Wow, how did 9 days go by so fast since my last post?!? We’re really packing our days full around here! I caught a wicked nasty flu last week and had to miss my night class on Wednesday. I had a scary moment when I was passed out on the couch, in that half-asleep mode, and I heard Nicholas bump himself on something and start to cry. I couldn’t even roll over to see what happened – I just lay there hoping it was minor and he would be OK (and that Patrick would get home soon!) – he only cried for a minute and then carried on playing, so it couldn’t have been too bad. Scary stuff, though! The flu came on so quickly – it was like getting ploughed down by a steamroller. By 11pm I was feeling much better, but it was back the next morning and lingered on for the next few days (I’m still feeling it a bit today).
Nicholas wasn’t touched by it, thank goodness – he’s even more active than ever before – to the point of running now! He still wobbles a bit and falls on his butt regularly, but he’s so much more stable on his feet. And he’s climbing everything in sight! He talks almost non-stop, whether he’s alone or not. He carries his hockey stick with him at all times, and isn’t showing signs of separation anxiety anywhere near as much as before. He will get upset if I leave him in the living room when he’s thirsty or hungry, but not if he’s content. Not much I can do when I’ve just changed his diaper and my hands have to be washed, though! Those are moments when I just have to listen to the cries/screams and try to reassure him that I’ll be there quickly to give him some milk.
His signing has really progressed at a quick rate, too! He has added drink, cheese, and please to the ones he already knows (milk, food/eat, yes, and more). He still says “ga” for water, so “drink” seems to mean cow’s milk. Sometimes I can’t respond fast enough to the signs as he does them. I actually can’t tell whether he really wants the item he’s asking for, or if he’s just so thrilled to actually get what he asks for!
We participated in Quintessence Foundation Breastfeeding Challenge this past weekend – we were in a location with 44 nursing babies. I wonder if we’ll be there next year.
In keeping with our monthly weigh-ins (we missed the 13 month weigh-in), we stopped by the Health Unit on Friday to see where he’s at – 25 lbs 4 oz. He’s finally broken the 25 lb threshold. I thought he might have, based on the extra aches in my arms and back recently, and the amount of food he’s been consuming!
Lastly, there has been some serious teething in the last week – Patrick noticed that 3 more had popped through on Friday, and I saw one more poking through yesterday. That makes 11 in total now! No wonder the sleep pattern has been so erratic – from nursing every 2 hours to sleeping right through 9 hours straight!