Sunday, February 25, 2007

Developments and Discoveries…

…The little bug is now a big ‘ole 25 ½ inches and 15.2 pounds. The monkey shrunk again!

…Jay likes Jack’s Big Music Show on Noggin.

…Jay has a crush on Lisa Loeb, which, incidently, we found out because she was a guest on Jack’s Big Music Show on Noggin. How do I know? Well…because he kicks, smiles his huge smile and squeals like a crazy boy when she comes on the screen. He has good taste. This is what he looks like when she comes on the screen....Thank God for DVR!

…Jay got a Valentine bear from Grandma Barb for Valentines day (along with some Seuss books that he just loves!) He could not figure out WHY the cheeks lit up and if they were supposed to do that…But it didn’t stop him from reaching out and grabbing the bear. Yes…he DID try to eat it…we have pictures of that too…

…Weight Watchers is going good. If I focus and plan accordingly, I do GREAT. If I’m not focused and don’t plan, I still do good. Total loss so far is only 2 pounds…but awareness of my eating habits and the places I have trouble – GREATLY increased. If you have not done Weight Watchers, the awareness and effort to change habits is far more important than the 2 pounds.

…Speaking of eating, Jay had his first solids last week…well…not really…it was a pretty runny rice cereal. But, after making the this-doesn’t-feel-like-what-I’m-used-to face, he swallowed and opened his little mouth right back up again for more. 5 bites the first time, 5 bites the second time. I’m calling it a success.

...We’ve discovered he likes sweet potatoes. And that he wants to hold the spoon himself.

…When infants throw up, it seems like a lot more than they ate in the first place…and it literally gets EVERYWHERE!!!

…My little one doesn’t mind doctors, nurses, admitting professionals, x-rays, ultrasounds, pretty much anything in the emergency room. In fact, he smiles about it all so much that no one thought he was really sick. And even when he did seem a little irritated, he would calm right down to his smiley little self the minute I started to sing “Jenny Jenkins” to him a la Lisa Loeb…

…I still think Jordan Catelano is the greatest…ok…so I’m aging myself. But “My So Called Life” was one of those television programs that spoke to me. Thank goodness for reruns. Incidently, these are the things I discover when up with the little one in the wee hours.

…I’ve discovered that I’m not that good at being good to myself. I’m not good at defending a block of time for me to use as creative time. I’m not good at valuing myself highly enough to eat properly, purchased the right foods (even when they might be a little more expensive), or defend exercise time. I’m not good at standing my ground when I truly believe something might benefit me. I need to get better and taking care of me…I need to process that no one else is going to take care if I don’t. I need to be diligent, and fierce about defending those times and spaces that I set aside just for me. Its time.

…My friend Teri sent me a bunch of Tulips as referenced in a previous post. They are SO STUNNING and they completely brightened my whole world. WEIRD FRIENDS RULE!

...I've actually been doing a bit of scrapping, although I can't show you most of it becuase its for a Secret Pal Swap. But I DID make the set of monogram cards as a birthday gift...

Peace, Everyone!!!


Elaine said...

He is adorable!! Those are awesome photos. I also think you are being too hard on yourself. One thing at a time...seriously....I've learned alot in life in the last year and I think it's just one day at time, as well as one thing at a time.

Gina said...

Jay is such an adorable little sweetie. You're doing such a great job of capturing all the phases! Congratulations on Weight Watchers! That's a huge accomplishment! : )