Meagan Musing: October 2009

Meagan Musing



I lost my mind for a bit today and decided to go dark. I've never had dark hair, but for a few weeks in December of '98 (or was it '99?).

It was a disaster 10 years ago, so I'm hoping this color goes over better.

What do you think?



Staying Busy

My little man is so busy that it's hard to get a good picture of him these days.

He's great about playing with his toys for about 5 minutes, and then he's off.

I've tried to baby-proof our den. The only thing left that he can get in to is the giant tree in the corner. It has peat moss in its basket and Andrew thinks it is way more fun than his stacking toys.

So I spend lots of my day chasing him around trying to keep him out of stuff he's not supposed to be in.

He has great curiosity and a deep desire to bang on things with his hands. He's such a boy. :)

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Andrew Update

Dear Andrew,

I'm so far behind on your monthly posts! We spent almost six weeks with your Mimi and Papa Jack while we had new floors put down in our house. We had a great time, and your Mimi especially loved that time, but I got a bit out of my mama routine. We're home now, and I'm trying to get back in to the swing of things.

You've experienced so many firsts in the last few weeks I don't even know where to start. And I haven't written a thing in your baby book yet! I'll have to use pictures to help me remember.

I can say that at 7 months and 1 week you are:

-Crawling! You started really getting up and going right after your baptism so it was somewhere around the beginning of October which means you were six and half months old.

-Pulling up! I can't keep you off our furniture and our walls and really anything else you can get a hold of to help you pull up to your feet. This is so gross, but your feet are now dirty at the end of the day. And on the rare occasions that I get you to wear socks all day - they're dirty. Ewww! I know our new floors are clean so where does all that dirt come from?

-Clapping. One day you started clapping and you haven't stopped. You clap your hands when you're happy or excited about something. Or maybe just when you're sitting around and don't know what to do with your hands. :)

-Saying Da-Da. It brings your dad great joy. You say it a bit indiscriminately, but he doesn't mind. Often I will say, "Andrew, can you say mama?" and you'll smile right at me and say "Da-da!".

-You sleep really well at night, getting up once to eat about 3am and going back to sleep until 7:30. It's a good schedule. Now, if only we could cut out the 3am feeding!

-You're nursing about 3-4 times during the day and sometimes it's hard to fit it in. I have to take you away to a quiet room so you'll concentrate to get enough to eat.

-I just switched you to size 3 Pampers Cruisers and it made me sad. I wish you could have stayed in the Swaddlers forever.

-I have to put you in pants everyday because your poor little knees are getting red from all the moving around on them. But your legs are short and your pants are too long! I try to keep them rolled up, but it's a challenge. You don't seem to mind though.

-I'm still swaddling you for naps and nighttime. I know, I know. It's time to quit, but it's so hard to get you to sleep without it. You just move so much, and the swaddle keeps you still and peaceful.

-You are the sweetest baby. You love kisses and hugs and smiles and songs. If you're crying in the car I just have to sing Ol' MacDonald and you're as happy as can be - until I quit singing. :)

I can't begin to tell you what joy you've brought to my life. Your daddy and I are so crazy about you.; we love you to the moon and back!

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We're On the Move

I apologize for the radio silence, but I've had a hard time blogging while we've been staying with my parents. My routine is all off and the blog has suffered.

But we should be back in our house by this weekend. I'm so ready to see our new floors with our furniture and get unpacking. This is a great opportunity to de-clutter and spruce things up a bit.

I'm also having to keep a really close eye on Andrew these days since he's decided it's time to crawl and pull up on everything he can get his little hands on.

Oh sure, he looks all innocent here, but the stillness lasts for about 0.2 seconds.

And then he's on the move.

Only one hand needed!

Seriously, he's fast. I find it amazing that he can move across a room and get into trouble so quickly! It's different having a very mobile, very active baby, but we're loving every minute of it.



For Now

He might be a Patriots fan for now...

but when he's old enough to decide for himself...

I know his heart will be completely devoted...

to my Cowboys!

He's just the cutest little football fan in the land - even in the wrong jersey!