Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The little guy was weighed at his Doctor's appointment yesterday. We had weighed him at home a few weeks ago and he was just under seventeen pounds. I figured he was around eighteen now so I was surprised to hear he was nineteen-and-a-half! I'm just glad his car-seat is rated to 32lbs rather than the standard 21. He is growing so quickly and is quite interested in food. I had given him some rice cereal several days in a row last week but it looked like he had a tiny rash on his cheeks after eating it once or twice so I decided to leave off for a little while and try again in a bit. This weekend, however, one of my family members gave him some honeydew melon. He made a face at first but then worked away at the chunk until he had reduced it to mush (pretty good for having no teeth yet). They then gave him something else but there was no face this time. The next day I let him hold and try out raw broccoli and cauliflower and he was quite interested in those veggies too (no face this time either even though they have quite the strong flavour). He is definitely aware of what food is and is quite interested watching us eat various things. He also wants to sample our drinks but we still just give him sips of his own water so far. It's been interesting and I'm happy that he's eager to try new things. Hopefully he keeps this attitude throughout life but we'll see.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
It has been interesting unpacking things that have been packed away for years from when James stored his things at his aunt's place. Porcelain eggs he made and decorated as a child, old photos, and an extensive stamp and coin collection among other things. One of the more interesting discoveries, in my opinion, was a small New Testament/Psalms book inscribed with his father's name (mid last-century) and a confirmation class help and guide book given to his Grandfather in the 1930s. I love books, I love old books and I love the Bible but what makes these particular unassuming old books extra-special in my eyes is the heritage they represent. It has been passed down from generation to generation. I know we have no say ultimately as to how successfully it will be passed down but my hope is that I do my best to keep them going strong.
Thursday, April 07, 2011
It's true that I have never sought the spotlight but it's amazing how quickly and easily the focus of my life has shifted from my own interests to that of my little guy (and my big guy). I'm now putting myself much more in the background with a lot of things but I really don't mind at all. Who knew dying to self could be this easy? Not to say that it's easy all the time. We still live in a fairly student-oriented part of town and keeping in touch with friends has reminded me about all the fun and freedom I had before last November. But I'm happy where I am right now. I had a great time single, now I'm having a wonderful time as three. Life is great!
Logan loves dogs and cats. He gets excited when he watches them pass by and then tries to touch them. I've been trying to teach him to pet gently rather than hit (easy enough now when he doesn't have the inclination to hit too much). He will still grab at their fur a little but aside from that is reasonably gentle with animals.