Saturday, September 19, 2009

Absence explained

You might have been wondering why my blog posts suddenly and (almost) completely stopped. Well, a very tiny little baby suddenly caused a dramatic change in my daily life - tiny, meaning, at the time about the size of a lentil, and now something like the size of a turnip. We anticipate meeting this little one at the end of February :). I've been feeling baby movements since about 13 1/2 weeks and Chad got to feel the baby for the first time today (17 1/2 weeks).

Unlike my pregnancy with Gavin, this pregnancy has pretty much knocked me out of the normally-functioning world for a good 2 1/2 months, so blogging was one of the first things to go (soon after were washing the dishes, menu planning, cooking, pretty much anything involving food or the thought of it, cleaning the house, etc. etc.). Perhaps I'll be back to it soon, although the bathrooms are a little higher priority than the blog at the moment...

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Random Events

Here are a few things from the past week or so that I found funny and didn't want to forget:

On Wednesday, Gavin was in his crib for "nap time" (though it was really just "alone time" that day since he was not interested in sleeping, which is a fairly common occurrance) talking and playing for about an hour or a little more. Suddenly I heard his bedroom door open and he walked into where I was saying, "I got it!" (meaning, he finally figured out how to get out of his crib). Thankfully he didn't hurt himself climbing out! On Thursday, he climbed out again after about half an hour and managed to bruise his chin (mildly). I was firm that time about getting back in the crib and staying there (the first time I couldn't quit laughing), so hopefully he won't keep up the trend. (We were away for the weekend so he hasn't had the opportunity to try it again.)

Early Thursday morning, Gavin climbed into his high chair, so I asked him if he was hungry. "What would you like for breakfast? Pancakes?" The reply, in a most serious voice: "jellybeans." (We ended up settling on grapes and avocado instead.)

Today Gavin was, again, asking for "trail mik" for a snack as we drove home from eastern Oregon. Although we have pronounced "trail mix" for him so he could easily hear the last sound and he usually pronounces nearly everything extremely clearly, we've not been able to help him understand that the sound is "ks" instead of "k" at the end of "mix". Chad told me he finally figured out that when Gavin says "trail mik", he's not stubbornly mispronouncing it - Gavin actually thinks he's saying the singular form of "trail mix" (and that "trail mix" is plural).

Speaking of mispronouncing, Gavin saves his stubborn mispronunciation for the word "jar." His little "computer" has a game on it where it asks you to press a letter on the keyboard, and when you get it right it says something like "Wow, cool! A is for apple!". In this case, J is for jar. Gavin first repeated the word as "yar," and because we know he is perfectly capable of correctly pronouncing J (like in "jump" and "jellybean") and actually likes to get the pronunciation right, we said, "actually, it's jar. Can you say jar?" Somehow he found the mispronounciation funny and now finds great pleasure in saying "yar!" loudly every time the game asks for J, looking around to make sure we are paying attention.