Published by admin on 11 May 2013
This was a busy month for us. I feel like all I’ve been doing is chasing down the hours until bedtime hoping he’ll sleep at least until midnight and then again until 5:30. Sometimes we’re lucky. Sometimes I’m up with him every other hour. Seth continues to be useless with him at night. Useless. Am I completely and totally resentful? You could say that’s a yes. Is it his fault? No. Some days are shit shows, other days are great. It’s like I have a real human baby, not a robot baby like I ordered.
What’s new with Moe… Let’s see. He babbles like crazy and we’re pretty sure he says hiiiiiiii. He says it at the right moment, and it sounds like the right word, so, I’m calling it. Hi is his first word. He also seems to say Yiya for Lula, he’s always looking for her and continues to think she’s hilarious. We were at Cross Creek in Malibu today and he saw some other dogs there, he loves dogs. A French bulldog was chasing a tennis ball and Moses was obsessed with him. And some kind of poodle thing with short legs. It was nerve wracking (stranger’s dogs freak me out around my baybay) and pretty cute.
He’s still slow with the eating, but he didn’t gain much weight according to his last appointment (5 ozs instead of the usual 1.5 or 2 pounds…) so we’re spending more time trying to get calories into him. I’m torn between the “he’s not hungry or interested, stop making it a battle” and the “he is going to be a malnourished skeleton baby” camps. I don’t know. I’m constantly thinking about it, but tonight he tried and liked spanakopita, so maybe it’s just that he isn’t into bland baby food anymore?
He is standing on his own. Not for very long (count of 2 maybe?) and he still needs something just off the floor to push off of to get to a stand, but he is close to floor standing. Perilously close.
He had a visit from his auntie and he was sick during the visit so that was bit of a drag as he wasn’t his most charming self, but I think he enjoyed having his mom’s dopelganger around. I know I did.
He had is first swim in a pool and first hotel stay (um, The Beverly Hills Hotel, poor kid has no idea it’s all downhill from here…) and the pool was a hit.
He liked the hotel too, but we just got a regular room, so at his bedtime we were kind of just sitting in the dark whispering to each other and that kind of sucked. Lesson learned.
I went back to work and Seth is home for him for the time being and it’s working out well. I miss him during the day, but I love being around people who don’t need me to change their diaper while they scream at me and try to throw themselves off the table, so that’s nice.
Our waiter told us Moses is one of the most beautiful babies he’s ever seen. We couldn’t agree more…