>Got sick. Again. (He totally had a fever when I took these photos.) This time it was the flu, even though he did have the flu shot – but he got on Tamiflu and was better in a day. I was shocked that his ears, nose, and throat were all pristine. I started up his breathing treatments again and praying that we can keep things under control.
>Learned to play Peekaboo and I forgot how awesome that is. The funniest part is that he doesn’t realize he’s supposed to cover up his eyes so he will just lift his arms up over his head and bring them down again. He thinks it’s the best thing in the world.
>Wants to feed himself all the time and will hardly accept baby food from me at all. I usually give him scrambled eggs, taco meat, shredded chicken, fruit, or puffs.
>Crawls all over the place and is into everything. The house does not stay clean or organized ever, and forget trying to get anything done with him at home, unless I’m willing to accept a complete disaster.
>Got moved to the toddler room at daycare even though he doesn’t yet toddle. But he’s so much bigger and more mobile than the other babies so I know he is happier there. I’m still in denial though.
>Loooves taking baths and probably wishes we gave him more. :)
>Kicks his feet whenever he’s excited or upset. It can be really cute or really annoying. When he’s sitting down he’ll kick his feet so much he’ll spin in a circle.
>Is a total mama’s boy. Anytime he sees me he drops whatever he’s doing immediately and comes straight for me.
>Am soooo tired of him being sick.
>Can’t believe it’s the week before Christmas. I’m slowly but surely making progress on my holiday to-do list. Next in the queue of tasks to be completed: putting together gifts for daycare teachers, finishing up a few gifts for family & coworkers, wrapping the rest, going shopping with my Dad for stocking stuffers, and delegating Christmas Day meal responsibilities. My cards just came in the mail and I was happy to see that past me wisely made them say “Happy New Year” with no mention of Christmas, so I have an extra week to get those out. I hope we can go see some lights at some point, but it’s ok if that doesn’t happen this year.
>Have been taking photos and notes to put together a December Daily album. It will happen, but I’m not sure when. The Collect app has been awesome for keeping track of a project like this.
>Plan on signing up for the One Little Word workshop for the first time. I have an idea for my word, but I’m not 100% sure of it yet.
>Manage to run 2-3 times per week, and am increasing my long runs by a mile per week. I take them pretty slow and so far haven’t been struggling although I do have hip pain. I think I will be okay during the half marathons, but after I run them I’m going to stick to 5k’s and 10k’s for awhile. I’m getting excited for the race though.
>Still have a ton of ideas for this here blog, but it’s also been a relief to just jot them down for the future.
>Want to have a solid plan of action for organizing my life and setting goals in the new year. Things have been chaotic lately, and I’m ready for that to end.
>Have been easing myself up to Liam’s first birthday by thinking of him as being one already. I tell myself he’s one, although I know he really isn’t yet, but then when he actually turns one it won’t be such a shock. Anyway, he’s going to be “baby brudder” for a long time, I think. :)