Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Big development in speech!

Two things happened today that may not seem like a big deal to most people, but when your child has a speech delay and you can actually see the progress, it's huge! I am ecstatic today!!

I noticed a scrape on JJ's elbow.
Me: "What happened to your elbow?"
JJ: "I fell down at the park. I was crying I fall down at the park."
*not perfect grammar, but two sentences nonetheless!! We are happy to get three word phrases out of him, so this is a big deal!

At the park with my mom, a little girl walked up to him and asked his name. Normally, he would no say anything, but this time he told her "JJ" and then pointed at her and said "You?" And she told him her name.

And finally on the car ride home:
JJ: "so dark"
Me: "Yes, it's getting dark because when the sun goes down, the moon comes up."
JJ repeats what I said.
JJ: "sun is so hot."
Me: "Yep. What about the moon?"
JJ: "Um, the moon is so cold!"
*this wasn't a speech development thing, I just thought it was really cute! :0)

Loving Pregnancy Hair!!!

Normally my hair is pretty thin. I've never had a problem getting it to hold a curl or most style, but it will never be called
voluminous (not like my friend Julie. She has amazing hair!). But now, between the pregnancy hormones and the prenatal vitamins, my hair is so full and, dare I say, holding VOLUME!!

I didn't want to post a picture, especially since its 9:00 at night and I know I look at least as tired as I feel. Also for some reason the photo isn't really showing just how full my hair has gotten.

I am trying to enjoy this phase as much as possible because I know after the baby is born and my hormones go back to normal, my hair will as well... But for now, I am loving it!! (Along with my pregnancy boobs, but that's a whole other thing and i definitely will NOT post a photo of those!! :0) )

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My Little Photographer

Ansel Adams, watch out!

JJ got a little digital camera for Christmas. He also uses the camera on his ipod touch. I LOVE watching him take pictures! He lines up whatever he's shooting and takes photos from all sorts of angles. He tells everyone or everything to "say cheese!" It's fascinating for me to see him do this. And it is ADORABLE!!

Shouldn't making friends as adults be easier?

Since when did making friends seem like dating? Since I'm not in school anymore, I suppose. It seems like by the time most people are adults, they have the friends they want and they don't really want anymore. Sure we still make friends we can consider "ok" friends, you know the Facebook friend who you have a good time with at get togethers/parties/events, but never really make the effort to hang out. But I find it is rare to make new "good" friends at this juncture in our lives. Plus, everyone seems really busy.

Anyway, what spawned this train of thought is there is this girl I know and for some reason I really want to be friends with her. She seems like a fun and super nice person who would be a good person to have in your life, you know? Our babies could even play together (after they arrive, of course) because they will be pretty close in age. Based on Facebook posts, we also seem to have a lot in common as far interests go.

However...every time I think about this, I come up with the following list and end up talking myself out of it:

1. Other people already know she's super nice and fun and she probably already has a TON of friends.
2. She seems really cool and I don't ever think of myself that way at all, so I would maybe end up feeling like the "extra," like the Judy Greer to her leading lady in pretty much any movie Judy Greer is in.
3. She seems like a really good person and I'm kinda gossipy and snarky sometimes so I think she would think I was not a good person.
4. I feel like if we didn't naturally become great friends in a relaxed and unforced setting, anything else would seem forced and awkward and I would get nervous and totally turn her against ever wanting to be my friend. Even my Facebook friend.
5. She seems busy and I am busy (because we are grown-ups and that's what happens), so I'm afraid the conversation would go something like this: "Hey, you seem like someone I want to be friends with. We should hang out!" "Yeah, sure that sounds like fun!" And then nothing would ever come of it. (Which I suppose is better than "Hey we should hang out sometime!" "Um, I'm busy that day...").
6. What if we do get together and we discover our husbands don't really get along, then what? That could seriously cut into any get-to-know you time and we would eventually stop hanging out because we want to spend time with our families instead.

I like to think I have my share of good friends, so maybe I should just be thankful. Or maybe I'm really over thinking the whole thing and you can't have too many friends to support you in life...? Besides... I can't remember the last time I had a girls night!!