|Howdy! A lot of time has passed. |
I am basically ready for college now.
|I was a natural at that Christmas thing.|
For treatment, we have pretty much been using Tylenol and hugs. A friend of mine really recommends baby orajel. I am a little nervous about using it for some reason (like I will accidentally numb his whole throat), but I think I will buy some over the weekend to just have on hand.
Also, have we talked about first words yet? I can't remember. Well, I *think* Ben's first word is "light." Apparently, Dan and I have high standards for what is considered his first word, especially when that word is neither Mama or Dada. A few months ago, Ben's Nana started pointing at the light (normally while he was at the kitchen table) and saying light. Well, it caught on, and last month he was pointing and saying "-ight, ight!" At first, he was so happy about it, that it was pretty much all he would say. Like in conversation, "Ight, ight, iggggght, Ight?" He does seem to connect the word to actually light though, he will use it and point to a lamp, etc. At first, we weren't sure if it qualifies as his first word, because he wasn't pronouncing the "L." We have since been told that is ridiculous.
He is a little over "light" now. He still talks about it here and there, but he is not as obsessed. I think he might be moving on to "Daddy." It sounds more like "Dadt-ty?" and I am not quite sure it is 100% connected to Dan yet, because it may be an extension of just pointing to things and saying "Dadt?" But I think it is starting to be connected to Dan. Meanwhile, I basically put on a top hat and jump around and sing "mama" about 5 times a day while frantically pointing to myself, to no avail. Maybe his next word will be "crazy?"
|Please meet my new friend, Peekaboo Elmo. |
Here we are, just hanging out in my wagon, talking shop.
So, here is what I have on the horizon for my next few posts: I need to do a schedule update with a bottle and food update possibly worked into it or separate. I also really want to finally write up Ben's birth story. It's a doozy, and I have been avoiding it a bit because I know that it will take a long time and make me emotional. But, I really want to write it all down before I forget any more details. And, we have a first birthday party to talk about! Also, I want to get back into recapping the Bach. Juan-uary is almost over!