Friday, April 9, 2010

Chickity China the Chinese Chicken*

...have a drumstick and brain starts tickin.

Anyways. Blog update. I always start these thinking I have nothing to say and then end up with like a 40 paragraph short story on the intricate details of my not that exciting life. Prepare yourself for awesome boringness to follow.

First things - Nick's birthday is the 17th, which coincidentally is on a Saturday. I'm trying to think of something we can do. Last year I did a surprise pizza/ice skating party. The year before I made him do a scavenger hunt to find clues for a Steelheads game. I only have a week to plan and I'm drawing a total blank (I also did my required wifely guilt trip and asked him what he did for my last two birthdays...oh yeah...he went to class....)...not sure if I'm gonna pass Ben off to my folks for a few hours and do something just the two of us or if we'll make it a family affair...or maybe we'll do nothing, who knows?

Let's see, what's new with Ben. Laughing. I haven't quite found what tickles his funny bone yet but when we do something that amuses him it's fantastic. I love his laugh. He's trying out his legs more and more and likes to stand on your legs. He's playing with his Exersaucer toys more and seems to enjoy it. He really likes to be outside (I've been taking him out with me to check the mail box and he gets so excited every time we step out) so I'm trying for more walks. The weather is being super spring like which equals winds that are often freezing. He's babbling a lot more: cooing, gooing and screeching. He still looks at me like I've grown another head when I try to get him to say "mama" :-) He's starting to show a total preference for me when we're out and about. Several times now I've passed him off to some one else (my mom...Brenda @ work) and his whole little face has crumpled and big sobs have followed when he figures out that it's not ME that's holding him.

He's been skipping one of his middle of the night feedings so we're only getting up once. I say "we" but really it's Nick and I feel bad. Ben either wakes up for the 1:00 one or the 3:00 one and we never know from night to night. The last 3 or 4 nights in a row, Nick's been the only one waking up....and I feel bad but not that bad... HAHA!!! I've been REALLY enjoying my sleep but I have to stop being selfish and help out. I'm hoping that before too long, Ben is truly sleeping through the night and doesn't need to wake up for any feedings.

I think he's teething. Every one keeps telling me he is, so I'm going to talk about it with his doctor when we visit her for his 4 month check up this month. I'm pretty sure I see the starts of his bottom two middle teeth just below the surface. I think this has a lot to do with his clinginess recently....this is a double edged sword because I love snuggling him but at the same time, I literally can get nothing done and my house looks like crap 99% of the time. I can't stand having a dirty kitchen but by the time Ben is down for the night, I'm too exhausted to do anything. It's making me tense.

Here's Nick's forced contribution: he's looking forward to the weather warming up. and he's staring me me with a similar "you've grown another head" look that Ben gives me.

Done a few crafty & home improvement projects. Nick replaced the flooring in our front room with Pergo. We've got to redo the carpets in the family room before Ben starts crawling. I made Ben a Packer's onesie and bought some quilting materials for a baby quilt I want to make. I haven't decided what theme I want to go with yet on the quilt so I just have the batting so far. I have a cute little project I want to try my hand out for a certain little girl who's turning 2 and having a party later this month BUT.... (insert dramatic music) it requires the use of a sewing machine. Few problems with this:
1) I do not presently know where my sewing machine is...
2) Once located, I'm fairly certain it's broken...
3) I haven't sewed in years and I'm not sure I remember how to make it all work..
It's a cute idea - we'll see if I can pull it off or if I'll go my original route, which is as easy as a trip to Target :-)

Got invited back to Bunco as a sub next week - I'm excited to go and wonder if my luck will carry through and if I'll win any prizes this time. The theme this time is Spring Picnic (or something similar - my memory is crap these days) so I think I might make a potato salad. Or an apple pie. Or something else entirely. I have a week to figure it out.

I know I have more but my brain is mush, my sinus headache is back and I'm exhausted so toodaloo kiddos.

*this post has absolutely nothing to do with chicken. Or the Barenaked Ladies.

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