Thursday, September 18, 2008

Roll With the Changes

It is almost midnight and the neighbor's $$#$#(#*&*(*&*(#(!!#$$#*^# dog is barking it's $&(*#$#($^#&($#( head off. I am about to come through the fence and hurt somebody. It has the loudest, most obnoxious bark, and it barks in this 1234, 1, 1 pattern that for some reason drives me absolutely batty. I can't go outside and tell it to hush because I am pumping, have a clog, and have already had to unhook once to tend to Port.


My internet was down most of the day today. It seems like every couple of months or so it does this, and I wait around all day until I can't take it anymore and I call the dreaded tech support hotline. Then I have to spend an hour on the phone with someone in India whose name happens to be "John" (yeah right), and go through all these ridiculous steps troubleshooting my computer when the problem is with the connection all along. And half way through the process, every time, the darn connection comes back and because "John" made me clear out everything on my computer I have to spend the next 30 minutes going through the dang start up wizard again.


Let's talk about more important things. Happy things. Cute things.

Port is on the verge - he is about to take off running, and I am not exaggerating here. For a while he seemed to have forgotten how to roll over. I was kind of getting worried, but for the past two nights he has been sleeping on his side and today I saw him roll over both directions more than once. But he won't do it if I am near him - I guess it is easier to cry and be picked up. ;) When he is on his belly I have been picking him up to where he is up on his knees and he will rock a bit but he doesn't seem to get that it might be a way to travel. When I am sitting with him he has started doing this back arching thing trying to get down on the floor. He wants me to hold him in a standing position while he checks things out. It is killing my back. I may have Kiddo demonstrate the crawling thing so maybe he'll be more motivated to do it. As it is the kid may walk before he crawls. He already has the stepping part down.

Port absolutely ADORES Kiddo. I have never seen a baby so infatuated with another child. He will watch Kiddo's every move, and whenever he is near him, Port will try to climb all over Kiddo and touch him and give him kisses.

I love it when he grabs my face and gives me a big ol slobbery, no-tooth kiss. He is such a love that kid.

He has been eating solids pretty well for about 2 weeks now. He of course does well with cereal and has tried apples, avocado and pears. He liked the apples the first time, but not so much after that. Avocado was a big hit the first and third time he tried it, and pears are a steady favorite. He also shared a piece of a banana with me and he loved it, but it constipated him so bad that I think I am going to hold off on that for a bit. I might mix it with pears or something.

I am so glad I am making baby food again. For some reason I get great satisfaction in knowing how much money I am saving, and it is SO EASY! For example, I wanted to try pears, so I took one pear (cost was maybe 40-50 cents??), cut it up, peeled it, put it in a pot with some water, boiled it for about 2 minutes, tossed it in the food processor and voila! I scooped out a portion for that meal and put the rest in an ice cube tray and froze it. One pear yielded me about 8 "cubes". The whole process took me about 5 minutes and I had enough for 8 meals. Love it!!

[Dang dog - SHUT UP!!!]

Anyway, I may try peas or green beans next. And then perhaps we'll try sweet potatoes or another fruit. Any suggestions??

The boy absolutely loves water. I try not to give it to him, but he is insane about it. There is nothing that gets him more excited than a fresh glass of ice water!

The other day we were coming back from HEB and I could hear Port talking in his car seat. I couldn't see him really, but I could tell he wasn't looking at Kiddo. When we got home I opened his door to get him and realized he was talking to the blue balloon Kiddo got at the store. Port was gazing up at it and cooing his little heart out. It was really cute.

And thus concludes another boring post from me. I cannot get this clog out so I am going to take some Tylenol and go to bed.

D :)

Here is REO Speedwagon with "Roll With the Changes"


TitanKT said...

Dawn, I don't know if you were reading my blog much back when I was complaining endlessly about my neighbor's dog who I extremely seriously wanted to kill. The ONLY thing that stopped me was my lack of a shotgun. And that was a shameful thing because I love dogs... but I wanted to kill that dog for real. It was known to frequently bark hysterically ALL day... I am not at all exaggerating. ALL day.

Mercifully!!! It moved away and I have to tell you I appreciate the quiet to this day and it's been gone for months.

Vick said...

I've contemplated Sominex meatballs for the dog next door many times ... I do not understand the level of selfishness required to lock your dog out all day so it can bark and annoy the h-e-double-toothpicks out of the rest of the world.

LOVE the visual of Port talking to the balloon :)

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