Friday, October 12, 2007

He's on the move!

Watching the Chunk is so funny lately. He's been scooching around the living room on his tummy for a few weeks now and he's slowly but surely getting better at it. He's already discovered the dog's bone, the handles on my coffee table, leaves that get dragged in, shoes, and various other things that probably don't belong in his mouth.

Now he's trying to figure out how to crawl. First he sticks his little butt in the air. Sits like that for a minute. You can practically HEAR the wheels turning. Wiggles his butt. Oh! Then he gets up on his hands too! Here he goes!!!! Yup, here he.....and then he plots back down on his belly, apparently exhausted.

Last night he actually was rocking back and forth on his hands and knees and just couldn't get any momentum down, and that made him cry. That was one of those "I'm going to parent hell for laughing" moments.

But look out world, he's getting close! Between learning to crawl, eating rice cereal, mommy's home made applesauce, and recently a biter biscuit, things are exciting in the world of the Chunk. He had a doctor's appointment this week and after two shots (major bummer), he got an outstanding check up. He weighs 18 pounds, ten ounces and he's going to be tall like his daddy. He's in the 90th percentile for height and the 75th for weight. He's just perfect.

We do have to make him an appointment to have a chest Xray done. For those of you who aren't aware, C has always been a very wheezy and noisy breather. He always sounds congested. Since babies are very rarely born with allergies, we have some concerns. Ideally he should have outgrown this by now and since he hasn't, it's time to take a look inside. So the first step is a chest xray to make sure his lungs are clear and then we'll have an appointment with an ENT (ear nose and throat) specialist and they can take a peek. Although we are confident that everything will be okay, say a quick prayer that it all works out.

So other than all that, it's been pretty uneventful around here lately. My "baby" sister comes into town tomorrow (she's 21, but she'll always be my baby sister) and I can't wait to see her. I've got all sorts of fun stuff planned around the regular school/soccer/dance routine. So now today I need to clean my house. Or at least scrub the toilet and change the sheets on her bed. Skippy continues to recover. We are on day two of no pain meds (yay) and he goes to the doctor on Monday, where he will hopefully get the okay to go back to work. I was down for the count yesterday with a migraine, body aches, and a bunch of throwing up but thankfully I feel much better today. I think I may have just hit the wall after a couple of long and rough weeks.

All in all, it's business as usual.


Tracey said...

Crap, she's 21 already?! Well now I feel really old. I remember her lounging on your bed in our closet-sized room at Northern, a little string-bean of pre-teen akwardness. How did she get to be 21?!
Good luck to Chunk on the crawling!

Amethyst said...

LOL I love how you refer to your rugrat as a "chunk." I have no idea why that makes me giggle till I pee, but it does. XD

Miss you guys! Hope Chuck is feeling better! :D Can't wait to go to fall festival!!