Monday, April 6, 2009

Pink Eye

Wesley has pink eye. Poor guy. I've no idea where he picked it up from, as we've not been out a lot since coming home from Australia - we've been working hard on getting back in to routine. But, where ever he picked it up from, it stuck. And it breaks my heart a little bit. His left eye is all red, and sticky. And despite our best efforts, Tommy and I can't seem to stop him rubbing it - and then the kicker - rubbing his right eye. It's only a matter of time before he gets it in that one, too! Poor kiddo.

But moving on to other Wesley relates things.

He is ALMOST crawling - and very angry about it. The almost part, that is. He wants to be crawling efficiently, yesterday. He scoots about the floor - can go in a 360 degree circle, no dramas. Backwards, easy-peasy. Fowards is the difficult task that is leaving him whining all day! At the moment, he grabs a hold of the carpet and draaaaags himself forward using his arms. That kid has some upper-body strength, let me tell you! We've tried showing him if he uses his legs it'll get a lot easier and faster - but he isn't quite there yet.

He is completely enamored with feeding himself. He loves melon, banana, apple, pear. Basically, any fruit that you can cut into chunks, he can grab and shove into his mouth. Tommy says that he's an excellent juicer, LOL! (Yes, we've had to upgrade to a plastic bucket bib, as the mess is outrageous! If I'm home and not planning on going anywhere, I often just strip him down and let him go to down, then plonk him in the tub after.)
He is also on to bread, cookies (sugar-free ones!) rice... Tommy and I are constantly trying to think of new foods that he can feed himself.

He is vocal, and funny, and clever, and cute.

In other words, he is 7 months old and adorable.

Tommy is doing well - busy at work, as usual. He didn't get the promotion to Lead Petty Officer of his section - it's a shame, but it was always a possibility if a HM1 came to the clinic in time. And seeing as one did, Tommy, who is an HM2 missed out. It's not too big of a deal - just disappointing, as he is an excellent leader. I guess it just gives him extra time to work on college and getting ready for the Officer Program, as that is still his goal.

I'm doing well, too. I've lost 5lbs, which is nice. Didn't really do anything different. Just cut out the soda - scary isnt it, what one Coke a day can do to your figure? And your health, too, probably. Shame it taste so damned good! I've been looking for some part time work. Nothing fancy, or "career" -ish. Just something to get me out of the house and talking to grown ups. It's nice though - because I don't need to work - we don't need to money - I can afford to be fussy. I can afford to say "No, I don't want to do that job or those hours" I'll keep you all updated if and when I find something.

The hunt for a house has taken a back seat. Before I left for Australia we were pretty burnt out - we had looked at probably 25 places and not found much. Either we found a house we loved in an area we hated - or a house we hated in an area we loved. Plus, with there being plenty of time left on our lease where we are, we're in no rush. So, we'll keep an eye on the market, take a look if anything seems to catch our eye, but we're not going to actively look and look and look for a little while. Wait for some new places to come up for sale :o)

I think that is about it for now. Sorry about the lack of updates lately. Between going to Australia, coming home, getting back in routine, Verizon having scheduled outages in our area, The Big Bang Theory (hahaha!) I've been slack. I'll try not to let it happen again. (And you'll get updates from Tommy when and if he feels like it, as usual, LOL!) Love you all xx