Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A free minute

I got up a little early this morning - 6:15. Chris is still asleep (for now anyway). It's nice to have a free minute to drink my coffee. I'm always happier when I drag myself up early, but still rarely do it.

I'm wondering about jobs again. Not for now, but for sooner than 5 yrs from now. I'm meeting with some TFA people in the next week about "upcoming opportunities." Who knows where that will lead. Of course right now I'm pretty content sitting here with my coffee at 7am with no job to run off to.

We gave Chris his MMR vac at his 15m appt yesterday. So far he hasn't had any reaction at all. By bed time you wouldn't have known he'd had it (actually, but 2 mins after you wouldn't have known). But you hear so much about it I'm still a little concerned. We also got the go ahead to test for egg and nut allergies. It'll be nice to know either way, but I'm a little worried of finding out he *is* allergic to eggs - I keep trying to convince myself it's nothing.

I'm also starting to wonder about a VBAC vs CSection for the new baby. At first I just assumed I'd have a C Section again since it's inside 2 yrs. But the more I think about it I wonder if I should consider a VBAC under the right circumstances. I certainly wouldn't be induced again, but if I go into labor naturally and it progresses quickly, maybe I should give that a chance to happen. I wouldn't want to have surgery for no reason. There are risks associated with both, and both are pretty rare. I just feel like I should see what my body says when the time comes. So I guess I'll talk to the doc about that at next week's appointment.

Chris has started climbing on chairs and sitting at the table. he's also drinking competently out of a cup (although never a sippy cup). More words come daily. His favorites now are up and down.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Thank you ... oops!

This is a week late, but Chris has started saying "thank you", which may be the cutest yet. We were at a diner for breakfast last Saturday morning. Every time the waitress brought us something, he said "thank you" ("tan tu", with the right intonation). She noticed it first, and we didn't really believe her. He's been doing it ever since. Quite polite :).

Chris's comic sense of timing has been entertaining us all. Wednesday he tugged on a spider plant at Grammy and Grampa Paul's house until it, the pot, plant stand, dirt, etc all toppled down in front of him. He stood over it looking horrified for about 10 seconds, and then looked up and said, sheepishly, "oops."

He has also started climbing up on dining room chairs to sit and eat at the table. At Grampa and Grammy Lin's house yesterday he was eating on a chair when he reached for an orange. He fell off, landing face first on the floor. He didn't seem too hurt, but embarrassed and scared, and ran to Dad crying. When we was done with Dad, he ran to Mom. I picked him up and said "Sweetie, tell me what happened." He stopped crying, stared at me for a minute, and said "oops."

Monday, January 7, 2008

Words, words, words

Just wanted to make a list of Chris words as of now.
1. Mama
2. Dada
3. Dog (da)
4. Bear (br)
5. Ball (ba)
6. Balloon (baoo)
7. More (mar)
8. Apple (a-puh)
9. Orange (arng)
10.Light (ight)
11.Nose (na)
12.No (na)
13.Yes (yis)
14.Lunch (unch)
15.Monkey (em)
16.Duck (du)
17.Abby (abbuh)
18.Water (dat - I know, not even close)
20.Toes (ts)
21.Shoes/socks/slippers (s's)
22.Belly Button (be be)
23.Bubbles (bubu)
25.Hair (hr)
26.Diaper (per)
27.Done (dah)
28.Grandpa (pa)
29.Grammy (na)
30.Buzza Buzza (vaccuum? other things he doesn't know words for)
32.Hat (aat)
33.Cheese (ch)
34.Train (tuh)
35.Cat (tah)
36.Bird (bur)
37.Moon (muh)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Little helper

So Chris has actually started being helpful. I honestly don't know when this started, but I noticed it for the first time today, and it happened twice.

First, I was looking for his slippers this morning. I found one, and, as always, asked him where his other one was. I always ask, but don't expect an answer. Kind of the same way I ask the dog things. Anyway, I asked him, and then went about looking around the house. He was following me saying "Mama Mama Mama." When I finally turned to look at him, Chris was holding the other slipper out for me. Who knows where he found it.

Then, we were out to dinner tonight with the Kellys. We were trying to leave, getting everyone's coats, hats, mittens, diaper bags, bills, etc taken care of. I said, "All set?" to everyone (but directed at the adults). Chris started pointing at the table saying "dat" (which is his word for water) very emphatically. I looked to where he was pointing, and sure enough, at the end of the table was his water bottle. We definitely would have left it there, and he didn't want us to forget it.

Not bad for a 14 month old - at least he's starting to try to help out. I really like that he's engaging with us. I've been asking him questions like that since he was born. It's nice to see that he may finally respond. Maybe some of the people will stop looking at me like I'm a crazy person now... or not.