I had to share my lunch with Geekling today. It’s becoming a theme, really – he’s no longer content with purees, for the most part, and really seems to enjoy the finger-food thing. Of course, he mostly just shoves a whole handful of tiny bits into his mouth, but hey – whatever!
Today was pasta with broccoli and chicken in a marinara sauce. Geekling got very little sauce, but he loved it all anyway!
Sorry the middle pic is blurry – it’s hard to catch a squirmy baby with the iPhone camera!
Today has been incredibly icky. Josh went back to work, so I was alone with the baby. Obviously the “alone with the baby” part isn’t an issue…but I am still SO SICK that it’s made just existing a pure living hell. I tell you what, this parenting business has given me a fresh appreciation for what my parents put into raising me. Seriously, I love the kid with all my heart, but MAN do I miss being able to crawl into bed and do nothing but drink hot tea and blow through a box of kleenex.
On the positive side of things, it seems like Geekling has taken a turn for the better. I didn’t have to use the bulb syringe on him at all today after the first time this morning, and I didn’t have to do the saline rinse for him before he went down to bed. He’s still coughing occasionally and the runny nose hasn’t gone away completely, but there’s definite improvement. Woot!
I managed to make a card today – I’ll post a picture of it tomorrow or soon after. I also was able to finish a BOOK, ohmigosh. It’s called MWF seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche (here it is on Barnes & Noble) and it’s really a fun read. I’ll be posting a review of it over on LiteraryObsession.com eventually…possibly next Tuesday or Thursday (my review days).
And now…I’m going to go eat the food that my lovely husband brought home.
Josh and I got some good news on Sunday…or, well, it’s at least positive progress. (No, we’re not pregnant!) To celebrate this mini-almost-good-news-situation, we went to our local sushi place in Japantown. We’re really kind of in love with the sushi there, so both of us were incredibly excited about getting out.
Keeping in mind that Geekling is still feeling a little under the weather, both of us were a bit worried that he may act out and get grumpy while we were eating. I should have known better – the kid has got a seriously great personality and he just does really well in public in general.
One really nice gentleman sitting near us was smiling at him and talking to him. Geekling really loved that and responded with some smiles and flirty eyes and a giggle or two. It was really nice to see him interacting so positively with people. He -hates- seeing the doctor (and I’m not even sure why, the guy isn’t the one who gives the shots!) but he loves pretty much everyone else. He really does adore Ann, one of our realtors. (We adore Ann, too, though…and Mary!!… so that’s no real surprise.)
Anyway, he had some chicken teriyaki and plain white rice and some noodles stuff…along with his green bean baby food. NO he did not eat sushi! I think he looks like had fun…what do you think?
Oh, and he has two teeth! It’s hard to see, but in these open-mouthed smiles, at least one of those white dots you can see is a tooth. The 2nd one just broke through this last weekend and he’s in a much better mood about THAT, at least.
I’ve decided that at least one day a week, I’m going to set aside time to do some crafting. It’s a little absurd that I have ALL THIS STUFF and I never use it. Granted, most of it was packed up because of that whole move-into-a-rental-house fiasco in August of 2011. Ha. Yeah. That.
Anyway…I made this today:
Please excuse the crappy photo and cropping. I’m still not a pro at Josh’s camera. It’s a bit sloppy – I haven’t done any card making in a YEAR (OMG!) and I was rushing to finish during Geekling’s nap. At any rate, I think it’s pretty decent despite all that.
I used a card sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as the inspiration for the card:
I think I’m going to be doing more of these. It was a ton of fun!