yep, my 8 month old is about to be in 18 month clothes. Sweet Jebuz he's huge. Put him next to his cousin, who's 3 weeks younger, and he looks even bigger. Or she looks tiny. not sure which. She's a bit more advanced in some stuff than he is- which is not to say that he's behind, he's progressing just fine in all areas, but she's a girl, which gives her more...motivation, I guess. Boys tend to be just a smidge lazy. He's extremely smart though, cognitively I think he's a bit ahead, which gives him the intelligence to realize he doesn't have to do some of the stuff she does just because she can. He's just now beginning to crawl with his belly off the ground. He's always been physically able, just never saw the need. He does it now because it hurts to drag himself over the threshold of the baby gate.
We've also begun to learn about chunky food. We tried those little puff snacky things, broken into bits, and he likes them, but he tends to lose track of them in his mouth after a couple, and then gags and pukes. So, after a few tries over the past few weeks/days, he now can mostly reliably keep them where they need to be to be gummed to death and swallowed. Yay, learning.
In the e-book reader department: I settled on the Kindle. My wonderful husband got me one for Christmas, and I love it. There are a few features I sort of wish it had, but nothing that actually annoys me- more of a "hmm, that might be cool" sort of feeling. I've been grabbing a bunch of free books, the only issue we're having so far is what to do if we both want to read the same book. Yeah, we can use bookmarks, but I like the feature that takes you directly to where you left off in a particular book. It'd be neat if it had profiles that would remember where we each were, but eh. again, not the end of the world.
Why does it seem that everyone around me is pregnant? Several friends, coworkers, family members, etc. Emotions are weird things- I almost feel like there's this exclusive club I'm not part of. Which is dumb, I have an awesome little boy and I'm not ready for another one yet, so it's not really like I WANT to be pregnant and I'm not, yet I sort of feel that same kind of envy. There's a weird shift in how people respond to pregnant women. It doesn't matter how many children you have or have recently given birth to, if you're not actively gestating you're not as important. I suppose that makes sense in a way, protect and pamper the bearers of the "tribe's" future. As much as I understand all this logically, emotionally is a different story. To sum up, I'm not pregnant, am not trying to be at this moment, yet it still grates on me that I feel excluded from "the mommy club".
I should go attach myself to a suckbot. I'm taking advantage of being home all week to try to make my production less pathetic. Trying to pump every hour or so, with longer sessions each time. Also, taking large quantities of fenugreek again. It may not work, and if it doesn't help at all then I'm probably going to just quit, because an ounce at each pumping just doesn't seem worth it. Fortunately, I think it might be working, because I'm beginning to get almost an ounce every hour. Not that you guys really wanted an in-depth story about milk, but you got one anyway.
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