around the house. Total concentration on his face. The carpet NEEDED TO BE MOWED! It was hysterical.

And there you have it.  Christmas! Woo!

Now, lets all get some rest!

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