Monday, October 12, 2009

With a Capital M

Tonight you put the M in Monster. You are teething and it sucks. I know it sucks because you whined and cried and banged your head on the floor. Not once, not twice, but numerous times. I thought at one point you had knocked yourself out, but you were simply trying to catch your breathe because you hadn't stopped crying since daddy picked you up from daycare at 4:00. You didn't nap well because you are in pain, so you were not only in pain, but extremely tired. The worst possible combination, aside from peanut butter and eggs. I felt terrible for you. (I write this in past tense because you are sleeping quietly in your room and oh the bliss) There was nothing I or your daddy could do to make you feel better. We gave you some Motrin and Oragel, but even that was minamally effective. It seems like you have been teething for the past year. I can only hope that this will end soon as you almost have all of your teeth.

So, for now, we will try to keep you as comfortable as possible through this process. Do you think you could cut us a little break too?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Parrot Head

I have now realized that I have a Parrot following me everywhere I go. His name is Levi. His vocabulary grows by the hour. It's amazing to see the new things that he does and says everyday. I often wonder where he learns all this stuff...but, he is a sponge. He will repeat anything that is said to him and he understands things that I can't fathom. Tonight, when I took his diaper off, he picked it up and put it in the trash. I know thats not exactly Einstein material, but it still amazes me. He understands so much of what we say to him. He also knows when to not listen. When he is doing something that he shouldn't, its almost as if we are speaking a different language. He also knows "what the owl says" and anytime you ask him, he responds with a prompt "HOO HOO". His little lips purse together and make the cutest owl sound you have ever heard. He can bark like a dog and moo like a cow too. Its too cute!

Who knew being a mum would encompass all these silly things. Yet, it brings me to tears when I ask for a kiss and he happily obliges. I love being his mum.