Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thirteen Months

Ace is thirteen months and I may have found a job. Happily, it doesn't start until September. So, if everything works out, I will have a lovely spring and summer with my little guy.
Since I may have found a job, and since daycare is very competitive around here, I went ahead and took a spot for Ace in a daycare center that is very convenient to B's work. Ace is going to start there in May, going two half days at first and then transitioning to three full days in September. I am looking forward to the two days a week! Just to have some time to myself will be fantastic. I wonder how much I can get done in three and a half hours?
Ace is so much fun these days. He is pointing to everything and telling me all about what he sees, except that I have no idea what his little noises mean. His most frequent word sounds like woof, but it has to mean something else to him because he uses it all the time. I wonder what his first word will be and when it will happen?
He is also not walking yet. He is still cruising. Everyone that sees him says, "Any day now!" but I don't know. He has no interest in doing it on his own.
Ace seems to have developed some anxieties, but nothing too bad. The worst may be his fear of other children. He does not like being approached or cornered by other kids. When it first happened, it seemed as if it might have been an incident of racism, but then I noticed that it happened with all skin colors. Phew!

Monday, March 8, 2010

So Much has Happened...

I am trying to get back into this. Ace is now one and doing so much that is new - crawling, cruising, he can stand without help - but rarely does, he has seven teeth - four on top, three on the bottom. He is weaned. That happened because I got terrible food poisoning on my birthday and I just laid in bed moaning all weekend and didn't nurse at all. When I got up to pump eventually, I just knew that I was done. Ace didn't care at all. I had been cutting down on the number of feedings, so it wasn't completely cold turkey. I just switched morning and night nursings to bottles. Now we have to wean off the bottles, but I'm not worried about that. Ace might fuss, but he will get it.
He has a few words, too. I think he says "woof," I know he says "Ma Ma" but I'm not sure he knows it is me. Just yesterday he started saying "Ba Ba" and making more noises. He points at everything and wants to talk to you about what he is pointing at. He's gotten pretty good at sign language too. We mainly taught him signs for eating, so he signs milk, more and all done.
I have been looking for a job. I was offered one position, the catch being that the school board has to approve my salary in the next budget, so I am waiting to hear. I am applying for a charter school, but I have been warned that it might be too much work with a baby and planning for more babies. We'll see what happens.
All in all, things are good!