Hi July Mamas,
Our thread disappeared so I thought I'd start a new one!
How is everyone? Are we all gearing up for those first birthdays? I'm pretty excited about it all. I just cannot believe it's been almost a year already. Amazing... It was around this time a year ago that I started getting HUGE and unwieldy, couldn't get comfortable in bed or stop peeing.
DS is changing every day- last week he started saying "mama" and "dada" and this time we really know he means US! So exciting! And it has become really clear just how much of what we say he understands- quite a bit! He is really good at recognizing signs now and all the familiar things we say to him.
He is getting really good at cruising along the furniture and "walking" with some help (holding his hands/arms). His play is getting very interesting and varied- he seems to be on the verge of playing "pretend" with his stuffed animals and likes it when we act out scenes with them and with puppets. He likes to kiss them and pat them, talk to them and also to beat the crap out of them! He is so into containers now- putting things in, taking them out, banging them around, stacking them up etc. It's fascinating to watch him, really. As always, he is a big fan of his books and we just got him a big stack of new ones as I was getting tired of reading the old ones. I do love reading to him and one of the things I'm soo happy about is that I can see how much he loves books- this was so important to me. I can really see him being a big reader in the future and that makes me ecstatic.
He's also got a bunch of new teeth coming through- one popped out on the bottom beside his middle two and I can see his front top two just below the skin of his gums- so those'll come through soon I think.
DS has lots of hair now- it's pretty cute and it curls all around his ears and the back. He's going to be a handsome devil for sure, with those eyelashes and lips!
He's eating everything in sight and still nursing a lot. He's almost 11 kg.
The other day we spied some men unpacking some kind of giant electronic components outside on the street and they were leaving these GIGANTIC (bigger than refrigerator) boxes on the curb. We snapped a couple of them up along with a few smaller ones. They are super heavy weight and just amazing boxes so we are using them to build a big playhouse for DS- kind of an early birthday present I guess. DH has gotten really into the project with me- and this is going to be a serious playhouse! It's two stories (on the outside) and really big on the inside. We have almost finished contruction and are about to start decorating. I'll be sure to post some pics when we are finished!
We are heading on a 14 hour plane trip back to Canada - just me and DS first, then DH comes 2 weeks later. I'm really panicked about the flight- as I will be alone and DS will be on my lap. It was just way too expensive to get him a ticket when he could fly for free. I'm so jazzed about our vacation, but not so much the plane trip. I'm going to be pumping the mdc mamas for tips and tricks for flying alone on such a long flight with a babe.
How are the July babies and mamas doing? What are your birthday plans? Everyone excited for summer?
Here are some snaps of DS!