what we've been up to

lots going on lately!

-at atticus' 9 month appointment, he had gained 3 inches but only 1 ounce since his six month appointment! he's tall and skinny - who'd have thought? :)

-dr. paschen said he couldn't hear the hole in atticus' heart!! i'm still waiting for the next visit to really believe that it's been healed, but i think it's definitely a possibility!

-i bought 10 pounds of local honey and i seriously can't get enough of it. honey is like a miracle food: it's great for your hair and skin, it can help alleviate outdoor allergies (as long as it's local), it's the only food that never goes bad (they found some in the egyptian tombs that was still good), and it's naturally antibiotic- you can use it in place of neosporin! however, i think its main purpose here will be in recipes and in tea!

-we all spent this week out of town: todd went to a work training in columbus, OH, and atticus and i drove down to my parents'. atticus was super enthralled with the cats!

-todd's really enjoying his new job, and even gets to lead a bible study over lunch once a week.

-atticus learned to dance, hold his own bottle, and wave. he also discovered that he loves apple juice.

-atticus has 8 teeth now.

-i think i'm about 9 weeks pregnant! only five more weeks to go until the "smooth sailing" part of pregnancy!
-i am POOPED. i'm not as sick as i was with atticus (thank the lord), but i'm still queasy most of the time. being pregnant and continuing to nurse has been really difficult - i'm not hungry, so i feel like i'm not taking in enough calories for me, atticus and the new baby, and i know atticus isn't getting as much as he used to. we're having to do a lot more with solids to avoid having to switch over to formula.

-atticus still isn't WALKING-walking, but he's getting a lot braver and taking more steps without holding on to things. oh my - i'm not sure if i'll be able to keep up once he gets going!

-atticus' new favorite thing is to crawl inside the end table and hang out until he gets stuck and starts to cry. once i get him out, his favorite thing to do is repeat the whole process.


Danielle said...

my question is this: who lost the bet and had to try the Egyptian honey they found in the tomb?

and regardless of what that dude said ("no guys, i swear! it's still good!"), i wouldn't try it to see.

Melissa said...

Check with your OB doc if you haven't already about nursing and being pregnant. I found out I was pregnant when Ella was 9 months old and my OB doc told me to immediately stop nursing. He said the contractions that can happen while nursing can be harmful to the developing fetus. Oxytocin is the hormone that's released when your baby suckles; it causes your milk to let down. Oxytocin is also what triggers labor contractions. It may be fine to nurse and be pregnant, but I thought I would let you know what I was told so you could look into it and make a decision that is best for you. Congratulations!!

tivo vovo said...

i would like to try egyptian honey.
it would be neat to eat something that old.