Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for so many things and at the top of my list is my family. I am very blessed to have my husband and son in my life, loving parents who raised me to have self-confidence and know right from wrong, and siblings with whom I have a wonderful relationship. At the moment, I'm typing this from my brother's kitchen. We decided at the last minute (Sunday) to buy plane tickets to Baltimore and we had an uneventful trip here. We left ourselves 2.5 hours between the time we left our house and the time of our flight and were happily surprised that the roads were empty and the airport very civilized. Ian had a great time on the flight and really enjoyed looking out the window before we took off.

I just need work to slow down a bit. As of yesterday, I have billed 235 hours for the month of November. I worked until midnight on Tuesday night and then woke up at 5 am Wednesday morning to finish some work and start packing for our trip to Baltimore! And I have an 8 am conference call tomorrow. I am very thankful for my job. I actually really like my work. There's just too much of it right now. But I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel because this deal should close soon.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Halloween Dinosaur

Halloween was unseasonably warm this year. We spent some time outside with Ian in his Halloween PJs. I tried to get some cute pictures of him with our pumpkin, but he just wanted to climb mommy's leg.

And I haven't had the time to post a picture of Ian in his cute dinosaur Halloween costume. He was absolutely adorable and had no problems wearing his costume for hours! He even went trick or treating with daddy to help him adjust to the new daylight savings time.

Monday, November 16, 2009

8 months old!

Ian is 8 months old!

Climbing the Stairs

We were in our basement this past weekend going through the pile of clothing and toys my sister sent up to me with my parents. Ian was crawling through everything and insisted on crawling through the office and into the unfinished basement room. And every single time we brought him back into the main, finished room, he decided to head for the stairs. And so after I while, I decided to see what he would do. Well, he climbed the stairs! He climbed right on up to the landing, with me behind him making sure he wouldn't fall. I didn't expect that he could do that!

Ian now appears to understand the word "No!" although I'm not so sure if he knows what the word means or simply understands the significance behind our tone of voice. When we say "No!" sharply and in a loud voice, he stops what he is doing (usually heading over to grab my husband's computer cord or play with the Wii remotes) and looks at us with this slight unhappy, quizzical face with a furrowed brow. It is SO cute.

I love him so much. I got a little teary-eyed saying goodbye to him this morning as I'm off for another business trip in NY and won't be back until Wednesday night.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oh My God, I'm Busy

This is just a fly-by update so that I don't forget all of the things I want to say:

1. I am SO busy for work. I've had to work in NYC a bunch of times over the past 2 weeks and I have to go again next week. And I worked straight through this past weekend. My husband is fantastic about it and really helps out with the baby. I feel awful that I've had to dump so much on him (baby care, cooking and food shopping duties), but he seems to understand. It's not always like this at work.

2. The baby was the CUTEST dinosaur/dragon for Halloween. I have awesome pictures, but just need to find the time to post them.

3. The pestilence continues. It seems the baby contracted pink eye in his right eye and was rubbing his eye so much that the nurse was afraid that the skin around his eye was getting infected. So now we have to give him antibiotic drops in both eyes for 7 days and oral antibiotics for 10 days. I can tell you, it isn't fun to try and hold down a very squirmy, almost 8 month old, in order to get those drops in his eyes and the syringe in his mouth. Not a happy camper.

4. We are planning to go to Baltimore for Thanksgiving this year so that we can visit my brother and his family. I hope that work eases up so that I can actually go AND enjoy myself. And I'm trying not to get too nervous about a 6-8 hour drive with an almost 8 month old baby. Ian seems to love the car and so I'm crossing my fingers that it will be an easy trip.

5. When at the doctor for treatment of his recent pestilence, Ian weighed 19 pounds, 0.3 ounces. So that means he gained 1 pound, 2 ounces in roughly 2 months (and since he's been at daycare). I'm happy to see that he is still gaining even though his life is mostly out of my hands.

6. As of this weekend, Ian is now eating 3 solid meals per day. He has cereal + stage 2 fruit for breakfast, a stage 2 fruit or veggie for lunch and cereal + stage 2 veggie for dinner. He loves everything! Except for avocados, he hasn't rejected anything yet. And I think he was only rejecting the avocados because it was given to him as a finger food and not as a puree on a spoon. So we'll be trying that again.