Friday, September 4, 2009

My Seven Month Old Piggy

Today is Jambuca's 7-month-day and poor guy's been sick since Wednesday. SNG and e-baby are visiting the grandparents for a couple of days in New Bern so that Jambuca can be quarantined. It gets boring not going anywhere, so we had lunch at Sonic. What a lovely place, where you can eat in your car, be served by a high school kid on skates, eat tater tots, and enjoy some of the finest cool summer weather ever.

He's been doing the cutest little crawl thing the past few days- it's something like an inchworm, where he pulls his knees up to his chest, and then slides his hands out. Then he does a belly flop to recover, and then he pulls his knees up and starts it all over again.

He's also begun to communicate his food preferences. Last night I was feeding him peas and farmer's market blend. A couple of times, after a few spoonfuls of peas, he indicated his preference by leaning toward the jar of farmer's market blend. Maybe you had to be there, but I thought it was cool.

But mostly this week is about trying to make him feel better. He's lost his voice and so when his fever goes up and he cries, it's a whimper. When he coughs, it hurts, and he looks at me with a pathetic "Why does this hurt, mommy?" look on his face. I wish I could take all that misery from him.

Later this month is e-baby's 3rd birthday. We'll have a party, but I'm not sure where yet. She will also be moving to the pre-school around her birthday, and I can't wait to see how she does in the new environment. The preschool classes are mixed 3-5 year lds, and the Montessori philosophy means there are areas of the classroom for each subject, such as math, geography, language, etc. I'll write all about it once she starts, I'm sure.

OK, off to watch TV. With Jambuca sleeping and everyone else out of town, I can watch all kids of junk TV!! Woo!


lizardbreath said...

You certainly have a busy month coming up. Hoping that Jambuca gets better soon and E-baby has a great time in her new school!

PartnerInCrime said...

Poor baby. C-baby is sick too, I hope these colds aren't a harbinger of what our winter is going to be like!
Love the rest of the update, though. He's getting so big! Can't believe he's trying to crawl already.

Cat said...

Yeah, he's about a month or 2 ahead of e-baby on the crawling, but a few months behind her on babbling! She was already babbling MAMA and BABA and DADA by this age. He just says TPPPHHHT!

TexasRecyclingQueen said...

Few things are more frustrating than tending to a sick child. One feels so helpless! Hope he get better soon and that Libitrini does not come down with the nasty bug herself!