Tuesday, April 26, 2011


They're not here yet, but they are coming.

William wouldn't even touch his "dinner" last night - I'm guessing because the food/spoon/etc. hurt his gums.  Poor kiddo.

Hopefully this will be a relatively short process.  But, even if it is short, I know that it is a process that will just keep repeating itself as more and more teeth come in over the next few months.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Oral Fixation

Well, it's official.  William will officially put anything in his mouth (good luck to us in the coming months with babyproofing!)

He has now successfully eaten:
  • rice cereal
  • green beans
  • sweet potatoes
  • avocado
  • banana
He also used a sippy cup with a little water in it today with pretty good results.

Next up:  peas and then butternut squash

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Philosophy for today...

I am super busy today.

My philosophy or theme for the day is going to be, "It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to be."

Sadly, this is especially going to be the theme of the report I'm writing today.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Travel Begins Again

A couple weeks ago I had my first business trip...it was just a day trip to Indy - not even spending the night.  But with William around, even a day trip becomes infinitely more complicated.

I have another one tomorrow; this time to Chicago.  Again, luckily, just a day trip.

However, I do have an overnight trip (agin to Indy) coming in May...and then my first week-long trip coming in June.

It begins...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Reading Between the Lines

William gets daily "report cards" sent home from daycare. Usually, along with when he ate, napped and did tummy time, they are filled with notes about what he did that day. What books they read. What he was especially interested in, etc. etc. Sometimes, these notes say things that hint about him not being the best baby there ever was that day. They don't outright say he was a bad baby that day, but if you read between the lines, you can see it. A couple examples:

  • "He really liked his one on one time today." really means William wouldn't sit by himself for even one second.

  • "William is getting used to tummy time." really means William screams and cries when we set him on his tummy to strengthen his neck and arms. He is falling behind his peers.

  • "He is fine as long as he can see me." really means William requires attention almost constantly.
However, Monday's note home was bad enough that I didn't actually have to "read between the lines." He did NOT have a good Monday. [No worries, though, Tuesday was better.]

If you can't read the above note, it says, "William had a 'hold me' Monday. He wasn't having fun with tummy-time at all. He enjoyed storytime as we read 'Animal Sounds' and 'Baby Mickey's Toys'. A bit fussy today. Yet he was content with tasting the book. Much love and care given by teachers. :) "

And, yes, William was "tasting" the book when I got there. Slobbering all over the pages. He was sitting in a bouncy chair where he teacher said he had been for only 5 minutes that day, otherwise insisting on being held. Ladies and gentleman, I have created a "hold me," attention-needy monster.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I suck at blogging, huh? 4 posts in all of March? I vow to make April better. And certainly if not better posts...well...at least more of them.