Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Just Another Day in Paradise :)

Elliot and I spent most of the day together while Daddy was on campus studying and taking a final. Elliot is still in love with electrical cords which is a nasty little habit we have been trying to break for awhile. I think we will be trying to break this habit for a long time to come because he is SO proud of himself when he gets a hold of one.

Elliot is ALL over the place. Today he really started actually crawling. He's been getting up on all fours for a good 1.5-2 months now. For the past couple/few weeks he's been scooting around. The other day he used his elbows to drag the rest of his body around - SO FUNNY! But now he seems to have figured out how to coordinate those arms & legs together. He is also pulling himself up on anything he can reach and grabbing whatever is within his sticky little grasp. He also knows how to manipulate Mommy into picking him up when she's using the computer (another favorite). He'll pull himself up to the couch & give me his 'I'm SOOO cute' face or just smile and giggle until I pick him up so he can watch what I'm doing. Tonight he started licking his Daddy's leg when the same tricks didn't work on him.

Yogurt is the latest hit as far as food goes in this house for Elliot. Mommy has been sticking to her diabetic diet pretty well although it feels like it's been longer than a week. Seriously, how many different ways can you cook eggs in the morning? ;) I'm making some egg bake tonight or tomorrow so that will switch things up a bit.

I can't believe I'm almost 15 weeks - CRAZY! Nine more weeks until we hit the viability stage and 18 weeks until I hit the point were I delivered last time. Or on the most positive of notes 22 weeks until I reach full term status (37 weeks!) I've been feeling good for the most part lately although I'm still dealing with nausea and food aversions which are pretty strong at times. I also can't handle certain smells which is why I no longer do the dishes - not that I did them all that often before to be honest ;) Sometimes I'm not sure how I make it through some of Elliot's diaper changes - yuck, that kid sure can make a stench.

Petey had an interview this afternoon with a small company in Dubuque. The phone interview lasted quite awhile and he said it went really well so there is still hope for an internship this summer! Thursday night he is supposed to have another interview with an electrical engineer and then he'll hopefully hear more positive news from them after that. The project he would work on sounds pretty cool & right up his alley