Color me silly

What color do you think that would be, exactly?

Ben is almost crawling! Monday he started getting up on his hands and knees. Now he can scoot forward, just a little bit at a time though. He kicks his legs and pushes himself forward but his hands stay in the same spot, then he gets on his tummy and when he pushes himself up with his hands again he has gone forward an inch or two.  I'm not sure how long it takes between now and actual bonafide crawling, but this is way way way way sooner than I thought it would be.  I was hoping he'd be crawling by his 1st birthday, which is when he would be 9.5 months adjusted age. Which I think is pretty typical crawling age, but I don't really know. He just turned 7 months adjusted, and is almost 10 months actual age.  I still get giddy when I see him up on his hands and knees. Having a baby is so much fun!!!

The child is eating solids like a mad man, 3 meals a day. It seems like he eats a ton of food, I feed him until he stops opening his mouth for food and I don't force or even encourage him to keep eating, so I guess I can't be over feeding him.  One sad thing is that instead of pooping once a week he poops like once a diaper change. Ha.  And also he's been peeing a lot more too, so I'm not worried about my supply at all. He loves to eat everything I've given him so far. Maybe he doesn't like it the first try but by the second or third try he likes it.  He's such a good boy.

The school district is still coming tomorrow to evaluate him. In the last week he has started doing a lot better about sitting alone and the whole "crawling" thing too, so I'm feeling a lot better about things overall but it doesn't hurt to have him evaluated still.

I always think of things to write about when I'm running around doing stuff, then when I actually sit down to write those ideas have evacuated my brain. Sigh.

I'm getting back into knitting again. I made Ben a hat because he didn't have one, now I'm working on a hat for Brian and a scarf for my brother in law's girlfriend.

I feel so much less stressed out now than I did when we lived at our old house. I'm not saying I don't have a zillion things to do, but I just feel so much more calm overall. I wonder how much that has to do with my personality and just the space we have instead of having everything and everybody crammed in on top of each other.

I went to a baby shower for a lady at our church on Saturday. There were FIVE ladies in various stages of pregnancy there.  Yeah.  I was a little bit worried that I'd do something super embarrassing like cry or something, but I didn't!  I still sometimes have a hard time with things surrounding babies and pregnancies but I think overall I'm doing better.  I guess a lot of preemie moms have a hard time with the first birthday of their baby because it brings back all the trauma and the feelings from their birth and NICU stay, so I'm trying to prepare myself a little bit for that.

Also, I totally forgot how awkward baby showers can be when you really don't know most of the people there. Eeeep.  I just really stink at stuff like that. But I made myself go, and I even talked to a stranger a little bit, so I mean that's good right?

D has been talking a lot about "awkward" people, how they are, how they make him feel. He is Mr. Social, Mr. "I can talk to anyone, everyone thinks I'm awesome and amazing, everyone wants to be my friend." I have to try hard not to get defensive because I am one of those awkward people. And I can't help it! I don't want to be like that...I just am.  I'm sure most of the "awkward" people he is talking about feel the same way that I do.

So far there isn't anyone in our church that I feel really close to, or like I can really talk to.  I almost need an ultra-extrovert to offset my ultra-introversion and draw me out. I really do try. And I will keep trying. And it will get better I'm sure.  Everyone is very nice though, so I don't want to make it seem like they aren't.

Brian is going to start doing the praise team at our church I think. So that's exciting for him.  And the nice thing is that when he is up there with the team and I'm in the seats with 5 kids, at least there will be music playing in case they are loud or naughty. ;)

Alright I think that's enough! :)

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  1. I wish I lived close to you. I'd sit down with an introvert any day of the week. I am probably more like the ultra-extrovert type, but some of my favorite people are introverts, like my hubby.

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  2. Oh man, I love this post! So happy to hear your new home is a blessing, you're (albeit slowly) getting connected, and that Ben & D are doing so well. What is Brian going to do for the worship team? Sing? That is great. And haha on the introvert/extrovert comment - sounds like a good plan based on our friendship! :)

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